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Why St. Joseph?

A preschool thru 8th grade experience awaits your child. Our curriculum is based on Chicago Archdiocese and Illinois state standards. On average, our full-time teachers have 15 years of classroom experience and 20% have Master’s degrees. They stay apprised of current technology and educational trends through professional development opportunities. Mrs. Kathy Fawley serves as the assistant principal.  She oversees and manages the testing and assessment of students and the use of educational tools. 

Our teachers, staff and administrators have developed a culture where our focus is on educating the whole child. Their continued development is supported by the Danielson Framework for Teaching, a tool principals use for coaching teachers to increase instructional capacity.  It is based on documented observations, goal-setting and reflective dialogue between the principal and the teacher. 

  At St. Joseph we pride ourselves on maintaining an environment that is conducive to student success. AdvanceEd Accreditation means that we use a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria to examine the whole institution – the policies, programs, practices, learning conditions and cultural context – to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner. 

We are committed to providing personalized attention while recognizing the benefits of group projects and interactions utilizing Whole Brain Teaching, Kagan Cooperative Learning, and Team-building experiences.  We place emphasis on strong math, science, and language arts curriculum, as well as the arts, wellness, and our Catholic faith. Your family has many options when it comes to your child’s education. We are confident that St. Joseph Catholic School will provide your child the best experience for educational and spiritual growth. We will prepare him or her for success at the next level.

- Our current enrollment is approximately 130 students 
- The average class size is 20
- Classes do not exceed 35 per classroom
- Preschool has a ratio of 10 students per adult 

St. Joseph Facts Sheet FY19 (English/Spanish)