The Saint 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 communication and the development of community.
  • Students participate in service projects putting their faith into action.
  • We pray and participate in First Friday and special celebratory masses with Bishop da Cunha and the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.


  • 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

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

Thank you for all you and Mrs. Savoie do!  I am at ease ( and have always been) knowing Mrs. Savoie is there.  She goes beyond what a teacher does and treats her students as her own children and with the world the way it is, she should be recognized!

Thank you all for what you do!

Katie Connolly – 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

Saint Joe’s is more than just a school, it has been a second home for my children. All of the teachers and administrators know every single child’s name and welcome them with smiles every day.                                                                                                                                                                          Abigail Hevey-Parent

SJS By The Numbers:

174 54/46

174 students, 54% girls, 46% 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.

19 Zips

19 areas of the Southcoast Communities – are represented in our current families, giving SJS a broad regional diversity and enriched experience.


1:1 is the ratio of Chromebooks to Saint Joseph School students in grades 2-8. While 85 percent of U.S. schools have multimedia computers, the average ratio of students to computers is 24 to 1, nearly five times the ratio recommended by the U.S. Department of Education.


Years of a quality, spiritual and academic education.

Get to know SJS

Our mission-

Saint Joseph School is a Catholic learning community devoted to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and dedicated to providing a quality spiritual and academic education based on faith, values, and excellence that meets the needs of our students and their families.

Saint Joseph School 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, Library/Technology
    Foreign Language, Physical Education
  • Small Classes Preschool Through Grade 8
  • Community Service Projects
  • Member of the National Junior Honor Society