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The patron saint of the school is known for his willingness to do immediately what God told him to do. He exemplifies patience, kindness and hard work.

This school's name honours the prominent place of St. Joseph, as the adoptive father of Jesus, in our Catholic faith. The school was founded in 1961 and was renovated at its current site in 2000, and again in 2014.

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School Statistics:

Student Enrolment


Number of Staff


School PTR

Special Programs

 Empower Reading Program, Choir, Nutrition Program, Eco-Club, 

Inter-school athletics, Intramural Program

Facility Highlights

Large Gymnasium.
Automated Library.
Large play area and student yard.
Smart Boards in every classroom
Air conditioned building.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 
Time Event
8:15 A.M Supervision Begins
8:30 A.M. Classes Begin
10:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M Recess Gr. 1-8
11:00 A.M. - 11:37 A.M. Recess FDK
11:37 A.M. - 11:57 A.M. Lunch
 11:57 A.M.-12:37 P.M. Lunch Recess Gr. 1-8 
2:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.  Recess Gr. 1-8 
 2:40 P.M. - 2:55 P.M. Recess FDK
2:55 P.M.  Dismissal

Parish Information

Academic programs at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School exists within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community. You can read our Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE) for additional information. Students receive sacramental preparation within the classroom but the sacraments are celebrated within their home parish.

Our school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. As we are the only French Immersion School within Clarington, our students are members of parishes throughout Clarington.

For more information regarding our parishes' activities, please visit their respective websites: 

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Bowmanville Parish 
Priests: Father Craig and Father Isreal
127 Liberty Street South 
Bowmanville, Ontario 
L1C 2P5 
Telephone: 905-623-3233 

St. Therese Catholic Church, Courtice 
Parish Priests: Father Antony Ezeonwueme and Father Collins Okafor
3800 Courtice Road North 
Courtice, Ontario >
L1E 2L5 
Telephone:  905-436-2126 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Newcastle 
Parish Priest: Father Peter Seabrooke 
 214 King Street East 
Newcastle Ontario 
L1B 1H5 
Telephone: 905-987-5446