Our Mission Statement
We, at St. Joseph Academy, strive to model a true Catholic life through embracing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, to help our students grow spiritually, academically and socially.
Our Philosophy of Education
A Catholic school has one primary reason for existence: to instruct students in the truths of our faith, so that, accepting these truths, they may so live, that God “through Jesus Christ may carry out in them all that which is pleasing to Him.” (Heb. 13:21) Hence, basic to our philosophy as Catholic educators at St. Joseph Academy is instruction in the principles of Christian faith and morals – principles which may serve our students as guidelines in worthy earthly living in attainment of eternal beatitude.
Secondly, Catholic education aims to give students an excellent academic education. St. Joseph Academy accepts this second purpose and endeavors to provide its students with a thorough instruction in the basics of scholarly learning.
Thirdly, since children are social beings living in a social milieu, St. Joseph Academy strives to inculcate in its students principles of regard and courtesy: a respect for their own human dignity and for that of all other people.
Finally, St. Joseph Academy accepts the trust of instilling in its students a sense of true patriotism with its responsibilities of good citizenship.
~ Composed By Sister Mary Petronilla, SJW, 1976 ~
A. Religious instruction, authentic in doctrine and contemporary in presentation.
B. Integration of religious education at home and in school so that they reinforce and complement each other.
C. Aims in student development:
~ To develop a meaningful relationship with God through prayer, the Sacraments, and Liturgical Worship
~ To develop character and self-discipline with high Christian moral standards
~ To encourage each student to achieve his/her fullest academic potential
~ To develop the ability to make sound decisions and to be responsible for them
~ To manifest a spirit of cooperation along with initiative and qualities of leadership
~ To respect self, others and all life, recognizing the dignity and value of each person with his varying abilities
~ To show evidence of mutual love and concern by using his God-given gifts to serve others, thus continuing
Christ’s work on earth
~ To appreciate the cultural heritage won by past generations
~ To be a law-abiding member of the local community and to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.