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St. Joseph Parish School - Home of the Falcons

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Conveniently located off State Route 8 Exit  5 (Broad Blvd.), St. Joseph Parish School is found in the third block on Broad St. in Cuyahoga Falls, just five minutes north of Akron.  A Catholic elementary school for grades preschool through eighth, the school allows children to not only learn and grow in academics but in faith and as children of Christ.  St. Joseph’s offers several community service projects throughout the year to teach empathy and compassion for others.  It's mission is to proclaim the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, and help students apply that message in their daily lives while growing in faith, knowledge, and stewardship.  

Named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Saint Joseph's offers classes in traditional subjects as well as art, music, band, physical education, Spanish, and technology. The curriculum includes X-STREAM learning integrating content subject areas, allowing the opportunity for Problem/Project Based Learning, and hands-on discovery across all grade levels. Through its CYO program, St. Joseph students are able to participate in a complete sports program.  


Journey to J.O.Y.

St. Joseph Parish Middle School Students spent the day participating in a Journey to J.O.Y. - a Treasure Hunt Falcon Style! Our pirate groups traveled throughout Cuyahoga Falls on a scavenger hunt using smartphones to navigate to locations where they learned more about the strengths and selflessness of members of our community and forged new friendships among themselves. "Let J.O.Y. - Jesus, Others, You - Guide Your Life" is one of the three guiding tenets of a St. Joseph Parish School student. more photos



Washington D.C.

Our wonderful Eighth Graders had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for one final educational expedition as they finish up their final year at St. Joseph Parish School. They were able to see a multitude of landmarks in our nation’s capital. A good time was had by all!

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Congratulations to our St. Joseph School Graduates! May 25th was celebrated with a morning awards ceremony and evening graduation and family social. Prayers and well wishes to them as they begin their high school journey.

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X-STREAM lab keeps our 8th graders engaged in learning even during their last week at St. Joseph Parish School. This week's project: frog dissection.

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Congratulations to our St. Joseph Parish School Christian Leader Award Recipients. We are pleased this year to again honor those students who have exceptionally demonstrated living as a faith filled disciple of Christ here at St. Joseph Parish School. A boy and a girl from each classroom in grades 1 - 8, selected by her/his peers and teacher, were recognized for their charity in dealing with fellow classmates. It honors those students whose actions are centered in our Gospel values by practicing kindness and consideration towards others at all times.


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4th Grade Mathletes Raise $775 for St. Jude's

St. Joseph Parish School Fourth Graders raised  $775 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital through their annual Math-a-Thon. To raise money, s tudents ask friends and family to sponsor their completion of an entire math workbook, usually during the six weeks of Lent.  This is the 17th year St. Joseph Parish School has held the Math-a-Thon.  To date, students have raised more than $28,000. Students pictured in the front row are Carter Jansky, Gabriela Pluto, Lexie Jansky, Tommy Gaffney.  In the back row are Chase Voorhees, Ryan Tackett, Abigail Zackasee, Emma Bryant.

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 First Honors

Rogan Allen, Emma Ariyajasingam, Cecilia Bailey, Sophia Bailey, Joey Bee, Gabe Budzowski, Olivia Coffman, Thomas Conway, Paiton Hagen, Taylor Jansky, Cameron Kelly, Colleen McIntyre, Todd McMullen, Jaden Merideth, Eden Nichelson, Grace O’Dell, Meghan Ponyik, Erika Schmitt, Haleigh Schulda, Madison Serdinak, Ryan Sharp, Amaya Siders, Sara Streett, Hayden Tanner, Grace Whitestine

 Second Honors

Natalie Anderson, Grady Davis, Nicholas Herbele, Addison Herrick, Tori Johnston, Riley Jones, Logan Leenheer, Zander Maher, Nick Melchioris, Reese Nichelson, Ally Obney, Claire Owens,  Emma Reiter, Elena Rizzo, Mary Zackasee

Third Honors

Isabelle Coffman, Alyssa Colvin, Joe Conti, Dylan Feisthamel, Logan Feisthamel, Justin Herdlick, Soren Horak, Gabi Huryn, Cooper Jones, Ryan Kelly, Alex Kerr, Veronica Lynch, Kara Marino, Kristina Martucci, Connor Maxwell, Jocelyn McAninch, John Myers,Gabby Podlogar, Madalyn Reed, Matthew Snock, Ivan Spangler, Hannah Tondra, Joelle Valdez, Matthew Valdez


Students Construct More than 60 Easter Baskets for Summit County Childrens Services

St. Joseph Parish School students gathered items to create more than 60 baskets to be distributed through Summit County Children Services for Easter.  St. Joseph works with Summit County Children Services every year on this worthwhile project.  Pictured with the baskets they constructed are (front row l to r )  Nick Herbele, Kya Epps, Ryan Sharp, Haleigh Schulda, Paiton Hagen, (back row l to r) Joe Bee, Annika Nichols, Nick Melchioris, Joe Conti, and Zack Reed.

