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. Rachel Schroeder at rschroeder@stjosephgradeschool.com to arrange a visit!

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News & Announcements

Silent Auction is LIVE!

Bidding ends Friday at 8:45pm! Everyone is invited to participate in the Silent Auction...spread the word to family and friends! There are over 80 items and more will be added this week — something for everyone! BID NOW!   Attending the Auction in person this...

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St. Joe Auction 2022!

Join us for the 2022 St. Joe Auction, presented by Andrew Weiss, Knights of Columbus, taking place Friday, May 20 @ Morris Park Country Club in South Bend! Cocktail hour & silent auction to begin at 6:30, followed by fine dining, top shelf open bar, and live...

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Admissions at SJGS

Thank you for your interest in Saint Joseph Grade School! We look forward to sharing with you about how we educate hearts and minds in the Holy Cross tradition, making God known, loved, and served! SJGS is actively accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2022-23...

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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...