Our Mission

It is the Mission of Saint Joseph/Marquette Catholic School to build community and educate the total child (spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, creatively, physically, and socially) in values consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ.


Catholic schools enjoy a rich tradition and heritage in our country, and they continue to be an inspiration for the educational system.

St. Joseph Marquette Catholic School takes pride in teaching, encouraging standards of the Catholic faith. Being the first school founded in the Yakima Valley by Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart in 1875, St. Joseph Marquette fosters the importance of tradition and community service.

Catholic Schools and St. Joseph Marquette combine the importance of academic excellence with the teachings of the Catholic Faith. The average class size of 17-23 students provides each student the benefit of attentive teachers and programs that encourage the development of each child’s unique talents from Pre-Kindergarten through Middle school.