About SJGS

"Education is the art of helping young people to completeness; for the Christian, this means education is helping a young person to be more like Christ, the model of all Christians." -Blessed Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross



National Blue Ribbon SchoolSaint Joseph Grade School is a Catholic school of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, stewarded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, serving boys and girls in preschool through 8th grade. We are accredited by the State of Indiana through the North Central Association, and we are proud to have been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2011 and 2019, and an Indiana Four Star School each year from 2011-2018.


It was Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau’s hope for his students, and our hope for ours, that they persevere in faith once they graduate and enter upon their long journeys back to the Father. It is our hope that our students continue to practice making God known, loved, and served.


Greetings from our Principal, Mrs. Melissa Green

St. Joseph Parish

Our vibrant, welcoming Catholic parish.


Born out of the spirituality of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Faculty & Staff

Filled with zeal for educating heart & mind.


Located on Hill Street, in the heart of South Bend.