Belief Statements

We at St. Joseph School believe...

  • that children are our future.
  • that Catholic values should be incorporated into all curriculum areas and school activities.
  • that each child is unique with different learning styles.
  • children need to be nurtured intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially.
  • Christian values taught in school and at home enhance a child's self-identity.
  • that the parent is the primary teacher and a valued member of the school community.
  • that communication and mutual support between home and school are vital to student success.
  • that self-respect, personal dignity and a safe and positive learning environment are necessary in order for every student to reach their full potential.
  • that acquisition of critical thinking skills formulates independent thinkers.
  • that positive educational experiences increase a child's desire to become a life long learner.
  • that education is imperative in preparing the child to be a productive member of society.
  • that the changing needs of students are met by a continuously evaluated curriculum.
  • that a variety of evaluative methods provide a fair assessment of learning.