Where children ages 2-5 become Little Carpenters!

saint joseph school little carpentersThe Little Carpenters program is a great way for a child to continue the spiritual and educational journey that the parent has begun at home. The program serves children ages 2-5. We believe in educating the whole child by focusing on intellectual, social, emotional, physical, spiritual and creative growth.

We strive to provide a stimulating environment in which each child succeeds at his/her own level of development. Because children have different interests and learning styles, and because they progress at different rates, we take considerable care to tailor our program to the talents and needs of each child.

"We give children space to grow, discover, imagine, and wonder." - Ginger DuBose PreK Director and PreK4/5 Teacher

Pre-K Curriculum

The Pre-K Program at St. Joseph School has adopted an integrative, multi-disciplinary, developmentally appropriate approach to early childhood education.

We engage the children in authentic, literacy-based experiences using the resources listed below.


Handwriting Without Tears

Zoo Phonics

Lakeshore Literacy and Math Chests


Touch Math

Clifford’s Big Day Scholastic News

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies

Funshine Express Buttercups (2-Year-Old Program)

Funshine Express Fireflies (3-Year-Old Program)

4 Year Olds



3 Year Olds



2 Year Olds


"We have been at Saint Joseph school now for 7 great years. We have three children in grades 5th, 3rd and 1st currently. The special classes including art and language have been great. Our kids are also involved in sports, drama & choir. The SaintJoseph School family is a great one to be involved with. Go Bulldogs!" - Steve, Parent
"We are so thankful for having made an academic home at St. Joseph School! The faculty and administration know they are growing future leaders, and they take it very seriously. It’s our sixth year at SJS, we have a 4th and 2nd grader. Their academic, artistic and spiritual growth, year over year, is apparent and greatly appreciated." - Sarah, Parent
"As a former student of Saint Joseph School, I could not imagine our children anywhere else. Our boys are loving it as much as we did. Not only are they being formed in their faith through prayer and service, they are also learning to be scholars and athletes with an appreciation of the fine arts. This is truly a family, a home away from home for us where we feel loved, supported and inspired." - Kathy, parent