We Are the Best Kept Promise

St. Joseph School is the only school in the area and state to have received 3 National Awards in five years!

National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

In September, 2010, St. Joseph was one of 300 schools across the nation to receive the prestigious 2010 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award. This award from the US Department of Education affirms what we have known at St. Joseph School for a long time. Our parish school is one of the top performing schools in the nation and a model for others to follow.

Nationally Distinguished Pastor

In 2015, Fr. Gregory Rothfuchs was awarded the Nationally Distinguished Pastor Award from the National Catholic Education Association. Fr. Gregory was one of 12 pastors out of 5000 pastors to receive this honor. As a strong supporter of Catholic education, Fr. Greg continues to create an environment where spiritual and academic excellence thrive. Click on the link below to learn more about Fr. Greg’s award.

Lead, Learn, and Proclaim Award

In 2016, Miss Lynne Scheffler was awarded with the Lead, Learn, and Proclaim Award from the National Catholic Education Association. Miss Scheffler is one of 32 honorees and one of eight principals to receive this prestigious honor. Click on the link below to learn about Miss Scheffler’s award.

About St. Joseph School

St. Joseph School warmly invites your family to be a part of our family! Please share this information with family & friends and invite them to contact the principal, Miss Scheffler for additional information or private tours at 815-838-8173 or explore our website.
You don't need to hear it from us, listen to what our parents say...

“Home”; “A spiritual place with academic excellence and a compassionate staff!”; “Welcoming, warm environment filled with love. Kids grow here.”; “If your child is attending SJS you can be sure that not only is he/she getting a very good education but, is also learning the importance of following God’s example.”; “A place where knowledge and spiritually are equally nurtured.”; “A wonderful, close community that is positive and instills how important our faith still is!”; “It’s faith-based, family orientated environment—experience it in person. You will be impressed!”; “SJS is a warm, caring and friendly environment for our whole family”; “You won’t ever regret your decision to go with St. Joe’s.”; “St. Joseph School loves your children like they are their own.”; “St. Joe School is a very loving atmosphere the teachers and principal really do care for your children. The education the children get ever at a young age is remarkable.”; “I only need two words……………the Best!”

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Why choose St. Joseph School?

When making the choice of schools for your child, you are making a decision that significantly affects your child’s life and the future of our world. When we asked our parents about the decision to join the St. Joseph family and why they continue to stay, we knew that St. Joseph delivers the promise of a bright future filled with faith! Read on to learn what our parents are saying!

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