Saint Joseph Regional High School

40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ, 7645



  • Secondary

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As a college-preparatory Catholic school that boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate, Saint Joseph Regional High School emphasizes academic excellence. However, it is the school’s supportive atmosphere that challenges young men to develop qualities that will serve them all their lives. With a student body of 520 and a student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1, classes are small (average class size is 23). As a result, students receive individualized attention in a close-knit atmosphere. Because many of our teachers are involved in coaching or extracurricular programs, they develop relationships with the students that extend beyond the classroom, says Michael Doherty, Vice Principal. In this way, students and teachers come to see each other as unique individuals. A quality Catholic education, diverse extracurricular activities, competitive athletic teams and a commitment to the arts have been part of Saint Joseph’s excellence since the school’s founding in 1962. Situated on a 33-acre rolling campus in suburban Montvale, New Jersey, Saint Joseph is an accredited member of the Middle State Association of College and Schools. Saint Joseph’s curriculum consists of a wide variety of college preparatory, accelerated, honors and Advanced Placement courses. Advanced students can also earn college credits through a partnership with St. Peter’s College. While graduates have been admitted to institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Cornell, Notre Dame and many others, Saint Joseph prepares students for both college acceptance and success. Technology and digital literacy are an integral part of the educational process at Saint Joseph. A multitude of technological devices and software programs help equip students and teachers with the digital skills and technologies needed to be 21st century learners. Saint Joseph has a state-of-the-art Media Center, four newly renovated science laboratories, an air-conditioned 450-seat auditorium, large gymnasium, television studio, guidance suite, two modern computer labs, and a serene chapel. To broaden the educational experience, 13 athletic teams and 30 clubs are offered. Known for its prospering fine arts program, Saint Joseph produces a winter musical and spring dramatic production that have garnered national recognition. With a rich heritage of athletic success, the athletic programs at Saint Joseph are built on the fundamentals of hard work, commitment to excellence and self-discipline. All student athletes are required to maintain high levels of academic success in order to represent the school on the playing field. Spend a Day at Saint Joseph Regional One of the best ways to learn about Saint Joseph Regional is to participate in the school’s “Spend a Day with the Green Knights” program. This unique experience is designed to give interested students a look inside Saint Joseph and experience what a regular school day is like. Prospective students can spend a day with a current freshman, attend his classes, eat lunch with him, and meet the school’s great students and teachers.