St. Joseph School has been providing York County high academic standards, while building moral character based on our Catholic values and family involvement for over 100 years. Currently, there are approximately 200 families at St. Joseph School with children in grades Pre-K through Sixth. We have children from 11 school districts.
The combination of faith and academics is key to our school. We are joyfully Catholic at St. Joseph School. We also teach cooperative learning and healthy living in all grades. In addition, responding to the call to serve others is very important. We have many service projects each year, where our students reach out to the local community and the global one. Classrooms have no more than 25 students in them. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms have a teacher and an aid at all times.The small class size allows each student to receive personal attention every day. The faculty includes our principal, fifteen homeroom teachers, six specialty teachers, and four classroom aides, who make our school a warm and happy place for children to pray, learn and grow.
St. Joseph School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which promotes and recognizes educational excellence. We are currently undertaking the re-accreditation process, which will be complete in 2018. St. Joseph School is united with the Diocese of Harrisburg. Our school has earned a fine academic reputation. Our students’ test scores are excellent! Our curriculum is diverse, providing opportunities for success to children of all abilities. Our Learning Support program is second to none, assisting children with mild to moderate learning challenges to thrive within regular classrooms.
St. Joseph School welcomes families from all over York County. Busing is available from most school districts; children who live in the neighborhood may walk or ride bicycles; and of course some families choose to drive their children each day.
School Day Hours
Before-Hours Program (1st-6th) Monday – Friday from 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Drop off and bus arrivals Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 8:00 am
School Day Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 2:45 pm
Late arrivals - A student is late after 8:00 am and must report to the office for a late slip (unless they arrive by bus).
Car rider pickup All children must be picked up by 3:00 pm.
“Little” After-Hours (Kindergarten) Monday – Friday from 2:45 pm – 6:00 pm
After-Hours Program (1st-6th) Monday – Friday from 2:45 pm – 6:00 pm
~ Report an illness or absentee by e-mail Traci and Maureen at and or call the main office before 8:30 am.
~Report an early dismissal or change in dismissal instructions for your child by a written request to the office in advance of the appointment. Same day changes should be for emergencies only.
St. Joseph School is an educational community, with Jesus as our cornerstone. Through the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, we educate the whole child through academic excellence and Faith preparation to enable our students to serve as Disciples of Christ in the global world.