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’s 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. We combine these with 21st Century Learning strategies & philosophies, Christian behavior expectations and state-aligned curriculum standards that prepare our students to be lifelong learners and contributing members in their families, churches, and communities. Our students are supported on their journey to God’s ideal by the prayerful communication and collaboration of our pastor, our staff, our parents, our parish, our Archdiocese and the communal Catholic church.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are Achieving Excellence, Celebrating Service, Embracing Family, Inspiring Learning and Living Faith.

Here is a matrix of these CORE Values:

Core Values Key Attributes of School
Relating to Core Value
Messaging of Capabilities
Living
Faith
Catholic Identity
Gospel Values/Character Values
Respect and Responsibility
  • Spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ
  • Instill character values through Gospel teachings
  • Provide a consistent faith environment for students to experience on a daily basis
  • Formulate the basis for Christ centered response to and responsibility for personal and group relationships
  • Instill a spirit of mutual respect by treating others in a Christ-Like fashion
  • Offer the opportunity for and encourage personal reflection and prayer
  • Inspire dialog about the importance of prayerfully considering key decisions that present themselves
Embracing
Family
Welcoming Environment
Sense of Community
Family Involvement
  • Family is the foundation of society and our community
  • Instill welcoming spirit of genuine hospitality and warmth
  • Provide opportunities for families to gather together
  • Create an atmosphere of familiarity that provides a supportive community
  • Open environment encouraging parents and grandparents to be involved in school activities
Inspiring
Learning
Developing an appreciation of learning
Working to one’s ability
Emphasis on core curriculum
Learning through discovery, understanding & application
  • Learning environment is fun and engaging
  • A positive spirit in approaching learning is vital to acquiring the skills leading to educational advancement
  • 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
  • Attitude of respect for all those in your learning environment and their individual capabilities
Celebrating
Service
Reaching Out to Others
Genuine Care and Concern for Others
  • Recognizing that all we have comes from God, we will gratefully receive these gifts, responsibly use them, charitably share them and abundantly return them to God
  • Ask what you can do for someone else
  • Open to daily opportunities to help others
  • Involved faculty and staff that are committed to the organization and give of their time and talents
Achieving
Excellence
Aspiring to Personal Excellence
Develop Leadership
  • Personal responsibility is vital to achieving excellence
  • Genuine effort leading to personal excellence is celebrated
  • Recognize leadership opportunities in school, parish, community and world
  • True excellence encompasses mind, body and soul
  • Continual improvement to the highest curricular standards
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