St. Joseph School

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Basic Information

Address: 8 West Main Street Mendham, NJ 07945
County: Morris
School District: Paterson Diocese
Phone Number: 973-543-7474
Fax Number: 973-543-7817
President: Lynne Connor
Principal: Lisa Gillespie
School Type: Elementary Catholic

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Additional Information

Accreditation: National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, AdvancEd, Middle States
Founded: 1963
Organization Affiliation: The Johns Hopkins University for Talented Youth, Consortium for Gifted and Talented
Ages/Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
School Setting:


School Schedule: 7:25-2:15
School days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Christmas, Easter, President's Day, Memorial Day


School Size: 200
Classroom Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1



STEM, Technology, Extended Care, Art, Music, Physical Education, Guidance, Drama, Band


As outlined by the Paterson Diocese, Based on NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards and National Common Core

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Extended Care

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Dedicated Computer Lab upgraded for 2016 with state of the art computers; iPads available for school-wide use; all classrooms equipped with SmartBaord technology; school networked with wi-fi and internet access

School Championships:

Soccer team MCCVL Champions 2015-2016; 6th grade girls MCCBL Champions 2015-2016; 7th grade boys MCCBL Champions 2015-2016

School Clubs:

Forensics, Debate, Model United Nations, Chess, Pottery

Uniform Guidelines:

School and Gym Uniforms

Admissions Deadline: Rolling
Mission Statement:

As a Catholic School, the mission of St. Joseph School derives from the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our school is a community of faith committed to the education and development of the whole child: intellectual, spiritual, physical, social and emotional. The commitment is fulfilled in an academically challenging environment that is warm, positive and supportive to the child.

School History: Founded in 1963 by the Sisters of Christian Charity as a parish school for the Church of St. Joseph. The school has been a thriving part of the Mendham community for over 50 years. St. Joseph School now enrolls students from the surrounding areas of Chester, Randolph, Long Valley and other towns for parents seeking and excellent, competitive faith-based education for their children.