Founded in 1869, St. Joseph Elementary School is a Catholic coeducational institution that enrolls students in kindergarten through grade six. It conducts classes in various subjects, such as math, social studies, science and religious education. In addition, the school emphasizes on reading, writing and spelling skills. It offers a course in Japanese language. St. Joseph Elementary School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It provides advanced placement, honors, and gifted and talented courses. The school features a cafeteria, computer lab, and art and band rooms. St. Joseph Elementary School s performing arts after-school program offers tap dancing, hula, drama, percussion and jazz ensemble. It maintains a library that provides a range of books and reference materials. The school s staff includes a principal, librarian and elementary secretary. St. Joseph Elementary School is located in Hilo, Hawaii.