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Quick Facts

​School Hours: 8:45 AM to 3:20 PM
Grade Distribution: JK to Grade 4
Student Enrolment: 337

Our Parish

St. Mary's Parish
51 Venison Street West, Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 1V1

About Our School

St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School is a JK to Grade 4 School in Tillsonburg, Ontario. St. Joseph’s opened on Frances St. in l964 and the first addition was completed in 1968. The most recent addition opened in 2004, when St. Mary’s Catholic School (now the Father Langan Parish Centre) was closed. The staff and students of St. Joseph’s and the former St. Mary’s were amalgamated in September, 2004 to form the present day structure at St. Joseph’s.


St. Joseph’s Catholic School consists of:
  • 16 classrooms (5 Kindergarten, 11 gr. 1-4)
  • A library and gymnasium
  • Staff and administration areas
  • A large snack program kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • ​A licensed provincial daycare facility

Living Our Faith

The staff and students of St. Joseph’s Catholic School have many opportunities to pray and practice their Catholic faith. These include:
  • ​Classroom liturgies as well as regular school-wide paraliturgies and monthly awards assemblies
  • A children's choir which ministers to school masses, as well as once a month at St. Mary's church masses
  • Celebrations of the Sacraments of First Communion (Grade 2) and Reconciliation (grades 2)
  • Regular Masses celebrated at the Church and in the school gymnasium
  • Benedictions, Stations of the Cross, and/or Holy Hours at the Church
  • A vibrant after school and/or weekend and/or summer youth program run by the parish
  • Masses marking key celebrations in the school and Church calendar years (opening of school, Christmas Family Advent Mass, End of School Year, etc.)


Transportation Information

Approximately 85% of our students are bussed. Students are served by Lang’s Bus Lines

School Safety

  • The parking lot and front walkway are visually accessible from the Principal’s and Secretary’s offices
  • All visitors must identify themselves verbally and on camera before being allowed to enter the school
  • The students' back playground/yard area is fenced in and gated. The gates are locked daily during school hours.
  • The staff and students have regular practice for various types of emergencies through fire drills, lockdowns, and tornado drills
  • Safe School’s Arrival Program is in place at St. Joseph’s which include:
    • ​​​Procedures in place for locking of exterior doors during/after school hours;
    • All parents, volunteers, visitors, and trades people are required to sign in at the Main Office;
    • Students who walk to/from school or who are picked up remain in the school until all buses have departed;
    • Other components, as communicated in current year Student Agendas