Admissions

Welcome

Welcome to Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School. We are very glad that you are interested in learning more about us. We are dedicated to preparing your child to be successful in High School and beyond. Our Admissions office will work closely with you throughout the admissions process, and we are here to address any questions or concerns you may have. It is our goal to unlock your child’s potential as he/she come to realize his/her talents and passions.

For more information on applying and/or touring one or both of our campuses, please contact Mary Aperavich, Director of Admissions:
maperavich@sjsonline.org

Admissions Process

Admission to Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School is a highly selective process. We want to ensure each student’s success, as well as an appropriate match with the high expectations of our community. Please go to the Admission Inquiry page to complete an inquiry or an online application.

 

Financial Assistance and Scholarship Process

Saint Joseph’s would love to be able to grant financial aid or scholarships to everyone who is qualified to succeed academically at our school. Unfortunately, available funds are limited and must be reserved to help those who need aid most.  Financial aid and scholarships are awarded year to year and are on a first come, first served basis.

 

We also accept StepUp For Students, McKay Scholarships and Gardiner Scholarships. If your child receives any of these funds, please contact our Director of Admissions, Mary Aperavich, to see if he or she meets our enrollment requirements.

 

Grade Placement

Appropriate placement is determined during and following the admissions process. Saint Joseph’s utilizes several assessment tools to place your child. If appropriate, placement may be reevaluated in a meeting between the school and parents at the end of any academic year.

Admissions Inquiry

Tuition & Fees

2022 – 2023 Tuition Payment Schedule

Financial Assistance

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School endeavors to make need-based financial aid
available to qualified students. Financial aid allows deserving students an
opportunity for an independent school education while enabling the School to
attract families and students with varied backgrounds and interests. All
families, regardless of aid, are expected to:

 

  • Keep all information about Financial Aid and about the amount awarded

    confidential; awards may be withdrawn for failure to comply.
  • Complete at least 10 volunteer hours per year.
  • Actively support and donate to the Jaguar Fund.
  • Assure student participation in athletic programs, arts programs, School
    activities, and School events.
All application forms, tax information, and other related paperwork are held in
the strictest confidence. We feel that the success of our Financial Aid program
depends on the confidentiality of financial information.

 

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School uses the FACTS Financial Aid Assessment
System when working with families in need of tuition support. After contacting
our Director of Admissions, Mary Aperavich, we encourage families to click on
the link below, create a username and password, and begin the application
process. Once that is complete, Mrs. Aperavich will be in touch to discuss
your FACTS results. There is a processing fee of $35.00 that must be paid
directly to FACTS.

 

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have additional
questions at (561) 732-2045 or maperavich@sjsonline.org
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Testimonials

There is nothing more valuable than word of mouth. Below, you will find just a few testimonials from past graduates. If you would like to share your St. Joe’s experience, please email Rhiannon Aubrey.

"...a very special place..."

“As a graduate of Saint Joseph’s, I am so thankful to have both of my children currently attending the school! I was very fortunate to have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade at the school. I made life-long friends and received a wonderful education at Saint Joseph’s. I love the school! It is a very special place. Generations of teachers remain on staff; my children even have a few of the teachers who taught me. The school has a loving, positive, and supportive culture, which is why so many of the alumni bring their own children back to attend. The teachers care and pay attention to individual needs, strengths, and areas of challenge. I am so lucky to have been a
product of this great school, and now my girls will be able to experience what I did as a child.”
– Sarah Callaway, Class of 1996

"...qualities that will never leave my side..."

“I attended Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School from Pre-K 3 all the way through 8th grade, graduating in 2009. From learning my ABCs with Mrs. Nevad, to excelling in Geometry with Mrs. Pleasanton, Saint Joseph’s provided an environment that has ingrained in me qualities that will never leave my side. Being well-prepared for high school from Saint Joseph’s directly linked into being well-prepared for college. This has allowed me to make the best of my abilities in trying to fulfill my goals to be a multi-business owner, an innovative entrepreneur, and a speech pathologist.”

– Glennon Schafer, Class of 2009

"...a second home to me..."

“St. Joseph’s has always been a second home to me. My sister attends Middle School now, so even though I am a high school senior, I am there all the time, seeing my old teachers and many familiar faces. Members of the St.Joe’s family have come and gone, but their memories live on, and St. Joe’s keeps everyone so well-connected that it seems they never left at all. Now, as I prepare to go to college, the lessons I learned at St. Joe’s – how to grow in faith, be part of a community and achieve the goals I set – live in my heart and will guide me wherever I go. I’ll always be grateful for my St. Joe’s family, who helped me become a positive and confident person. I thrive on the strong connections the school has provided me and will always look forward to visiting and seeing my favorite people.”

