Academics & S-STEAM
Here at Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, we pride ourselves on providing a rigorous, yet age-appropriate, curriculum at every grade level. Our curriculum is research-based, providing students solid skill development through a variety of progressive learning experiences. The utilization of assorted technologies in the classroom, such as interactive projectors, computers, and our SmartLab, differentiates instruction and provides access to supplemental information to deepen students’ understanding of the subject material.
We have developed our curriculum around our core belief of S-STEAM:
S – Spirituality
S – Science
T – Technology
E – Engineering
A – (The) Arts & Language Arts
M – Math
As an independent school, each program is specialized to ensure the best education for your child. Our smaller class sizes mean that each child gets the proper attention to grow as a student.
Early Childhood Academy
The Early Childhood Academy is an educational environment specifically designed for infants and children ages 6 weeks through 2 years old. The teachers honor each child’s spirit, individual needs, and learning styles while promoting and modeling respect, integrity, dignity, responsibility, and lifelong learning skills. As the children become equipped through the repetition of using carefully selected materials, they will naturally master developmental milestones. It is always our mission to support parents as we embrace their child’s “whole” maturation, including physical, social, emotional/spiritual, and cognitive progress. The Early Childhood Academy is particularly beneficial for any children that later enter our Main Campus grade levels and programs.
The Early Childhood Academy helps your child learn about the world, interact with others, gain increased body awareness, grow socially and emotionally, and develop individual talents.
Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School proudly features a tried and tested program for improving student’s reading comprehension. Beginning in our Early Childhood Academy, we get students started early developing language and reading skills that will benefit them throughout the rest of their education. Accelerated Reader (AR) is the most popular and successful reading product of all time. Here’s how it works:
- Student Reads a Book. Students choose books at their appropriate reading levels and read them at their own pace. Visit AR BookFinder to search for available titles.
- Student Takes a Quiz. Accelerated Reader Enterprise offers more than 4,000 quizzes to help you motivate and monitor students’ reading performance and vocabulary growth.
- You Get Information. You get immediate feedback on the reading and vocabulary progress of each student.
School uniforms help students resist peer pressure, help identify visiting students in the school, diminish economic and social barriers between students, and increase a sense of belonging and school pride.
Our uniforms may be purchased through Lands’ End or Tommy Hilfiger (code STJO09). Gently used uniforms are also available at no cost in our Uniform Exchange Closet; however, there is no guarantee on what styles/sizes are on hand. If you’d like to visit the closet, please stop by the School Office during normal hours.
As an Episcopal school, we pride ourselves in the component of our identity where community service speaks boldly of our will to be servants to all in words and actions. Our involvement with the communities of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach has been a source of pride for both staff and students alike.
School-wide projects, individual class programs, random acts of kindness, school cleanup, recycling, environmental awareness, and giving to the poor and unfortunate are natural extensions of our education and awareness that we are only a small part of the whole human family.
All Middle School students are required to perform at least 60 hours of community service, split between on-campus and off-campus volunteer work, to qualify for graduation. A “Saint Francis Prayer” service award is presented to the graduating Eighth Grader who accumulates the most hours in his/her Middle School academic career. We have had honored students with as many as 700 hours.
Home School Resource
Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School’s Home School Resource Program offers our curriculum, enrichment, arts, and athletics programs to home school families. It’s a unique feature of St. Joe’s that parents appreciate because it fills in the missing parts of a student’s educational experience, such as socialization with other students his/her age. We try to find customized ways to help families get the best education for their students.
To enroll or for more information, please contact:
Mary Aperavich, Director of Admissions & Enrollment
(561) 732-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Joseph’s recognizes that in today’s busy world, parents may require care for their children that extends beyond the normal 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM school day. To that end, we offer a variety of programs, both before and after school, to provide a safe, caring environment for those students who need them.
The Before Care program begins at 7:00 AM and provides a beneficial opportunity for students to prepare for the school day.
The After Care program allows students to participate in a safe, caring, and fun group that is carefully supervised from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. For students needing this program daily we offer a prepaid flat rate monthly (discounted daily rate) or families can pay just for days needed.
After School Enrichment Programs are offered by Saint Joseph’s to enhance learning for students outside the classroom. All enrichments occur on a weekly basis from 3:15 PM – 4 :15 PM and are prepaid in 6-week increments. Enrichments available include Arts and Crafts, Cooking for Kids, Yoga, Tennis, Build Your S-STEAM, Storytime Soccer, and Science Exploration Lab. Programs are established by grade level and not every program is available to every grade.
At Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, we believe that athletics provide important opportunities to teach students the value of teamwork, school pride, self-discipline, healthy competition, and time management. Student athletes also learn to accept success and defeat in a learning environment that encourages love, fun, acceptance, trust, and respect for others. Our campus here in Boynton Beach comes with the equipment and staff to see your children succeed on the field.
The Middle School Athletic Program provides a variety of extracurricular athletic options for upper school students. During the school year, girls participate in the following athletic activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Tennis. Boys participate in: Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, and Lacrosse. All competitive teams are coached by highly qualified individuals.
Saint Joseph’s participates in the Gold Coast Athletic League with fourteen other private schools. We are very proud of the Jaguars’ success on and off the playing field.
Physical Education teaches age-appropriate fundamentals of several sports. Our students learn to develop athletic skills in a structured and fun environment with weekly P.E. classes in the Judith Rogers Gymnasium or on the Jones Athletic Field. The program is created to cultivate each child’s basic skills. We are proud to provide students with physical education daily.
Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School offers several summer camp options. It’s the place to be for summertime fun. Camps take place at the Main Campus in Boynton Beach.
Mrs. Braswell & Miss Abby’s Camp
May 31st – June 3rd, 2022
June 6th – June 10th, 2022
Click HERE to download camp application (.pdf)
Please contact Mrs. Braswell at:
email@example.com or 561-441-0554
Mr. Coyle’s Whispering Pines Day Camp
June 20th – July 29th, 2022
Click HERE to download camp application (.pdf)
Click HERE to download camp insurance form (.pdf)
Check out the Whispering Pines website for all of the latest information. St Joe’s School also offers winter camps during some holiday breaks.
Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School offers a seasonal program for students who are living in South Florida for an abbreviated time during the school year.
Interested families should contact our Admissions Office at (561) 732-2045 for more information. Seasonal program students are required to submit a completed application and supporting school documents to the Admissions Office for consideration.
“I just wanted to thank you so much for having Ben and Matthew at St. Joseph’s earlier this week. They really enjoyed being able to experience what it is like to go to school in the US. Please pass on my appreciation to the teachers who so kindly welcomed Ben and Matthew into their classrooms. It was a thrill for me for my children to attend one of my alma maters.”
– Elizabeth Michael
Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School Alum, Class of 1978
Upon acceptance to Saint Joseph’s, our goal is to make the transition to a new school environment as smooth as possible, not only for the students but also for their families. The objective of the Ambassador Program is to increase the level of interaction among St. Joe’s families and staff in order to create a shared sense of purpose and generate increased participation levels in volunteerism and fundraising. New Parent Ambassadors will:
- Reach out to new families
- Facilitate ideas and concerns
- Inspire participation
- Oversee the recognition and appreciation of contributing parents
Parent participation is vital to the success of the program. Here are just a few ways to get involved:
- Participate in social gatherings as either attendees or hosts
- Attend the new parent orientation
- Volunteer for focused projects, such as Orientation, Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast, Jaguar Fund, Jaguar Classic Golf Tournament, Santa’s Workshop, LAPS, and more!