St. Joseph is a Private Middle School in Mountain View, CA, offering students a Catholic-faith based education. We have programs from TK through Grade 8.
We strive to balance traditional studies with physical education and arts, rooted in the Catholic faith. Our Catholic middle school programs from grades 6 to 8 will ensure your children gain a well-rounded education that sets them on a path to excel in high school, college, and the real world.
The St. Joseph middle school curriculum builds upon the fundamentals that students learn during their time in our elementary school programs. In our middle school program, we integrate critical thinking and collaborative projects so that students discover the value of both independent thinking and working together.
We help develop every child’s potential through social, character, and emotional development balanced with a push to inspire and challenge them to ask big questions about the real world beyond the classroom walls. Learning from experience, and gaining the necessary skills for their future is one of our most important goals. And our previous experience over many years in education has proven to equip students with what they need to succeed.
Middle school students are immersed in our core knowledge and faith areas like language arts, mathematics, music, physical education, religion, science, social studies.
Middle school students are encouraged to examine all sides of a problem, ask questions to gain information, and work to create the right solution to a problem individually and collaboratively.
Studying skills, learning skills, and completing homework are essential to success at St. Joseph, but our students find joy in the challenge with the right motivation.
Catholic Middle School Academic Facts
At St. Joseph, maintaining a balance between typical studies with fine arts, physical education, and Catholic faith is our focus in order to give our students the well-rounded education they need. Our goal as a private middle school is to set our students on a path to excel in their future studies in high school, college, and beyond. This is one of the reasons why our academic statistics are so strong compared to other options in the area.
Number of Students
Student Teacher / Ratio
Student Population by Ethnicity
Unknown / Not Reported 59%
Hispanic / Latino 46%
Afro American 2%
Native American 1%
Student Population by Gender
Catholic Middle School Academic Achievement
At St. Joseph School, are proud to share our most recent academic data with you. The graphs below share St. Joseph School’s February 2020 STAR testing data to the end of the 2019 school year CAASPP data of our nearby district, county and state. Our private middle school education programs excel beyond the other schools in the local area.
Middle School Awards
Awards are a way for us to recognize special achievements and instill motivation in all of our students. St. Joseph School awards various levels of performance with certificates, such as Honors, Principal’s List, and Perfect Attendance to students in grades 6 to 8. In addition to these awards, students have the opportunity to earn recognition for Christian service in the middle school Service Block for students in grades 6 to 8.
Perfect Attendance (6-8)
given to students who have no unexcused absences or unexcused tardies during the trimester.
awarded to students who earn a 3.5-3.79 G.P.A. in Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies with no grade lower than a B-
a passing grade in P.E, Art and Music
Meets Expectations (M), Approaching Expectations (AE) in all General Behavior Expectations
Principal’s List (6-8)
awarded to students who earn a 3.8-4.0 G.P.A. in Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies with no grade lower than a A-
a passing grade in P.E., Art, and Music
Meets or Exceeds Expectations (M) in all General Behavior Expectations
The grade point scale for determining Honors and Principal’s List is as follows:
A 4.0 B+ 3.3 C+ 2.3 D+ 1.3
A- 3.7 B 3.0 C 2.0 D 1.0
B- 2.7 C- 1.7 D- 0.7
A student suspended during a trimester or on behavioral probation is not eligible for Honors, Principal’s List, or Young Christian Awards for that trimester.
Report cards are issued three times a year in Grades 6-8.
Accessing Student Grades
Parents and students in grades 6-8 can view grades online using PowerSchool.
A (93-100) A- (90-92) B+ (87-89) B (83-86) B- (80-82)
C+ (77-79) C (73-76) C- (70-72) D+ (67-69) D (63-66)
D- (60-62) F (< 59) P (Pass) NP (No Pass)
A (Very Good) B (Good) C (Satisfactory) D (Unsatisfactory/Below Grade Level) F (Failed)
√ (Improvement needed in subsection checked) , NG (Not Graded). P (Pass) NP (No Pass)
Explore Our Catholic Middle School Programs & Curriculum
Grades TK-8 have art once a week. The students learn to make many different types of art such as ceramics, sketching, water coloring, oil pastels, chalk pastels, printing, and much more. The art created by the students is always showcased throughout the school.
Language Arts Curriculum
“Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Book” Publisher – McDougal Little
“Spelling Sourcebook for 6th Graders” Publisher – Egger Publishing
8th Grade Math including Pre-Algebra – “Big Ideas Math: Course 3” – Publisher – Big Ideas Learning, LLC.
Application – ALEKS and Mathletics
Available for all grades
All students participate in two performances a year: one at Christmas and one in the Spring.
Available for grades 6th – 8th
Beginning-Advanced Instrumental program offered after school.
Available for grades 6th – 8th
St. Joseph School has enjoyed a robust Choir program for many years. Mr. Joseph Pigg volunteers his time to work with and teach over 30 students, at 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 Friday mornings to help students with the complexities and beauty of Christian music. Our choir sings at all of the school Masses as well as once a month at the Family Mass held at our Parish, St. Joseph Church. They also compete in the Choir festival in April, held by the Diocese. Any 4th-8th student is welcome to join.
“Why Teach Physical Education?”
Physical education contributes to every student’s health and well-being, and it’s an instructional priority for California schools. Every student is entitled to a high-quality physical education program providing every student with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to lead a physically active lifestyle.
Motor Skill Development
Most students do not develop the proper technique or understanding of movement and motor skills on their own, and that’s why proficiency in movement and motor skills allows greater enjoyment when one participates in individual and team sports. Also, proficiency in sports carries over to other life skills.
Football, Throwing & Catching
Football, Punting, Kicking & Flag Pulling
Trash Can Football with Flags
Fort Knox, Capture the Chicken, Cat & Mouse Dodgeball