Thank You For Your Interest In St. Joseph Elementary School

Unfortunately, St. Joseph Elementary School in Bronx New York is now closed. We hope you will continue to pursue Catholic education for your child at another school within the Catholic Schools Region of the Northwest/South Bronx in the Archdiocese of New York, some of which are listed below.

We encourage you to visit another Catholic school at your earliest convenience to see how your child can benefit from receiving an excellent faith-based education.

Street Address: 1345 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
Principal: Mr. Steven Iuso
Phone: 718-538-5959 | Fax: 718-538-6369

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Christ the King School s primary goal is to create an atmosphere conducive to the total development of your child. This includes intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and social growth, so that your child develops self-discipline and respect for themselves and others. The school strives to build and live in a Christian community, so that your child can experience learning and living in the light of Christian faith and values.

School At A Glance: FREE Universal Pre-K; Grades UPK to 8; Faculty staffed After-school program; Breakfast and Lunch program; Computer Lab; Physical education; After-school Intramural sports; Special Education Assistance, Honor Awards, Altar Servers, Extra-curricular activities include: Art Club, Cheerleading, Yearbook, Student Council, Safety Patrol, Step Team and Recorder Club.

Street Address: 2465 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458
Principal: Mr. John Musto
Phone: 718-295-6080 | Fax: 718-561-5205
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel provides superior Pre-K 3, UPK 4, and Kindergarten through 8th Grade education, and has been serving God’s children since 1924. Utilizing technology with the best current teaching methods, and the adoption of a new, Enhanced Special Education Program, we believe in following a tradition of excellence in educating the whole child. Our school community, on every level, is committed to applying the tenets of Catholic values with high academic expectations to prepare students to be viable and productive members of society throughout their lives.

School At A Glance: Pre-K 3 Program, Universal FREE Pre-Kindergarten 4 Program, and Grades K-8th; AdvancEd Accredited; Follows New York State Next Generation Standards and Archdiocese of New York Guidelines; Administering MAP Growth Assessment and NYS Exams for Grades 3rd – 8th; Enhanced Special Education School as per the Archdiocese of New York (SETTs, Speech Pathology, OT/PT, Counseling, Resource Room); Enrichment programs include: Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer Education, and Library Skills; Spanish class after-school; Community Service initiatives; Departmental Grades 6 to 8; Sports programs include CYO Basketball and Chess; Extracurricular activities include: Drama Club, Art Club, and Band; Church Choir, Before and After School programs from 7:00am to 6:00pm for an additional fee.

Street Address: 2708 Briggs Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458
Principal: Mr. Robert Billings
Phone: 718-367-3081 | Fax: 718-367-0741
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Since 1923, Our Lady of Refuge has educated generations of children in the Bronx. The school serves a multicultural community and provides superior Pre-K (for four year olds) to 8th grade education. It combines the best of current teaching and technology with traditional values in a warm and caring atmosphere.

School At A Glance: Grades Pre-K to 8; Early start Program (drop-off at 7:15 a.m.); After-school Program (until 6:00 p.m.); Free Breakfast; Enrichment programs includes: Art, Computer, Band and Chess clubs. The school also has a newly renovated computer lab; Title I Services Available.

Street Address: 2195 Valentine Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457
Principal: Ms. Tara Braswell
Phone: 18-367-0453 | Fax: 718-733-1441
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Founded in 1928, St. Simon Stock is a Catholic School dedicated to preparing students for a successful and fulfilling future in academic excellence. St. Simon Stock offers a safe, nurturing learning environment that strives to empower students to achieve all they can in the light of God’s message of love and service, through a quality curriculum and moral standards. At St. Simon Stock, your child receives an education that prepares him/her to succeed.

School At A Glance: AdvancED Accredited/NCA – Grades Pre-K (UPK) to 8, (Full-day Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten); Departmentalized curriculum (grades 2 & 3, 4 & 5, 6 to 8); Free breakfast and lunch program; Ater-school program with nutritious snack; Academic Support Services include: English as a Second Language (ESL), Title I Math and Reading; TACHS Program (Test for Admission to a Catholic High School) preparation classes; Guidance counselor and full-time nurse on staff; Newly renovated computer lab with computers in every classroom; SmartBoard Technology in every classroom; newly renovated library; Enrichment programs include: Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer classes, Sacramental preparation, Mass and Prayer services, Community Service projects. Student Council, and Step Team Club available; Extracurricular activities: Yearbook, Winter and Spring shows, Stockettes and varying club offerings.

Street Address: 1909 Daly Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460
Principal: Ms. Jessica Perez-Maldonado
Phone: 718-893-7600 | Fax: 718-378-5531
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St. Thomas Aquinas School has been serving the West Farms South Bronx community for more than 100 years. St. Thomas Aquinas continues to provide a quality education based on Catholic values. Faith formation is infused in all aspects of the curriculum. The school s spiritual emphasis and technology integration are some of the focal points in preparing your child to excel and become good citizens. St. Thomas Aquinas School s mission statement is: Spirituality, Citizenship, Academic Excellence, and Respect.

School At-a-Glance: FREE ALL DAY Universal Pre-K (UPK) to 8; Full day Kindergarten; Early drop off program starting at 7:15 am; Free breakfast for all students; Hot lunch program; After-school program until 6pm daily; Computers in every classroom; Computer lab with laptops and wireless internet; SmartBoards in all of the classrooms; Enrichment program includes: Physical Education, Art, and Music; After-school Fine Arts program, includes: Piano lessons; Educational Support Services for reading/writing, math, and English as a Second Language (ESL), Guidance Counselor available; Resource room program with Individual Education Program (IESP) accommodations.

Financial Assistance is available to qualifying families while funds last.

*Note: The schools listed above are only a few of the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York. Click here to view a full list of schools.

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Ms. Leslie Guerrero and her colleagues will work with you to find a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of New York that is the right choice for your child(ren).

You can reach Ms. Guerrero by emailing her at:, or by calling our bi-lingual hotline (646) 794-2885 at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday to arrange a convenient time for a phone call or meeting.