– Katie Shaw, Class of 2012

"...more than a school..."

“St. Joe’s was always more than a school; it was a home. Even now, four years after I’ve graduated, I still walk onto campus to the loving embrace of old friends and teachers. I still remember making cookies in Mrs. Pleasanton’s class and listening to Mr. Hill’s old stories. St. Joe’s doesn’t just prepare students for high school; it prepares them for life. I learned skills that have carried me through high school, and now, as I transition from high school to college, I still use all of the lessons I learned at St. Joe’s inside AND outside of the classroom. I miss my St. Joe’s family every day, but they taught me how to be an independent thinker and how to change the world one random act of kindness at a time.”

– Carson Collins, Class of 2012

"...a supportive community..."

“St. Joe’s is not just a school; it’s a family. I’m proud to be a part of a nurturing, loving, and supportive community. I attended St. Joe’s for eleven years, and I can remember my first day with Mrs. Nevad. My teachers, coaches, and friends will always be a tremendous part of my life. St. Joe’s taught me the importance of stepping out of the box by challenging me to do things I would have never imagined. I learned leadership skills and Christian values that have helped me in high school. Mr. Aubrey always made learning fun and memorable. Mrs. Michaelson and Mrs. Reese had the patience of saints, and they always believed in me when it came to Algebra. Coaches Keiper, Fox, and Wideroff taught me the importance of good sportsmanship on and off the playing field. Thank you to all of my teachers for their encouragement and gifts of wisdom. I miss you all!”– Trey DuBois, Class of 2013

Faculty & Staff

Kyle Aubrey

Kyle Aubrey

Head of School

Mary Aperavich

Mary Aperavich

Director of Admissions & Enrollment

Susan Arts

Susan Arts

Education Assistant & Aftercare

Rhiannon Aubrey

Rhiannon Aubrey

Chief Financial Officer

Jack Baig

Jack Baig

Security & Maintenance

Christine Beck

Christine Beck

Lower School Science Facilitator

Kristina Bosch

Kristina Bosch

Physical Education Teacher (K-8th Grade) & Girls' Head Coach

Myngoe Brashears

Myngoe Brashears

Performing Arts Director

Melissa Braswell

Melissa Braswell

JK Assistant Teacher

Betsy Chiodo

Betsy Chiodo

Teacher (2nd Grade)

Jennifer Ciasulli

Jennifer Ciasulli

Media Specialist

Patrick Coyle

Patrick Coyle

Middle School Division Head, History Teacher (5th-8th Grade), Coach

Gina Czulada

Gina Czulada

Sacred Studies Teacher (PK - 8th Grade)

Dolores de la Torre

Dolores de la Torre

ECA Teacher

Kelly DuBois

Kelly DuBois

Development Director & Receptionist

Kelly Fellowes

Kelly Fellowes

Teacher (Kindergarten)

Jackie Jacobs

Jackie Jacobs

Art Teacher (Kindergarten-8th Grade)

Karri Klemm

Karri Klemm

English Teacher (5th - 8th Grade)

Lina Lacy

Lina Lacy

Director of Technology & Curriculum Integration

Audrey Macphee

Audrey Macphee

Associate Head of School, Elementary School Division Head & Teacher (4th Grade)

Sasha McNaboe

Sasha McNaboe

Teacher (3rd Grade)

Ellen Mero

Ellen Mero

ECA Director

Beth Michaelson

Beth Michaelson

Head of Security & Maintenance

Maryjean Michaelson

Maryjean Michaelson

Middle School Math Teacher

Abby Nevad

Abby Nevad

JK Teacher

Cathy Nevad

Cathy Nevad

Preschool Division Head & PK Teacher

Rick Nevad

Rick Nevad

Head of Security & Maintenance

Danielle Pachter

Danielle Pachter

Education Assistant

Stephanie Ream

Stephanie Ream

PK Assistant Teacher

Karen Sciara

Karen Sciara

ECA Teacher

Carlos Rendon

Carlos Rendon

Spanish Teacher (Kindergarten-8th Grade)

Pam Schafer

Pam Schafer

Administration & Matriculation Coordinator

Beth Smallwood

Beth Smallwood

Teacher (Kindergarten)

Jaime Veccia

Jaime Veccia

Chief Operating Officer

JoAnne Veccia

JoAnne Veccia

Media Specialist

Andrew Wideroff

Andrew Wideroff

Athletic Director, Science Teacher (5th-8th Grade), & P.E. Teacher (3rd-8th Grade)

Kathy Wilsher

Kathy Wilsher

Teacher (1st Grade)

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