About Saint Joseph.

Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School is a fully accredited school with classes for pre-kindergarten students through eighth grade. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) accredits St. Joseph Regional Catholic School. St. Joseph Regional Catholic School is staffed by degreed and certified teachers and qualified staff chosen, supervised, and evaluated by the principal for their competence and dedication to the development of each student to his/her potential.

Mission Statement
The mission of Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School is to reach the minds, touch the hearts, and shape the souls of its students, while teaching them to know, love and serve God by serving others and by achieving this full potential.

Our Principal

Sr. Maureen Nwajiobi

Dear Friends,
I am very delighted to write to you all and to introduce myself as the new Principal of St. Joseph Catholic School, Baytown. My name is Sr. Maureen Nwajiobi, a member of the order of the Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy. I have been a religious Sister for the past 27 years. I am grateful to God for the wonderful opportunity that I have been given to serve as principal of this school.

Like my father who taught in Catholic schools for many years and served as a parish catechist, I had always wanted to teach in Catholic schools. I have a great passion for promoting the spiritual growth, human development, and academic excellence of children, and this I have done for more than 15years in Catholic schools where I have served both as a teacher, religion coordinator and a school guidance counselor. I hold bachelor’s degree in Education and 3 Master’s degrees. 

I thank you immensely for your interest in St. Joseph Catholic School, a fully accredited school in the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese servicing students in Pre- kindergarten through eighth grade. St. Joseph School promotes time-tested Catholic identity and values in the education of children.

St. Joseph School is a safe environment for your children, and our highly qualified, amazing, and lovely team of teachers and staff will nurture your children and provide them with all the necessary assistance they need to achieve academic success. We take into consideration the peculiarities of each student and respond accordingly to that student’s needs. Thus no one is left behind.

Catholic education is a treasure and a priceless gift you can give to your children and for which they will forever remain grateful to you. In addition to students’ academic work, we inculcate in them moral values, and teach them about the Catholic faith. St. Joseph school is a place where the values of love, respect and responsibility is emphasized and practiced, and where children learn these values very early in their lives. A choice of St. Joseph School for the education of your children is a choice that you will never regret.

Lastly, I look forward to meeting you all, to connect with you, to listen to your stories, your comments, and your suggestions. We will work together with you to ensure your children’s educational success. Kindly pass on the word about St. Joseph School to your families, neighbors, friends, parishioners, other parents, and all those you know. We will highly appreciate this. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone call. May God bless you and your family.

May St. Joseph our patron, pray for us.

Yours in Christ,
Sr. Maureen Nwajiobi, DMMM


School History.

The motto of the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools of Galveston-Houston, "We transform the World," expresses the sixty-eighth year commitment that Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School has made to the development of the whole child. Since it opened its doors on September 13, 1948, Saint Joseph has kept pace with changes in society while continuing its mission to provide quality education rooted in spiritual and moral values, to children residing in Baytown and it's surrounding areas.

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament were the school's first teachers. Although the Incarnate Word Sisters are no longer teaching at St. Joseph they remain very much a part of the St Joseph Regional School family. In 2009, the Vietnamese Dominican sisters joined the faculty of the school. Their presence among the children ensures the establishment of a strong Catholic formation in the student body. All of the advantages at Saint Joseph are made possible due to the strong support of the Pastor, Father John Lee, the parishioners of Saint Joseph Parish and Regional Parishes, and the dedication of the alumni, the parents, the faculty, and the staff who work together as part of the Saint Joseph family.