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“As Principal of Central Catholic High School, I emphasize the fact that high school is a fresh start, but your high school years will build on what you have experienced and accomplished over the last eight years.  As I interact with our students in various capacities – the classrooms, religious formation activities, student government, athletics and extracurricular activities, I always ask students where they attended elementary and junior high school.  These intellectual leaders, these spiritual leaders, these student government leaders, and these leaders in athletics and extracurriculars, come from a variety of schools, but it never fails, I constantly hear that a number of these students attended Sylvania St. Joseph School.  There are always former Sylvania St. Joseph students achieving great things here and significantly contributing to the Central Catholic High School Community.”
-   Michael Kaucher, Principal, Central Catholic High School

“Through her kindergarten year, I watched my daughter grow as a student and a young Catholic.  She began taking responsibility for her own learning and asking questions about her faith.  I watched her become a “reader and a writer” and a student who was interested in the world around her.  I credit her growth and faith development to the faith-filled environment of her kindergarten classroom and her teacher Sr. Rosemarie.  My daughter felt safe enough to ask questions and occasionally make mistakes, but she understood that she wasn’t alone and everyone at school would support her.”

“St. Joe’s students who attend Northview High School or Southview High School arrive well-prepared academically and socially for their high school experience. St. Joe’s strong academic program, coupled with a faith-based framework, enables St. Joe’s graduates to excel in the classroom and contribute to the positive climate at Sylvania high schools. SJS grads also assume active roles in community service projects. The faculty and support staff of SJS should be proud of the high school achievements of their graduates.”
-  Brad Rieger, Superintendent, Sylvania Public Schools

“We have chosen to send our children to St. Joseph School because it teaches them about our Catholic faith. Beyond providing life’s basic necessities to our children, passing on our belief and faith in Jesus is our most solemn calling as parents. The teachers, staff, and community at St. Joseph School partner with us in this important endeavor.  The Catholic faith is fostered and nourished through preparation for and participation in the Sacraments, and through daily prayer. These are integral activities at St. Joe’s.  All daily activities are immersed in an environment of Christian values and a common language of faith. This provides a vital context for learning. This Catholic backdrop offers a meaning to education that prepares children to hear and respond to God’s unique call to each of them.”

“St. Ursula Academy, Toledo’s oldest, all-female Catholic, fully accredited, college preparatory school, is proud to accept St. Joseph, Sylvania students who are exceptionally prepared for the demands of our high school.  St. Joseph’s students arrive prepared to embrace our core values, strong traditions, and rigorous curriculum.”
-Nichole Flores, Principal, St. Ursula Academy

“We have entrusted St. Joseph School with our children because we feel that it provides the best environment to challenge them academically, while creating a strong spiritual foundation on which they can build their future.  Our hope is that whatever they do in life and wherever they go, they will be provided the knowledge to succeed and the strength to live with reverence to God, their Creator.”

“St. Joe’s Sylvania does an outstanding job educating students.  Students are not only academically very strong, but many are confident leaders when they graduate.  I would recommend St. Joe’s Sylvania to any family interested in an outstanding Catholic education.”
- Brad Bonham, Principal of St. John’s Jesuit

“Upon moving to Toledo, our biggest decision was choosing a school for our four children.  With such a good public school system in Sylvania, was it worth the investment in a Catholic education?  In the end, it (SJS) was the right decision.  We feel the best gift we can give our children is a strong religious foundation and faith.  St. Joe’s nurtures their faith daily along with providing a superior education, dedicated staff and a beautiful facility.  In today’s world, you can’t put a price on that.”

“Any educator will tell you that success in high school and beyond comes not just from the knowledge and skills students acquired in grade school but at least as much from their “habits of mind” or “dispositions to learning.”  It’s easy to think of these dispositions, such as curiosity or engagement, as simply aspects of personality or as qualities children learn primarily at home, but surely they must be taught and nurtured at school as well.  Our family has seen them taught and nurtured at St. Joe’s day after day. The students live and breathe them.”

“The St. Joseph School (Sylvania) graduates who attend St. Francis de Sales are consistently among our top academic achievers, voted by their peers to be leaders in the school, and chosen as Knights of Honor for their qualities as Christian gentlemen.  The education these young men receive at St. Joseph’s prepares them very well for the challenges of the rigorous curriculum they are faced with at St. Francis, a premiere college preparatory high school.  St. Francis is able to build on the foundation they have received at St. Joseph as they strive to “be who they are and be that well” in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales.” 
- Eric Smola, Principal, St. Francis de Sales High School

"The firm foundation young women receive from St. Joseph Sylvania enhances Notre Dame Academy in so many ways.  They are brilliant leaders in student government, in clubs, and on the athletic field.  They are bold academic achievers with a global perspective.  They are beautiful in expressing their self-confidence in art, music, and on the stage.  They are blessed with compassionate hearts because of the Catholic formation they received from St. Joseph.  They are empowered young women competent and ready to take on the challenge of a college-prep high school."
-  Mrs. Kim Grilliot, Principal, Notre Dame Academy

 “St. Joseph is a school that cares about student success and will take the extra time needed to help each of their students to reach their goals.  In the daily curriculum, the students are taught about the importance of following the path of Christ in our daily life.  We feel this will help our children now, in the near future, and throughout their lives!”