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St. Joseph Catholic STEM School is an integral part of the rich history of Waconia, Minnesota, a thriving town of over 10,000 residents. Waconia is located 25 miles west of Minneapolis, on beautiful Lake Waconia. Families who choose St. Joseph for their children come from Waconia, Victoria, St. Bonifacius, Chaska, Norwood Young America, Cologne, Minnetrista, and other surrounding communities. We have served the spiritual needs of our Catholic community for over 160 years.

We provide an exceptional education encompassed in our Catholic Faith for students in Preschool through 8th Grade. Please join us for Mass and experience the rich traditions of our Catholic faith! Learn more about St. Joseph Catholic Community here!

Who are we at St. Joseph School?

Our faculty members are not typical instructors. They are passionate, mission-driven, vocational, faith-filled teachers who choose to work in a faith-based environment that helps young learners become disciples, scholars, athletes, and citizens. Our faculty continually study best practices in teaching and learning. They enrich their learning by studying our faith. They engage in service-based teaching and learning so that our students might understand that it is better to give than to receive.

Our faculty is composed of faith-filled, highly qualified, lifelong learners! 86% of our faculty have obtained or are in the process of receiving their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) certification and all faculty members continually engage in ongoing STEM instructional training. Our elementary faculty teach all core subjects to their students. Our middle school faculty are specialists in content areas (i.e. Science, Math, Social Studies, and English). Our faculty also includes a PE/Health specialist, two Music teachers, an Art teacher, a technology specialist, and a specially trained SmartLab facilitator—one of only two such teachers in the state of Minnesota.

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