Award Year: 2020

Saint Joseph Catholic School

1722 N Starr Drive
Fayetteville, AR, 72701-2937

(479) 442-4554

Mr. Jason Pohlmeier, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Little Rock

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St. Joseph Catholic School leads students to Christ through academic excellence, respect for others, and community service.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 67%
  • Hispanic: 19%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
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St. Joseph Catholic School is a PreK-8th grade school located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A dedicated team of over 30 teachers and staff members educates 330 students from 200 families. The school is organized into prekindergarten, elementary, middle school, and junior high instructional teams.

St. Joseph Catholic School believes in a well-rounded approach to education that forms the whole child. St. Joseph strives each day to form our students spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally within a supportive community. St. Joseph students have daily prayer and lessons to learn about their faith, to grow in their love for God and others. The students put this faith into action by service to the community through local food banks, street clean-ups, and community events. The St. Joseph teachers develop innovative lessons to engage students with new concepts and new technology. This includes whole school initiatives such as Growth Mindset which was incorporated across all grades throughout the 2019-20 school year. St. Joseph recognizes the importance of physical health and its connection to academic learning. An expansive playground, inclusive yet competitive team sports, and a revamped lunch program set students up for all-around growth. The school creates a generous offering of extracurricular activities for students, and over 90 percent of the student body participates in at least one school-sponsored activity. Excellent parent support makes this and many of the school's projects excel in ways they would not otherwise do so.