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Class of 2027 Parent Information

Congratulations on your son's enrollment in the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute class of 2027. On behalf of the faculty, staff, Christian Brothers, and Leadership Team, we hope you are excited about the many opportunities that will challenge and inspire your son over the next four years. We are especially grateful for your confidence in choosing St. Joe’s, and we look forward to welcoming all of you into our school community. The information below is intended to ensure that the transition to St. Joe's is seamless. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Leadership Team if we can be of service.


Christopher Fulco, Ed.D.

[email protected]

(716) 270-4101


James Spillman '95

[email protected]

(716) 270-4118

Vice Principal for Academics

Ann Marie Spitzer

[email protected]

(716) 270-4109

Vice Principal for Students

Michael J. Folts '98

[email protected]

(716) 270-4102

Director of Athletics

Brian Anken

[email protected]

(716) 270-4107

Director of Technology

Steven Koniarczyk

[email protected]

(716) 270-4131

School Nurse


(716) 270-4128

Director of College Counseling

Amy Runfola

[email protected]

(716) 270-4123

Director of School Counseling
Kristin Smith

[email protected]

(716) 270-4122

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Peter Kennedy '97

[email protected]

(716) 270-4106

Vice President of Advancement

Daniel Warner '06

[email protected] 

(716) 270-4115

Vice President of Finance

Jennifer Greco

[email protected]

(716) 270-4111

Transportation Information

Kim Yarbrough

[email protected]

(716) 270-4105

Campus Minister & Service Projects

Josh Gehl

[email protected] 

(716) 270-4126

Parents’ Guild 

[email protected]

The SJCI Student Handbook is intended to serve as a guide to help students and their families come to know St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s programs and opportunities as well as to set forth basic expectations and agreements. It includes topics related to dress code, cell phone usage during the school day, and attendance.
Tuition Payments:
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has partnered with FACTS for the collection of tuition. Tuition payments can be made in one, two, four, or 10 installments directly from a bank account or by credit card. Payments begin in June.
Please be sure to review our full Tuition Policy.
Supplementary Work Program:
St. Joe's also sponsors a work program designed to help reduce the cost of tuition by having students work on the SJCI campus. While the program is not need-based and open to all students, it is normal for a financial aid award to include both a direct grant and an amount to be earned through the work program. Students earn tuition credits by working before and after school and during holidays, weekends, and vacations. The starting hourly rate is $10.00 per hour. It is reasonable for boys to work as many as 200 hours over 12 months (July-June) without sacrificing their school work, extra-curriculars, or family responsibility.
Please contact the Tuition Office at 716.874.0730 or the Business Office at 716.874.4954.
Students living within fifteen (15) miles of St. Joe's are eligible for bus transportation as provided by their local public school district. Bus transportation must be applied for, with the public school district, annually prior to April 1 of the year preceding the transportation need.

School districts which presently transport students to St. Joe's:
Amherst, Cheektowaga Central, Cheektowaga Maryvale, Cheektowaga Sloan, Cleveland Hill, Clarence, Depew, Grand Island, Iroquois, Ken-Ton, Lancaster, Niagara-Wheatfield, Orchard Park, Starpoint, Sweet Home, West Seneca, and Williamsville.

Buffalo Public Schools:
Residents of the City of Buffalo may apply for a Metro Bus pass if they live at least 1.5 miles from St. Joe's. There is no charge.
Lockport & Surrounding Areas:
The Lockport City School District does not provide transportation to St. Joe's. However, St. Joe's has contracted with Ridge Road Express to provide transportation to and from St. Joe's for an annual fee of $550. The service is open to students residing in, but not limited to, Lockport, Royalton, and Newfane.
Lockport Bus Service Signup 2023-2024

Southtowns Express:
St. Joe's has contracted with a local company to provide direct, express transportation to and from St. Joe's each school day for an annual fee of $550. The service is open to students residing in, but not limited to, Orchard Park, East Aurora, and Hamburg.
Southtowns Express Shuttle Signup 2023-24

Niagara Express:
St. Joe's offers direct, express transportation to and from St. Joe's for families residing in western Niagara County. Pickup and drop off are available in Lewiston and Niagara Falls for an annual fee of $550.
Niagara Express Shuttle Signup 2023-24

North Tonawanda City Schools:
The North Tonawanda City School District does not provide transportation to St. Joe's. However, resident students who attend private schools outside of the district and desire transportation to that school can contact the North Tonawanda City School District to request an NFTA bus pass. In such cases, the request must be made by April 1st of the school year preceding the transportation need.

