Please Join Us for the 2014 Scholarship Gala!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
RACE BROOK COUNTRY CLUB
Most Reverend Bishop Frank Caggiano
Keynote Speaker & Honoree
Sister Catherine Fanning Spiritual Award
The William H. Pitt Foundation
Sister Catherine Fanning Community Award
Welcome to St Joseph High School...
Welcome to our house. We'd like to tell you a little bit about us, which means telling you about our students, because they come first. Teachers and guidance counselors next, but students first.
We are student centered, and our students are in a word: confident. They celebrate each other. They do not have to put another down to make themselves feel good. That’s not true everywhere. And that doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because we know what our core values are at St Joe’s: faith, family, and your future.
We are a faith-based school, for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We want you here. We celebrate differences. We seek out diversity. We have Jewish students. We have Muslim students. We have an established international student program to give us a global perspective. We have exceptional economic and ethnic diversity for a private school. Here, we believe God loves everybody, equally, no matter what kind of car they drive. This means we approach our studies with a sense of purpose and responsibility. MoraI leadership is part of the curriculum. You will learn civics. You will also learn civic responsibility. Privilege and Responsibility is our motto—with just a pinch of risk taking thrown in to make you a good entrepreneur.
We are academic. We take college preparatory academics seriously. We are not a high school; we are a college preparatory school. And we are not your grandfather’s prep school. We are focused on the future, we emphasize 21st century skills. Our curriculum is project based, our research-oriented facilities are tied to the world coming at us, our technology is integrated throughout the school. We do not ask the elementary school how far did you get. We ask the college admissions office what do you need, and commit ourselves to getting you to that level.
We are co-ed. We have a 50-50 split between males and females. Today, that is where you want to be. We know girls learn differently than boys; we simply do not think they should learn separately. Businesses tell us today, relational intelligence is just as important as academic achievement. Learning how to relate to others will be just as important as your 5s on the AP exams.
You do not have time for regrets when it comes to high school. It goes fast. We are not the one per-centers, nor the ninety-nine per-centers. We are the one hundred per-centers. Everybody graduates. Everybody goes to college. That’s what we do and we do it well. Enjoy your visit!