Catholic Tradition

Our Catholic tradition has deep roots

Believing that parents are the primary educators of their children, we consider it our privilege to collaborate with them in this journey. We seek to nurture both personal and social dimensions of faith as we encourage our students to deepen their relationship with God and to become more responsive to the needs of others.
The goal of St. Joseph Catholic School is to graduate students who aspire in excellence and who are motivated to leadership, service and civic responsibility; who are independent thinkers informed and enriched by a challenging curriculum; who are appreciators of the visual and performing arts and the spirit of competition; who are lifelong learners adaptable to new information and technologies; and who are individuals who strive to develop the spiritual, intellectual, civic, emotional, and physical dimensions of their lives.
As dedicated Catholic educators, we realize, as did the founding faculty, that our main mission is to “fit young people for the earth without unfitting them for Heaven.”
In the tradition of the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, who sought always to fulfill the will of the Lord, we sing the Suscipe of Mother Catherine McAuley at our school liturgies. In this prayer we ask to become more active participants in God’s providential plan.
In the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice, founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, we are encouraged to “have patience.  The good seed will grow in the children later on,” and that indeed, “Providence is our inheritance.”