Welcome to Saint Joseph High School
Founded in 1915. We are a Catholic parish high school located in Natrona Heights, PA above the scenic Allegheny River Valley. We are the oldest Catholic high school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Saint Joseph High School currently educates 200 students from 2 dioceses, 44 parishes, 4 counties and 21 school districts. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Saint Joseph High School has been educating students for nearly 100 years in academics, the arts and athletics. We regularly turn out National Merit recognized students, National History Day winners, award-winning theatrical productions, WPIAL championship basketball teams – and solid citizens. In fact, Saint Joseph High School is the only Pittsburgh Diocesan high school to be named a School of Excellence (formerly named Top 50 Catholic High School) in the Nation since 2006.
We believe that each person is called to spiritual and moral growth which is the ultimate goal of all curriculum and programs. Through an understanding of the Gospel message and active participation in Liturgy and prayer, each student is encouraged to grow in relationship with God and neighbor.
We believe that each person is called to make the Gospel visible in the world. Through an assimilation of the Church’s social teachings and recognizing the dignity of each human being, each student is invited to work to build up the Kingdom of God.
We believe that each person is called to act with integrity. Through the teachings of Jesus Christ, each student is challenged to act with truth regardless of the consequences.
We believe that each person is called to continuously seek truth, information, and knowledge. Through a college preparatory program that encourages academic excellence and challenges students to think critically and creatively, while at the same time remaining flexible enough to meet the educational needs of all, each student is motivated to take ownership for their own learning and seek solutions to life’s problems in the light of Christ’s teachings.
Entering college with 30 credits from SJHS has given me the opportunity to earn my Bachelor's degree in three years and become involved with many other academic and non-academic interests. Graduating an entire year early has allowed me to pursue a Master's degree with the same amount of time and tuition most students spend to earn their undergraduate degree.
Julie Hetu '15
The value of a Saint Joe’s education is the best value in our family budget. Our SJHS alumni children have saved us 13 years of college tuition due to the college credits in high school they earned and because of the education they received!
- Francine and Tom Klawinski parents of ’10, ’12, ’14, ’17