St. Joseph Elementary School, San Jose

The Sisters opened St. Joseph's School back in 1940 and taught generations of San Jose children there. The school has closed, streets changed and a freeway built, but you may have memories or family stories of St. Joseph's safe in your heart. We'd love to hear from you.


  1. Attended St Joe's from 54 to 57 along with one older and one younger sister. Remember some of the sisters. Sisters Lucy, Mary Michael, Vincent, Peter (Principal?) I remember taking their lunch tray to them up stairs. The lunchroom was in the basement. My Mom looked in the lunchroom. To help pay tuitio.

  2. I attended St. Joe's in K and 1st grade along with my older step-brother and -sister. Our father was also an alumni. I have fond memories of those two short years and will be in San Jose next week. Can someone help me locate the old site with current cross streets so I can walk by?

  3. Holy Family Church was literally next door to St. Joseph School, at San Fernando and River St. That location is now where McEnery Park and the Hyw 87 are now located.

  4. Catherine, I went to school there from 1957 to 1965. The school was located on Delmas and Park Ave in San jose. The school was torn down in the early to mid 70s

  5. Correction, Tim Cervelli. I grew up on the 300 block of Delmas Ave and attended St Joe's from '58 to '67, K-8. I walked to school every day.
    St Joseph's was located at River St & Park Ave., one block south from Holy Family church located at San Fernando and River St.
    And to reminisce a bit, I was an altar boy at Holy Family from 5th grade until it was moved to South SJ.

  6. Starting in 1960, I was the first of 3 sisters to attend St. Joseph's 2yrs apart. I have fond memories of my time there and the life lessons learned there.

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