My son graduated from and my daughter is a sophomore at this school & attended St. Joe Grade School. St. Joe is academically oriented, encourages student participation in its limited extracurricular activities, and requires service hours starting in the 7th grade. It does not have all the bells and whistles of the public schools, but if you are looking for an academically sound school where 95% or more students go on to college, it is a good choice for those who can afford it. There is limited financial assistance to help those who need it. The one criticism I can make is it does not have staff who are specifically trained to deal with students with special needs (both my children have Attention Deficit Disorder w/o Hypertension). However, most teachers are caring and willing to work with your child as best as they are capable.