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11011 Montgomery Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

(301) 937-7154
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February 23, 2015
I LOVE this school! I have a 5th grader and a 6th grader who both started at St. Joseph's in Kindergarten. The staff is amazing - they all treat the students like their extended family. The middle school team is just that... a TEAM who works together to ensure the students are well prepared for High School. They are aware of tests, quizzes and papers that other teachers have assigned and they take care to make sure the students are working to their full potential but are not overloaded. I love many of the community building events St. Joseph's has every year - a crab feast in the fall, a 5K and one mile fun run, monthly basket bingo nights, pasta dinners and a Multicultural Pot Luck Night in the spring! I can't say enough positive about the school. If you are looking for a quality education for your child in a small, personal class setting, you should set up an appointment to visit the school...you won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2015
I have three children at this school and have always felt like they receive very personal attention by all of the staff. It has a very diverse population which I believe is quite representative of Prince George's County. I contacted the school about its diversity and they gave me the following numbers: Asian/Pacific Islander - 10%, African American - 45%, Caucasian - 25%, Hispanic - 10%, Multi-Racial - 10%. If you are looking for a school where the students are treated as individuals and special to God, this is the school your children should attend.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2015
I have two elementary aged children at St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School and they are thriving academically, socially, and religiously. They have been attending the school since pre-K and we plan on having them graduate from St. Joe's in 8th grade. The small class sizes allow the teachers to focus on each child and provide the support and encouragement they need. The priests visit the school regularly and allow my children to easily see the connection between religion and daily life . The numerous after-school and enrichment options, including math club, choir, band, games club, fit club, cooking club, newspaper and CYO sports, allow my children to develop in all aspects with various children. The faculty, staff and priests are warm and caring. It is an atmosphere where children thrive.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2015
This school is by far the worst! As a military family my children have been through several different schools in the US and overseas. And we have never been treated so disgusting in our life, as my child did at St Joseph's Catholic School. My child never had a chance from the start. It saddens me to still think how bad they treated my child. Catholic!! They criminate it my child with not even looking into the problem and to top things of the other child that made the worse statement is still attending that school. it saddens me on how long we tortured our child by staying in that school for that long. If you're not the right color of skin don't even bother going to this school. We felt the discrimination in St. Joseph's Catholic School in Beltsville, MD.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2015
We are parishioners at St Hugh Church in Greenbelt. When the St Hugh School was closed and St Joseph became our regional school it was clear that was the place for our son. We are so glad our son is attending St Joseph's Regional Catholic School. The staff is amazing and the Home and School Association and the parish have done amazing things. My son started here in 1st grade and is now in 4th grade. Since he fist attended, ALL CLASSROOMS have had air conditioning installed, all of the lighting has been replaced with state of the art LED energy saving lighting, work has been done on the roof and parking lot. There is always something going on to improve the school. Along with the improvements to the facilities, I love the staff. They are energetic, they motivate the kids, and the kids respond. Help is provided for students who struggle, and challenges are provided for those who are excelling. There are several other Catholic schools in the area where we could have sent our son to, but St. Joseph is the place for us. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2014
I am so happy that I made the decision to send my daughter to St. Joe's. I love that there is a family atmosphere and the classes are relatively small. I have no doubt that my daughter is getting the attention that she needs. The staff is amazing -- always positive and so welcoming. The school is extremely well-run and the communication from school to home is exceptional. The building itself has gotten a lot of support from the parish and the new pastor has brought a new energy to the whole community. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a quality neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2014
St. Joseph s school is truly exceptional and, as a parent, I would highly recommend it. Small student body allows for individual care from teachers and staff, who treat and develop each child as the gift from God that he or she is. The principal greets you and your child with a smile each morning at an efficient drop off. And she waves good buy every afternoon at a very well organized pick up. The aftercare staff focuses on doing homework with the kids, but also allows them time to play and relax. Although it is an older school building, the equipment and supplies are on par with the best schools - from the brand new science lab, to smart boards in each classroom, to new air conditioning system. And students reflect all the care and great education that they receive at St. Joseph. They are polite, respectful and get accepted to the best high schools in the area. As another parent stated, St. Joseph is a gem.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
My daughter has been attending this school since K; she's now in 2nd grade. My experience so far has been good. Any time I've had an issue, I have been satisfied w/how they were resolved. I feel like the teachers my daughter has had so far have been caring. The only issue I have is the bldg; it really is old and could use some renovating. A/C in all class rooms should be installed.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2014
The teachers at this school help each and every student reach their full potential. And having a small student body all the students are very close to each other and help each other. My son is also in the aftercare program and when I pick my child up from school late in the day I see teachers who have put a full day in still working on projects and lessons for the students. This school is a gem!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
I honestly love the school and most of all my child which is most important, currently in Pre-K. She is recieving a great education and i love the programs offered. This is my first school experience in PGCPS and i would like to keep her attending here until 8th if we can continue

