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

  • 540 students in PreK-4 through 8th grade
  • 100% of faculty with state teaching certification 
  • Over $1 million in high school scholarships awarded to our 2017 graduates
  • 100% of our 8th grade graduates accepted to their first choice high school
  • 13:1 student to faculty ratio  

Achievements

A 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Bronze status for two years in a row for our PBIS program.
Our First Lego League Team was awarded the 1st place Core Values Award in a recent tournament at Boys' Latin School of Maryland.

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 - Fullerton is a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)School! PBIS assists schools in moving toward school-wide behavior systems that address the entire school, and the individual students with challenging behaviors. These systems define school rules and expectations, provide training about the rules, and offer feedback through acknowledgements and corrections.  

As a PBIS school we use positive reinforcement, including praise, incentives, and
rewards to encourage positive behavior. We use this data along with demerit/detention data to evaluate where modifications need to be made to improve student behaviors.  St. Joseph School - Fullerton uses PBIS in various areas of the school, including the classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, and playgrounds. Teachers use reward systems
within their own classroom in conjunction with a school wide reward system to
encourage positive behavior. The students understand this school wide program
as being part of the PACK. In order to be part of the PACK, students will Pray, Accept Responsibility, Cooperate, and Keep Trying. Students receive PACK tickets when following school rules/expectations and will be acknowledged. A portion of the ticket will be given to the student to take home and the other portion will be placed in the school-wide bucket for weekly drawings.  The students are also given opportunities to participate as role models, performing skits, and serving as data collectors.  


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.