St. Joseph Catholic School
123 SW 6th
Chehalis, WA 98532
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Every day we pray:
"O Heavenly Father, watch over me while I am here at St. Joseph's School so I will become a responsible, caring, productive citizen and a lifelong learner. I will try to live as Jesus would live and learn my lessons as best I can. Thank you for my teachers and continue to bless them ... "
History and Mission
St Joseph's School, originally called Holy Rosary Academy, was founded in 1885 by the Dominican Sisters of Edmonds. The present building opened in 1923 as St Joseph's School. We are now entering our 79th year of providing a Christian school alternative to our community for children in pre-school thru the 8th grade.
Our school's mission is to continue the teaching ministry of Jesus Christ. We promote the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional development of our students. We expect out students to become community leaders and to excel in their studies.
Our school serves 6 regional Catholic churches as well as several non-catholic students. We are the only Catholic school in Lewis County.
Results from our recent parent survey showed the top reasons why our parents choose St. Joseph's School:
A Child's Prayer
God make my life a little light,
Within the world to glow;
A tiny flame that burneth bright
Wherever I may go.
God make my life a little flower,
That giveth joy to all,
Content to bloom in native bower,
Although its place be small.
God make my life a little song,
That comforteth the sad;
That helpeth others to be strong,
And makes the singer glad.
God make my life a little staff,
Whereon the weak may rest,
That so what health and strength I have
May serve my neighbors best.