St. Joseph's Elementary School

Nestled in a wooded landscape, St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary in Chemainus offers faith-enriched education to children from preschool through grade 7. The school’s skilled educators provide a safe and caring environment, and nourish each student academically, physically, spiritually and artistically. St. Joseph’s offers music and band programming, PE, and a Hul’qu’umin’um culture, as well as French language programs.

St. Joseph’s is an inclusive school, welcoming students of all backgrounds and abilities. Outdoor learning is an important component at all grade levels. Preschool and childcare is available on a part or full-time basis. Before and after school care is also offered for older children.

Please call 250.246.3191 for more information, or to arrange for a tour of St. Joseph’s school.

'St. Francis Way' featured in TAKE 5 magazine

Our students' Interpretive Trail project, 'St. Francis Way', is featured in April's TAKE 5 magazine. Ourdoor learning and care for our environment are important parts of our school's culture at all grade levels.

  • Click here to read the magazine online
  • Click here to view the video story on TAKE 5 News TV

Note: clicking either of the above links will take you away from the St. Joseph's School website.

When you enter the doors of St. Joseph's you just know your children are in a loving and nurturing place.
Cathy Tompkins Parent
My time at St. Joseph's School helped instill the moral, ethical, spiritual and family values that I have drawn on throughout my life.
Dr.Anthony St. Denis, PhD Alumnus
My favourite place in Chemainus is my school. I like the school (St. Joseph's) because it is a safe and caring environment. Kids in my school go on to do great things because of the loving and caring people who teach there.
L. Street Student