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St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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St. Joseph has been awarded the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1994 and we have been given this honor agin for the 2006-2007 school year. Core SubjectsPre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second GradeThe core academic subjects of Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science are taught in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere where hands-on activities promote optimal learning experiences for this educationally diverse age group.Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth GradeLessons and activities for the core academics of Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science are age appropriate experiences that support the ongoing development of the whole child. The curriculum in these "bridging" grades prepares the child for transitioning into and being successful in the upcoming middle school environment.Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth GradeMiddle school students' core educational experiences are Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Changing classes and exposure to varied teaching styles for these core subjects at this level helps develop maturity and responsibility, essential skills needed for life long learning. Special Area SubjectsArt is taught to pre-kindergarten through grade five once a week. Grades six and seven participate in Art on a nine-week rotation with Physical Education, Music and Life Skills. Grade eight is also on a nine-week rotation with Art, Physical Education and Music. Eighth grade culminates the year with the students having a choice of Art, Music, Physical Education, or Honors Spanish for the fourth quarter. This year a team-taught puppetry class was offered to eighth grade for the first time. The art and music teacher instructed the class. The art curriculum is a comprehensive program that includes skills and techniques, aesthetic and critical analysis, and art history while making connections between the visual arts, other disciplines and the real world. All students at St. Joseph School:Learn and demonstrate a basic understanding of the elements and principles of design through producing works of art, learning about famous artists and their works, and exploring various techniques, tools and art mediums.Learn to celebrate, record, and communicate with art.Develop skills in techniques and become knowledgeable with art vocabulary.Learn to appreciate, analyze, interpret, and express preferences for their own artwork and the artwork of others.Music class is offered to students in grades first through fifth twice a week. Grades six and seven participate in Music on a nine-week rotation with Art, Physical Education, and Life Skills. Grade eight is also on a nine-week rotation Physical Education, Art and Music. Eighth grade culminates the year with the students having a choice of Art, Music, Physical Education, or Honors Spanish for the fourth quarter. The music program encompasses music theory, music history, music appreciation and performance in singing and playing. In addition, students in grades three through five learn to play the recorder. All music students:Learn to identify and appreciate music in a variety of genres,including the historical and cultural significance.Learn about composers and time periods in both classicaland popular realms. Learn about different instruments from around the world, including instruments no longer in use today.Physical Education is taught to grades one through five twice a week. Grades six and seven participate in Physical Education on a nine-week rotation with Art, Music and Life Skills. Grade eight is also on a nine-week rotation in Physical Education, Art and Music. Eighth grade culminates the year with the students having a choice of Art, Music, Physical Education, or Honors Spanish for the fourth quarter. The Physical Education program provides students with a foundation of movement experiences and developmentally appropriate activities that foster the desire to lead active and healthy life styles. Students participating in physical education:Learn to follow directions for organization and safety.Learn skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.Participate in games that involve rules and strategies.Learn the importance of physical activity in daily lives.Apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.Participate in The Presidential Physical Fitness Test in grades six, seven, and eight.A Life Skills course is taught to grades five through eight. Subjects covered are study skills, self esteem, disability awareness, drug education, and health and sexuality. Grades five and eight meet once a week throughout the school year. Grades six and seven are on a nine-week rotation with Art, Music and PE. The Life Skills curriculum includes: Grade six uses activities from the "Here's Looking at You" program and the Benziger Family Life Series.Grade seven uses the "Here's Looking at You" program, Benziger Family Life Series, and Catholic Morality text.Grade eight uses the "Here's Looking at You" program and Catholic Values and Sexuality program.Spanish is attended by students in pre

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Finance

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Phone
  (321) 723-8866
Email
  adama@st-joe.org

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 210
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 19
Kindergarten 15
1 22
2 14
3 24
4 21
5 27
6 22
7 28
8 18

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Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 45% Male / 55% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 58%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 23%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Extracurriculars

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

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