Educating hearts & minds in the Holy Cross tradition since 1854.

Educating Hearts

At SJGS, we develop a greater understanding of the model of Christ throughout each school day by gaining wisdom of virtue and practing it through prayer, sacrament, acts of service, and Catholic community building.

Educating Minds

SJGS is a two-time National Blue Ribbon School and has continously been rated an Indiana Four Star School. Learn more about our unique literature-based curriculum and our science, computers, art, and music programs.

Making God Known, Loved, and Served

Learning to love and serve our neighbors is a focal point of our mission. Ask about how we put virtue into practice with our service learning programs.

Schedule a Tour

Come meet us and learn more about SJGS and our mission! Please call us at 574-234-0451 or email Mrs. Alyssa Jezewak at to arrange a visit!

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News & Announcements

Giving Tuesday Competition

 St. Joe Families and Friends, the season of giving is here! Together we can support our awesome school and our hardworking teachers and staff...all in support of providing the best Catholic education possible for our students! Our Giving Tuesday goal is $10,000. And,...

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Saint Nick Six & Saint Nick Social

Registration is open for the "coolest" St. Joe event of the year: the Saint Nick Six road race, taking place Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Saint Joseph Grade School! Join for the 6K run, 3K run/walk, and the "Run, Run Rudolph" for the youngest kids. Register and find...

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29th Annual “For the Kids” Golf Benefit

The 29th Annual "For the Kids" Golf Benefit is taking place Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Elbel Park Golf Course in South Bend. The benefit supports the SJGS Excellence Fund, which provides tuition assistance and other essential needs to support the mission of Saint...

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Teachers With A Vocation

“How different…is the result with those students who have been given truly reverent teachers. Convinced that the Lord Himself has given them the students they are instructing…reverent teachers will try above all to bring their students to the completeness of the Christian life.”

~Blessed Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

A Zeal For Learning

“By zeal is understood that flame of burning desire that one feels to make God known, loved, and served…”

~Blessed Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

Shaping Hearts & Minds

“The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for heaven.”

~Blessed Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

Christ As Our Model

“Education is the art of helping young people to completeness. For the Christian, this means that education is helping a young person to be more like Christ, the model for all Christians.”

~Blessed Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

Madeline Raster SJGS '11

Believing Big: Alumna Playing Like a Champion at Harvard

Saint Joseph Grade School recently caught up with Madeline Raster, a 2011 SJGS alum, who is currently in her senior year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Madeline is a four-year starter and two-time co-captain, the first in over 25 years, for the...

Beyond Merit: 2011 SJGS Grads Carozza and Geissler Continue to Excel

Each year, out of approximately 1.6 million entrants, only 7,500 students receive National Merit Scholarship awards. Winners are chosen from a Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments, including academic record, test scores, written...