Established in 1958, St. Joseph the Worker grade school shares a campus with St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Madonna High School, and West Virginia Northern Community College. Pre-K is located at the Sacred Heart of Mary Parish campus.
We have a full kitchen, art/music room, science and computer labs, and a full sized gymnasium. We also have a new HVAC system.
St Joseph the Worker Parish was established in 1957 with the current church building dedicated in 1962. It is home to over 1000 registered catholic families and sits atop a quiet mountaintop neighborhood overlooking both St. Joseph the Worker grade school and Madonna High School. Recent updates to the nearly 5000 square foot structure include new roof, interior ceiling, paint and carpeting.
Madonna High School was constructed in the summer of 1955 to fill the need for Catholic secondary education and opened. It is co-located on a 12 acre parcel of donated land with St. Joseph the Worker parish and grade school in an isolated area at the heart of Weirton. Educating over 400 students at its peak, the 2-story building was completely renovated around 2010 with reinforced exterior, a new rear entrance, new windows, roof, HVAC, remodeled library, cafeteria and full kitchen. Other recent additions are upgraded technology infrastructure, lighting, security system and refinished gymnasium floor including a brand new digital scoreboard.
We offer a state-of-the-art technology driven curriculum with a recently updated language arts and math program and daily fine art specials in a catholic environment. Mass is celebrated weekly with the whole school.
We have a newly updated curriculum that allows students access to textbooks as well as e-books. Pre-K has 1:1 iPads. Grades K-4 have mobile Chromebook labs. Grades 5 – 6 are 1:1 Chromebooks. All students have access to Google’s G-Suite for education and the Smarty Antz online reading program.
For school bus transportation we utilize:
Hancock County buses for Hancock county students
Burgettstown buses for Burgettstown students
Weirton Transit service for Brooke County students from Weirton to Wellsburg.
For the safety and security of our students and staff, we ask car riders and walkers to follow our schedule and system for drop off and pick up. For more information please see our parents page of this website.
St. Joseph the Worker has been working to improve the safety of all students and faculty in the building during the school day by installing a new security system and buzzer entry system on main entrance ways. All parents and visitors must be buzzed in through the front doors which open into a newly remodeled front entry way which closes the school off to any outsiders. All outsiders must sign in and have office approval before moving into the school. St. Joseph is now equipped with outdoor and indoor security cameras that give the office staff total view of the entire indoor and outdoor school campus.
Our Campus Resource Officer is a full-time retired Weirton police officer.