Why A Catholic School
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 attentative teachers and programs that encourage the development of each child’s unique talents from Pre-Kindergarten through Middle school.
The registration process for a new family begins once the family calls or visits the school to inquire about St. Joseph/Marquette. Our registrar will encourage families to arrange a time to take a personal tour of the school; there they can learn first hand about the environment, the campus, and academic and religious programs. Following the tour, the family will receive an informational packet, containing a brochure about the school, curriculum information for their child’s specific grade level, and financial papers.
Once a family has decided to enroll their child at St. Joseph/Marquette Catholic School, they should call the registrar to place their name on a registration list. We begin placing families on our registration list on the first school day in January.
When our current family re-registration process is completed, new families will be contacted to complete the enrollment process. This process may include a classroom visit, a tour of the school (if not done previously), and a personal visit with the principal. Once this is completed, the family will be accepted into our school community. The family will complete the financial portion of the registration process: registration fees, promissory note, and registration forms including the child’s immunization records, baptismal and/or birth record.
Registration for current families begins on the second week of February. Following a mandatory parent meeting, re-registration packets are distributed to each family. Families complete the re-registration form and return it along with the registration fees to the main office. Included in the packet is the promissory note, which families use to select their tuition level, payment schedule, and the appropriate fees for their children.