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St. Joseph’s School has a set of philosophy statements that articulates the principles, beliefs, and core values of our educational program.

  • Christian values and the Catholic faith are an essential part of our students’ lives.

  • Each member of our school community contributes to the development of the whole child.

  • All students have the right to a safe and respectful school environment.

  • We strive to accommodate the needs of all learners.

  • Family partnership is vital to the success of our students and our school.

  • Our school is a fundamental part of St. Joseph’s Parish, participating in worship and parish activities.

  • We guide our students to recognize the gifts God have given them, and we encourage them to share these gifts through service to others.

  • We work in cooperation with the educational community of Grand Rapids and other area schools.

Educational Programs & Policies

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