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    Through Catholic values, St. Joseph School implements an academically rigorous and spiritually rich curriculum. St Joseph students learn, in a safe and disciplined environment, to care for themselves and others and to accept responsibility for making a just and loving society through the generous use of their personal talents and gifts.

    The Mission of St. Joseph School is to celebrate the uniqueness of each student through a rigorous academic program. Nurtured in a faith community blessed with many cultures, gifts and talents we build lives of service in the spirit of our Hawaiian tradition of Aloha.

News, Events and Announcements

SJS Challenger Fundraising Opportunity


Yearbooks for Sale!

Yearbooks dating back as far as 1970 are for sale.  Prices range from $25-$50, depending on the condition of the books.

If you are interested, contact: Miri Sumida at msumida@sjshilo.org.

Alumni Gallery 

SAT Classes 2014-2015

SAT Fall 2014

Click for PDF version: SAT Fall 2014


“In line with the Hawaii public school system and at the recommendation of the State and County Civil Defense, St. Joseph School will be CLOSED on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 to help ensure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.  All afterschool activities, meetings and any school events are cancelled for those two days.On Wednesday, August 6, St. Joseph will hold classes and close at 12noon as planned.  While the true nature and force of these storms are uncertain, we want to ensure that all our community members can plan accordingly and make appropriate arrangements for emergency action as necessary. We will pray that these storms pass the islands without incident.

God Bless you all and keep you safe.”

Dr. Llewellyn Young

2014-2015 Enrollment Contracts are due!

REMINDER: 2014-2015 Enrollment Contracts are DUE!  

Call the school office (935-4936) for more information or help.

New Principal at St. Joseph School

Fr. Samuel Loterte, SSS, pastor of St. Joseph Church, has announced the appointment of Dr. Llewellyn K. Young, Jr., to be principal of Hilo’s St. Joseph School.  Dr. Young will succeed Deacon LeRoy Andrews who has served as Interim Principal for the past year.  A native of Kauai, he did his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Dr. Young holds a Doctorate degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational administration from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  Serving both here in Hawai’i and on the mainland, he has accumulated over sixteen years of experience in educational administration and leadership. Since 2010, he has been associated with Arizona Western College at Yuma as Dean of Enrollment Services, while also teaching in the Business and Liberal Arts Division. Prior to this, Young served as an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Campus Operations at Northern Arizona University as well as Project Director of the UH College of Education, Hawai’i Leadership Academy.

St. Joseph School is the Big Island’s only Catholic school.  It has a diverse, multi-cultural student population with a long tradition of academic excellence.  It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Western Catholic Education Association and the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools.

IMG_0505This St.  Joseph School community extends a warm aloha to Dr. Llewellyn Young as he takes on his new duties as Principal of St. Joseph School.  He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to lift St. Joseph to a higher level.  He is committed to the school’s mission and shares our values.  I am very happy that Dr. Young has taken on his responsibility.  He is a perfect fit for our school and I pray that God will bless him in every way.” – Deacon Leroy Andrews


Awards & Affirmations


Graduation and moving-up ceremonies 2014
written by Jaci Shinoda

St. Joseph School’s outstanding students have been studying, performing community service, and excelling at athletics all year, and our May 16th Awards Assembly acknowledged students’ commitment to excellence. Our program included scholarship awards for returning St. Joseph students, higher education awards for our graduating class, and scholarly accolades presented by Academic Dean Mrs. Susan Wehrsig.

Our Service Learning Awards recognized students’ generous volunteer contributions throughout the year. Coaches gave heartfelt speeches, and handed out numerous trophies and medals to state finalists and participants during our Athletic Awards segment. The traditional Candle and Rose ceremony signified the transfer of leadership to the upcoming classes, who presented gifts to our graduating seniors. Our St. Joseph School Community joined in to sing our alma mater at the program’s conclusion.

St. Joseph Church hosted joint Baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies on May 23rd, which carried positive aspirations and sage advice for the future, including heartfelt blessings from St. Joseph Church celebrants. The co-valedictorians expressed gratitude for their class, families, friends, St. Joseph School ‘ohana, and to God, who made this wonderful day possible. Family and friends proudly applauded as our seniors were granted multiple honors, including scholarships, special recognitions, and subject awards. Graduates marched down the aisle once more, family and friends demonstrating an outpouring of aloha by draping graduates with colorful lei.

Here at St. Joseph School, excellence is expected, encouraged, and always celebrated as a great achievement. We are a group of unique individuals who positively contribute to our society with methods characterized by the faith, values, and success of our achievements at St. Joseph School. Congratulations to our Class of 2014, and to the St. Joseph School Community, as we work toward a bright future!

SEE MAY/JUNE NEWSLETTER ISSUE FOR MORE: Cardinal Newsletter May/June 2014

2014 Second Semester Principal’s List and Honor Roll

Honor Roll 2nd Sem May 2014

Summer P.E. and Orientation for Online Course begins!

Orientation meeting for
all registered and new registration scheduled for
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
in the St. Joseph High School Library.


  This is a one credit course which requires on-line work and on-site fitness conditioning and assessment.

Online Course: April 28 to May 31, 2014
On-Site Course: June 2 to June 13, 2014

Click below to download registration information and documents:

Summer pe cover letter 2014
Summer PE Registration Documents 2014

For more information call the main office at St. Joseph School: 1-808-935-4936

New Sports Article “Spring In Their Step – Cardinal Athletics”

Spring in Their Step written by Jaci Shinoda

Academics Alumni Calendar Principal Parents