St. Joseph School – Downingtown, PA

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

St. Joseph School

340 Manor Avenue
Downingtown, PA, 19335-2543

(610) 269-8999

Sr. Catherine Irene Masino, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 5%


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Enthusiastic and engaged learners at St. Joseph School

Enthusiastic and engaged learners at St. Joseph School


Grounded in Faith, Giving through Service, Growing in Knowledge. Since its founding in 1954, St. Joseph School has provided a strong Catholic education rooted in faith, academics and service. Located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, St. Joseph School is committed to creating a Christ-centered, learning environment where students are a vital part of a Catholic faith community and are inspired and encouraged to imitate the qualities of the school's patron, Saint Joseph.

Over the years St. Joseph has fostered the capabilities of the students in a safe, Christ-centered atmosphere; creating a learning environment rich with dialogue, inquiry, exploration, and risk-taking; while empowering students to take an active part in the learning process. The school's challenging, faith-infused academic curriculum, dedicated teachers, strong school community and state-of-the-art technology allow students to utilize their gifts to be prepared as life-long learners through the 21st Century.

St. Joseph School is proud of its strong technology program. The school has invested in current technology including iPads, Apple TVs and Chromebooks. All classrooms have been enhanced with a SMART Board to truly integrate technology into the curriculum and allow students to engage in active learning.

The school community is blessed by the support of parents as we invest in the present and plan for the future. Our administration, teachers and staff are committed to providing Christ-centered excellence in academics and a caring, family environment which facilitates learning and the spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth of the school's students.