School Community


St. Joseph's School Sorrento is part of the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools and has St. Mary's Star of the Sea as it's parish.


St. Joseph's School is situated in a very unique setting between Port Phillip Bay and the back beaches facing Bass Strait. The surrounding beaches and stunning scenery place the school in the most idyllic of settings. The school is set within the beautiful seaside township of Sorrento.


St. Joseph's School Sorrento has served the needs of the Southern Peninsula since 1932. In the early days the school attendance was less than 50, with a staff of two nuns. Lay principals have been leading the school since 1984 after 51 years of the school being served by the Sisters of Mercy.


The school's architecture is a federation style and sits comfortably in the local environment. in recent years the school has undergone extensive renovations including; contemporary, flexible learning spaces, a refurbished library and art room as well as extensive playground upgrades. The school has its own swimming pool, sharing the facility with Sorrento Primary School. The school has a private bus service and access to before and after school care.


The school enrolment for 2020 was 180 students and thus provided a structure of 11 classes. The school structure consisted of one Prep, three 1/2 classes, three 3/4 classes and three 5/6 classes.


Specialist classes were offered in the areas of; Visual and Performing Arts, Italian , Physical education and Sustainability.


Lunchtime and Extra Curricula activities included; Dance, Master art Classes, Robotics, Garden Club and Dance. The students have an active voice with representatives from each of the classes on the Student Action Council.