Late Bus:
The following school district offers late bus service for students participating in after-school activities: Clarence

Parents should contact Pete Kennedy '97, Vice President of Enrollment Management, at 716.874.4953 or [email protected] for more information.
Dress Code:
Please refer to the SJCI Student Handbook or your Fast Fact for New Parents document for specifics regarding the student dress code policy.
Uniform Polos:
During specific times of the year, as stated in the handbook, students are permitted to wear uniform St. Joe's polos in place of a shirt and tie.
St. Joe's will partner with Lands' End School to offer a quality, fair-priced uniform polo. St. Joe’s polo shirts can be purchased from Lands’ End School. Visit, or call 1-800-469-2222. SJCI’s Preferred School Number is 900192576.
SJCI is a 1:1 school providing every student with a laptop. Students will receive their laptops and attend a required training session in August. Please register at the following link for one of the sessions below: Laptop Distribution and Training Signup
Thursday, August 17 at 9:00am and 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 22 at 9:00am and 12:00pm
Thursday, August 24 at 9:00am
The books students are required to read this summer will be integrated directly into their instruction and assessment in religion, English, and The American Journey (social studies) during the first few weeks of the school year in September. Students are expected to arrive on the first day of classes having read each of the required selections. Parents and students should contact Ms. Ann Marie Spitzer ([email protected]) with questions about summer reading.
Class of 2027 Summer Reading-

Religion (all freshmen):

I, John Baptist de La Salle - click to access a PDF of this reading


Social Studies - The American Journey & The American Journey Honors:

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America, by Teri Kanefield (ISBN: 978-1419729430)


English 9:

The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt (ISBN:978-1573229890)


English 9 Honors:

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (ISBN: 978-0062498533)

Athletic Seasons:
  • Fall Sports
  • Winter Sports
  • Spring Sports
Families must officially register their sons for sports before each season. Registration typically opens three weeks before the official start date for each season and must be done for each athlete before each season.  Athletes must submit hard copies of sports physicals (see below) to the school nurse before the first practice.

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Athletic Registration
Sports Physical Requirement:
State law requires that each student have a current physical completed by a licensed physician on file in the SJCI nurse's office before being eligible to participate in any athletic-related activities.
Please refer to your Fast Facts for New Parents document for information regarding sports impact testing and out-of-season training opportunities.
As part of a Catholic, Lasallian ministry, the service program at St. Joe's is directly influenced by the belief that service, faith, and justice are inextricably linked. Christian service is not just an accumulation of hours, but rather a process of preparation, action, and reflection. Through the service program, students will have the opportunity to develop new talents and commit to projects they are passionate about.

How to fulfill the service requirement:
  • All freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will complete at least twenty hours of service annually. 
  • All service work must be completed at a single non-profit location.
    • A list of previously utilized Service Project organizations and sites can be found here.
    • No work will be accepted which involves family or neighbors.
  • Seniors must complete their service hours by April 1.
  • Underclassmen must complete their service hours by May 1.
    • Note: Service can begin in May and be completed over the summer, before the busy school year begins.
  • Freshmen and transfer students will receive printed forms in the mail during the summer.
  • Students can submit their service hours by completing this form.
Additional details regarding the service requirement can be at the following: Service @ SJCI

The SJCI BE WELCOMED Freshman Program is a full calendar of events designed to help the newest members of the St. Joe’s community become engaged in the life of the school, deepen new friendships, and become part of the historic brotherhood that defines St. Joe’s. While many of our students take part in one of our 41 sports teams, perform as part of our second-to-none music and drama program, and join one or more of our dozens of clubs and extracurricular activities, the specialized events that comprise the BE WELCOMED program are meant to help the members of the Class of 2027 connect to one another, to the school as a whole, and to our sister-school partners. Events include September's "Fire it Up" Bonfire Dance, January's Homeroom Dodgeball Tournament, and June's Freshman Class Trip to New York City. Please refer to your Fast Facts for New Parents document for the full calendar of events.