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Academy of St. Joseph

111 Washington PL
New York, NY 10014

(212) 243-5420


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We are exploring the implementation of Reggio-Emilia in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

A humanities-based currciulum characterized by our motto: character, competence and compassion.

We are partners with parents in the education of their children.
We celebrate children and their sense of wonder and play.

A Typical Day

The day begins with morning assembly, morning meeting, centers, exploration, hands-on-activities, and instruction.

Many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom are provided.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school