Developing lifelong learners in service to God, country and community

We offer a wide range of high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities.

St. Joseph the Worker School offers classes for Pre-K through Sixth grade.  Pre-K through fourth grade are individual self contained classrooms.  Grades five and six are arranged in a departmental nature where the students change classes for various subjects.  Our program of studies is well-rounded, up-to-date, and adheres to the West Virginia State laws pertaining to education.  St. Joseph the Worker school has been classified as a “First Class” school in the state of West Virginia in accordance with its standards.

We are

St. Joseph the Worker:

W – Worship of God in the New Covenant
O – Outstanding Academics
R – Reverence for God
K – Kindness towards all
E – Encouragement, Example, Esteem for ourselves and others
R – Rigor in learning; Right judgement in Wisdom and Charity

I am thrilled that you are visiting our website and honored to greet you as you begin to learn more about St. Joseph the Worker Day School and Grade School. Whether you are reading this as a potential parent, a current St. Joe’s  family, an alum, or as a community leader we are excited to share all the amazing things taking place in our schools.

As I am entering into my seventh year as principal, I am excited to welcome a new and exciting year at both our school locations.

Our theme for the 2023-2024 school year is “We will soar on wings like eagles!” Our students learn that “We will run and not grow weary.” Isaiah: 40. We think and pray every step of the way!

We have over 30 students 6 weeks to two years old in our Day School and 131 students Preschool 3-6th grade in our Grade School. Situated in the  Northern Panhandle, we are centrally located between Pennsylvania and Ohio allowing our families to come from all over Hancock and Brooke counties in West Virginia, Burgettstown and Avella in Pennsylvania and Jefferson County in Ohio.

Why would families travel 30 minutes to attend our schools? It’s simple- We are a school of excellence instilling character and intellect, where every child and family are prepared and empowered to fully engage in any challenge they may face academically, personally and spiritually.

We work closely as a faculty, school board and parish to offer not only an excellent academic experience, but also a caring and inspiring environment rooted in a strong Catholic identity. We are always working on integrating technology and resources into our newly updated curriculum to allow us the opportunity to provide a more individualized plan of instruction for all of our students. We are also the only Catholic elementary school to have a full time resource officer and full time school psychologist that allows us to provide another layer of support and security to our students, faculty, staffIf, parents and parishioners.

If you are new or even a life-long resident of the area, we encourage you to schedule a visit. We would love to show you what we have to offer. If you are part of our alumni, stop by and let us show you all the new and exciting things taking place everyday.

No matter your interest in St. Joseph the Worker, thank you for taking your time to visit us on the web. We are so happy you did.

God bless,

Recheal Fuscardo

Years of Education


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School Based Health

The School Based Health Program began with the 2005-06 school year. The program is generously funded by a grant from The Sisters of Saint Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation and provides a nurse, guidance counselor, and a clerical aid position for the school.

Services provided for students and their families include:


  • Preventative Health Screenings
  • Basic First Aid
  • Classroom Education


  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Group Sessions
  • Individual Mental Health Assessments
  • Classroom Education

Additional Services provided for the parish and community:

  • Fall Health Fair
  • Health Screenings
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Hearing
    • Blood Pressure Checks
    • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index Monitoring
    • Scoliosis
  • Healthy Nutrition Education

Health screening provided to St. Joseph School also.

Program Staff

  • Jill Mullens, RN, BSN
  • Erin McFarland, M.Ed., LPC

Uniform Policy


August through October 31st and April to end of school year:

  • Navy blue shorts or Navy blue pants.
  • Carolina blue, or navy polo shirts with “St. Joseph School” scripted on the left chest.
  • White, navy blue or black crew socks.

November 1st through March 31st:

  • Carolina Blue dress shirts, navy tie, and navy pants.
  • Navy blue or gray sweaters zip up or pull over may be worn or St. Joseph Sweatshirt with the gym logo.
  • 8th graders only may wear the Approved Madonna Sweatshirt in place of the St. Joseph Sweatshirt.


August through October 31st, and April to end of school year: 

  • Blue plaid skort, skirt, or jumper! Navy blue shorts or navy blue pants.
  • Carolina blue, or navy polo shirts with “St. Joseph School” scripted on the left chest.
  • White, grey or navy blue knee socks.

November 1st through March 31st:

  • Navy blue or gray leggins may be worn under skirts
  • Navy blue or gray sweaters zip up or pull over may be worn or St. Joseph Sweatshirt with the gym logo.
  • 8th graders only may wear the Approved Madonna Sweatshirt in place of the St. Joseph Sweatshirt.

All Students

Uniform Shoes:

  • Black, navy, or brown loafer, boat, or dress shoes.
  • NO athletic socks or decorative socks.

Gym Uniforms:

  • Navy Blue only
  • White, black, navy or gray tennis shoes with non-marking soles may be worn to school on gym days
  • New gym uniforms must be purchased through NC Sportz.

Tennis Shoes for Recess:

  • All students should have a change of tennis shoes (no specific color) with non-marking soles in their homeroom. We will use the gym during recess when it is raining or the weather is bad.

Purchase Options

School Uniforms can be, but are not required to be, purchased from Pro 3 Services.

870 Main St.
Follansbee, WV 26037