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Thank you for your interest in applying for admission to Saint Joseph School. While the admission process typically takes place after current students re-register in February, we often are able to accommodate admission at other times as space allows, so please feel free to inquire.

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The information listed is required to allow our Admission team to make the best possible determination for acceptance of a student to Saint Joseph School. Please note that applicants will not be considered for full admission until these requirements are met.
The following forms are applicable for students transferring in:
Students are applying to Kindergarten are asked to complete a learning readiness evaluation conducted by one of our teachers. The school will contact the family to set up an appointment for this evaluation.

Students applying to Grade 5-8 are asked to complete an admissions interview with the Principal and or a grade teacher. The parents are invited to the interview as well. The school will contact the family for a mutually agreeable date.

In admitting students, Saint Joseph School looks for the following qualities as being vital to success within our school community:
  • Good character
  • Demonstrated ability and readiness to work
  • Diversity of talents, interests and experiences
  • An eagerness to learn
  • Positive attitude
It is understood that our program is not appropriate for every child and that the Admissions team is not only deciding what is best for the school, but also what is best for the child.

Admissions Priority

Students fulfilling the above criteria will be accepted based on availability of openings and in the following order of priority:
  • Siblings of current Saint Joseph Students or Alumni
  • Parishioners of St. Joseph
  • Non-parishioners and non-Catholics

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Open Enrollment

K-8: Usually begins March 1st following the reregistration of presently enrolled students. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 1st. Grades 1-8 new transfer students may tour SJS, meet the principal and teachers. A current copy of the child’s report card must be reviewed by the principal prior to acceptance. 

Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 Year Old Program

Options are: 5 Full Days or 3 Full Days -- Tu, W, Th 
Pre-K3 only: 3 Half Days Tu, W, Th 7:50 to 11:30 AM except for All School Half Days – Dismissal is 11:45 AM
August 1st is the recommended date for entrance into PK classes. Students must be potty trained. 

School Hours: 7:50 AM to 3:00 PM 

Doors Open at 7 AM All students are asked to go to the cafeteria if an early arrival. After 7:15 AM students in Grades 4-8 go to the gym until allowed in homeroom at 7:40 AM. Supervision of students is provided in the cafeteria and the gym. Early dismissal days conclude at 11:45 AM for all students. All full time students enjoy daily recess/lunch periods.

St. Joseph Club

We do provide extended day services from 3 PM – 6 PM daily; or starting at noon on early dismissal days. A snack, (or lunch) homework and play time are provided for the students. Supervision is available and students are met and brought to the room by an adult supervisor. Please see this flyer for more information and a registration form.
Available daily from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.


Required for all students and can be purchased from Catholic Supply, 6759 Chippewa Street, 63109, 313-644-0643

Hot lunch

Available daily provided by Food Service Consultants, Inc.

Specialty Classes

Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education.

Learning Consultant

On staff full-time

Instructional Technology

SMART Boards & CLEVERTOUCH Boards are operational in classrooms, cafeteria, the Makerspace Lab, Music Room and Science lab.

Mass Attendance

Grades 5-8 on Tu and remain for Perpetual Help Novena; Grades 1-4 attend on Wed; and K-8 attend Mass on Friday. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students attend Mass when the teachers decide they are ready. Special school Mass celebrations throughout the school year are attended with buddies (an older and younger student). 


Students in 2nd Grade prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion; the 8th Grade students prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We will assist you if you or your child needs to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.

Home & School Association

All parents are automatically members of H & S upon registering to the school. Parental support and volunteerism strengthens the school community and builds morale and spirit among the entire school community. Welcome!