School Overview

Student Body

Academics and Faculty

Catholic Formation

Co-Curricular Activities/

Parent Involvement/
Child Care


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Last Updated 7/23/07
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St. Joseph Catholic School promotes the development of the whole student in a Christ-centered atmosphere. St. Joseph assists the family and parish in promoting spiritual and personal formation of its young people through:
  • Daily religious education classes
  • Direct living faith experiences
  • Liturgy planning and participation
  • Service opportunities
  • Sacramental and prayer experiences

Principal: Mr. Anthony Voss

School Secretary: Ms. Kim Saunders

School Overview

School Level Elementary and Middle School
School Type Regular Elementary / Secondary
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered PreKindergarten - 8
Location of School Suburban (Marion, IA)
County Linn County, IA
School Distict Archdiocese of Dubuque (IA)
Student Body

Total Students 296 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Pre-K - 50 students

Kind. - 30 students

Grade 1 - 33 students

Grade 2 - 31 students

Grade 3 - 36 students

Grade 4 - 33 students

Grade 5 - 32 students

Grade 6 - 18 students

Grade 7 - 13 students

Grade 8 - 20 students
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers 23 total, all holding B.A., B.M. or B.S. degrees. Two teachers with M.A. degrees
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:20
School Days in Calendar Year 180 days
Hours in School Day for Students 6 hours
Standardized test scores Higher than national averages
The academic curriculum is approved by the Archdiocese of Dubuque and accredited by the State of Iowa. The faculty has been certified by the State of Iowa.

Catholic Formation
St. Joseph Catholic School provides daily religious education classes, direct living faith experiences, weekly liturgy planning and participation, service opportunities, and sacramental and prayer experiences
St. Joseph Catholic School has a 28-station state-of-the-art computer lab and a full time technology instructor. There are computers in every classroom that are cabled for Internet.

Co-Curricular Activities
Activities include: Treble Choir, Mixed Choir, Elementary Concert Band, Middle School Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Marching Band, art classes, LEGO League, Student Council, Eighth Grade Class Officers, Spring Musical, F.S.E.A., S.O.D.A., D.A.R.E., Metro Catholic Speech Contest, Math Counts, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Yearbook, The Messenger, Arts Festival, and Mock Trial.


St. Joseph's 7th - 8th grade girls and boys teams compete in the Tri-Rivers Conference as a member of the IHSAA and IGHSAU. St. Joseph's 4th - 6th grade girls and boys teams compete in other local youth leagues. Sports include: football, volleyball, wrestling, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls track and field, softball, and baseball.
Parent Involvement
The Chargers is the parent organization assisting in coordinating volunteers and fundraisers.

Title I service is through the Marion Independent School District. The school utilizes Grant Wood Area Education Agency 10 services including a school psychologist, speech clinician, occupational therapist, educational consultant, and others.

Child Care

The school operates a before and after school child care program. Contact the school office for further information.
Tuition:  2007-2008 School Year

St. Joseph Parish and Subsidized Parishes (K - 8):
1 student:  $2042.00
2 students:  $3604.00
3 students:  $5120.00
4 or more students:  $6366.00
Out of Parish Tuition: 
$4375.00 per student

2 Day Class (3 years old):  $1125.00
3 Day Class (4 years old):  $1215.00
4 Day Class: (4 years old)  $1350.00

Registration Fee:  $75 for a family with student(s) in Preschool and/or K-8.

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