St. Joseph Church 300 Elm St, Oradell, NJ07649 Built on the border of Oradell and New Milford, St. Joseph Church is a Roman Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of…More Newark. Because the church was built on the border, it has the distinction of serving both communities with the rectory on land from New Milford and the church in Oradell. St. Joseph built the first Catholic school in the area with an elementary school in 1939 and expanded the school in 1957.
St. Joseph School is a part of St. Joseph Church. It has a Lower School for prekindergarten through fourth grade…More located in Oradell, while grades five through eight attend classes across the street in the Upper School in New Milford.
The Upper School was built in 1939 and the Lower School was constructed in 1957. Classes are held for regular and special education students from kindergarten and up. Students in kindergarten are split between an all-day, extended day and transition programs. The transition program allows for kindergarten-age students to spend an extra year in school prior to beginning regular schooling.
Students at the Lower School are escorted each morning from the car to the entrance by Principal Colette Vail. And each year, during Catholic Schools Week, the eighth grade class competes in an annual volleyball game against faculty members.