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Saint Joseph Academy

Saint Joseph Academy is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Saint Joseph Academy says

Saint Joseph Academy is a faith-based college preparatory school, grades 7-12, with a 100% college acceptance rate and a 150-year tradition of exceptionally high educational and moral standards. Since the end of the Civil War, our school has been providing Catholic education to children of the lower Rio Grande Valley and Mexico, helping to prepare young men and women for university studies and life beyond.

The spirit of St. Joe is very special. For 150 years that spirit has lived on through our school, our faith and our mission.

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Curriculum

Saint Joseph Academy’s comprehensive curriculum in the arts and sciences emphasizes fundamental academic skills – the written and oral expression of ideas, problem solving, critical thought, and the competent use of current technology. Our students prepare themselves for university studies and for a lifetime of learning. Recognizing that our students come to us with a variety of ability levels, we offer classes that will meet them at their level and help them to grow in their aptitude for scholastic achievement. For those who seek opportunities for advanced learning, Honors and Advanced Placement Courses are offered in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Target Languages. Courses are also offered for students who enter with limited English language skills. The Champagnat Learning Center offers a variety of support services for students with diagnosed learning differences. At Saint Joseph Academy, writing and research are incorporated into all subject areas. As part of an on-going information literacy initiative, students at every grade level receive training in the most up-to-date research practices. The curriculum, which has undergone extensive renovation under the direction of a nationally recognized authority in the field of curriculum and instruction, is designed to foster the critical thinking, research, and writing skills students will need for success at the university level. In addition, faculty in all departments continue to participate in professional development to ensure that our students receive excellent instruction and have abundant opportunities to hone their writing skills in all their classes.

Mission Statement

Conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools and serving the children of the lower Rio Grande Valley, Saint Joseph Academy provides religious and moral formation and a college preparatory education in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. It endeavors to form young men and women who will succeed in university studies, who know and love Jesus, and who actively participate in the worship and mission of the Church, including the Church’s preferential option for the poor.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (956) 542-3581
Email
  mgonzalez@sja.us

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Semester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 742
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 93
8 127
9 127
10 140
11 115
12 140

Saint Joseph Academy's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Saint Joseph Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 11%
Hispanic/Latino 86%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 4%

Extracurriculars

Through regular worship as a school community, opportunities for prayer and reflection, the Marist Youth Movement, retreat experiences, and a variety of voluntary service projects, the seeds of faith, love, and responsibility to the least favored have the opportunity to take root in the lives of students. Following the model of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, Saint Joseph Academy continually strives to build a genuinely Christian community in which students are offered love, acceptance, discipline, and challenge. Athletics, recognized as an integral part of education, complements our greater mission at Saint Joseph Academy. Lessons of commitment, teamwork, tenacity, and overcoming adversity are advanced on our courts, fields, and track. It is in the midst of “running to win the prize” that our student-athletes experience great life lessons. These lessons go beyond the x’s and o’s and into the heart. It is our hope that our Bloodhounds develop a love for Christ, through service to their teammates and their school.
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

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