FAQ

Question Does SJS have a mission statement?
What is the enrollment at SJS?
Do you offer full day or half day Kindergarten?
What are the fees and hours for Angel Depot Preschool/Pre-kindergarten?
What is the student ratio?
What is the number of faculty at SJS?
Is SJS an accredited school?
What does it cost to go to SJS?
What are the school hours?
Do the students wear school uniforms?


Does the school have a hot lunch program?
Is there any transportation/bus service?
How often do SJS students attend Mass?
Are there any “Parent Involvement” opportunities at SJS?

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Does SJS have a mission statement?

Yes, in brief it is “Formation of the total person in the Image of Jesus Christ.”

What is the enrollment at SJS?

2015-2016 Enrollment as of August 20, 2015:

GradeEnrollment
Pre-School 16
Pre-Kindergarten 18
Kindergarten 11
1st 13
2nd 13
3rd 12
4th 11
5th 13
6th 8
Kinder-Care 8

Do you offer full day or half day Kindergarten?

The kindergarten program is half a day running from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. We offer a KinderCare program for parents wanting a full day option. KinderCare extends from the end of kindergarten until 3:15 p.m. It is an extended day for kindergarten students that wish to stay in the afternoon for a faith based, enriched environment of fun activities and socialization with children of their own age. The fee for KinderCare is $140.00 a month. KinderCare is in session everyday that Kindergarten meets.

What are the fees and hours for Angel Depot Preschool/Pre-kindergarten?

The pre-kindergarten classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is both a morning and afternoon session. The morning session runs from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 12:15 to 3:00 p.m. The fee for Pre-Kindergarten is $100 a month. The preschool class meets on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. An afternoon session is held only if the morning class fills. The cost for preschool is $65 a month. Both pre-kindergarten and pre-school require a $30 deposit to hold an enrollment spot.

What is the student ratio?

  • 12 Students to each teacher
  • 9 Students to each adult

What is the number of faculty at SJS?

11 teachers and 3 classroom aides.

Is SJS an accredited school?

Yes. SJS is a fully accredited by the state of Kansas and NCA and is a member of the Diocese of Wichita. The Diocese is a member of the Kansas Board of Education and consists of 4 high schools and thirty-seven grade schools.

What does it cost to go to SJS?

There is not a tuition at SJS. SJS Catholic parents tithe to their local parish. The financial arrangements are made between the parent and their parish pastor. The only tuition paid at SJS is by our non-Catholic students. There is an enrollment fee of approximately $175.00 that is paid by all parents which covers some textbook rental costs and other miscellaneous fees.

Fees for Non-Catholic Students:

Kindergarten: $2000.00 a year/ $200 a month

Grades 1-6: $2500.00 a year/$250 a month

Additional siblings = $500 a student

What are the school hours?

School begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. Students may arrive at 7:45 a.m. for student supervision.

Do the students wear school uniforms?

Yes, The St. Joseph Catholic School uniforms are red, green and white shirts with blue pants, skorts or shorts. Girls also have an option for a plaid jumper. The uniforms can be purchased through Parker School Uniforms or French Toast. The school also has used uniforms available for a small donation. For a complete listing of uniform options, see the school handbook.

What is the grading scale at SJS?

For grades 3 – 6:

PercentageGrade
92 – 100 A
83 – 91 B
74 – 82 C
65 – 73 D
Below 65 F

Does the school have a hot lunch program?

Yes, USD 418 provides our lunches. Occasionally USD 418 students are out of school when we are in and the SJS students bring sack lunches on those days. The price of one school lunch is $2.80. Students may also bring their own lunch if they so desire. Free and reduced priced lunches are also available for those who qualify according to the state income guidelines.

Is there any transportation/bus service?

St. Joseph school coordinates with USD 418 to provide bus services for students who live outside the city limits and with the boundaries of the public school system.

How often do SJS students attend Mass?

Grades K-6 attend Mass two times a week. The a.m. pre-kindergarten class attends Mass once a week.

Are there any “Parent Involvement” opportunities at SJS?

At SJS every effort is made to keep parents informed of their student’s progress and the many events and activities that go on throughout the school year. We are blessed with dedicated parents who assist the school in many ways such as fund-raising, and volunteering in the school. Parents are invited to become part of our PTO, Room Parents, and any committee work we have throughout the year.