Saint Joseph school of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, situated near Maskal Square, is a Catholic educational institution directed by the association of the Brothers of the Christian Schools or De La salle Christian Brothers who conduct schools and colleges all over the world in 80 countries including five schools in Ethiopia: (Dire Dawa, Addis Ababa (2), Adama (Nazret) and Meki (near Zway Lake).

St. Joseph School of A.A was established in 1959. It comprises primary and secondary levels with a total of more than 1500 all boys students. It’s one of the few schools that has managed to maintain its academic prestige for the past half century in spite of the ups and downs of history.

Throughout this period, it has provided an appropriate education based on the national curriculum that has enabled its graduates to adapt to both local and international scene.

Mission and Vision

Our vision is founded on the understanding to the human person as being created and known by God. On this basis education serves the individuals by enabling them to mature and flourish. We believe this would enrich our national education system.
The specific mission of Saint Joseph school remains the integral formation of the human person, developing harmoniously their own physical, moral, intellectual and spiritual gifts and they must also be helped to develop their sense of responsibility, learn the correct use of freedom and participate actively in social life.


The De La Salle Christian Brothers religious order was founded by St. John Baptist De La Salle in 1680 in France. Today it is the largest religious order of men specializing in education, currently operating schools in eighty countries on five continents. De La Salle himself is today honored as the Patron Saint of Teachers.

It is the mission of St. Joseph School to teach students to live, discovering the deepest meaning of life and of transcendence- going beyond themselves- to interact mutually with others, to love creation, to think freely and critically, to find fulfillment in work, to plan the future; in one word to be. St Joseph aims to becoming a center of a greater network that, from the smallest village to the most complex metropolis, wraps the world in hope. It is in education, in fact, that the promise of a more human future and a more harmonious society lays. This is basic not only to St. Joseph School but also the whole De La Salle Christian Brothers educational system.

It is the hope of St. Joseph School that its students be human beings who continue on the road to becoming fully integrated young men, who respect differences among people’s cultures while recognizing the oneness of the global family to build peace.

Contact St. Joseph

St. Joseph School
P.O Box 796
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: 251 (11) 551.9688
Cell: 251 9100160975
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Br. Daniel Carlin(Headmaster)