St. Joseph the Protector School

Empowered by Faith ~ Achieving now and tomorrow


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Our Mission

St. Joseph the Protector School embraces our primary mission as 
disciples of Jesus Christ:  
to form each child in the Catholic faith.

In partnership with the family, we teach our children...

to Know God through study
to Love God through prayer
to Serve God through action

We are sustained by a firm foundation of study, prayer, and action in the tradition of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.  Our rigorous academic program prepares students to distinguish themselves as responsible, compassionate leaders in the Church and in the world.

StJP Events Calendar

Coming Events

StJP School Calendar

  • August 29th 2016
    • First Day of School - Grades 1 to 5 only
  • August 30th 2016
    • First Day of School - Grades 6 to 8
  • August 31st 2016
    • First Day of School - Grades 1 to 8
  • September 1st 2016
    • School Closed - Faculty Retreat
  • September 2nd 2016
    • School Closed
  • September 5th 2016
    • School Closed - Labor Day
  • September 6th 2016
    • Meet the Teacher Day for Early Childhood Center
    • Meet the Teacher Day for Kindergarten
    • Full Day - Grades 1 to 8
  • September 7th 2016
    • 1st Full Day for Early Childhood Center
    • K-8 Full Day
    • 8:15am: H&S Welcome Coffee

StJP News and Information

Kid Stuff Books
more Download the Flyer to learn about this program....
Fall Art Workshop
more Download the flyer for more information on this program that begins September 12th....
Volunteer at StJP
more Download and fill out the volunteer form. Sign up for the events you you want....
Home and School September Events
more Download Flyers for Back to School Bash, and Touch a Truck on the Home and School Page....
Updates from Principal Perry
more View the current information and newsletters from the principal...
Student Summer Assignments and Information
more Check this page to find see all of the summer information and student assignments for this summer. These assignments were distributed to all students at the end of the school year....
Back to School Supply List - Grades K-4
more Download the Back to School Supply list for grades K-4....
Back to School Supply List - Grades 5-8
more Download the Back to School Supply List for grades 5-8....
Back to School Supply List - Preschool
more Download the preschool back to school supply list for the 2016-17 school year....
School Calendar for 2016-17 School Year
more Download the pdf version of the school calendar for 2016-17 school year. Be sure to check the websites for any changes or additions....



"Saint Joseph the Protector is more than a school. It is a community, where my children are challenged academically, and growing socially through a variety of extracurricular activities."

– StJP, Parent

"STJP puts God first in our children’s lives all day every day. We are very fortunate to have STJP has an option for our children in addition to the education they receive."

– StJP, Parent

"STJP is truly a special place. We looked at many schools before finding STJP. The staff is friendly & dedicated to our children."

– StJP, Parent

"It’s not just the education that impresses us so much about St. Joseph the Protector. It’s the way the children show kindness & compassion to others on a daily basis, during school and beyond.  That only comes from teachers & staff that truly care about each child within the school."

– StJP, Parent

"The people (teachers, parents and students) make STJP a wonderful place. It is a joy to walk the halls and feel the vitality of the classrooms in session."

– StJP, Parent

"Since day one our experience with STJP has been extremely positive. My children continue to impress me with the excitement for education, both academic and religious. This is truly a testament to the great job the staff is doing. Thank You."

– StJP, Parent

Look what we Offer!

A 25 station computer lab for tech class -netbooks, chromebooks, and iPads for classroom use.

Our Technology is integrated in the classrooms

Specialty Subjects such as Technology, Physical Education, Library, Spanish, Art and Music

Students in grades K-8 attend these classes once a week

Extracurriculars - Robotics, Student Techs, Coding & Chess Club, Reading Olympics & Forensics

These programs take place after school or at student free periods

Academic and Leadership Programs - Honors Math, National Jr. Honor Society, Octathlon, & Student Ambassadors

Some are based on testing and grades

Fine Arts Programs - Art Workshop, Chorus, Instrumental Band, Jazz Band, Strings Program, and Musicals

After school programs

C.A.R.E.S program provides optional before and after school care for students as needed

Optional Program

Wilson Reading Program, MCIU Resources serving students with Speech, Guidance, Math & Reading

Based on student needs

Service Opportunities- Our "Helping Hands" Service Project, & CYO Service Projects

Serving "The Breathing Room" in Jenkintown helping families with cancer patients

Participation in sports and other service opportunities through CYO programs and community teams

CYO programs operated by the local Parishes

Brand new science lab for K-8 and a mini new lab for the preschool to enhance our science program

Lab designed for students of all grade levels

Digital still and video cameras, 3D printer, scanners, drawing tablets, document cameras, and a "Green Room".

We provide the equipment our students can use throughout the curriculum