Small Community,
Big Learning

Offering preschool through 8th grade faith-based education in a small-town, nurturing environment with dedicated teachers and focused academics.

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The St. Joseph – Fairhaven Difference


  • We pray together in a nurturing school environment that fosters the love of God.
  • Our faith-based environment encourages family involvement through consistent comm-unication and the development of community.
  • Students participate in service projects putting their faith into action.


  • Our challenging curriculum includes applied learning through S.T.E.M. and integrated technology.
  • Rigorous educational standards align with Diocesan Learning Outcomes and Massachusetts Frameworks.
  • In our small classes, students perform better in all subjects and score higher on standardized assessments.


  • We foster a climate of respect, inclusion & equality.
  • Students develop responsibility for themselves, others and for all persons in the world around us.
  • In each of our classrooms, we encourage character development through our respect model.
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In Their Words

When my daughter was about to go to a public junior high, we turned to St. Joseph. They welcomed her with open arms. She is able to get that one-on-one with her teachers. This was the best decision for my 12 year old. The staff is amazing. She isn’t just another face in the crowd! Thank you Saint Joe’s!

Lynne Gomes – Parent

We like Saint Joseph because of the community. All the teachers, administration and staff seem to know every child by their first name, whether or not they’ve ever had that child in their class. Also, St. Joseph does a wonderful job teaching respect, compassion, and empathy for all people. Staff goes above and beyond to make sure each child’s individual needs are met and the special events that take place throughout the year are wonderful at bringing together the school, the community and extended families.

Heidi Choquette-Gonsalves – Parent

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SJS By The Numbers:

180 56/44

180 students, 56% girls, 44% boys, from pre-S – 8th = low Student to Teacher ratio & small class sizes so your child gets the caring, individual attention they need to succeed now, and into the future.

12 Zips

12 Communities – are represented in our current families, giving SJS a broad regional diversity and enriched experience.


Our students consistently score higher than the national average on the IOWA Test.  This is a nationally normed standardized test.  Middle school students average score is typically two levels above national.


Years of a quality, spiritual and academic education.

Get to know SJS

St. Joseph School is a Catholic learning community that is an integrated part of a larger faith based parish community of St. Joseph Church and is dedicated to proclaiming the love of God as found in the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Our school seeks to provide a quality Christian education that meets the academic and spiritual needs of our students.  All children will learn and grow in a faith-based environment that is nurturing, safe, and encouraging.

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  • Full day three- and four- year-old Pre-school
  • Breakfast Program and
    After School Care
  • Full day Kindergarten
  • Safe and Caring Faith Based Environment
  • Challenging Curriculum
  • Character Development
  • Family Events
  • Art, Music, Technology
    Foreign Language,
    Physical Education
  • Small Classes Preschool Through Grade 8
  • Community Service Projects
  • Member of the National Junior Honor Society