Saint Joe’s is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
At Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, our mission to create and provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for our students, staff members, and community leads us to a set of beliefs organized around four pillars: faith, scholarship, leadership, and service.
That God is central in our lives.
That an effective Catholic education develops the whole person spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.
That we encourage a diverse and well rounded community of students through the active support of, communication with, and involvement in society through service to others and to God.
That providing a safe environment that allows risk-taking is most conducive to the development of the whole student.
That this safe environment allows for the open support and sharing of the faith of each individual, and therefore helps us to find our own path to faith.
That students and families are best served in a rich educational program that combines academic rigor and high expectations of faculty and students.
That the continued development of critical reading, critical thinking, communication, and computational skills remains the backbone of an effective educational program.
That central to each student’s learning is a supportive, honest, and respectful relationship between teacher and student.
That we develop in our students a sense of personal responsibility and accountability by exemplifying these values in our relationships with each other and our community.
That we best provide for our students’ futures by instilling in them a life-long love of learning, providing experience with ethical decision-making, and empowering them to live their faith and become leaders in their communities.
PROFILE OF GRADUATES
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy exemplifies the four pillars of Faith, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service in that he/she is well-established on the path to:
Attaining a habit of reflection on experience and opportunities that may involve some risk or the possibility of failure
Acquiring a well-rounded education that seeks learning in an ethical and moral manner
Forming the ability to apply knowledge and skills in new situations by engaging in a variety of learning formats
Utilizing an organized approach to learning tasks which leads to convincing argumentation in visual, written and oral forms
Developing an awareness that learning is a lifelong enterprise beyond the transition to and completion of secondary education
Understanding the social and public policy implications of the uses of science, math, engineering, technology and social sciences
Creating a balanced life which explores all aspects of the human experience: intellectual, spiritual, cultural and physical
Practicing self-awareness, mindfulness, and integrity in approaching tasks and interacting with others
Developing the tools for discovery and critical analysis of resources as a way to realize knowledge and growth
Obtaining a growing global awareness that inspires a commitment to service and an appreciation of the faiths, ethnicities, languages, cultures, and needs of others
Understanding the gospel message according to scripture as evidenced by the life of Jesus Christ
Learning and incorporating the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church in one’s personal, communal, & global life
Realizing a personal and communal mission in accord with gospel values of integrity, respect, service and justice
Recognizing their unique talents and abilities in order to develop them and contribute them to the greater good of society