Our Mission

Our Mission
Our Mission is to inspire and empower all learners to become the person God intends by integrating Catholic virtues, prayers, and service with 21st Century Learning.

Our Philosophy
The community of St. Joseph Catholic STEM School believes in integrating Catholic virtues, prayers, liturgies, celebrations, and service with our Core Values of Living Faith, Embracing Family, Inspiring Learning, Celebrating Service and Achieving Excellence. Combined with 21st Century Learning strategies & philosophies, Christian behavior expectations, and state-aligned curriculum standards, we prepare our students to be lifelong learners and contributing members in their families, churches, and communities. Our students are supported on their journey to become the person God made them to be by the prayerful communication and collaboration of our pastor, our staff, our parents, our parish, our Archdiocese, and the communal Catholic church.

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Core Values

Our Core Values What We Do How We Do It
Living
Faith
Explore our Catholic Identity
Teach Gospel Values/Character Values
Encourage Respect and Responsibility
  • Spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through our words and actions
  • Instill character values through Gospel teachings
  • Provide a consistent faith environment for student learning
  • Formulate the basis for Christ-centered response to and responsibility for professional and group relationships
  • Instill a spirit of mutual respect by treating others in a Christ-like fashion
  • Create opportunities for personal reflection and prayer
  • Inspire prayerful dialog about key decisions that present themselves
     
Embracing
Family
Create a Welcoming Environment
Instill a Sense of Community
Emphasize Family Involvement
  • Instill a welcoming spirit of genuine hospitality and warmth
  • Provide opportunities for families to gather together
  • Create an atmosphere of familiarity that generates a supportive community
  • Encouraging parents and grandparents to be involved in school and church activities
     
Inspiring
Learning
Develop an Appreciation of Learning
Emphasize our Core Curriculum
Encourage Learning through Discovery, Understanding, and Application
  • Create a fun and engageing learning environment
  • Advocate for positivity while approaching learning
  • Recognize that each student has their own individual academic capabilities
  • Encourage students to reach their individual capabilities in all subject areas
  • Encourage students to discover, analyze, and apply knowledge
  • Instill an attitude of respect for all
     
Celebrating
Service
Reach Out to Others
Advocate for Genuine Care and Concern for Others
  • Recognize that the gifts we have come from God and gratefully receive those gifts, and encourage all to charitably share and abundantly return these gifts to God
  • Instill our Other People Mindset: Ask what you can do for someone else
  • Enourage faculty, staff, and families to be committed to the mission of our school and parish while abundantly sharing time, talent, and treasure
     
Achieving
Excellence
Aspire to Personal Excellence
Develop Leadership
  • Emphasize personal responsibility as a vital factor to achieving excellence
  • Inspire efforts that lead to personal excellence
  • Recognize and accept leadership opportunities in school, parish, community, and world
  • Encourage continual improvement toward achieving high standards
     
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