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

  • December 5th 2016
    • Secret Santa Shop - Glenside Campus
  • December 6th 2016
    • Evening Christmas Program
    • Pizza Lunch
  • December 7th 2016
    • Secret Santa Shop - Jenkintown Campus
  • December 8th 2016
    • Mac and Cheese w/apple slices or Side Salad Lunch
  • December 13th 2016
    • Hot Dog w/chips, side salad
  • December 14th 2016
    • Lunch with Santa
  • December 15th 2016
    • Chicken Patty w/cheese and apple slices, side salad lunch
  • December 19th 2016
    • Tag Day
  • December 20th 2016
    • Chicken Tenders, side salad lunch
    • 7:00pm: Band, Chorus, and Strings Concert

StJP News and Information

StJP Pointsettia Sale
more Show your support for the band, chorus and strings students and help raise money for their spring music competition trip. Download the flyer for more information and to order your poinsettia...
Principal Newsletter Nov. 11th
more November 11, 2016 Principal Newsletter Parent Reminders 1. Students attending early childhood education programs (Pre-K4) or elementary school (K-8) review a “Touching Safety” lesson...
Winter Art Workshop Registration
more Download the registration form for the Winter 2017 Art Workshop Program...
News from Mrs. Perry - Nov. 4th
more Read the current newsletter from Mrs. Perry...
News from Mrs. Perry - Oct. 28th
more Dear Families, It was another great week at StJP! It was full of field trips, Halloween celebrations, ABC Boot camp show, and our door decorating contest winner's played Bingo with Mrs. Perry....
News from Mrs. Perry - Oct. 21st
more Good afternoon Families, I hope that you had a great week with this awesome weather. We had a terrific week at school with the NED show, 4th and 5th grade soccer with the Philadelphia Union, our...
News from Mrs. Perry - Oct. 14th
more Good Afternoon Families, Below you will find the weekly Principal Newsletter. Please be sure to read it in its entirety as there is very important information in the email. TONIGHT IS OUR...
October Principal Newsletter
more https://www.smore.com/bs6sw-stjp-principal-newsletter...
Movie Night Friday Oct 7th
more This Friday, October 7th is the Kindergarten - Fourth Grade Free Movie Night. The movie that will be shown this year is Disney's "Zootopia". The movie will be shown at Conahan hall on the...
September 30th E-news from Mrs. Perry
more Dear Families, It is hard to believe that we are on the last day of September already. Where does the time go? It goes too fast that is for sure. I have to say that there are many exciting things...



"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