St. Joseph Regional Elementary School's academic curriculum, based on the Common Core Standards, is challenging and motivates our students to achieve their potential. Departmental and ability classes are done at various levels to ensure quality learning and success. Reading and Math groups allow for more personal assistance. Science classes for example, developmentally focus on various units in Life, Plants, Space, Earth and Animals. Besides academic enrichment within the subject areas, the students also have weekly instruction in World Language (Spanish), Music, Computer Technology, Art, and Physical Education. Upper grades are departmentalized to allow for more in depth approaches to the subject areas as well as to prepare for high school scheduling. Our library provides additional resources to the teachers and students.
This is an important year for the kindergarten children; it is their first experience with formal education. At St. Joseph Regional School, they will be provided with a safe, secure environment which will help promote the learning process. Attention to the total development of the child is provided including spiritual, social, and intellectual development.
We are a caring, learning community at St. Joseph Regional School. God gave each of us a special gift and we instill that in our students.
The kindergarten curriculum consists of: math, language arts (reading, phonics, writing), handwriting, science, social studies and religion.
Our kindergarteners also enjoy a weekly schedule of our specials: computers, spanish, music, gym, art and library.
Grades K-2 have a strong focus on Language Arts and Arithmetic naturally. With our new English and Reading textbook series, our children can utilize technology interactive activities to supplement classroom instruction; they are focusing on beginning skills. Learning is also enhanced with classes in Art, Computer literacy, Library, Music, Physical Education and Spanish.
Grades 3-5 expand and deepen studies in Language Arts and Mathematics encompassing geometric and simple algebraic concepts. Social Studies and Science are explored more seriously. Research skills are also developed. Learning is also enhanced with classes in Art, Computer literacy, Library, Music, Physical Education and Spanish.
Grades 6-8 have a stimulating high school preparatory program where students are grouped according to ability in Math. Pre-algebra and Algebra are part of the Seventh and Eighth grade Math curriculum. Research skills are sharpened through a variety projects and labs in Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. Learning is also enhanced with classes in Art, Computer literacy, Music, Physical Education and Spanish.