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Preparing Students to serve the world as strong Catholic leaders.

Why SJA?


St. Joseph Academy (SJA) is a close-knit, vibrant school, providing academic excellence in Preschool – 8thgrade preparing our students to serve the world as strong Catholic leaders.


Walk our halls; you’ll witness our value in action.

  • We are helping parents form the whole child by instilling:

    Strength in academics | Faith-formation | Leadership | Service & Character 

  • Our objective is to enable students to develop their heart and spirit to serve as God intends.
  • Our education philosophy is respect, accountability, and our commitment to others.
  • Personal attention, individualized learning, small classes, technology integration, caring teachers and challenging lesson plans add up to outstanding education outcomes.  SJA successfully prepares students for the rigors of high school and beyond.
  • We have placed added importance on technology integration in recent years.  Today’s classrooms are equipped with Clever Touch Boards and every student has a Chromebook for their use.
  • At SJA, we preserve the rich heritage of Catholic Christian education by means of daily Mass, regular confession, Stations of the Cross and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Non-Catholic students participate in the established curriculum and programs offered during the school day.
  • Welcoming, caring and dedicated – these are words our families use to describe SJA.  Our families are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s education process.

Our Mission

We, the Principal, Teachers and Staff of St. Joseph Academy, with the help of God’s Grace, strive to model for our children and their families a true Christian life, to help them grow spiritually, academically and socially, so they may face life’s challenges with courage, and gain the happiness of Heaven. 

Our Philosophy of Education

A Catholic school has one primary reason for existence: to instruct students in the truths of our faith, so that, accepting these truths, they may so live, that God “through Jesus Christ may carry out in them all that which is pleasing to Him.” (Heb. 13:21) Hence, basic to our philosophy as Catholic educators at St. Joseph Academy is instruction in the principles of Christian faith and morals – principles which may serve our students as guidelines in worthy earthly living in attainment of eternal beatitude.

Secondly, Catholic education aims to give students an excellent academic education. St. Joseph Academy accepts this second purpose and endeavors to provide its students with a thorough instruction in the basics of scholarly learning.

Thirdly, since children are social beings living in a social milieu, St. Joseph Academy strives to inculcate in its students principles of regard and courtesy: a respect for their own human dignity and for that of all other people.

Finally, St. Joseph Academy accepts the trust of instilling in its students a sense of true patriotism with its responsibilities of good citizenship.             

Composed by: Sister Mary Petronilla, SJW 1976

Catholic Identity

We are a Catholic Religious school, run by the Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker.  We serve students from the communities of Boone, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant, Pendleton and Owen counties, welcoming students of all faiths who participate in the established religious curriculum and programs offered during the school day.

Our Catholic identity is the solid foundation of all we do. Our faith and religious practices permeate the school day. As Christians, we are reminded by St. Paul in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” The mind needs to be filled with the words of Jesus found in the daily reading of Sacred Scripture at Mass. Then our thoughts can rise to God throughout the day in praise, thanks, adoration, contrition, and supplication. 

Parents, as the first educators of their children, teach them moral values that will benefit them throughout their lives. At St. Joseph Academy, we nourish these moral values in a Christian environment that encourages the students to openly profess their faith in God.


Saint Joseph Academy

Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade

Enrollment is now open for all grades.

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Mother Ellen Learning Center

Daycare / Aftercare / Summer

Enrollment for all services is now available. 

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Homeschool Support Program

Grades: 3rd thru 8th Grade

Enrollment for our Home-school Support Program (HSP) is now open. 

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Fill out a form to schedule a personal tour for your family.

Saint Joseph Academy has openings in all grade levels preschool thru 8th. We offer full-day Kindergarten. The Mother Ellen Learning Academy offers day care, after-school care, and summer care for children ages two to thirteen. Your child does not need to be enrolled at St. Joseph Academy to participate in our Daycare, After school Care, or Summer Care programs. Fill out the form below to schedule your tour of SJA with the principal or call/email to 859-485-6444 or


There are several ways to support St. Joseph Academy.

We are very grateful to our patrons and welcome any support.  If you are intested in supporting SJA or would like to patronize any of our patrons click on the link below.



Bulletin, Mass and Confession Times, RCIA



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2021-2022 School Calendar



Student online grading system

Welcome to Saint Joseph Academy!!

Strives to educate the whole child spiritually, academically, and socially.

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