Policies & FAQ

What kind of financial aid is available?

St. Joseph School is fully committed to making Catholic education affordable to all who desire the opportunity.

St. Joseph School offers financial assistance to all qualifying families with priority given to active, registered parishioners of the Church of St. Joseph. The financial aid award process is managed through TADS, an outside vendor. Because the Church of St. Joseph is fully committed to making Catholic education affordable to all who apply to the school, all families are strongly encouraged to examine their finances and complete the TADS application form (www.mytads.com). All applications are kept confidential.

As part of this process, families can also apply for Aim Higher and Catholic Services Appeal Foundation Scholarships (February 17, 2019 deadline!). Please complete and submit your financial aid application by April 1, 2019. Award recipients will be notified in May 2019.

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Do students wear uniforms?

Yes! The Catholic school uniform symbolizes a sense of belonging, inclusion, respect for authority and order, as well as the idea of basic equality in the eyes of God. St. Joseph students wear their uniforms in a manner that reflects pride in themselves and in their school.

Donald's Uniforms in St. Paul is our preferred vendor for school uniforms. You can visit the store (two Twin Cities locations), order online, or visit our on-site store at St. Joseph School each August to purchase uniforms.

Is transportation available?

Yes! Children residing in District 196 (Rosemount, Apple Valley, & Eagan) are eligible to use District 196 transportation to and from school at no charge. For more information click the link here

St. Joseph School follows the District 196 middle school year calendar and students ride middle school buses. For example, a middle school bus will pick up your child at your neighborhood bus stop. The first bus then transports children to the nearest District 196 middle school to your home. At that middle school, St. Joe's students transfer to a St. Joseph School shuttle bus. The shuttle bus then transports students to St. Joe's.

Bus Buddies--St. Joseph School will match new students, typically in kindergarten or 1st grade, with an older student "bus buddy." The bus buddy can assist the younger student with transferring busses. We also have adult volunteers on-site at all District 196 middle schools for the first two days of each school year.

Is before and after school care available?

Yes! St. Joseph School offers an extended day program. We are excited to offer a before and an after school on-site care program for our students in grades K-6. Morning hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and includes breakfast. After school care hours are from 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and include a healthy snack. In addition, all ESC families will receive a key fob that allows families access to the school building before or after regular school day hours to drop off or pick up students ($10 charge). Drop ins are welcome with a 24 hour notice.

The fees for ESC are listed below and are per student:

Morning rate: $6

Pick-up by 4:00 p.m.: $6

Pick-up by 5:00 p.m.: $11

Pick-up after 5:00 p.m.: $16

Childcare Days $30/day
(Non-School Days) Families must reserve a space for non-school days 1 week (7 days) prior to the non-school date of care. This allows us to adequately plan for staffing and supplies. We must have at least 5 students registered for each non-school day childcare day in order to offer care.

How do I add money to my child's lunch account?

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What are the additional fees, aside from tuition?

  • $150 volunteer fee is charged at the beginning of the school year. As families complete 15 hours, they can earn back the $150!
  • $25 per family Home & School Association fee
  • $5 per student planner fee
    field trip fees
  • cost of school uniform
  • lunch account

Where is the school calendar?

The school calendar can be viewed HERE.

What are the preschool entrance policies?

Children must be 3 years old by September 1st and toilet-trained for entrance to our Faithful Beginnings preschool program.

Is St. Joseph School accredited?

Yes! St. Joseph School is fully accredited through the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association.

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Are extra-curricular or enrichment activities available?

Yes! St. Joseph School offers a variety of athletic and enrichment (extra-curricular) programs.

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