Awards and Accreditation

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Top-Rated Charity

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St. Joseph’s Indian School has been awarded the Top-Rated Charity due to excellent 5-star reviews from stakeholders, like the following:

“St. Joseph's instills pride in their students and it shows in their accomplishments and their success in life. God bless the children and bless the school for providing the kind of education and care that they need to grow into responsible adults.”

List of awards to St. Joseph’s Indian School by GreatNonprofits:

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Silver Transparency Seal
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GuideStar was one of the most trusted and first central sources of information on U.S. nonprofits and is the world's largest source of information about nonprofit organizations.

In 2018 to 2020, St. Joseph’s received the Bronze Transparency Seal. In 2021, St. Joseph’s Indian School received the upgrades Silver Transparency Seal. This is the highest seal our organization is able to acquire.

View St. Joseph’s GuideStar profile and ranking for more information.

Q: Why don’t you have a Gold seal?

A: To receive the Gold seal would entail filing an IRS 990. Because we are a religious organization, our school is exempt from filing.)

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Council on Accreditation

Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit organization that accredits human and social service providers. To become accredited, St. Joseph’s Indian School underwent a rigorous multi-stage development and vetting process.

Learn more about the COA.

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American Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN)
University of Notre Dame

On September 2, 2020, St. Joseph’s Indian School accepted the invitation to become the eighth member school of the AICSN of the University of Notre Dame.

The partnership with Notre Dame and other AICSN schools only improves our mission and the work we do with our Native American students and families.

Learn more about the AICSN.

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Coalition of Residential Excellence (CORE)

A certain set of criteria must be met in order to retain membership of CORE. As members, St. Joseph’s Indian School ensures credibility with a checks and balance model with an of external accrediting body promoting best standards within the realm of providing services to children and families from hard places.

To retain membership, St. Joseph’s must prove we embody the following characteristics.

  • Education Focused
  • Empowering
  • Family Friendly
  • Family-like Setting
  • Preventative
  • Lifetime Connections
  • Trauma-informed

Learn more about CORE.

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Communicator Award of Excellence

St. Joseph’s Indian School’s Integrated Marketing Department celebrates special recognition of its public service announcement (PSA), “More Than a School.” The PSA is the winner of a Communicator Award of Excellence in the category Integrated Campaign Winner — Campaign-Non-Profit. It was one of only thirteen winners in this category.