Curriculum

St. Joseph School incorporates the Course of Study developed and approved by the Division of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Archdiocese of Baltimore Standards and Curriculum Statement - click here.  These goals were written in the pursuit of excellence. Excellence is achieved when an individual develops his/her unique talents to their fullest potential.

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Academic Subjects
Religion
Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Spanish (grades 3-8)

Special Subjects
Art
Music
Physical Education
Computer
Library
Instrumental Music*

 
  • Our Catholic faith is the focal point of our education process, and it permeates all curriculum areas.
  • All students take Religion classes and attend Mass on Wednesday mornings.
  • St. Joseph Students excel in our challenging academic environment. They consistently score higher than average in both Archdiocesan and national testing.
  • All classrooms, the library media center, and the PC lab are Internet connected through Comcast. Portable laptop cart with wireless Internet is also available.
  • Reading and Math resource teachers, speech therapist, counselor, and tutoring services are available on a limited basis.
  • Instructional Assistants are employed in grades PK-4.
  • SJS employs a full time registered nurse.
  • SJS teachers are state certified. 70% have masters degrees or equivalency.
  • Math enrichment classes in grades 6-8
  • All 7th grade students take Pre-Algebra
  • 8th grade offers both Algebra and Pre-Algebra determined by the student's skills
  • Strong Language Arts program which incorporates phonics, literature, grammar, spelling, writing, vocabulary development and directed reading lessons.
  • Required summer reading and follow up activities in grades 4 through 8.
    *Instrumental Music is an optional program for students in grades 4-8.
 

Marking codes:

A+ 97-100
A 93-96
B+ 89-92
B 85-88
C+ 80-84
C 75-79
D 70-74
E 69 and below