Educating for the Future
Through the combined efforts of the faculty, staff, parents, and administration, St. Joseph Catholic Academy embraces an academic philosophy based on nurturing a Christian community that is committed to academic excellence. Our high school preparatory program develops the full potential of every student. Our personalized learning program encourages students to become leaders, to master the skills outlined within our rigorous curriculum guidelines and to become confident, faith-filled individuals.
Our Course and Classroom Structure
The courses offered to our St. Joseph Catholic Academy students are created to adapt to a flexible, student-oriented approach so that our multiage classroom environment supports the individual student needs. Chalkboards and rows of chairs are no longer learning spaces at St. Joseph Catholic Academy. We offer a compentency-based classroom model that incorporates differentiated pedagogy, collaboration, Socratic academic discussions and flexibility.
The Pre-K through Grade 8 curriculum in all Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport supports the continuous improvement of student achievement and is designed not only to meet, but to exceed state and national standards. It helps students reach their full potential not only now, but also in higher education and in their adult lives. Teachers and administrators designed this proprietary curriculum under the guidance of national experts in Curriculum Mapping, a process of organizing and planning what is happening in our classrooms at specific points during the school year. The maps are aligned with Gospel Values in every subject area so that students always learn in an atmosphere that includes Christ at its center.
A Dedicated Staff
Our teachers provide an academic environment that is influenced by our Catholic faith and teachings. They maintain high academic expectations and encourage learning through the use of pedagogical methods that exercise researched-based theories of learning, understandings of students and their cognitive, social and emotional needs, and appreciates the interests of individual students.
Teachers bring impressive academic credentials and years of teaching experience to their vocation of education. Our students consistently score extremely high on both national standardized tests and admittance tests to area private schools. Their efforts in the classroom are supported by a dedicated support staff and administrative team.
We have been so happy with the new
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy.
It is a close community with a wonderful administration and extremely dedicated
and caring teachers.
In the personalized classroom, my son
has a specific learning plan based on his individual strengths and opportunities
which keeps him engaged in class by
moving him ahead when he is ready.
We love the diverse offering of extra
curricular activities like Chess, Art
Smart, Band and Crazy 8's Math
which has also helped my son build his
skills outside of the classroom.
-Karen Ouchterloney, Parent