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

  • February 20th 2017
    • School Closed
    • Presidents Day
    • 3:30pm: Art Workshop
  • February 21st 2017
    • Faculty Meeting
    • School Closed
  • February 22nd 2017
    • 3:30pm: Art Workshop
  • February 23rd 2017
    • Hot Dog w/chips or Salad
  • February 24th 2017
    • H&S Penny Party
    • 3:30pm: Art Workshop
  • February 27th 2017
    • 3:30pm: Art Workshop

StJP News and Information

The Penny Party is Coming!
more The countdown has officially begun! Get ready for this year's exciting beach themed Penny Party! Buy your tickets now. We are expecting another sold out Penny Party. Tickets can be purchased at...
Spring Art Workshop Registration
more Register for the Spring Art Workshop. Starts March 27th! Download the registration form....
Principal Newsletter Jan. 27th
more The National Catholic Schools Week 2017 Theme: "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service" National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the...
Principal Newsletter Jan. 20th
more We live in a great nation! Today, a historical event took place as the 45th President was sworn into office. Please pray for our country, its leaders, and all the people in our country and world. ...
Principal Newsletter Jan. 13th
more Monday January 16th: No School/Dayof Service Immaculate and St. Luke's Tuesday January 17th: New Pretzel order starts Friday January 20th: Winter Carnival 1. The 2016-2017 St. Joseph the...
Winter Carnival - Friday Jan. 20th
more Don't forget about this fun activity coming soon!...
Fiddler on the Roof Information
more Audition Info and Crew Info for Fiddler on the Roof....
January Principal Newsletter
more Read it all here ....
Principal Newsletter Dec. 16th
more Good afternoon, As we get ready to enter into the 4th week of Advent, let us take time to see the signs that God sends to us. What sign has he sent to you today and how will you respond? During...
PHS Junior Flower Show - Jan 29th(Glenside) & Feb. 5th(Jenkintown)
more Read about this exciting event and come to our open houses during Catholic Schools Week to see it in action!...



"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