St. Joseph Central High School (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)

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Saint Joseph Central High School
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St. Joseph Central High School
22 Maplewood Avenue
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, (Berkshire County) 01201
United States
Coordinates 42°27′17″N 73°15′3″W / 42.45472°N 73.25083°W / 42.45472; -73.25083Coordinates: 42°27′17″N 73°15′3″W / 42.45472°N 73.25083°W / 42.45472; -73.25083
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1897
School district Diocese of Springfield
Principal Dr. Amy Gelinas
Grades 912
Enrollment ~ 150
Average class size 15
Student to teacher ratio 7:1
Campus size small
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Purple and Gold         
Athletics conference Berkshire County League
Mascot Crusaders
Nickname St. Joe
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Tuition $6,750 (without parish assistance)
Affiliation Diocese of Springfield
Athletic Director Lori Cote

Saint Joseph Central High School is a private, college preparatory, Roman Catholic high school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Saint Joseph offers a co-educational intensive college preparatory curriculum to students in grades 9 through 12. SJCHS has a strong international student community with students from Korea, China, Austria, and Spain, but does not offer boarding facilities. International students live with local host families. Former principal Francis X. Foley announced his resignation in June 2013, and has been replaced with Dr. Amy Gelinas.[2]


Saint Joseph Central High School was established as Saint Joseph Academy by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1897 in downtown Pittsfield. It moved to its present location, 22 Maplewood Ave, in 1942. [3]


Saint Joseph offers various varsity sports. Boys teams include soccer, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse. Girls teams include volleyball, soccer, basketball and softball, Co-ed teams include cross-country (running), alpine skiing, swimming, tennis, track and field, golf, ice hockey, and bowling (club).

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