Our Mission Statement
The school family of St. Joseph, in partnership with our parents, is a visible Catholic faith community exemplifying the teachings of Jesus Christ. We foster spiritual growth and educational excellence, sending forth students to be images of Christ in our world.
St Joseph School Today
St. Joseph School is a Catholic, Parish, Elementary School set in semi-rural St. Charles County. Our school community is very proud of its over 150 year history/tradition of Catholic education in Josephville. In August of 2009 we opened a brand new school. This modern facility offers state of the art technology yet still retains it rural, small school charm.
Because we educate just over 135 students per year, we are able to offer a 15/1 student to teacher ratio. We believe this gives the children a more personalized educational experience. Aside from the Core curricular classes of Language Arts, Mathematics, Religion, Social Studies and Science, St. Joseph’s also offers Spanish, Computer, Physical Education and Music to all grade levels.
At St. Joseph School we value the need to develop the ‘whole child’. We offer many leadership and service opportunities to our students including: Student Council, Safety Patrol, 4H Club, Flag Bearers and the Buddy System. All students grades K-8 are required to perform community service throughout the year as well.
The Catholic faith and its Traditions are central to the identity of St. Joseph School. The children attend Mass daily and take part in the Sacraments regularly. Eucharistic Adoration is observed on a weekly basis and we pray an all school Rosary each month.
Come on out to Josephville and see us some time! If you listen closely, you might even hear the children running to the sound of an antique recess bell clanging in the distance.
St. Joseph School is a living/learning community striving for academic excellence and the transmission of the Catholic faith.
* The purpose of the school is focused upon the total development of the child.
- Therefore, we believe that academic excellence should be achieved through the learning/teaching process; and:
- That the teachings of the Church are to be implemented by staff, parents, and students; and:
- That the curriculum should assist in the total development of each child.
* Parents are the primary educators of their children.
- Therefore parents and school personnel must be committed to a parent school/parish relationship; and:
- That parents as first educators of their children are called to witness and model their faith and be supported in this effect by the school.
* The school is a place that provides an environment for personal growth and relationships.