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 stead- fast 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 profes- sional women in the arts, business, educa- tion, 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 her- self and her peers, and recognize and devel- op 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 laborato- ries 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 pro- grams prepare students for the world through internships with local businesses
and institutions such as the Kings County Court and 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 learning opportunities in science, technolo- gy, engineering, art and math (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 and Union among others, is aided by guidance and college counselors.
Community service and co-curricular activities help form well-rounded students. SJHS’s Speech Team earns 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 were CHSAA championships in their divisions.
The Board of Trustees is committed to keeping tuition affordable. Alumnae, friends and foundations help make that possible.