An atmosphere of warmth and encouragement promotes both academic achievement and the formation of relationships among all members of our learning community, resulting in students’ emotional and social growth. The school’s college-preparatory curriculum includes the theoretical and practical sciences, the arts and humanities and religious studies. The curriculum is rich in selection and based on clear and measurable expectations of student learning through the use of curriculum mapping, course syllabi and assessment rubrics. A vibrant visual and performing arts program ensures a well-rounded educational experience.
The combination of rigorous academics, co-curricular activities, interscholastic athletics, a comprehensive counseling program, college advising and a total learning environment responds to the characteristics and needs of students as adolescents; as members of an affluent society; as young women seeking to form personally fulfilling career plans; as healthy and physically fit young adults; and as persons living in the 21st century.
As SJA strives to educate young women in the spirit and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, service is a vital part of the curriculum. The service program demonstrates that experiential learning is a critical component of classroom learning and faith development.
The faculty, parents and students of St. Joseph’s Academy believe that those in the school are both capable of and responsible for creating a life-enhancing environment. They affirm the importance of giving attention to the quality of life for everyone in the school, not just for the students, but for all who live there each day. They believe, finally, that striving to live the values of Jesus – love, justice and service – is truly the way to grow in the art of living.