In 1908, the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary began a teaching ministry in classrooms located in the original St. Joseph Church structure in Fairhaven, Massachusetts in the Diocese of Fall River. When a new church was built in 1924, the original structure was redesigned to serve exclusively as a parochial school. Under the guidance of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts demands for admission to the parish school grew. This resulted in the construction and dedication of a new school building in 1964. Currently, St. Joseph School continues to provide a quality Catholic education for children in grades preschool through eight.
The school community is dedicated to promoting a Catholic faith environment in which the student’s growth as a person is central to all its work. Our faculty is composed of individuals whose common purpose is to teach the whole child. We are committed to the vision and values of Christ’s way of life.
St. Joseph School supports the efforts of families to provide a quality Catholic education based on Christian values. In partnership with parents, the child’s primary educator, we seek to model the principles of Jesus and nurture the child’s intellectual, religious, spiritual, social, civic, psychological, moral, physical, cultural, and aesthetic growth.
Our school environment fosters love of God, respect for oneself and others, compassion, justice, and service. Learning experiences challenge students to grow in understanding and appreciating their human worth, to take responsibility for their own learning and development, and to care for the world in which they live. The school encourages students to develop responsibility towards themselves and others and fosters respect for all persons and the world around us. Guidance in making good choices based on Catholic values is integrated throughout the curriculum.