Welcome to the Saint Joseph Catholic School Website!
Through the efforts of the Dominican Fathers, St. Joseph School was founded in the early 1940's when they secured the teaching skills of the Sisters of Divine Providence from San Antonio, Texas. In 1948, these sisters left and lay teachers continued to staff the school until 1951, when two Spanish Dominican and two Filipino Dominican sisters came to Alice through the influence of Father Angel Alvarez, O.P.(Order of Preachers). Sister Isabel Montemayor, O.P., Sister Purificacion Beltran, O.P., Sister Josephine Conlu, O.P. and Sister Rosario Oscariz, O.P. began their missionary work in Alice through St. Joseph School. In the beginning the Kindergarten through sixth were held in a five room adobe building. In 1961, a new building of brick and stone was built. A pre-kindergarten wing was added in 1985. Today St. Joseph School offers a pre-kindergarten full-day academic program for 3 year and 4 year old children. In 2015, a 8th grade program was added. A curriculum aligned to state and national standards is offered in K3-8th grade.
St. Joseph Catholic School has maintained a long-standing tradition of love, education, moral development, and spirituality. Our caring and dedicated staff, along with a well developed curriculum, continues to equip students in grades PreK3-8th with the necessary tools to meet and exceed the challenges of secondary school and life.
Together with St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Catholic School strives to foster faith and knowledge
to develop the whole child.
We believe that each child should be Christ-centered with strong moral character. Students model Christian virtues while growing in knowledge, faith and service to become responsible, caring citizens for the future.
We instill Christian virtues through daily prayer, instruction in Catholic faith, numerous opportunities for worship, and invitations to service.
Our goal is to guide students to be Christ-centered, well-rounded, self-confident individuals who build community with a vision for the future. Students are challenged to excel to their full potential so that they may become knowledgeable, productive, responsible and caring leaders in our local, church and world communities.
“Where children grow in faith, knowledge and service"