In Their Words

We currently have 4 students enrolled at St. Joseph School. This year our oldest son, who has been at St Joseph School since he was 4 (10 years at St. Joseph), will be leaving Catholic education. In the world that we live in, with so many choices to be made, we are more confident that our son will make positive choices, make new friends and excel in his academics in High School. This is all due to the strong foundation he has been given at St. Joseph School in spiritual and academic education. He has also maintained high grades in all academic areas. With this ever changing world, many times not for the better, we are glad to have our children in a safe environment where they are surrounded with opportunities to make positive choices and be role models. All four children thoroughly enjoy their experiences at St. Joseph School. This includes the love of their teachers, as well as their friendships with their peers.   
Jayne Chouinard – Parent

I am a parishioner and the Grandmother of an 8 year old student that attends St. Joseph School. I have been a parishioner for about 10 years, when I moved to Fairhaven from New Bedford. I was granted custody of my granddaughter a few years ago and enrolled her in Catholic School in 2022. Both she and I Love the school, she has gained a lot of friends and loves her teachers. Her reading skills along with her confidence have grown. We love the smaller classroom sizes and wearing a uniform helps with getting ready in the morning. Attending St Joseph School gives her the structure she needs along with morals and a strong Catholic background. I love that she has Religion as part of curriculum, it is the main reason for sending her to Catholic School. St Joseph School is a place where she enjoys attending and gets a great education and Catholic education, so she can grow stronger in her faith.   
Deborah Richard – Grandparent

We chose to move our children to St. Joe’s because we liked the small school family atmosphere.  We love the open lines of communication between parents and faculty,  and that they make it a priority to involve parents in the community. From frequent parent-teacher meetings, social events such as breakfasts, Trunk or Treat, movie nights and the participation of parent committees in fundraising initiatives, the families at St. Joe’s become an integral part of their child’s education. This common ground also helps strengthen parent-child relationships. Whether we are dropping off our children, picking them up, or coming for an event,  its amazing that the entire staff know all of the children’s names, who they belong to, and do a wonderful job making them feel at home.  Each day our children are greeted by staff with smiles on their faces.  Both of our children have excelled academically in both ELA and Math, but also Science, Social Studies and Spanish.  The programs offered at St. Joe’s provide exceptional and challenging academic experiences – whether its aftercare, clubs or tutoring, the staff put the students first.  St. Joe’s has been a great experience for our children!  We can’t wait to see what the future brings!  
Maggie Kuppens- Parent

I’m so grateful to all of you.  My son is a different kid/student ever since he has been there.  THANK YOU!!   
Argentina Conceicao – Parent

For me, a big thing is the peace of mind I feel while my kids are at school at Saint Joe’s. I know they are safe. They are learning in a calm, caring and consistent environment. I feel a great sense of belonging to the school community – from the teachers to administrators and all the staff, you feel it! “You want to go where everybody knows your name” (Cheers)   
Jen Govoni – Parent

I have been here for 25 years, first as a volunteer, then as a teacher. I love this school because of its family environment and you get to know the families personally. You see them grow up and then you get their siblings. Students form lifelong friendships here. My own three children graduated from SJS, it’s a safe, caring environment with high accreditation standards.   
Deb Cronin – Pre-K Teacher