4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Our Tradition of Excellence

Science Fair

We are very proud of the awards and accolades for our faculty and students, which demonstrate our excellence in education and extracurricular activities:


  • Nazareth Scholastic Bowl: Two teams competed – 1 team in 3 rounds finishing in top 10 of 18 teams; 1 team in 5 rounds and won the competition.


  • Nazareth Scholastic Bowl: Two teams competed in 3 rounds and finished in top 6 of 21 teams.
  • Montini Math Contest: 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams competed; earned 6th place out of 445 students and 30 schools
  • Benet Academy Academic Bowl Competition: 7th grade team earned  1st place in History and 3rd place overall; 8th grade team earned 1st in English and 2nd Overall.
  • Nazareth Academy 8th Grade Math Contest: SJS earned 3rd place overall; One student earned 2nd place.
  • Nazareth Academy 7th Grade Math Contest: SJS earned 2nd place overall; Two students placed in 2nd and 3rd.
  • Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 11 Science Fair: SJS entered 7 projects; all students earned a medal – 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze; Four projects were selected to advance to State Science Fair
  • Athletic Highlights:
    • Volleyball: Girls 8A team finished season in first place with a 12-0 record and won DPL championship game
    • Football: JV and Varsity teams won the Suburban Parochial Football League championship games
    • Basketball: 8th grade girls won the tournament championship for 4th consecutive year; 7th grade girls had an undefeated season; 5th grade girls finished 1st for regular season and won playoff tournament


  • Nazareth Academy 8th Grade Math Contest: SJS earned 1st Place Team award; Two students placed in top positions
  • Benet Scholastic Bowl (4 Tests – Math, English/Literature, Science and History): SJS 8th grade teams took 1st place in Math  and Science, 2nd place in History and 2nd  and 3rd place overall; SJS 7th grade team took 3rd place overall
  • Montini Math Contest: With more than 420 participants representing 33 schools SJS 6th grade team took 10th place; SJS 7th grade took 9th place; SJS 8th grade team took 2nd  place (individual students awarded 5th place and 2nd place)
  • Athletic Victories:
    • Boys Football: JV – 5th/6th Grade Finished 2nd place in our division. Varsity – 7th/8th Grade finished the season 4-4.
    • Girls Volleyball: Both the 7th & 8th Grade teams won this year’s Bronco Bash Tournament hosted by Montini High School.  7th & 8th Grade A girls also won the DPL championship tournament.
    • Cross Country: 6th Grade girls and boys teams and 9 individuals repeatedly received ribbons; St. Joseph School co-hosted a cross country meet for 26 area Catholic schools; St. Joseph 2015 Alumni led the Downers Grove South girls cross country team to a 4th place at the state meet this fall.
    • Basketball: 5th Grade A boys team won the St. Peter & Paul 42nd Annual Trojan Classic Winter Tournament


  • Montini’s Annual Math Bowl Junior High Competition: SJS 7th Grade Mathletes earned 3rd place out of 500 competing private and public school students; Two students earned Top 10 honors overall
  • ICCP Math Competition for 7th and 8th Graders: With 146 participants representing 19 schools,     SJS 8th Graders had the Top 3 individuals scores and won the whole contest; SJS 7th Graders had the Top 2 individual scores
  • Illinois State Science Expo: 8th Graders won Gold and Silver Awards