About St Joe's

Our Story

140 years ago, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph, Minnesota built a school in Moorhead, with the hope it would instill the love of God in children from an early age. They surely had no idea they would become the staple in our community it is today. St. Joseph’s School has developed a reputation in our community that the Sisters would be proud of; rigorous, welcoming, and community-oriented.

Led by the Spirit, the mission of St. Joseph’s School is…

To Lead children and families to Christ within the Catholic Christian community

To Foster the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each person.

To Prepare our students to use knowledge and faith to be a light for the parish, community, and world.

St. Joe’s Family

St. Joe’s School is often referred to as an extension of family; people who come through our doors feel a culture that is welcoming and a place where Christ is alive. We are proud that for the last 140 years St. Joe’s has been providing Catholic education in Moorhead. Today we serve over 150 families from all over the metro area. Our families are a beautiful representation of our diverse community; as unique as our school population is, the commonality is a desire to participate in their child education with an assurance that Jesus is at the center of this work.

St. Joe’s In Numbers

Students Served


Years of providing education in Moorhead

  • 100% of graduating 8th graders were proficient in reading according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in 2019.
  • Over $200,000 dollars provided in tuition assistance 
  • 10+ service projects completed annually
  • 20% of students qualify for the federal lunch program
  • 60 minutes of movement built into each day for all students

Enroll Now in 3 Easy Steps



Enjoy a warm welcome and informational school tour with Mrs. Johnson, our principal, to see what St. Joe’s School can offer your family! Send us an email, call us, or complete the form below to request a tour and be welcomed by Mrs. Johnson.



At the end of your tour, Mrs. Johnson will share our application process with you. Complete our simple application for admissions using our online portal, TADS.



Upon approval of your admissions application, Mrs. Johnson will make your child(ren)’s enrollment official. You can look forward to hearing confirmation from us.

Get Started at St. Joe’s!

We look forward to welcoming you into our school, whether a prospective family seeking enrollment, an alumnus desiring to reconnect or friend who wants to see what is going on St. Joseph’s School – we look forward to hearing from you!


7:30 am – 2:45 pm