St Joseph High School - A Catholic College Preparatory School
Celebrate Catholic Schools Week! Jan 27 - Feb 2!
Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year's theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Parents: thank you to everyone who has signed up to help us show our appreciation to faculty and staff during this week. If you'd like to contribute, click the buttons below to see what's still needed. Thank you for helping us make the week a success! 
Celebrating Diversity All Week Long!
This year we want to raise our awareness of how international the Catholic church is. We’ve asked the international clubs, the multicultural club, our international students, the World Language Department, and Campus Ministry to weave together the global foundations of our community.
Next week, students and staff will see evidence of these efforts on SJTV, in our classrooms, and in the cafeteria. Our school wide Mass on Wednesday will have an international flair and our own Mr Schmidlin will enlighten us with a lecture on the global issues facing the church today. The week will close with a potluck festival in the cafeteria to celebrate the Chinese New Year and African-American History Month. Read More.
College Acceptances for the Class of 2019!
While we know that there are many students still waiting on their college acceptances, we wanted to take a second to congratulate all of our Cadets who have been accepted to these great schools!
The Proof is in the People: Faculty & Staff Spotlights!
Carmen Pagliarella '73, Spanish Teacher

Mr Pagliarella holds a Bachelors from Fairfield U. and a Masters from SCSU. He has been teaching at St Joes for 4 years and currently coaches Girl's Tennis.

For 38 years, Mr Pagliarella taught in Stratford, CT as a spanish teacher, retiring in 2015 from Bunnell High School. While there, he served as the Head Coach for several teams, including:

  • Girls Volleyball (5 years); Boys and Girls Soccer (19 years); Bowling (17 years); Boys and Girls basketball (16 years) and Girls and Boys tennis (30+ years).

In 1993, he was chosen as the Connecticut High School Coach of the Year and in 2001, was inducted into Bunnell's Sports Hall of Fame. Mr Pagliarella has been married for 41 years to his college sweetheart, Cheryl, and they have one child, Christopher, who graduated from Yale. Christopher will be getting married this September!

"After retiring after 38 years of teaching, I accepted a Spanish position at my Alma Mater! Needless to say, I feel blessed to be able to teach among such special teachers and students. You can feel the familial atmosphere as you walk through the corridors, classrooms, during masses, at games, and pep rallies. I love that we can express and celebrate our Christian values and morals without repercussions. St Joseph High School is where I belong and I look forward to the daily challenges and adventures that lie ahead." ​
Class of 2023: Just One Week Left to Secure Your Seat!
We're so excited to have you join the Class of 2023! Here are three ways to submit your enrollment deposit by February 4:

  • Pay online at
  • Pay by check -- payable to St Joseph High School
  • Bring it in person! Visit us from 7:45am-3:30pm, Mon through Fri!
You Are Invited! Join Us for Upcoming Events in March!
Ladies Luncheon: March 3

You are invited to SJ's Ladies Luncheon - Sunday, March 3 at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield!

Join us for this sought-after luncheon featuring vendor shopping, silent auction, and fantastic raffles.

Proceeds from Ladies Luncheon benefit the Parent Association. Sponsorship and ticket sales are now being accepted...don’t delay as space is limited!
Hall of Fame: March 30

St Joseph High School's Athletic Hall of Fame Induction is a celebration and recognition of all those who performed with athletic distinction while at St Joes, or who have been instrumental  in the overall development and success of athletics at the school. 

Visit to find information on tickets, sponsorships, and ad information.
Big News from the Athletics Office!
St Joes Now Offers Wrestling!

St Joes is proud to announce the addition of a wrestling team to our 27+ sports teams!

Currently, there are five members of the team, which is coached by Mr Mike Smith. Students started practices after the Christmas break and had their first meet against Brien McMahon on Jan 12. Stay tuned for updates!
Football Indoor Tailgate!

You are invited to join us at Bad Sons Brewery on
Saturday, February 9 from 6pm-10pm for a night of Food, Drinks, Raffles, and Prizes!

The Hogs are hosting an Indoor Tailgate to celebrate the team's Class M Championship - winning their second straight state title AND scoring the most points ever in a championship game!

Proceeds will go towards the costs of Championship Banquet, Rings, and Apparel.
Playing for a Cure

Join us as both Boys and Girls Basketball play Trumbull High on Saturday, Feb 2 at Fairfield U. Girls play at 6pm; Boys at 7:45pm.

Tickets are $8 for both games and can be purchased at the game. There will also be raffles and auctions. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Campus Ministry Corner: Upcoming Events & Activities!
As a reminder, our Campus Ministry page is updated frequently! Check back often for additional opportunities or information at !

January 28, 6pm
  • Sandwich making at Holy Infant Church in Orange, CT for the midnight run to New Haven
January 29, 7pm
  • Midnight Run to the ESM Shelter in New Haven, CT
January 30, 2:30pm
  • Sandwich making in the Student Commons for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission
February 5 & 6, 5:30pm
Cadets: Show Off Your Artistic Skills!
Submit Your Work to the Amaranth!
Create Our Feast Day Holy Card!
Important Deadlines & Meetings!
Last Chance to Purchase an Ad for Your Grad!
Mandatory Student-Parent Meeting: Junior Class Trip
SJ's yearbook is an award winning publication staffed primarily by SJ students. 

The last day to purchase an ad for a grad is January 31! Click here to order yours today !

Order your award-winning yearbook today! (free for seniors). Click here to purchase!
There will be a mandatory student-parent meeting for all Juniors who will be attending the Class Trip to Quebec in February.

Date: Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30pm
Location: Huntington Auditorium

Questions: Contact Dr Marino.
Upcoming Open Houses for K-8 Diocesan Schools!
St Catherine of Siena School - Trumbull
Tuesday, January 29 at 8:30am

Find additional open houses and information by "Liking" the Facebook page for the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools! 
Recommended: The Price of Duty by Todd Strasser
Wounded in action, and in line for a prestigious Silver Star, Jake Liddell has been sent back home to recover before finishing his tour of duty. Jake comes from a long, proud tradition of military heroes, but nothing prepares him for the true horrors of war. In his brief return home, Jake must navigate his conflicted feelings as he tries to please his grandfather, a retired general, clarify his relationship with his girlfriend, and visit one former comrade and the widow of another. Strasser’s provocative novel is a timely, relevant critique of the American war machine and its dependence on idealistic and vulnerable young people.
Events & Registrations

School Liturgy
  • January 30
Academic Discipline Honor Society Inductions
  • January 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Student Appreciation Dress Down Day
  • February 1
  • February 5 & 6, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Delayed Opening
  • February 7
  • Classes begin at 9:30am

Register For:
Jan 26: Paul Fabbri hits a layup at the buzzer to give St Joes a 75-74 win in overtime over Stamford!
A Message from Nurse Miller:
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reporting influenza activity as widespread. It is important for us to work together to protect the health of all who attend and work at St Joes. Click here to read a letter from the Department of Health on how to keep you and your family healthy !
Thank You To Our Winter Community Partners

Interested in becoming a Community Partner?
Contact Michele Krasznai at
St Joseph High School | P: 203-378-9378 | F: 203-378-7306 | 
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