• Welcome

    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

2015 Homecoming Court

IMG_0016_2(1st Row) Maaya Inoda (Gr. 11), Fiona Follett (Gr. 12), Asia Pavao (Gr. 12), Mackenzie Handy (Gr. 10), Mayuka Harada (Gr. 9)

(2nd Row) Nathan Ducasse (Gr. 12), Narumi Uchida (Gr. 11), Christopher Correa (Gr. 10), Koa Galves (Gr. 12), Kosuke Nomaru (Gr. 9)

Happy New Year from the Staff & Administration


St. Augustine Educational Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program

Applications are available now!  Forms MUST be returned to the Business Office no later than Friday, March 6, 2015.  For further questions or information please contact Melveen at the Business Office.
Click here for PDF application: AEF Scholarship PDF-Fill-in Application

Summer Fitness 4 Life – 9th Grade Course


St. Joseph School will be offering a 9th grade summer course entitled: Fitness 4 Life.  This course is equivalent to one full credit and honored at St. Joseph, Waiakea and Hilo High School.  There are two parts to the course: Online course starts: May 1, 2015 and ends May 31, 2015.  Onsite course starts: June 4 to June 18, 2015.  Click on the pdf below for your registration packet or stop by the high school front office to pick one up.

St. Joseph Summer PE Registration Packet – Fitness 4 Life 9th Grade PE




Santa's Breakfast copy
Click here for downloadable pdf file: Santa’s Breakfast

Current News for the Month!


Yearbooks for Sale!

Yearbooks dating back as far as 1970 are for sale.  Prices range from $25-$50, depending on the condition of the books.

If you are interested, contact: Miri Sumida at msumida@sjshilo.org.

Alumni Gallery 

New Principal at St. Joseph School

Fr. Samuel Loterte, SSS, pastor of St. Joseph Church, has announced the appointment of Dr. Llewellyn K. Young, Jr., to be principal of Hilo’s St. Joseph School.  Dr. Young will succeed Deacon LeRoy Andrews who has served as Interim Principal for the past year.  A native of Kauai, he did his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Dr. Young holds a Doctorate degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational administration from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  Serving both here in Hawai’i and on the mainland, he has accumulated over sixteen years of experience in educational administration and leadership. Since 2010, he has been associated with Arizona Western College at Yuma as Dean of Enrollment Services, while also teaching in the Business and Liberal Arts Division. Prior to this, Young served as an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Campus Operations at Northern Arizona University as well as Project Director of the UH College of Education, Hawai’i Leadership Academy.

St. Joseph School is the Big Island’s only Catholic school.  It has a diverse, multi-cultural student population with a long tradition of academic excellence.  It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Western Catholic Education Association and the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools.

IMG_0505This St.  Joseph School community extends a warm aloha to Dr. Llewellyn Young as he takes on his new duties as Principal of St. Joseph School.  He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to lift St. Joseph to a higher level.  He is committed to the school’s mission and shares our values.  I am very happy that Dr. Young has taken on his responsibility.  He is a perfect fit for our school and I pray that God will bless him in every way.” – Deacon Leroy Andrews


Academics Alumni Calendar Principal Parents