Philosophy, Goals, Objectives
St. Joseph Catholic School offers a challenging curriculum steeped in Catholic tradition and delivered by innovative and dedicated teachers who hold high academic and behavioral standards. We will help to develop our next generation of Catholic and community leaders by respecting and celebrating the God-given differences in each and modeling stewardship through community service.
St. Joseph Catholic School strives to achieve the following ideals, as stated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
We provide an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is proclaimed.
Students experience community in Christ.
Students serve their brothers and sisters.
We cultivate thanksgiving and worship of God. Our highest expression of this is in the Eucharist.
St. Joseph Catholic School seeks to form students in such a way that they demonstrate the following qualities:
Students love, keep and can defend the Catholic faith.
Students grow in learning and faith in Jesus Christ.
Students listen to God's call and follow it faithfully.
Students know the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
Students can identify and correct problems with social justice.
Students understand the importance of service to others.
Students are lifelong learners.
Students can analyze issues and solve problems.
Students can use high levels of critical thinking skills.
Students have familiarity with a foreign language.
Students can think independently.
Students are prepared to enter high school.
Students can write with proficiency.
Application to Life
Students communicate effectively.
Students lead others by example.
Students take initiative.
Students solve problems effectively.
Students interact in a variety of social situations.
Students accept differences in others.
Students manage time well.
Students know how to apply what has been learned.
Students make decisions intelligently.
Students listen to others.
Students make the best of difficult situations.