St. Joseph's Catholic School is a private, Roman Catholic, co-educational college-preparatory school serving over 660 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 Diocese of Charleston, accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association, and a member of the South Carolina High School League.
Situated on a 36-acre campus centrally located in Greenville County, the school 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.
In the fall of 2012, the Catholic High School Honor Roll included St. Joseph's in its seventh selection of the Top 50 Catholic secondary schools in the United States. Since 2004, the Honor Roll has recognized excellence in Catholic identity, academics, and civic education in Catholic high schools across the United States, and has consistently recognized SJCS on its list of America's best.
The school maintains a 100% college acceptance rate. The school's SAT and ACT averages, as well as AP pass rates, consistently surpass the county, state, and national averages. Five seniors from the seventy-seven member Class of 2013 were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; overall, the class was offered six million dollars in college scholarship money, with 68 members (88%) receiving offers. Twelve members of this class committed to continue their athletic careers in college and two graduates entered military service academies.
The school enjoyed unprecedented athletic success during the 2012-2013 school year, with all sports teams reaching the playoffs and five teams (baseball, cross-country, golf, soccer, and volleyball) earning state titles. In addition, the school was awarded the 1A Director's Cup by the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association for outstanding excellence in its overall athletic program.