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Welcome to St. Joseph School

Aloha e St. Joseph School ‘Ohana,

I am blessed and humbled to welcome you to St. Joseph School for the 2019-2020 school year as your new principal. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you and thank you in advance for your warm aloha as we begin a new, exciting chapter at St. Joseph School. I am thrilled to share the experiences I have as a Master Teacher, Curriculum and Instruction expert, and former principal of the first project based Catholic school in Hawai’i with St. Joseph School.

We continue to pray for and thank Dr. Young for his service to our school. We wish him great success as he now serves the Diocese of Honolulu as Associate Superintendent of Hawai’i Catholic Schools. Thank you, St. Joseph School ‘Ohana for your prayers and support as the only Catholic School on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

I am humbly at your service.

Mr. Michael K. Pa’ekukui


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. Inspired by the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ, 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.

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