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Pastor's Letter


Dear Friends,

The ministry of Catholic Education is at the heart of Saint Joseph Parish. At the very beginning of our entrance into the Church, we acknowledge that parents will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of the faith. Our parish community is happy to be a partner in this education. That is why we have Saint Joseph Parish School.

This partnership between home and parish school can provide the very best education and formation for all the children of God.

We create in our parish school community an atmosphere invigorated by the Gospel. We aim to help children and adolescents, in their development, so that their growth will be mirrored by the growth that we are called to by our baptism. We teach so that our students will be able to know well the way the world is created so that they can assist in making all of God’s creation into His Temple.


Welcome to this wonderful partnership!

In the Spirit of Saint Joseph,



Rev. Msgr. Michael R. Billian



Principal's Letter


Dear Families,


Enrolling your child in school is an important milestone!  Assisting parents as the primary educators of their children, Saint Joseph Parish School provides academic excellence in a Catholic atmosphere  We enroll students from ages 2½ through eighth grade. The preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-5 are located on the west campus.  Grades 6 - 8 are located in the middle school on the east campus.


As a Catholic school, faith formation is an integrated part of our mission.  Students attend liturgy, weekly and study and reflect on their faith, daily. They are given opportunities to practice their faith through various programs, such as Positive Direction, and service projects that benefit local charities. We actively embrace a clearly articulated, rigorous curriculum aligned to state standards, but infused with Gospel values and our Catholic Identity.


Our faculty includes specialists and support staff that enrich our academic offerings with art, music, physical education, and Spanish. Teacher assistants in kindergarten and first-grade support classroom instruction, while resource teachers for grades 2-5 facilitate smaller math and reading classes for our students.  Accelerated math classes are available in grades 6-8, allowing qualifying students to complete algebra before moving on to high school.


Saint Joseph Parish School’s success would not be possible without the participation of, and the partnership with, our school parents. Parents are given many opportunities to be involved in their child’s education throughout the school year. In addition, all parents are invited to be a part of our active Parent-Teacher Organization.


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Please call 419-882-6670 to schedule a personal tour or a day for your child to shadow. You may also contact me or Ms. Lori Langenderfer, our assistant principal with questions. Thank you for your interest in Saint Joseph Parish School.  We would be pleased to welcome you to our school family.




Robert Edwards


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