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 its many transformations, SJHS has remained steadfast in educating young women through a rigorous academic curriculum, rooted in gospel values. 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.
An education at SJHS encourages students to question, to challenge, to recognize, and develop her gifts so that she is able to make a profound impact on the world. Small-size classes, state-of-the-art laboratories and a technology-equipped building is just part of what makes all this happen. In addition the Career Access and Art Ready programs prepare students for the world through internships with local businesses and institutions in Downtown Brooklyn. The Society of Young Hispanic Engineers partners with NYU-Poly and exposes students to opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM).
SJHS has a well-qualified faculty/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 the Guidance and College Counselors.
The SJHS Speech Team continues its winning ways earning finalist awards at many competitions and ranks among the top five in the nation. Its STEP Team continues its winning ways and with the school newspaper is one of the tops in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Many other co-curricular activities not only enrich but form a well-rounded student. Students demonstrate an appreciation for all the opportunities provided by being of service in and around the school’s neighborhood.
SJHS Board of Trustees is committed to keeping tuition affordable for families. The generosity of alumnae, friends and foundations sustains the school’s efforts making SJHS the best investment for the dollar in New York City.