4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday to Friday

About Us

Caring. Catholic. Community.

Since 1910, St. Joseph School has offered a high quality, Catholic Elementary and Junior High to Downers Grove and neighboring communities. We are proud to share our long tradition of excellence in Catholic education. We develop the whole student – mind, body and spirit – and prepare children for personal growth and academic success.

Our Mission

St. Joseph Catholic School provides opportunities for spiritual and academic growth while forming disciples of Jesus Christ.


Our Philosophy

St. Joseph School is a Catholic, co-educational elementary school that exists to promote education and formation of children into maturing Catholics. As an extension of the church, the school shares the church’s educational mission to preach the Gospel, to build a community of faith, to foster family spirituality, and to form the disciples of Jesus ready to spread God’s message and give themselves in the service of others. In addition, the school provides opportunities to pursue academic excellence, build meaningful relationships, learn responsible citizenship, and develop skills for ethical leadership. To create an environment that responds to the whole child, the school strives to work with the unique personality, talents and needs of each student. The school, the church, and society all contribute to the formation of the child. Parents, however, are the primary educators of their children. Therefore, parental involvement is a key component of the education program at St. Joseph School.

Our Tradition of Excellence

An award-winning Pre-K to 8th grade Catholic school, St. Joseph offers students a challenging academic education in a faith-filled, nurturing environment. Learn more >


Our Catholic-based, challenging academic program has many benefits when considering a school for your child. Learn more >

Parent Perspectives

“St. Joe’s is a wonderful school. It has a caring community of teachers, staff and parents. I feel confident that my child is learning academically, while also learning to act in accordance with the principles of our faith.” Learn more >


For over 110 years, St. Joseph School, a Catholic, co-educational elementary school, has served families in Downers Grove and neighboring communities. Learn more >