Ways to Give

For over 105 years, St. Joseph School has ensured each student achieves their full potential and creates a moral foundation in a close-knit community where educators partner with families.


We ask for your reflection on ways to support our St. Joseph School Community

  • Gift of Prayer
  • Gift of Community
  • Gift of Financial Participation 

As partners in our school family’s lives, our community is very important to the success of our students.

In you are interested in volunteering during school hours, you will need a volunteer badge.  Click here for directions.

If you have your badge, click here for the Sign-Up Genius to see what opportunities there are to volunteer.

Other opportunities to be involved include: Parent Ambassadors to give tours to prospective families or to plan outside of school activities such as Mother/Son Events, Fall Fest, Avalanche Express nights. If you are interested in any of these activities, please contact the Development Director at 717-755-1797 ext. 328 or development@sjy.org.


If you are willing to add a review to the following sites, that would greatly help our school to be noticed by new families.

Google: https://www.google.com Search for “St. Joseph School, York PA”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/St.Joseph.School.York/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/st-joseph-school-york-2?osq=St.+joseph+school

Great Schools: https://www.greatschools.org/pennsylvania/york/3648-St-Joseph-School/

Private School Review: https://www.privateschoolreview.com/st-joseph-school-profile/17402

School Digger https://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/schools/9999954462/school.aspx  (scroll down a bit to find the review section)

Tuition paid by our families covers only 67% of the cost to educate a child. In order to keep tuition affordable, our school relies on a parish subsidy, and fundraising programs such as the Annual Fund, and Race for Education to broaden our base of support and ensure financial stability.

Our budget goal is to raise unrestricted cash gifts from donors to meet immediate needs. All gifts received will be used for general operating expenses in the current school year such as:

  • Increasing tuition assistance
  • Updating textbooks and curriculum
  • Expanding teacher training
  • Upgrading technology in the classrooms
  • Enhancing art and music programs
  • Meeting rising utility and insurance costs
  • Maintaining building and grounds.

Donors include parishioners, school families, friends, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, and staff. We ask that you consider donating for the benefit of our elementary children and the dedicated teachers and staff.


Types of Campaigns:

Annual Fund

Race for Education


Planned Giving