St Joseph’s is a relatively small grammar school and our students, parents and staff recognise that our size is one of our strengths. If you choose St Joseph’s for your child, you can be assured that they will be known by name, cherished for their individuality and nurtured to be the very best they can be.
The size of St Joseph’s presents unique opportunities for social and emotional growth, relationship building, and high expectations both in and out of the classroom. Our students tell us that St Joseph’s is a place where strong relationships with peers and teachers is common place and they describe feeling known and appreciated as a whole person, not just a classmate, a student or a number.
Research has found that although a variety of factors affect student achievement, the greatest factor was the reduction of anonymity- going to a school where someone knows your name. We know that the outstanding academic achievement that our students enjoy year after year, consistently above the Northern Ireland Grammar School Average, is down to our teachers knowing our students and being well placed to offer tailored support to meet individual needs.