Small Class Size
As a private school, our classes are always sized so that every student can receive the proper attention for learning. Actual class size averages 16 in the Reichert Center (PK - Kindergarten), 18 in the Lower School (Grades 1 - 5), and 17 in the Upper School (Grades 6 - 8).
Academically Superior Curriculum
Saint Joseph's Episcopal School offers challenging curriculum that is taught from texts and resources that are cutting edge by experienced teachers who are constantly upgrading their skills through professional development and collegial collaboration.
During the Day Resources
Free tutoring is offered to students before school to re-teach and reinforce skills students need to work on. Math tutoring for Middle School students is also offered during lunch at no cost to families. A pull-out program is available for students with IEPs (Individualized Educational Plans). Additionally, our students are taught study skills through the use of the Study Skills Tool Kit, an interactive workbook which helps students learn to better manage time, study more efficiently, and handle the stress that comes with everyday school and life situations.
Students Have a Voice
At Saint Joseph's, we feel that children need opportunities for learning in group situations where they can experience the democratic process. As such, we regularly involve students in forums allowing for open and honest communication about issues at school, including homework, assessments, and peer interactions. Middle School students participate in Student Council with weekly meetings to organize and plan social and community service events. Even our Pre-K program includes a focus on getting the children involved.
Our focus in physical education at Saint Joseph's Episcopal School is to condition students and to motivate them to enjoy sports, athletics, and movement. Students are exposed to information through skill-building, lecture, and play as they learn about nutrition, anatomy, and sports from experienced and caring professionals who are award-winning athletes and coaches. Students learn and play several sports including: volleyball, tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, football, and lacrosse. As a private school, we’re able to provide physical education as a daily part of our curriculum.
Academy of the Arts
Saint Joseph's has an active arts program that includes drama, music, and visual arts. Our drama program focuses on performance goals. In addition to the public out-of-class requirements and the annual production, the curriculum is complemented by in-class study through performance in the areas of pantomime, improvisation, proper voice, blocking, and stage movement. These activities help unleash students' creativity and develop technical skills on stage. Music classes are offered to all students weekly, with individual instruction and lessons available if requested. Our visual arts curriculum is stellar with students developing and fostering skills in all mediums (paint, clay, chalk, etc.).
After School Enrichment Activities
Saint Joseph's students are invited to enroll in several programs that tap into the many natural gifts and talents they bring to our school. Over the years, we have offered the following enrichments: Arts & Crafts, "No Cook" Cooking, Golf, Tennis, Yoga, Choir, Karate, Lacrosse, and Baton. From our Pre-K program to the middle school, we have extracurricular activities to keep your children engaged and learning.
As a private Episcopal school, we pride ourselves in this component of our identity where community service speaks boldly of our intent to make an impact on our community.
School-wide projects or individual class programs, random acts of kindness, school cleanup, recycling, environmental awareness, and giving to the poor and unfortunate is a natural extension of our curriculum and awareness that is just one component of what we accomplish each year.
Some of the community impact we have achieved include a building project for Habitat for Humanity, making sandwiches for the Caring Kitchen, donating and collecting turkeys for Thanksgiving with the Community Caring Center, donating and collecting food for the Thanksgiving food drive with Channel 12, adopting families and volunteering for the Angel Tree Dinner at Holy Redeemer Church, assembling the 100 ft. Christmas Tree with Office Depot at Old School Square, and many beach clean-ups.
Success After Graduation
Our students graduate from Saint Joseph's and are academically prepared to compete and attend excellent high school and preparatory schools which include but are not limited to: St. Andrew's School, Saint John Paul II Academy, Oxbridge Academy, Cardinal Newman, St. Paul's School, Phillip's Academy, The Hotchkiss School, The Thacher School, Atlantic High School's International Baccalaureate Program, Palm Beach County's CHOICE programs and college preparatory programs, and prestigious boarding schools around the country. (See our High School Fair info.)