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

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Open Enrollment

K-8: The application process follows 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 and meet the principal and teachers. A current copy of the child’s report card must be reviewed by the principal prior to acceptance. 

Little Friends of St. Joseph: Pre-K3 and Jr. K

Options are: 5 Full Days or 3 Full Days -- Tu, W, Th 
August 1st is the recommended date for entrance into Pre-K classes. Students must be potty trained. Although there may be some flexibility with birth date as pertains to Pre-K3 and Jr. K, children must be age 5 before beginning kindergarten. 

School Hours: 7:50 am to 3:00 pm 

Doors Open at 7 am. All students are asked to go to the cafeteria if arriving early. 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 noon for all students. All full-time students enjoy daily recess/lunch periods.

St. Joseph Kids' Club LLC

St. Joseph Kids' Club LLC provides 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 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Required for all students and can be purchased from Just Me Apparel, 232 Old Sulphur Spring Road, Manchester, MO 63021. 636-391-3551

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Hot Lunch

Available daily provided by Chris' Pancake & Dining

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!