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    Through Catholic values, St. Joseph School implements an academically rigorous and spiritually rich curriculum. St Joseph students learn, in a safe and disciplined environment, to care for themselves and others and to accept responsibility for making a just and loving society through the generous use of their personal talents and gifts.

    The Mission of St. Joseph School is to celebrate the uniqueness of each student through a rigorous academic program. Nurtured in a faith community blessed with many cultures, gifts and talents we build lives of service in the spirit of our Hawaiian tradition of Aloha.

News, Events and Announcements

Congratulations Class of 2017

I want to congratulate the St. Joseph School 2017 graduating class on a job well done!  In my message to the graduates, I wanted this diverse group of critical thinkers to know that while they cannot control every circumstance in their lives, they can control their response to those circumstances.  I strongly urged them to use the skills they gained here at St. Joseph School to make positive decisions that will benefit all.  I want them to reflect and use gratitude, compassion, and love to guide their thinking.  I’m very proud of all our students, and I know they will do great things for the community at large.

 I wish everyone a safe summer and look forward to seeing all of you next year!  God bless you all!

Dr. Llewellyn Young

 “Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei”  
 (Seek First the Kingdom of God)

Dismissal Schedule for SJS Students week of 5/22/17-5/26/17

Please note the dismissal dates and times for this week.

Monday, May 22nd at 2:30 p.m. (After school program available)
Tuesday, May 23rd at 2:30 p.m. (After school program available)
Wednesday, May 24th at 12 p.m. (After school program available)
Thursday, May 25th at 12 p.m. (After school program available)

Friday, May 26th at 10 a.m. (NO after school program)

Tuesday, May 23-Thursday May 25 11:30 a.m. Dismissal (Final Exams)
Friday, May 26 10:00 a.m. Dismissal
Baccalaureate Mass 4:00 p.m., Graduation to follow St. Joseph Church

Exceptional Class of 2017


Friday May 26, 2017 4pm Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation to follow at St. Joseph church

St. Joseph Jr-Sr High School is pleased to announce it will graduate 26 outstanding students on May 26 at St. Joseph Church.  Due to the caliber of this year’s graduating students, the administration and faculty are excited that a total of four students have earned their place in the top two graduating positions with one valedictorian and three salutatorians.







Valedictorian Kaile Marie Nami Holzman has been a student of St. Joseph School since first grade.  Kaile, the daughter of Mark and Wanda Holzman, will attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a major in computer science.  This hard-working young woman has completed six Advanced Placement courses, is a member of the National Honor Society, and President of the Senior Class.  Kaile volunteers at Big Island Book Buyers and has competed as a Cardinal in volleyball, golf, and cheerleading.

Salutatorian Jasmine-Rae Peregrino de la Cruz has attended St. Joseph School since first grade.  Jasmine-Rae is the daughter of Robert and Jocelyn de la Cruz.  She will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the fall and will major in biology on a pre-med track. Jasmine has completed six Advanced Placement courses at St. Joseph School and is the Student Council Vice President, has volunteered 80 hours at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and 101 hours at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, and competed in volleyball and golf as a Cardinal.

Salutatorian Striesand Tumaneng Galdones has attended St. Joseph School since pre-school.  Striesand, a member of the National Honor Society, will major in biology on a pre-med track at the University of Portland, Oregon beginning this fall.  Striesand has completed four Advanced Placement courses, is the Secretary of Student Council and volunteers at the Hilo Medical Center OB department.  She has competed in the All-BIIF Volleyball Div. II, tennis, and cheerleading for the St. Joseph Cardinals.  Striesand is the daughter of Ric and Magelin Galdones.

Salutatorian Daniel Shogo Honda has been a St. Joseph Cardinal since the fifth grade.  Daniel placed seventh in the BIIF riflery competition, is a National Honor Society member who has completed five Advanced Placement courses.  Daniel will attend the University of California San Diego in the fall.  He is the son of Naoki and Rose Mary Honda.

Thank you for supporting the 2017 Cardinal Ball


The 8th Annual Cardinal Ball was a great Success!

Mahalo to our Parents, Teachers, Students, Faculty & Staff and all the volunteers that helped to put on this event!

2017 Cardinal Ball

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SJS Elementary School: 2017 Summer Program

St. Joseph Elementary 2017 Summer Program (K-6) Registration is now open
Reserve your child’s space today!
Contact 935-4935 for more information

SJS 2017 Elementary Summer School App and Info


St. Joseph School Open Enrollment for Fall 2017

St. Joseph School is offering open enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are thinking of an opportunity for your child, consider St. Joseph School.
St. Joseph School offers:

  • Small class sizes
  • caring teachers
  • solid academic program
  • an affordable tuition with scholarships and financial available
    Deadline to apply for financial aid through the Augustine Educational Foundation is March 6, 2017 http://augustinefoundation.org/scholarships.html


SJS High School Driveway Closure

Aloha St. Joseph School Ohana,
A friendly reminder to all that the High School half circle driveway will be closed beginning Monday, March 6th and for the remainder of March.

Early Dismissal March 1, 2017 ASH WEDNESDAY 12:30 PM.

Aloha St. Joseph School Ohana,
A reminder to all parents/guardians that this coming Wednesday, March 1st, all Elementary and High School students will be dismissed early at 12:30pm in observance of Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent Season. Please make necessary arrangements for their pickup, as students have been informed and will be reminded.
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