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St. Joseph School - Early Childhood Classes

100 Spring Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719

(508) 996-1983


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Joseph School is a Catholic learning community that is an integrated part of a larger faith based parish
community that is dedicated to proclaiming the love of God as found in the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and
Mary. Our school seeks to provide a quality Christian education that meets the academic and spiritual needs
of our students.
The school community is dedicated to promoting a Catholic faith environment in which the student's
growth as a person is central to all its work. Our faculty is composed of individuals whose common
purpose is "To Teach as Jesus Did." We are committed to the vision and values of Christ's way of life.
St. Joseph School supports the efforts of families to provide a quality Catholic education based on Christian
values. In partnership with parents, the child's primary educator, we seek to model the principles of Jesus
and nurture the child's intellectual, religious, spiritual, social, civic, psychological, moral, physical,
cultural, and aesthetic growth.
Our school environment fosters love of God, respect for oneself and others, compassion, justice, and
service. Learning experiences challenge students to grow in understanding and appreciating their human
worth, to take responsibility for their own learning and development, and to care for the world in which
they live. The school encourages students to develop responsibility towards themselves and others and
fosters respect for all persons and the world around us. Guidance in making good choices based on Catholic
values is integrated throughout the curriculum."
Excerpted from the preschool's website