Are you exploring a new elementary school for your family? We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.
Please give us a call (510) 522-4456 to schedule a tour.
God’s Blessing to you and welcome to St Joseph Elementary School! As you will soon discover from reviewing our website, SJES is a Catholic learning community rooted in Jesus’ great love and blessed with wonderful children of God. Our mission and philosophy are clear that we embrace learning, loving, and living God’s word as Jesus taught us within an academic program which centers on nurturing the whole child-spirit, mind, body, and the arts always striving to continuously improve as a community.
We are guided by our loving Pastor and Shepherd Father George Alengaden and our Associate Pastor, Father John Carillo, as well as our exemplary faculty and staff, and supported by our dedicated School Board, Parent Teacher Group, the thousands of Alumni/Alumnae, and the entire St. Joseph Basilica Parish community. We believe that parents are the first, best, and most influential teachers in a child’s life and partner with them in their child’s faith-academic journey. This partnership is critical to the success of our students and school.
Jesus loves each one of us unconditionally and so we at SJES commit to loving our students with unconditional love, like we love our own children and grandchildren. This translates to keeping the bar high regarding expectations consistently challenging our kids to do and be their very best each and every day; to support their hopes and dreams; to laugh and experience joy in school every day and if need be, cry with them; to hold our children and teenagers accountable but always within a lessons-learned approach and discipline with dignity; and as educators to continuously strive to improve upon our teaching as well as our academic, faith formation, and extra-curricular programs.
I invite you to review our website and please feel free to call the school with any questions you may have regarding enrollment. Thank you for visiting SJES and I look forward to hearing from you!
May God bless you and your family always,
Dr. Jacky Rizzo