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4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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St. Joseph School voted #1 in DuPage County fourth year in a row!

November 3, 2021

St. Joseph School was recently voted the “Finest” in DuPage County in Suburban Life’s Reader’s Choice contest in the Grade School and Preschool categories.  This marks the fourth year in a row that St. Joseph Preschool has earned top rank, and the third year as top Grade School, a category that was new in 2019. The contest is run annually by Suburban Life, a local newspaper for Downers Grove and the western Chicago suburbs.

“We sincerely appreciate the support of our school community for voting us the top Grade School and Preschool again this year,” said Erick Passarelli, Principal of St. Joseph School.

This annual contest allows Suburban Life readers and the community the chance to recognize the best businesses and organizations in Cook and DuPage Counties. The contest is held online annually and voters may cast their votes once per day during a specific period of time.

“We pride ourselves on providing excellence in Catholic education in Downers Grove for over 110 years. Our school community is like a family, a second home, to our students and staff. They are the reason we are voted number one in DuPage County!” added Erick Passarelli.

Full results of the contest can be found here


We invite you to visit us to experience what makes St. Joseph School the #1 voted preschool and grade school in DuPage County!


Visit Us In Person

Open House Events

January 23
10 am – 12 pm
Prospective Preschool & Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about our award-winning school! Tour the school, meet our teachers and talk with current families.

January 30
10 am – 1 pm
Prospective Preschool through 8th grade families are invited to help us celebrate Catholic Schools Week and learn about St. Joseph School! Tour the school, meet our teachers and talk with current families.

Private One-on-One Tours

Call the school office at (630) 969-4306 to schedule a one-on-one in-person tour.


Visit Us Virtually

Click here to see panoramic views of our classrooms.


St. Joseph School is a warm and welcoming community that feels like family.

Click here to hear students, parents and teachers share their experiences at SJS.