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4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Our Tradition of Excellence

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We are very proud of the awards and accolades for our faculty and students, which demonstrate our excellence in education and extracurricular activities:

2018

  • Montini Academic Bowl: Several SJS 7th graders competed and placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd among 20 teams.
  • Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regional Exposition: St. Joseph students earned Gold and Silver medals in several science fields. Seven projects will move on to the State Science Exposition.
  • Nazareth Math Competition: Our 7th grade math team competed against 12 schools and earned 3rd place.
  • Nazareth Scholastic Bowl: Two teams competed – 1 team in 3 rounds finishing in top 10 of 18 teams; 1 team in 5 rounds and won the competition.
  • Downers Grove Junior Women’s Club Art Contest: 7th grader Joey Schamber’s painting Winter Solace was judged “Best in Show” among 40 entries.

 

2017

  • Class of 2017 Achievements: 82% of our graduates made their first semester Honor Roll; 50% achieved highest ranking by being placed on their 4.0 & Above Honor Roll.
  • Nazareth Scholastic Bowl: Two teams competed in 3 rounds and finished in top 6 of 21 teams.
  • Montini Math Contest: 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams competed; earned 6th place out of 445 students and 30 schools
  • Benet Academy Academic Bowl Competition: 7th grade team earned  1st place in History and 3rd place overall; 8th grade team earned 1st in English and 2nd Overall.
  • Nazareth Academy 8th Grade Math Contest: SJS earned 3rd place overall; One student earned 2nd place.
  • Nazareth Academy 7th Grade Math Contest: SJS earned 2nd place overall; Two students placed in 2nd and 3rd.
  • Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 11 Science Fair: SJS entered 7 projects; all students earned a medal – 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze; Four projects were selected to advance to State Science Fair
  • Athletic Highlights:
    • Volleyball: Girls 8A team finished season in first place with a 12-0 record and won DPL championship game
    • Football: JV and Varsity teams won the Suburban Parochial Football League championship games
    • Basketball: 8th grade girls won the tournament championship for 4th consecutive year; 7th grade girls had an undefeated season; 5th grade girls finished 1st for regular season and won playoff tournament

 

2016

  • Nazareth Academy 8th Grade Math Contest: SJS earned 1st Place Team award; Two students placed in top positions
  • Benet Scholastic Bowl (4 Tests – Math, English/Literature, Science and History): SJS 8th grade teams took 1st place in Math  and Science, 2nd place in History and 2nd  and 3rd place overall; SJS 7th grade team took 3rd place overall
  • Montini Math Contest: With more than 420 participants representing 33 schools SJS 6th grade team took 10th place; SJS 7th grade took 9th place; SJS 8th grade team took 2nd  place (individual students awarded 5th place and 2nd place)
  • Athletic Victories:
    • Boys Football: JV – 5th/6th Grade Finished 2nd place in our division. Varsity – 7th/8th Grade finished the season 4-4.
    • Girls Volleyball: Both the 7th & 8th Grade teams won this year’s Bronco Bash Tournament hosted by Montini High School.  7th & 8th Grade A girls also won the DPL championship tournament.
    • Cross Country: 6th Grade girls and boys teams and 9 individuals repeatedly received ribbons; St. Joseph School co-hosted a cross country meet for 26 area Catholic schools; St. Joseph 2015 Alumni led the Downers Grove South girls cross country team to a 4th place at the state meet this fall.
    • Basketball: 5th Grade A boys team won the St. Peter & Paul 42nd Annual Trojan Classic Winter Tournament


2015

  • Montini’s Annual Math Bowl Junior High Competition: SJS 7th Grade Mathletes earned 3rd place out of 500 competing private and public school students; Two students earned Top 10 honors overall
  • ICCP Math Competition for 7th and 8th Graders: With 146 participants representing 19 schools,     SJS 8th Graders had the Top 3 individuals scores and won the whole contest; SJS 7th Graders had the Top 2 individual scores
  • Illinois State Science Expo: 8th Graders won Gold and Silver Awards