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Student Life

Academic Excellence and Character Development in a Faith-Based Environment!

In addition to our balanced curriculum Saint Joseph Catholic School offers a number of sports programs and extra curricular activities to further enrich the lives of our students. These opportunities enrich our student’s learning experience, help to develop our students as leaders, and experience the sense of community found here at St. Joseph's Catholic School.

Cougar Athletics

St. Joseph Catholic School participates and offers a variety of sports programs for our students in grades 5th through 8th through the Parochial Athletic League.

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Track & Field
  • Golf

Student Enrichment Programs and Clubs

  • Student Tutoring
  • Student Homework Club
  • Junior Great Books, Reading Comprehension and critical thinking skills
  • Music Appreciation
  • Choir
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship in Service Together (F.I.S.T ), a community service club
  • God’s Garden. All grades participate in a “God’s Garden” class. Students are introduced to the basics of Gardening and Environmental Awareness. Upon graduation from SJCS, every student will receive a certificate as a Master Junior Gardener.

Other Student Activities

  • Education / Science Fair
  • Academic Decathlons
  • Religious Decathlon
  • Diocesan Mental Math Bee
  • Spelling Bee
  • Geography Bee
  • Student Council
  • Spirit Student Committee
  • Yearbook Student Committee
  • Liturgy Student Committee
  • Altar Servers
  • Grade Level Field Trips
  • Overnight Field Trips (Yosemite, Headlands, and Lake Tahoe)
  • Participation in various other activities.

Education/Science Fair

Every year the students participate in a spring showcase of displaying classwork (science fair projects, special and other class projects) that is completed throughout the year for all to see.

Student Council

One of the primary objectives of Catholic education is to develop Christian leadership. Responsibilities of citizenship are an important part of the students’ education. Through their participation on the Student Council, students learn responsibility, share school spirit, and develop leadership skills. The student government program also provides service to the school, church, and community. Student Council is comprised of elected members from 6th through 8th grade and class representatives from 5th through 8th grades.

Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon consists of a team of students who compete against other schools in particular categories: math, science, literature, grammar, social studies, and a super quiz.

Religious Decathlon

The students demonstrate knowledge of their faith in the following categories: Beatitudes, prayers, Mass and the catechism of the Catholic Church. The students compete in an individual written test, a group challenge and a group super quiz