St. Joseph High School (SJHS) has been the heart and soul of Downtown Brooklyn since its founding in 1904. While the neighborhood has gone through many transformations, SJHS has remained steadfast in educating young women through a rigorous academic curriculum, rooted in Christian values.
Following a rich and fulfilling high school educational experience, alumnae have continued their studies to be professional women in the arts, business, education, government, law, medicine and other professions, supported by a curriculum that meets the needs of diverse learners.
At SJHS, each student is encouraged to ask meaningful questions, challenge herself and her peers, and recognize and develop her gifts so that she is able to make a profound impact on the world. A strong community of learners, excellent teachers, small-size classes, state-of-the-art laboratories and a technology-equipped building, including a new iPad 1:1 program, are all part of what makes this happen.
The Career Access and Art Ready programs prepare students for the world through internships with local businesses and institutions such as the Kings County Court and The Brooklyn Historical Society.
Recent partnerships with Black Girls Code, Mouse Technology and NYU Tandon School of Engineering alongside the new Fab Lab provide students with hands-on active learning opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).
SJHS has a well-qualified faculty and staff whose commitment promotes a 100-percent graduation rate. Acceptance and scholarship awards into Barnard, Fordham, Lehigh, NYU, St. Francis College, St. John’s University, St. Joseph College, St. Thomas Aquinas, Union and other prestigious colleges and universities is aided by guidance and college counselors.
The Speech Team continues to earn finalist awards at competitions and ranks among the top five in the nation. The STEP Team and school newspaper are among the top ranked in the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the JV and Varsity basketball teams won the CHSAA championships in their divisions.
(click to enlarge)