St. Joseph High School (Connecticut)

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St. Joseph High School
2320 Huntington Turnpike
Trumbull, Connecticut, Fairfield County 06611
United States
Coordinates 41°15′42″N 73°9′54″W / 41.26167°N 73.16500°W / 41.26167; -73.16500Coordinates: 41°15′42″N 73°9′54″W / 41.26167°N 73.16500°W / 41.26167; -73.16500
Type Parochial, Coeducational
Motto Privilege and Responsibility
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
Oversight Diocese of Bridgeport
President William J. Fitzgerald
Principal Dr. James Keane
Chaplain Fr. Michael Novajosky
Faculty 74
Enrollment Approx. 830 (2012)
Average class size 24
Campus Suburban
Campus size 25 acres (100,000 m2)
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Mascot Cadets
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Publication Amaranth
Newspaper Cadet Courier
Yearbook Spectrum
Tuition $14,900 for the 2016-2017 school year inclusive of textbooks
Athletic Director Kevin A. Butler [2]

St. Joseph High School is a private Catholic high school in Trumbull, Connecticut. A four-year, coeducational college preparatory school, St. Joseph was founded in 1962 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport. The school is made up of approximately 830 students, of which about 84% are Catholic. The campus covers 25 acres (100,000 m2).

Most students are from Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. The school has a full-time faculty of 74, in addition to four administrators, four guidance counselors, and a social worker, 15 of whom are St. Joseph's graduates themselves. 76% have advanced degrees.[3]


St. Joseph High School currently offers 17 sports:

Fall Sports:

Winter Sports:

Spring Sports:

St. Joseph Athletics is a member of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC).

Since 2008, the school has collected over 15 State Championships.

The Boys Varsity Basketball team has won 11 State Championships and has been runners-up 6 times. The team was formerly coached by Vito Montelli, who boasts an impressive 878-328 career record, making him the winningest coach in New England history.[4] When Montelli retired after the 2012 season, the program was handed over to Chris Watts.

The football program has also won 12 state championships, including back to back Class M championships in both 2009-2010 and 2013-2014, both under the direction of coach Joe DellaVecchia Sr.

In the summer of 2013, longtime athletic director Jim Olayos was hired by Notre Dame-Fairfield as the Director of Athletic Advancement, leaving the position vacant.[5] Olayos was replaced by Kevin A. Butler from St. Luke's School on December 1, 2013. Butler's position is now referred to as Vice Principal for Athletic Programming.

Activities & Clubs[edit]

Academic: [6]

  • Amaranth (literary magazine)
  • French National Honor Society
  • Italian National Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish National Honor Society
  • Writing Resource Center


  • Frisbee Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) & Empowered Club
  • Wellness Club
  • Zumba Club


  • English Club
  • French Club
  • International/Asian Club
  • Irish Club
  • Italian Club
  • Spanish Club

Religious/Community Service:

  • Camp Sunshine
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Letters of Love
  • Special Olympics

School Spirit:

  • Freshman Guides
  • Pep Club
  • SJ Today (Media/News)
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Yearbook


  • Debate Club
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Club
  • History Club
  • Human Relations Club
  • Math Club
  • Ukulele Club
  • Political Awareness Club
  • Women's Studies CLub

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ St. Joseph High School. "Quick Facts". St. Joseph High School. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ ESPN. "50 year Vet Vito Montelli is Coach of the Year". ESPN. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Clubs and Activities
  7. ^ "Chad Upshaw Player Profile". Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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