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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

#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.





Upcoming Events: SJS Book Fair and Santa’s Breakfast




2017 Summer 9th Grade Physical Education Course Registration Opens Now!



St. Joseph Jr-Sr High School will be offering the 9th grade physical education course (Fitness 4 Life).  This course is designed for students to discover, understand and realize the importance of physical fitness and wellness.  Students will also learn how to implement what they learn in their daily lives.  Limited space available.  Register NOW! Click here for Summer PE Registration Documents 2017

St. Joseph School Ranked #1 Best Catholic High School 2nd year in a row

We did it again!  Through their criteria of best value for education, class sizes, quality of colleges and universities attended, SAT/ACT scores, faculty and parent satisfaction, among other factors, St. Joseph has once again received the honor of being named the #1 Best Catholic High School in the State of Hawaii by the NICHE group.
Congratulations to all of you (Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff) who helped us retain this honor for the second year in a row!
God Bless you all, and God Bless St. Joseph School!
Dr. Llewellyn Young

SJS HS ART SHOW and Band Concert TONIGHT 12/7/16 6:30PM

The SJS Art Show will begin at 6:30pm followed by the St. Joseph School Jr./Sr. High School Band will perform their annual Christmas concert tonight in the Gym at 7pm. They performed in the All State Band at the Macy’s Day Parade in NYC on Thanksgiving.

Please come out and support!dr-young-with-band-members-in-nyc



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