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph

On Monday, March 19 St. Joseph Parish School students celebrated St. Joseph Day in honor of its patron saint. Students attended a special mass in St. Joseph's honor. Just as St. Joseph proclaimed his faith through actions instead of words; students created a traditional St. Joseph Table to do the same. The table contains a statue of St. Joseph, flowers, candles, breads and sweets.There are many legends about people who prayed to St. Joseph in time of famine, and miraculously they were provided food.

With their St. Joseph Table, students raised $150.75 for St. Bernard's Hunger Center, and donated 50 loaves of bread to the Walsh Jesuit Labre program and 135 individual snack/cracker packs to Blessed Trinity Food Pantry.

Students Make a Big SPLASH Raising Awareness and Money for LLS

Throughout Catholic Schools Week, Saint Joseph students participated in many activities to raise awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  They listened to a LLS rep at an assembly, had a dress down day, put on a Penny War, and raffled off chances to soak the pastor (Fr. Jared Orndorff), the principal (Mrs. Carrie DePasquale), and the X-STREAM science teacher (Miss Megan Fearon).  The students brought in so many pennies, we are still counting to come up with the total money raised!  As of 2/5/18, the students surpassed their $750 goal with $1,000 in donations alone.  

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Thank You for Celebrating with Us

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Santa joins SJS 3rd Grader to Deliver Gift of Prayer



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STU Crew Brings Christmas Pageant to Danbury Woods

The Saint Joseph Parish School STU Crew (aka Student Council) made time to bring some holiday cheer and goodwill to the residents of Danbury Woods Assisted Living and Retirement Home in Cuyahoga Falls. The students put on a Christmas pageant complete with Christmas carols, instrumental solos, dance duet, and stand up comedy.  Afterwards the students socialized with the residents, praying with them and wishing them a Merry Christmas. Appeared on pA23 of the Cuyahoga Falls News Press 12/31/17.    press release & photos 


Students Make Christmas Cookies for Homeless

Saint Joseph Parish School students understand Advent is a Season of Service as they made cookies for the homeless to be distributed through Four Corners Outreach, Salvation Army, and St. Bernard's Hunger Programs . Pictured is fifth grader Amaya Siders decorating cookies. Appeared on page A19 of the 12/24/17 edition of Cuyahoga Falls News Press and on page A13 of the 12/17/17 edition of Stow Sentrypress release & more photos



St Joseph Partners with Walsh Jesuit on Labre Projects

St Joseph Parish School Partnered with Walsh Jesuit High School earlier this month to assist with the Labre Project, a ministry to the homeless.  St. Joseph students from all grades made & packaged bologna sandwiches to be distributed to Akron's homeless.  press release | photo gallery



Home & School Donates $7500 to Raise the Roof Initiative

St. Joseph Home & School Association President Shelly Zackasee (right) presents Fr. Jared Orndorff, pastor and Carrie DePasquale, principal with a check for $7500 for the Raise the Roof Initiative.  The Home & School Association is the parent organization that works to build community and fundraise for various school needs.  Raise the Roof is an ongoing effort during fiscal year 2018 to beautify the St Joseph Parish Campus including new roofs on most of its buildings.  The goal is to raise $200,000 with this initiative.  To date, more than $30,000 has been raised.


St Joseph Parish School Readers Beat the Heat with Ice Cream Social

Avid reader Nathan Booker is treated to an ice cream sundae for his participation in Saint Joseph Parish School’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Students who elected to participate had to read a required number of books during their summer break to be invited to the social. The number of books was dependent on the student’s grade level.  88 students were eligible to attend.



Rock the Red & GO TRIBE!

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In August, Blue & Gold Committee members (R to L) Pete Feisthamel, Melissa Ruegg, and Kristin Domonkos presented Principal Carrie DePasquale and Pastor Fr. Jared Orndorff with a check for $30,000 to pay for phase 1 of St. Joseph Parish School's 2017 through 2019 Technology Initiative which includes creating a 1:1 for grades 6, 7, & 8 as well as creating chromebook work stations for grades 3, 4, & 5.  For more info on the Initiative, click on the link below.  

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Belief Statement: We believe all children can learn and should be taught in a safe learning environment. We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to be taught with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning and to empower children to become confident, life-long learners. We believe students need to apply their learning in meaningful contexts. We believe a student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff. We believe parents are the first educators of their children; however, parents, teachers, administrators, and the Church community share the responsibility for preparing the children to be productive members of the Catholic Church and society.


  • School Info

    1909 Third Street
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

    Phone: 330-928-2151

  • Office Hours

    August 15, 2017 through June 15, 2018: Monday - Friday: 8am-4pm
    Summer office hours vary. Please leave a phone or email message, and someone will respond within 72 hours.
  • School Hours

    August 20, 2017 through May 25, 2018: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:15pm