|St. Joseph's College
has undergone many changes since its establishment in 1875.
Our College is now one of the most prestigious schools on Hong
Kong and this is reflected by our strengths in both academic
and extra-curricular circles.
Currently, a total of almost 4200 students are studying in
the kindergarten, primary and secondary sections. A wide range
of subjects are taught in St. Joseph's including both arts and
science. Travel & Tourism has also been introduced for Form
Four students. In order to raise students' awareness in
business, a new subject is introduced to Form 1 students.
Also, a moral and civic education programme and reading
lessons is also added for all forms as well.
Academically, Josephians have consistently scored outstanding
results in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination
(HKCEE) and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE). We have a high university
entrance rate and a number of our students have also gone
on to top universities around the world.
Over the years, St. Joseph's College has built up a strong
reputation in extra-curricular circles. Our students regularly
participate in inter-school sports competitions and have achieved
encouraging results. A number of them have also served in
inter-school organizations and some have even represented
Hong Kong in such events as the International Olympiad in
Informatics and the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation Seminars.
Our College's architecture is an interesting combination
of traditional European and modern styles. The Old Building,
constructed in 1920, houses the Form 1 to 3 classrooms as
well as the Form 4 & 5 art stream classrooms. The Chapel
Block on the west side houses the Old Hall, the Music Room,
the Science Laboratories, the Lecture Room and the School
Chapel. The New Building, which replaced the original Club
Germania on the site, houses the Form 4 & 5 science stream
classrooms as well as all Form 6 & 7 classrooms. The Physics,
Chemistry and Biology laboratories as well as the library
and both junior and senior computer rooms are located in this
building. The New Hall is also part of this structure. Our
primary and kindergarten sections now occupy their own premises
in Wood Road, Wan Chai.
Our school was one of the first institutions in Hong Kong
to participate in the School Management Initiative (SMI) in
1991. The St. Joseph's College Parent-Teacher
Association has been set up with the aim of fostering better
communication between parents and school, and also to improve
the welfare of students.
St. Joseph's College has grown from one with only a handful
of students to one of the largest and most distinguished
educational institutions in Hong Kong. With the continuing
dedications of the staff and hard work of the students, our
College will surely be a leader in the years yet to come.