Philosophy of St. Joseph School

The philosophy of St. Joseph School is to provide for the education, gradual growth and development of the whole child; spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically while meeting the needs of the individual within a Christian atmosphere centered in Christ. A child’s beliefs, attitudes, values, character and behavior are developed by his/her parents who are the child’s first and foremost educators. The Catholic school aims to provide the child with a climate in which faith, trust, and love for God and others are encouraged, lived and witnessed in his/her life. 

We the educators of St. Joseph School, hold this to be the philosophy of our school. We believe the primary purpose of a Catholic School is three-fold: 

  1. To provide the proper atmosphere for building a Christian faith-community based on one’s relationship with God, with self, and with others.
  2. To transmit our faith in Christ to others by our example and to reach the truths of our Catholic faith in an atmosphere permeated with Christian values and attitudes.
  3. To enable and encourage our students to make responsible, moral decisions.

We believe Catholic educators, both parents and teachers, have the responsibility to create the proper environment that will nourish the gift of faith, which God freely gave at Baptism. We as educators must help the child to accept and strengthen this God-given gift through attendance at weekly Mass and the reception of Sacraments.

The young Christian fortified by prayer and strengthened by the Sacraments of the Eucharist, Penance, and Confirmation should be prepared to be and to act as a Catholic witness to his/her faith in Christ.