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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

OPEN HOUSE February 12, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Preschool – 12th grade Open House on Sunday February 12, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Come visit the campus and talk story with our Principal, Dr. Llewellyn Young. Meet our caring teachers and staff. 

If you are thinking about a change for your student, think of St. Joseph School. With a rigorous academic curriculum students thrive in a structured and loving environment.

Come see why we’re voted in the top 10 Best Private schools Preschool -12th grade in the State of Hawaii, and voted the #1 Best Catholic School in the State of Hawaii by Niche.com

Call 935-4936 for more information



SJS Celebrating Catholic Schools Week and Homecoming Week Jan. 30-Feb 4, 2017


The events are part of the nationwide celebration of Catholic education during the week of January 29 through February 4. Each day of the school week students will be celebrating with a different activity and the public are invited to the following celebrations:
Monday: January 30, 2017
8:00 A.M. Homecoming Proclamation & Court Presentation at the Walter Victor Gymnasium
9:30 A.M. Catholic Schools Week Mass Celebration
10:30 A.M. Motorcade Procession of Our Lady of Fatima US Centennial Tour for Peace. (Kapiolani St. area of campus) All students to stand on Kapiolani St. and recite the Hail Mary as Our Lady of Fatima Motorcade drives by on its way to St. Joseph Church where She will remain for the day.
Friday: February 3, 2017
5:30-8:00 P.M. Cardinal Café (SJS Cafeteria) Dinner /Ice cream
Presentation of the Homecoming Court
7:30 P.M. Lighting of the Letters “SJS” Elementary yard on Kino’ole St. area of Elementary School.
Saturday: February 4, 2017 HOMECOMING
6:00 P.M. SJS vs. Kamehameha at Ah-Fook Chinen Civic Auditorium
SJS JV vs. Kamehameha
Homecoming Court Presentation
Varsity Homecoming Game
Half-time Cheerleader Presentation
After Game – Alma Mater, Senior Athlete Recognition (Senior Night)
Did you know SJS was voted #1 Catholic High School in the State of Hawaii for the second year in a row? Did you know SJS also ranked in the top 10 Best Private Schools in the State PK-12 grade? Did you also know, SJS offers an affordable tuition with financial aid and discounts available? Amazing things are happening at St. Joseph School!
There will be an Open House on Sunday February 12, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Tuition and Financial Aid 2017-2018

Tuition Assistance Program 2017-2018
AEF Application Announcment (1)
FAQs 2017-2018 (1)
Required Documents (1)
Referral Form 2017-2018

Online Application for Financial Aid


Kindergarten Meet & Greet January 25, 2017 5pm -6pm

St. Joseph School will host a Kindergarten Meet and Greet Wednesday January 25, 2017 from 5pm -6pm. If you’re thinking about a Private School education for your child, come visit the wonderful teachers at St. Joseph School. Explore the opportunity since the Kindergarten cut-off age is 5 years old by December 31, 2017. If you have a child that is 4 years old and will be 5 by the end of the year, they may be eligible to begin Kindergarten in the Fall. Come visit us and see why we ranked in the top 10 Best Private Schools in the State of Hawaii K-12, according to Niche.com.
Kindergarten Meet and Greet January 25, 2017 from 5pm -6pm.

#1 Best Catholic High School in the State of Hawaii, second year in a row.

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL has been recognized as a 2017 Best School by Niche, the largest website for researching K-12 schools! For the second year in a row, ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL ranked #1 Best Catholic High School in the State of Hawaii.

St.Joseph earned this ranking by scoring highly on a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges students consider, and reviews from students and parents. In the category of Best Private Schools K-12 St. Joseph ranked #8 in the State.

The statistical data used in this ranking was obtained from the U.S. Department of Education and then analyzed by Niche’s team of data scientists to create the 2017 rankings. For the full list of 2017 rankings, methodologies, and data sources, visit: https://k12.niche.com/rankings.

Honor Roll First Semester 2016-2017

Honor Roll 1st Sem Jan 2017

The Cardinal 2nd Quarter newsletter

THE CARDINAL December 2016

Table for Two at St. Joseph School

“The Non-Profit organization Table for Two USA rights the global food imbalance through a unique meal-sharing program. Table for two partners with corporations, restaurants, schools and other food establishments to serve healthy TFT- branded meals. For each one of these healthy meals served, $0.25 is donated to provide one school meal for a child in need.” http://usa.tablefor2.org/home

Harvest Snaps partnered with table for two and sent bags of their “Snapea crisps” to St. Joseph School, Hilo. Students enjoyed the healthy snacks and the best part, Harvest Snaps will donate 25 cents to TABLE FOR TWO for every bag of Harvest Snaps distributed. TABLE FOR TWO will use the donation to provide healthy school meals to children in our local community in the US and East Africa.


Jr./Sr. High School Finals schedule

Aloha SJS ohana! High School Mid term exams will be administered beginning Friday 12/16 thru Wednesday 12/21, therefore, early dismissal.
No lunch will be served on these 4 days, the schedule will be as follows;
Friday (12/16), Monday (12/19), Tuesday (12/20) dismissal at 11:30 a.m for Jr./Sr. high school students only
Wednesday (12/21) dismissal at 10:00
Christmas break begins on Thursday, 12/22/16 thru Wednesday, 01/4/17. Students return date will be on Thursday, 1/5/17.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 935-4936.
Merry Christmas and mahalo!

SJS Cliff and Kathie Dias Cardinal Basketball Classic Dec 8, 9, 10 ALL GAMES WILL BE HELD AT THE AH-FOOK CHINEN CIVIC AUDITORIUM!!!


There was a change to the location on 12/10 Saturday and all games will be held at the CIVIC (not UH Hilo Vulcan Gym) mahalo for adjusting.

The St. Joseph Schools’ Cliff and Kathie Dias 2016 Cardinal Basketball Classic is back. St. Joseph School will play host once again to invited teams from Oahu and Big Island for the annual basketball tournament.  The two teams from the Oahu ILH schools to partake in the tournament are St. Louis School and St. Francis School. The BIIF schools invited to compete in the Classic are Kohala, Waiakea, Honoka’a, Kamehameha Hawai’i, and Hilo High.

The St. Joseph School Junior Varsity boys will be opening the event each day of the tournament with games against Kohala, Honoka’a, and HPA.  “We’re excited this year because we’ll have three Catholic Schools participating in the event and hope this will encourage other Catholic Schools to participate in the future” says Michael Costales, St. Joseph School Athletic Director. The tournament will run from December 8th, 9th, and 10th at the Ah-Fook Chinen Civic Auditorium.

Admission is $5.00 Adults, $2.00 senior citizen (55 and older), $ 1.00 for Students with BIIF Pass

There was a change to the location on 12/10 Saturday and all games will be held at the CIVIC (not UH Hilo Vulcan Gym) mahalo for adjusting.





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