St. Joseph School is a fully state accredited school with students from Pre-K-8th grade which welcomes students of all faiths. Its mission is to “provide academic excellence in a safe Catholic Christian environment and to follow in Jesus’ footsteps to create a better world.” In 2012, we have 111 students who benefit from small class sizes, superior educators and committed parent involvement. Middle school students access innovative Rosetta Stone language software in addition to music, art and extra-curricular sports in the DMSAA.
Muskogee's Catholic Community has supported Catholic education since the 1890s. St. Jospeh School Endowment Trust was established to help keep a quality Catholic education with reach of our parishioners. Financial aid and scholarships are also available through the St. Francis of Assisi Educational Trust of the Diocese of Tulsa.
Many of our graduates attend Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa; others succeed at Muskogee High School, Ft. Gibson or Hilldale Public Schools.
Two of our recent graduates have earned prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships, which provides for one's education expenses from undergraduate through graduate school, up to and including doctoral studies.
The purpose of St. Joseph School is to contribute to the total education of the child in cooperation with the parents and the Church community. The school recognizes that the primary educators are the parents who, with the support of the Church and School community, are responsible for the mental and physical education as well as the spiritual development of our children. Through the message of the gospel, St. Joseph School strives to reinforce Catholic Christian values by building a faith community which worships our God, encourages service to those in need, and integrates the message of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved You”. St. Joseph school values academic excellence and the development of our children:
by recognizing and respecting the uniqueness of each child.
by providing learning opportunities and materials corresponding to individual needs and interest,
by encouraging students to take responsibility for their own actions and their own achievements.
by guiding pupils in the application of moral, religious, and democratic principles through interaction with parents and teachers,
by acknowledging a student’s progress through positive and continuous evaluation.
The St. Joseph School Advisory Council is responsible for advising the principal
and pastor in all aspects of the formal education and the development of its policies. It will ensure that intent and spirit of the policies laid down for the Tulsa Diocesan education system are followed. The Council meets the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the school.
The St. Joseph Home and School Association has four main objectives:
to help parents and teachers acquire a profound appreciation of the ideals of Catholic education
to develop with the pastor, teachers, and parents, united efforts that will secure for every child the highest advantages in spiritual, physical and mental education,
to assist parents in fulfilling their responsibility in the education of their children in the home,
to better acquaint parent members with educational methods, trends, aims and procedures. The association meets four times per year in August, October, January, and April.
It is the intent of the parish and school that all Catholic children have the opportunity to attend St. Joseph School. Tuition assistance is available through e Saint Francis Tuition Assistance Program at www.factstuitionaid.com. Parents must fill out the applications by March 1stto east year to qualify.
St. Joseph Alumni are important members of the St. Joseph School family. They assist the school as volunteers, donors, and prayer partners. A mailing list is maintained to keep alumni informed yearly of the school’s events.
St. Joseph preschool is Monday through Friday from 8:00—11:00 a.m. September 1st is the deadline to qualify for PK3, PK4, and K5 classes. An extended preschool day is available for those students. All students may also participate in an extended day from 3:15—5:30 p.m. where they are offered snacks and a quiet time for homework along with inside and outside activities.