It’s not easy to put it into words, as the real difference is in our culture – which probably has to be experienced first-hand to be really understood.
Our difference is most evident in the behaviour of our students – from their sense of community, their respect and support for others, their confidence and courtesy, their aspiration and achievement, their effort, enthusiasm and eagerness to help.
It is equally present in every interaction between staff and students – the mutual faith and trust, the care and support, the recognition that everyone is here to enjoy their time and to do everything the best they can.
You will get an immediate impression by simply walking up the drive – into 60 acres of beautiful parkland near to the centre of Ipswich, providing the backdrop to the really important lessons in life, to a wealth of memories, and long-lasting friendships. Children who come to St Joseph’s either as day or boarding pupils have an unforgettable experience that forms a rich foundation to the rest of their lives.
Offering a seamless education from Nursery and Reception to Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form, the College aspires to help to produce confident young people ready to take their place in the adult world.
In these pages you can find out more about what makes us tick – our ethos. And you can also take a look at where we have come from – our history. You can also see where we are headed by reading our College Development Plan and details of our ambitious Building for the Future programme.
But best of all, come and see for yourself what makes us different by joining us at a formal or informal Open Day, or just arrange a private visit. Every day is an open day at St Joseph's.