Learning at all ages empowers our thriving community

Education in St. Joseph is about curriculum excellence, hands-on innovation and choices to fit every student. We invite you to see firsthand that in in our community, education is an open door for every learning style.

The St. Joseph School District offers an International Baccalaureate program at the high school level. Active community focus groups and initiatives bring public school families to the table to foster student success collaboratively. Students also have access to unique learning opportunities at the Advanced Science Research Center at Hillyard Technical Center.

Parochial and private schools offer several options in a close-knit, student-focused atmosphere.

An innovative home school community offers several opportunities for engaged learning.

Missouri Western State University (MWSU) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and dual credit courses. Its four-day class schedule allows students to use their Fridays for a variety of applied learning experiences including research, internships, service learning and more. Students can also earn up to three free credit hours for completing volunteer work.

If specific programs are needed beyond the above options, we’re uniquely situated within access to several major interstates, and our location puts the city within an hour drive of several additional top-quality universities.