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
Re. the previous 2012-13 comments, the school has a new principal now, a woman who is a lay Franciscan. Things have completely turned around. Parents and teachers all seem thrilled and the place is filled with joy.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2013
No longer a quality institution. Currently undergoing much turmoil....unhappy parents, demoralized teachers and out of control students. School is deteriorating under current leadership.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
I could not disagree more with the last review. The current principal is energetic, very approachable and involved in the daily academic and spiritual life of the students at the school. He is a breath of fresh air! St. Joseph s is a wonderful school that fosters a learning environment that is academically rigorous and Christ-centered. The teachers are very dedicated to ensuring that each child is supported, nurtured and academically challenged. My child has grown from her experiences at the school and is happy to go to school every day. I would highly recommend this school (and the current principal) to anyone looking for a faith-based, family oriented and academically strong school with a bright future.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
The school used to be a great school, I've heard. The school will decline under the current principal. He is a first year principal and he doesn't appear to have the skills to lead a quality institution. He has been inconsiderate to me and disrespectful to his staff. My child can even see this, which is a serious problem. I believe it is important for parents, teachers and students to respect and believe in the principal. Based on my experience with other schools, I don't think Mr. Jankowski will foster this sort of environment. Otherwise, this is a fine school, so I hope he improves soon.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2012
This is a fantastic school. The teachers are excellant and do a great job preparing students for high school

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2011
I am a former st.Joesph's student. Most of the kids are great. I would not recommend this school to anyone though.

- submitted by a community member
March 30, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 25, 2009
it is the bset school and the teachers really know how to spread the word of God

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating July 05, 2007
I am a graduate student of St. Joseph's 8th grade class of 2007. I would like to say that St. Joe's is the best school I have ever attended!! The students and teachers are soo close-knit that we are basically one big family. The faculty is oustanding, there isn't one day when you'll see a frown on their faces. The teachers aren't like any other! They are passionate about their job and always give one-on-one attention. The principal is the best!! He has soo much enthusiasm and faith in the school and it's students that it has become contagious. The education is definitely A==(no lie), over HALF of the students in my 8th grade class on honors . AND WE ARE A CLASS OF 24!! We all got accepted into the Best Catholic high schools in MD. There isn't a day when you won't see a student walking w/ a smile!!!

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2007
I am a former student at St. Joe's. I had a great experience with friends and other students at the school. I believe the students are good people there; however, the faculty is inconsistent, and it is difficult to have a teacher you are familiar with and receive adequate help from them. There is much updating in the sports as well. There are not very many activities for the students to be involved in, such as sports (especially for the girls) and clubs. The academics barely prepared me for high school life, had I not done my own work. They do not expect the students to go ahead on their own in their studies. I hope this can change.

- submitted by a former student
March 17, 2007
I have been associated with St. Joseph's school for many years in one capacity or another. My child attended St. Joseph's from K-8 and graduated with honors. She is now a junior in high school and has been inducted into the National Honor Society. St. Joseph's School has excellent art and music programs. They present musical programs and perform plays. A sports program that is organized and coached by the parents and volunteers has produced championship teams. There is also a school band that has won 1st place honors. This year greater emphasis has been placed on science and technology programs, and after school Spanish classes were made available to those students interested. The strong hands-on leadership by the principal, the competent, dedicated and caring teachers, the excellent academic program, as well as the level of parent involvement, makes St. Joseph's an excellent school which I highly recommend.

- submitted by a staff
March 10, 2007
I am the parent of 3 children who currently attend St. Joseph's School. This is our 9th year affiliated with the school. While there have been ups and downs, I must say that our new principal is determined to make St. Joseph's a sought after well rounded school. His enthusiasm and caring attitude cannot be matched. Our teachers are well respected and have our kids' best interests in mind. Qualified students take Algebra in the 7th grade. Our current 8th graders have been accepted into some of the best private Catholic high schools in the area and some have received academic scholarships. St. Joseph's has an award winning band. St. Joseph's offers all children the opportunity to play sports all year: soccer, basketball, baseball and softball. This is a school on the rise!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
I have been a part of the St. Joseph's School community since 1987, all of my four children have attended or are still attending St. Joseph's. The current faculty and administration are incredibly talented and nurturing educators, in every aspect academically, spiritually, and socially. I am extremely pleased with the successes and innovations that have occurred over the 2007-2008 school year. In addition I would like to add that both my husband and I are grateful for the involvement of the pastor and priests with the administration and daily school activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
I am a parent and former graduate of St. Joseph's. My job has required me to visit many schools in the Washington D.C. area. I have yet to visit a school that surpasses the quality of St. Joseph's. The teacher student ratio is fantastic and the discipline is evident in the way the students conduct themselves during class and in the hallways. The teachers have been very responsive to any issues raised and my children have each been given the individual attention required. In addition, the physical infrastructure (i.e., computer room, library, cafeteria, music room, multi-purpose room, playground, etc.) is in very good condition. Finally, many of the school's graduates over the past years have done very well. A number have graduated at or near the top of their class and most appear to graduate from college. As for us older grads, many of us are doctors, lawyers, or successful entrepreneurs.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2007
I am the parent of not one, not two, but three students at St. JOseph's, and I couldn't disagree more with the previous message. I look at some of the schools around us and see the students around the pools and gaming areas we frequent and there is a noticeable difference just in attitude and respect between the kids at St. Joe's and some of the other schools. My kids get great feedback from their teachers. They are enjoying school, and even better, look forward to school each day. Can't say I was that way at their age. I didn't go to St. Joe's.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
As a community member and parent of a former St. Joes student, I would NOT recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a higher education for their child. The administration does not promote nor pay for staff to obtain higher education, thereby passing knowledge needed for the student to attend and pass high school level classes. The students are graduating ill prepared for the real world of tests, debates, papers or projects.

- submitted by a parent

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Incredible diversity: 20% Hispanic 22% Asian 25% African/African-American 33% Caucasian Incredibly low # of discipline events - (19 in the first 18 weeks of school)

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St. Joseph Catholic School
11011 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD  20705
(301) 937-7154
Last modified St. Joseph Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Joseph Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top