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St Joseph's School

1740 Lake Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091

(847) 256-7870


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

St. Joseph School is a vibrant Catholic learning community dedicated to promoting the fullest possible spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of each student in a Christian environment enlivened by the gospel message of Jesus. St. Joseph School provides sacramental, Eucharistic, and prayer experiences in order to develop religious faith and a lifelong value system founded on peace, justice, and personal responsibility.

St. Joseph School assists each individual student in acquiring sound and basic academic skills, constructive critical thinking skills, the ability to learn independently, a positive attitude toward learning as a continuous, life-long process, and an appreciation of and wonder for the beauty of Creation. St. Joseph School nurtures individual, positive self-esteem based on affirmation of self and diversity of others. Students are challenged to develop self-discipline and leadership capabilities in order to reach their own potentials. Students learn best when actively engaged in the acquisition and discovery of knowledge.

St. Joseph School faculty members and staff are models of Christian values and promote learning by identifying the strengths of each student and varying instructional methods to meet the needs of each student. Teachers structure real life and interdisciplinary learning environments in which students connect and integrate skills and information.

St. Joseph School affirms the essential partnership of home and school and recognizes that the family is the primary educator and faith model for children. Together school and home cooperate and collaborate in the development of the whole child.

With teachers and parents as role models, St. Joseph School students are called to responsible membership and stewardship in the Church and communities. Consistent, supportive cooperation and mutual respect among family, teachers, and students are essential for the successful accomplishment of the goals of St. Joseph School. St. Joseph School is committed to providing an environment in which students can become involved, committed, responsible learners who will work cooperatively with others for individual as well as group growth."
Excerpted from the preschool's website