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Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
(574) 234-0451

Happening Now @ SJGS


Aide Positions Available

Saint Joseph Grade School is currently accepting applications for a full-time Kindergarten Instructional Aide, a part-time 1st Grade Instructional Aide, and a part-time Lunch Aide. Please see the position descriptions for more details. To apply or for more information, please contact principal George Azar at

SJGS Chess Tournament - July 29

The SJGS Chess Club is hosting a chess tournament open to all ages on Saturday, July 29, at the Ackles Parish Life Center. The tournament is $10 (payment on site by cash or check) and the deadline for registration is Thursday, July 27. As this will be an officially rated tournament, a USCF membership is also needed for those that do not already have one. Visit the registration page for full details. For questions, contact Todd Walatka at

Summer Work

Below are summer assignments for each grade level. If you have any questions or are new to SJGS and need additional instructions or login credentials to complete any tasks, please email your grade level teachers.

Kindergarten Calendar
1st Grade Calendar
2nd Grade Calendar
3rd Grade Calendar 
4th Grade Calendar
4th Grade Language Arts
5th Grade Language Arts
5th Grade Math
6th-7th Grade Language Arts
8th Grade Language Arts
6th-8th Grade Math

School Supplies

View the 2017-18 school supply lists for each grade. Those who ordered kits will receive them at school in August.

2017-18 Applications

Interested in Saint Joseph Grade School for the 2017-18 school year? Although our priority application deadlines have passed, applications are still accepted and any remaining openings are filled on a rolling basis. See our Admissions Page for more information on the application process, and contact the school at 574-234-0451 to arrange a tour.

SJGS Named "Four-Star School"

Saint Joseph Grade School has once again been named a "Four-Star School" by the State of Indiana (for the year 2015-16). It is the sixth consecutive year that SJGS has received the honor. To receive a Four Star designation, a school must receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system and have excellent ISTEP+ pass rates. Congratulations to our students, teachers, staff, and parents for their hard work!

Upcoming Events
National Blue Ribbon School

Saint Joseph Grade School, an educational ministry of Saint Joseph Catholic Church of the Diocese of Fort Wayne‐South Bend, was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Saint Joseph Grade School was the only school in greater South Bend to earn this designation and the only Catholic school in Indiana to receive the designation for 2011.  Read more >

Principal's Letter on the Blue Ribbon Award >  


The Saint Joseph Scrip Program offers our school the opportunity to establish an ongoing means of raising funds without asking supporters to spend any more money than they already do in their daily routine. We encourage all families and friends to learn more and participate in this important opportunity for Saint Joseph Grade School.

Saint Joseph has implemented a new feature to its Scrip Program - 50% of family profit earned over $300 can be credited forward to next year's tuition! View a letter from our pastor and principal for more details!

The Scrip Office is typically open Monday - Friday mornings until 11am, but the hours may vary. Please call 574-210-8000 if you need to reach us in the office. If the Scrip Office is closed, scrip may be purchased in the school office until 3:30 Monday - Thursday and until 2:45 on Fridays. Scrip is also sold on the weekends after Masses, and in the parish office over school breaks.

Jennifer Fortener and Peggy Gizzi
Scrip Coordinators
(574) 210-8000

Learn more about the Saint Joseph Scrip Program

Latest Scrip Order Form

Special Order Retailer List


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