Congratulations! You have found the perfect elementary school!


You have found a Catholic school that has been (and continues to be) a sanctuary of academic superiority and strong religious formation for the children of Springfield and surrounding areas for the past 121 years. Thousands of children have found love, acceptance, and a firm foundation in which to grow as followers of Christ, within the confines of our walls.  We serve children from pre-school through 8th grade.

We take pride in our outstanding parental and community support, our comprehensive curriculum, and our passionate teachers! At St. Joseph Catholic Academy, we prepare our children for life! Children learn responsibility, loyalty, cooperation, generosity, compassion, hard-work and service to one another.  Our Christ-like attitude permeates all that we do. People often comment that St. Joseph has a “family-type” atmosphere. Just like a family, we take care of each other, protect one another, and encourage one another to be the best we can be.

I can confidently write all of the above words, because I KNOW St. Joseph is the best place for most children. My husband and I raised four children who are strong, upstanding, Catholic young men and women. Those same four children attended St. Joseph Catholic Academy and are the better for it!

I also KNOW that the teachers, staff, and administration dedicate their lives to raising our young leaders of tomorrow because I was also a teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Academy for nine years.

Give us a call. Come for a visit. You may be the next ones that God has chosen to be a part of this wonderful “family!”

God’s blessings to you and yours!

Mrs. Bonnie L. Johnson

Principal of St. Joseph Catholic Academy


"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth

Meet our coaches!
Father Denis Dougherty, OSB-our school pastor
Mrs. Bonnie Johnson-our school administrator
Mrs. Trish Wand-our school secretary

Meet our team of classroom teachers!
Pre-school: Mrs. Laura Miller
Kindergarten: Ms. Danielle DePinto
First Grade: Mrs. Cheryl Knox
Second Grade: Mrs. Shannon Perryman
Third Grade: Mrs. Miriam Jump
Fourth/Fifth Grade Multi-age: Mrs. Claran Aug
Sixth/Seventh Grade Multi-age: Mrs. Laura Eise
Eighth Grade: Ms. Tammy Ames

Meet our team of Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Physical Education and Computer Teachers!
Music/Choir: Mrs. Mary Gray
Band: Ms. Charlene Toler
Spanish: Mrs. Mariana Marquez
P.E: Mrs. Cheryl Knox
Computer: Ms. Lindsay Martin
Special Resources Coordinator: Mrs. Joan Nutting

Meet our team of classroom/all-school aides!
Pre-school: Mrs. Pamela Long
All-school: Ms. Lindsay Martin

Meet our cafeteria manager!
Mrs. Lisa Verdugo

Meet our school technician!
Mr. Hal Harvey

Meet our custodial team!
Head Custodian: Mr. Joe Brandel
Assistant: Mr. Jon Taylor

Look what our Development Team has “on it’s plate” for the 2013-2014 School Year

Our Development team works very hard to support our school. We are very grateful to each of them! Please help us show our appreciation by supporting these wonderful events. Thank you! (see the School Events section for more info)
  • Price Cutter Charity Championship Golf Tournament and Charity Auction
  • "All In" for St. Joseph
  • Beer and BBQ
  • An Evening at His Table

Photo tour of St. Joseph Catholic Academy

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