In keeping with the tradition of Catholic education, our school is considered a mission of our parish community and an effort is made to keep tuition and costs to a minimum. We, as a school and church community, truly believe in the value of providing children with a faith-based education where children are taught to be good citizens, not just good students. This has been our focus since 1967, and we will continue to focus on this very important objective in the years to come.
At St. Joseph Catholic School, our children are taught love and respect for self and others, compassion and responsibility, dignity and integrity, peace and justice. These values are not only taught in daily religion classes, but they are woven through every class and each day's activities. This integration of values and academics enables each student to grow as a whole person. The choices our students make throughout their lives will be affected by the values they are taught at our school.
In addition to attending weekly mass, our students begin each day with prayer as a community.
Our students participate in multiple service projects throughout the year. Some examples include a Lenten service project, a canned food drive, collecting basic necessities for our local community, and providing Thanksgiving dinner for 20 needy families.
Our students begin learning a foreign language in Kindergarten. Our school utilizes the Rosetta Stone program to teach conversational Spanish. Students in middle school are given a choice to learn Spanish or Latin.
Our school offers a Lego Robotics club and participates in the First Lego League program. During our first 4 years of participation, both of our teams have always qualified for the state tournament. They have also received several awards.
The Philosophy of the Catholic School in the Diocese of Charleston is based on the Christian Social Principles of the gospel message to love and to respect the rights of all people.
It is the policy, therefore, of this member school, SJCS, to ensure that no student, applicant, or employee be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, ethnicity and/or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, athletics, or other school administered programs.