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.
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.
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.
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.
The school operates a before and after school child care program. Contact the school office for further information.