St. Joseph School has been selected by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This distinction is given to schools whose students score in the top 10% nation-wide on standardized testing.
St. Joseph School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.
Colette Vail, school principal, has been honored by the US Department of Education and the National Catholic Education Association as a National Distinguished Principal. This is the highest honor a principal can attain.
One of our Lower School faculty members was chosen in 2011 to receive a grant scholarship funded by the Masonic Learning Center for Dyslexic students. The two year scholarship is given in conjunction with Farleigh Dickenson University and will provide training in the Orton Gillingham approach to learning reading, spelling and writing. Only 8 area educators were chosen for this program.
Several members of the faculty have received Teacher of the Year status from the Archdiocese of Newark.
One teacher has received multiple grants for environmental club activities.
Several teachers have had articles published in educational magazines.
The Art teacher regularly exhibits her own work in juried exhibitions.
Last year, grade 8 graduates received more than $240,000 in high school scholarships
Students frequently win local contests in art or essay writing.