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Saint Joseph Hill AcademyUnder the Direction of the Daughters of Divine CharityElementary School

Principal's Message for 2020-2021 School Year

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at St. Joseph Hill Academy. We are celebrating a new milestone as we begin our 101st year of excellence in Catholic education. The faculty, staff, and administration of St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary school proudly supports the mission of the Daughters of Divine Charity to make God’s love visible to all.


This year at Hill will be unlike any other, and things will certainly look different. The nearly 530 students in our elementary school will see the tide of education change and shift in a manner none of us could have ever expected or imagined. There will be setbacks and challenges, but there is no doubt we will endure them together. The dedicated team of educators and our amazing staff are ready to face the challenges that lay ahead full on. There is no looking back, only forward. Together with the support of our Hill families we will persevere, because We are Hill Strong!


Our faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with a stellar education in a true blended learning environment that incorporates traditional education methods, along with technology to support the learning taking place. Students in grades PreK 3 through 8 have opportunities in STEM and they are nurtured in a Catholic tradition. Students are encouraged to reach beyond their comfort zone- to take new courses, join interesting clubs, and to serve our community. In accordance with our mission statement, we prepare each student for a life of faith, service, and openness to life-long learning.


I wish you a happy, healthy, memorable, and productive year. Stay positive and keep smiling.


Please know that I am always here for you.



Lawrence Hansen