At a Glance


St. Joseph School - Fullerton is a PreK-4 through 8 grade Catholic School located in the Perry Hall area of Baltimore County. We welcome students of all faiths, socio-economic and demographic backgrounds. St. Joseph School - Fullerton provides a positive learning environment in which every child is challenged to develop their full potential: academically, spiritually, and morally.


By the Numbers

  • 555 students in PreK-4 through 8th grade (2018-2019)
  • 100% of faculty with state teaching certification 
  • Over $850,000 in high school scholarships awarded to our 2018 graduates
  • 100% of our 8th grade graduates accepted to their first choice high school

Achievements

A 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
2017 Top Workplace in the Small Employers Category

2018 Sliver award
2017 Bronze award 
2016 Bronze award


Positive School Environment

To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment or intimidation.

St. Joseph School follows the positive reinforcement plan set by the MD PBIS Team. PBIS is the Positive Behavior Intervention System. The program places the focus on acknowledging the positive behavior that students are exhibiting in the classroom. We encourage this each day on the morning announcements, as well a frequently throughout the year as recognition is given.

Our motto, directly connects to our Mascot, states that we are “All Part of the P.A.C.K.” in that each day we:

  • Pray
  • Accept Responsibility
  • Cooperate
  • Keep Trying


Accreditation

AdvancED

All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through AdvancED. Every five years, the Department of Catholic Schools completes a system-wide accreditation review, which culminates with a visit by an AdvancED External Review Team. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. These standards and benchmarks can be found at http://www.catholicschoolstandards.org.

AdvancED is a performance-based model that...

  • Adopts a balanced, systemic approach
  • Employs diagnostic tools
  • Uses standards, stakeholder feedback, student performance
  • Focuses on evaluating performance

Governance Model

St. Joseph School is an Archdiocesan Collaborative School (ACS), which is a model of shared governance developed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The ACS utilizes a shared governance model that fosters unity through the collaboration of stakeholders in support of Catholic schools. The model allows decisions regarding day-to-day school operations to be made at the local level, while individual schools and school administrators are supported centrally from the Department of Catholic Schools and the Catholic Center's Central Services in areas such as academics, finance, development, enrollment management and marketing.