SE Washington Regional Tournament

• 2013 2nd Place

• 2014 1st Place

• 2015 1st Place

• 2016 1st Place



Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a team based Science Enrichment Program open to Middle School Students. Like a sports team, students work together to compete in 23 different science events covering all disciplines of science. Events are organized into three types of competition: written tests, lab experiments, and mechanical devices. Team members practice before and after school with commitments of self-study.


Science Olympiad is dependent upon the generous parents and community professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help students prepare for competition.


The goals of the National Science Olympiad organization:


• To bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving

  aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts.


• To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students.


• To make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses

  and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips.


• To promote high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence, to demonstrate that

  American students can perform at levels that surpass expectations of even practicing scientists

  and engineers.


• To attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical

  careers in science, technology and science teaching.


St Joseph’s Catholic School has participated at the regional and state levels of competition, earning First Place out of 10 teams at regionals in 2014, 2015, and 2016.


Want to volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise to help students prepare for competition, please contact the school office at 509-586-0481


Catherine Valiant

Science Olympiad Coach