School Life 

 Past, Present, Future

From "Green & White Past, Present, Future"

St. Joseph's College has a history of over a hundred and twenty years. In 1875, six La Salle Brothers took over St. Saviour's College, which was founded in 1860, and renamed it as St. Joseph's College.

In 1876, the College expanded and moved from its original premises in Pottinger Street to a larger one at 9 Caine Road, known as Buxley Lodge. Five years later, a lack of space again resulted in the College being moved to Glenealy below Robinson Road. Then, in 1918, an earthquake caused severe damage to the premises and the school had to move again to the present site - 7 Kennedy Road, formerly known as the Club Germania (the German Club).

Now, the building where the F. 1-4 classes are situated was erected in 1920; at that time the number of students was about 650. In 1925, the chapel block was completed and in 1963 the block on Kennedy Road was replaced by the present building. The new building was opened by Sir Robert Black, the then Governor of Hong Kong. In 1968, in order to admit more students, the primary section was transferred to an independent establishment at 48 Wood Road, Wanchai. In 1974 St. Joseph's Kindergarten was established on the top floor of the Primary School Building.

After years of growth, St. Joseph's College now provides education for about 4,200 students in the Kindergarten, Primary and College. The College has produced highly competitive and versatile students, and a large number of them have been successful in their careers.