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The patron Saint of our School - St. Joseph, is known for being the husband of Mary. He is patron of the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice. We celebrate two feast days for Joseph: March 19th for Joseph the Husband of Mary and May 1st for Joseph the Worker.

This school's name honours the prominent place of St. Joseph in our Catholic faith. The school was founded in 1961 and has been located at its current site since 1991. The first principal was Sister Flora.

Did you know that...

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary is a giving school community. 
  • Our students consistently raise funds to support United Way, and the Terry Fox Run. 
  • The use of a common language at St. Joseph is to highlight the importance of respect for God, self, each other and the community creates a warm and inviting atmosphere each and every day.

School Statistics:

Student Enrolment


Number of Staff


School PTR


Special Programs

  • English Language instruction for JK - 8
  • Core French grades 4 - 8
  • Special Education Services. 
  • Full Day everyday Kindergarten
  • CASA Program - Centre for Autism Spectrum Assistance Program
  • Snoezelen Room
  • Northumberland 'Y' before and after school day care
  • Northumberland Cares for Children services

Facility Highlights

  • Health room with full bathroom. 
  • Library with office room 
  • Two special education instructional areas 
  • Supply room 
  • Book room 
  • Two photocopying areas 
  • French room 
  • Gym with change room and elevator 
  • Kitchen with cooking facilities 
  • Staff room 
  • Playing field with ball diamond 
  • Play equipment 
  • Paved area for basketball 
  • Sun shelter 
  • Marked parking area with one-way entrance and exit.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 
Time Event
8:05 A.M Supervision
8:20 A.M. Entry Bell
9:55 A.M. - 10:10 A.M Recess
11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Lunch
1:50 P.M. - 2:05 P.M. Recess
 2:50 P.M. Dismissal 

Parish Information

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School School is a welcoming community with a mission to assist all students to achieve their spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional potential in a caring environment.

Academic programs at St. Joseph School exist 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.

The school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with its affiliated parish, St. Michael Catholic Church, led by Fr. Andrew.

St. Michael Catholic Church 
379 Division St. 
Cobourg, ON
K9A 3R7
Telephone: 905-372-6844