4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Student Activities

Student Activities

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the St. Joseph school band. Our bands will perform a Christmas concert, spring concert and at several school Masses. Lessons are provided by Band for Today.

The main goals for the after school clubs are to:

  • Create an overall feeling of excitement for reading.
  • Help students make real-life, personal connections to characters or events in the book. Connections can be made in a variety of ways, including hands-on activities, critical thinking scenarios, and reader’s theater skits taken from scenes in the book.

The students’ excitement is contagious and continues to draw more and more students to join the after school book clubs each semester. It is truly a pleasure to see so many students find the joy and excitement in reading through these reading clubs offered at our school.

As part of the St. Joseph School music program there is a choirchime training program that is open to 5th and 6th graders, and the St. Joe Ringers Handbell Choir which is open to experienced ringers in grades 6 through 8. Each of these choirs plays for school Mass throughout the year. The St. Joe Ringers play for the annual school Christmas concert and present other programs during the year. Both of these choirs are electives and classes are held once a week during the school day. Handbells and Choirchimes are tools for music reading and understanding as well as for the enjoyment, teamwork, and sense of accomplishment of the ringers. Research has also found that learning to play a musical instrument has a positive influence on other learning skills.

Choirchime and Handbell rehearsals are held during lunch on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

American Heritage Girls

The Mission of AHG is “Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.” AHG offers girls ages 5-18 the opportunity to put their faith in action and develop a deeper relationship with God through scouting activities, retreats, and service.

Meetings are twice a month typically the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 4:00-5:30. Registration is always open. To sign up please complete the AHG signup form and submit to the parish office. You can find more information about the AHG ministry and Program at www.americanheritagegirls.org.


Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls–all girls–where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives — like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.

Troops are formed by grade; meeting times and dates vary by grade.  For more information, please contact St. Joseph School Office to obtain contact information for the Troop Leader for your daughter’s grade.


Cub Scout Pack 81

Cub Scouting is open to all boys in Grades 1 through 5, or age 6 through 11. The entire Pack meets once per month in the School Hall. Individual Den meetings (one per grade level) are held once or twice per month in various locations.

Registration Info: $35 dues per Scout for the year. Payable by cash or check on Registration Night.

New Scouts may join at any time during the school year by calling our Cubmaster. Come to any of our upcoming events and talk to our scouts and leaders to learn what scouting is all about.  We especially want to invite any Tigers (1st graders) who could not make it to our Registration Night.


The Guides and Princess Program fosters the understanding and companionship between parent and child.


We, father/mother and son/daughter, through friendly service to each other, to our family, to this tribe, to our community, seek a world pleasing to the eye of Our Creator.


Friends Forever


  • To be clean in body and pure in heart.
  • To be Friends Forever with my father, mother, son, daughter, family.
  • To love the sacred tribe of my family.
  • To listen while others speak.
  • To love my neighbor as myself.
  • To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people.
  • To seek and preserve the beauty of Our Creator’s work in forest, field, and stream.