For the past 125 years, the mission of St. Joseph Catholic School has remained the same: Help students develop in mind, body and spirit through a faith-based education.
Though first established as the Villa Maria Ursuline Academy in Galveston, the school moved to Bryan in 1901 following the Great Galveston hurricane of 1900.
The Ursuline Sisters’ Villa Maria Academy closed after 25 years in Bryan, though, with the Sisters of the Incarnate Word of Houston taking over as teachers at the renamed St. Joseph’s Parochial School.
Now, St. Joseph Catholic School serves students from 8 weeks old in the Early Learning Center through high school seniors.
President and Principal of St. Joseph Catholic School Jim Rike is a product of the school, having attended the