Principal's Welcome

It is my honor to welcome you to the Saint Joseph High School website.  I am thrilled to have been chosen by Bishop Rhoades to be leading this fantastic school and community starting July 1, 2018.  Since 1953, Saint Joseph High School has been turning out graduates who become leaders, difference-makers, and ethical citizens of our community and our world.  

With a mission to transform students in heart and mind through Catholic Education, a new state-of-the-art building that opened in 2012, and a talented, professional, and helpful staff, Saint Joseph High School is committed to serving our amazing students and families everyday.    

Students at SJHS are known well, cared for, and safe.  The Catholic Faith teaches us much about how to treat each other, thus, at Saint Joe, all students are respected, valued, cared for, and loved.  Safety is also a priority. Our new building includes many critical safety advantages, and our Safety Team stays abreast of needs and updates.

Students at SJHS are challenged.  Our classes are rigorous, and, thus, students are extremely well prepared to be admitted to and to find success at the college of their choice.   They deeply learn academic knowledge and skills as well as the 21st Century Skills that prepare them for success in professional careers.

Students at SJHS are involved.  We have 24 varsity and club sports with multiple teams for most sports.  We have an amazing drama program, elite teams in academic competitions, various student leadership groups, and many service oriented clubs.  In all, we have over 60 teams, clubs, and organizations for students to join and enjoy.

Students at SJHS are transformed in heart and mind.  By sharing beliefs about the Gospel values of faith, service, love, justice, and hope, our students gain a deep understanding of life so that they can serve God, the Church, and the world.  As part of this, all students experience the joy of service work and giving that makes a lasting imprint on who they are and what they value.

Students at SJHS are supported.  Our faculty and staff support every student academically, socially, and emotionally; and invite parents and guardians to be partners in their education.    Our Counseling and College Advising Team is active and responsive to student needs. Our technology (including a laptop for every student) provides the tools for an engaging experience.

Together, the Saint Joseph High School community strives to build faith, character, and excellence everyday.  I hope that you find this website helpful and informative. Please feel free to contact us at 574-233-6137 for further assistance.  Go Indians!


John Kennedy, Principal