St. Joseph Catholic Academy, L.I.C., is committed to the development of students of diverse backgrounds and faiths from nursery through eighth grade by providing a well-rounded foundation for future learning and life.
The academy offers a rigorous academic program, complemented by classes in music, art, library, physical education and Spanish, with SMART Board computer technology in every classroom, the computerized library, as well as in two state-of-the-art computer PC and notebook labs.
The entire building is equipped with Wi-Fi capability for easy Internet accessibility. iPads are being used for instruction in grades four through eight. Electronic textbooks are used in the intermediate and junior high grades for mathematics and social studies.
The weekly Learning for Life Program includes an age-appropriate character-building class on all grade levels. The academy has also introduced a Buddy Program which pairs children on different grade levels for social activities to teach mutual respect, teamwork and personal responsibility.
So that students are equipped to meet the future challenges to society and the planet, the educational program encourages in students a desire for lifelong learning, a willingness to give of their time and talents in service to others and the development of a God-centered value system for life.
To that end, the academy seeks to create a nurturing and supportive community committed to academic excellence, character building and a respect for the religious and multicultural diversity that characterizes the school community.
The academy’s mission statement is “To serve God and others by being well-mannered, well-educated, responsible, and compassionate citizens of the global community.”
For more information on the academy visit www.stjosephsch.org or call 718-728-0724.