Philosophy

The Catholic school can be successful only if it works with the parents (the Child’s primary educator), in the context of the parish (the basic unit of the Church family) united as one system under the Bishop.

Catholic Schools must go beyond instruction to shape the total person and foster a mature adult faith capable of living out one’s baptismal promises.

The definitive aim of Catholic education is to form Disciples of Christ.  Christ is the foundation of the entire Catholic educational process.  Jesus is Master Teacher, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

The Catholic School reaches beyond religion class to emphasize the application of Gospel values to all subject areas at every stage of life.  Lifelong faith, not mere memorization, is the ultimate goal of the Catholic educational process.  To seek truth demands teacher and learner alike to think critically, creatively, and deeply.  To grow to love Truth requires a relentless pursuit after the true meaning of life.  To learn to live Truth requires a commitment to apply moral principles of the changing and challenging issues of everyday life.

Mission Statement of St. Joseph Catholic School

Christ is the eternal prophet, priest and king. As members of Christ’s Mystical Body, we commit ourselves to carry on His mission of teaching, sanctifying and governing the People of God.