St. Joseph School

Home of the Eagles - Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

Established in 1877

St. Joseph School (1877) and Parish (1882) were founded to provide a center for worship, education, service and community for Catholics in the southwestern corner of Wisconsin. Despite the progress and changes this area has seen, it remains devoted to agriculture. The community has retained its devotion to traditional rural values. St. Joseph Parish continues to serve as the single unifying focal point of community and identity for the people of Sinsinawa. We maintain a close relationship with the Dominican Sisters whose motherhouse is nearby. St. Joseph School plays an integral role in the life of the parish, helping to fulfill its mission in the following ways: 

Our curriculum focuses on providing a strong, basic education with special emphasis on developing Christian attitudes and moral responsibility. Each student's school experience will include opportunities for prayer, liturgy, reception of sacraments, and instruction in Catholic beliefs and values. We are dedicated to teaching the doctrine and ethics of our faith that are necessary to enhance the quality of our earthy life, and help us to attain eternal life. 

Our students receive instruction in the curriculum areas dictated by the State of Wisconsin and the Diocese of Madison. Our teachers undergo continuous professional development. The student-teacher ratio ensures attention to individual learning. The quality of education at St. Joseph School is evidenced by the outstanding record of our students on national achievement tests and by the high percentage of our graduates who achieve honor roll, dean's list and scholarship recognition in high school and college.

Adult members of St. Joseph Parish provide excellent role models for the students through active support of the parish and by membership in numerous service organizations. Students are given many opportunities to develop responsibility in serving the school and parish during the school and parish during the school year. 

Through daily interactions and service projects, the students learn leadership, cooperation, teamwork and the ability to solve problems in a mature, responsible manner. Under the cooperative guidance of their parents and teachers, our students acquire the life skills necessary to become successful and productive members of society. Whether their adult lives will be spent in the Sinsinawa community or elsewhere, an education at St. Joseph School prepares our students to meet their future responsibilities to God, self and others. 


The WRISAA, Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accrediting Association accredit St. Joseph Catholic School. We are associated with the Diocese of Madison.

Our Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) cumulative scores are 80% higher. Most notably... In the past 20 years, St. Joseph Catholic School has had over a dozen graduates go on to be Valedictorians of our local high schools in the tri-state area.

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