Philosophy

St. Joseph University Mission Statement
St. Joseph University School is a Catholic school built on a strong academic curriculum and centered in Christian values. It serves children from diverse faiths, ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds to prepare students to be lifelong learners.

To achieve our mission statement we believe in educating the whole child, making them curious learners who have had many opportunities to explore their talents in academics, art, music and spirit. Developing all aspects of each child in order to learn all God has intended for them.

Each morning, students recite the SJUS Creed

I believe St. Joseph School is a place where I can be safe and happy.
I believe I am important any part of a community.
I believe I can learn in my own way.
I believe there are many different ways to learn, and I believe my teacher will help me discover what works best for me.
I believe free to make my own mistakes and promise I will try to learn from my mistakes
I believe that my teacher cares about me and celebrates my creativity.
I believe I have a voice and that I will be heard.
I believe that everything I am taught contributes to me being a whole child
I believe that I am an artist, and athlete, a dancer and a musician.

But above all else…I am a thinker, and I will strive to be a life-long learner.

Vision Statement
St. Joseph’s students will approach life embracing creativity and innovation, equipped with skills and knowledge to continue their learning within our school environment and beyond. The educational staff will maintain and reinforce the focus of the New York State Standards, skills, and values through continued mentoring and instruction.

St. Joseph’s will strive for collectivism and collaboration, maintaining transparency and truth. Our culture celebrates diversity and appreciates a broader understanding of individual perspectives. The staff will relate to the parents and communities in an opening, welcoming interactive manner with a process to problem solve and grow.
Our students will be eager, adaptable and proactive lifelong learners who will be successful members of society dedicated to the service of others and rising to their fullest potential.

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