St. Joseph's Catholic School is a private, Roman Catholic, co-educational college-preparatory school serving 675 students in grades 6-12 throughout the greater Greenville community. Founded in 1993 in response to the need for Catholic secondary education in the Upstate, the school is recognized and approved by and within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, accredited by AdvancEd, and participates in athletics as a member of the South Carolina High School League.
Situated on a 36-acre campus centrally located in Greenville County, SJCS provides a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with challenging college-preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement classes utilizing both co-educational (high school) and single-gender (middle school) instruction. The school's spiritual environment, rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church, helps to create a joyful, Christ-centered school in which students can learn and grow. St. Joseph's also offers more than 100 co-curricular activities, including athletics and fine arts, as well as academic, leadership, service, and personal enrichment clubs and organizations.
The school maintains a 100% college acceptance rate. St. Joseph's SAT and ACT averages, as well as AP pass rates, consistently surpass the county, state, and national averages. The Class of 2014, consisting of 103 members, was awarded just under ten million dollars in college scholarship money. Ninety-nine members (96% of the class) received scholarship offers, with an average four-year award package per student of just over $98,000. Five members of the class were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation: two were named National Merit Finalists, one was named a National Achievement Finalist, and three were named National Merit Commended Students.
St. Joseph's enjoyed unprecedented athletic success during the 2013-2014 school year. Twenty members of the Class of 2014 committed to continue their athletic careers in college. In the school's fourth year of competition in the South Carolina High School League, the school earned five state titles and four teams were named state runner-up. In addition, for the second consecutive year, SJCS was awarded the 1A Director's Cup by the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association. This honor is awarded to the school that demonstrates outstanding excellence in its overall athletic program.
The Cardinal Newman Society included St. Joseph's Catholic School on its most recent list of schools recognized nationally by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as a School of Excellence. Honor Roll schools are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs, as well as excellence in academics.