St. Joseph School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was established in 1959 at the request of Emperor Haile Silassie I, King of
Ethiopia, to educate boys from grades one to 12. The first principal was a German-born Swiss Brother who also built the
school. St. Joseph’s serves more than 1,600 students in full-day classes with approximately 100 teachers and support staff
members. St. Joseph School admits students to first grade at the age of six or seven, and many students graduate at the age
of 18. The school also admits new students in grades seven and nine to give scholarship opportunities to students from
government schools and financially poor families.St. Joseph School has a reputation for academic excellence and for its students having the best academic performances in thecountry. The school has maintained a 100 percent graduation rate and a 100 percent admission to national and international universities including Princeton, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard. This reputation places St. Joseph School in high demand.