Founded in 1876, as part of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph School is a Catholic School committed to providing a faith-filled, quality education.
CONSCIOUS of our MANDATE to teach as Jesus did, our PRIMARY FOCUS is to attend to the WHOLE CHILD, physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
WE DO THIS THROUGH:
PROVIDING academic excellence by means of innovative and updated educational resources.
CREATING a climate permeated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and love and the Vincentian charism to care for the poor.
INCORPORATING the Christian values in all curriculum areas.
GATHERING in prayer where we recognize the presence and action of God in our lives.
WITNESSING through ministry to the community.
ENABLING the students to attain a spiritual dimension while developing their full potential as a person.
TEACHING the students to become active participants in their education.
MOVING TOWARD THE FUTURE WE ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE OF:
INVOLVING our students to become responsible, productive, and integrated persons in a society, with a GLOBAL VISION of life and its dimensions.
RESPECTING and APPRECIATING the diversity of the traditions of those we serve, while standing firm in our Catholic Beliefs.
With faith in God and through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we venture into the Twenty-first Century.
St. Joseph School Philosophy
St. Joseph School is a Catholic school where religious education forms an integral part of the entire school program. The faculty and staff commit themselves to engendering and understanding of the basic beliefs of the Catholic faith, and to fostering Christian values as a way of life. Through the celebration of liturgy, and through prayer, the children are supported and nurtured in their faith development.
In addition to religious education, St. Joseph School offers a flexible and well-rounded curriculum. Incorporated into this curriculum are opportunities for developing physical well-being, fostering creativity, instilling social awareness and engendering appreciation of the fine arts. In an effort to respect each student as an individual, St. Joseph School strives to provide a happy learning atmosphere. The faculty and staff believe that each member of the school community deserves respect. In accord with this belief, the school utilizes a discipline method with corrective and encouragement interventions designed to promote student self-esteem and self-discipline.
Knowing that a school program cannot succeed without the support of the home, the school encourages parental involvement and commitment. It attempts to foster a spirit of unity and cooperation to provide consistency in the educational process.
Each student should:
…see himself / herself as a valuable member of the community.
…develop the ability to interact in a positive manner with others.
…strive for personal responsibility in his / her own actions.
…strive to live the values taught at St. Joseph School in all phases of life.
…strive to develop critical thinking skills.
…acquire the basic skills necessary for further educational pursuits.
…understanding and demonstrating the principles of fair play.
…participating in community service and out reach programs sponsored by the school.
…strive to develop and appreciation of cultural influences and the fine arts.
…identify and pursue an area of creativity.