As we reflect on the legacy of a 39-year tradition at St. Joseph School, we are fortunate to have a solid foundation from which we provide a high quality education in a Christ-centered environment, on a secure campus where our 21st century learners feel loved as part of our school family.
The history and tradition is what inspires the next chapter of St. Joseph School. As we grow together as a school community, and discover new opportunities, we arm ourselves with a refreshed brand identity in 2015! While the visual identity of our school may transform, the core mission, values and the quality education remain the same.
Just as the school has evolved the essence of our brand has followed suit. One of the strategic development goals for 2015 is to refresh our school brand through a professionally architectured process. The purpose of this goal is to formally establish consistent branding components, update their relevancy, and reignite and engage our school community (school spirit and pride)! While the visual identity of our school may transform, the core mission, values and the quality faith-based education remains the same.
“There is nothing better than witnessing the continuing tradition of excellence the teachers and staff give the next generation of Saints.”
In 1978, St. Joseph School opened its doors as a Catholic school for students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade with an enrollment of 162 students. In 1981, the parish bid farewell to the Holy Ghost Fathers and welcomed the Franciscan T.O.R. priests who continue to serve the parish today. In 1987 a new church was built and dedicated to accommodate the growing Catholic population. Anticipation of expanded parish needs and future enrollment paved the way for St. Joseph Church to receive approval for the final phase of the school building expansion. Additional classrooms, computer and science labs, a media center, administrative offices and conference rooms, a full-service kitchen, an expansive parish hall, and surface parking were constructed for the 2003-2004 school year. Today, St. Joseph School is one of the largest kindergarten through eighth grade Catholic schools in the Diocese of Arlington with an enrollment of 540 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.