Summer Programs

St Joes does not stop in the summer! Not only is our campus bustling with summer activities, courses, and camps, our students (including YOU) start preparing for the fall school year.

Summer Sports Camps

Summer Courses

Registration will open in Spring 2019.

Computer Concepts Course

Dates, times and cost TBD.

This course focuses on information processing. Emphasis is placed on procedures providing students with practical experience. Microsoft Word document settings, formatting and editing are combined with students learning the functions and uses of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. An overview of the Internet and social media safety are included as well as Google docs. Integration of iPad applications that are utilized at St Joes will also be included in this course.

This is an intensive course and attendance at all classes and completion of all assignments is necessary to receive .5 credit toward freshman year curriculum; which will result in a one semester study period for the 2017-18 school year.

Students must own or have purchased an iPad prior to the start of the course. Any iPads ordered through St Joseph High School will be delivered prior to the start of the course.

Important Notice: Incoming freshmen enrolled in either Band or Choir are encouraged to register for this course; however, due to the schedule for this track of study students will not be eligible for the one semester-long study period for the 2018-2019 school year.

Refund Policy: Due to the high demand for the Computer Concepts course, refunds will not be issued once a session is closed.

*Students may not switch registration from one session to another.

For more information, contact Mr Dempsey at

Learning to Learn: Study Skills Essentials for Academic Success

Dates, times and cost TBD.

The course is $175. (Price includes course materials) Please Note: Registering for both Learning to Learn and Algebra Prep will qualify you for a discounted rate for both courses of $300.

The key to academic school success is having good fundamentals. That’s true whether you’re playing a sport, performing in the plays, or adjusting to the faster pace of high school life. Learning how to learn at the high school level is critical for your confidence and overall academic achievement. In Learning to Learn, you will develop foundations in:

motivation and concentration • getting organized • time management • critical thinking • problem solving skills • memory techniques • class participation, listening and note taking • reading for information • test taking skills and test anxiety • oral and visual presentations • essay writing skills • technological research tools

This program is open to all pre-high school students. Sessions are 120 minutes long and the course complements and runs on an alternate schedule with our Algebra Prep course.

Algebra Prep

Dates, times and cost TBD.

The course is $175. Please Note: Registering for both Learning to Learn and Algebra Prep will qualify you for a discounted rate for both courses of $300.

Algebra Prep will ready the advanced middle school student or in-coming freshman for high school level Algebra. It will provide a review of fundamentals including:

Operations with fractions • Order of operations and algebraic expressions • Variables • Solving equations • Polynomials • An introduction to the graphing calculator • Excel databases • Statistical presentation skills

At the end of the course the student will take an assessment test to measure strengths and weaknesses. Sessions are 90 minutes long and the course complements and runs on an alternate schedule with the Learning to Learn: Study Skills course.

Actors Workshop

Dates, times and cost TBD.

The Actors Workshop allows students of all levels to acquire the tools they need to be able to effectively tell stories through their bodies and voices. We will do different activities and games to establish the building blocks to good story telling and will go over different tools to use as an actor. It’s a great opportunity for students to grow with support from their peers and start to gain confidence in their abilities. In this class we will go over improvisation, active listening, theatrical vocabulary, story telling and expanding imagination.

Space is limited. Registration on a first come first serve basis.



College Essay and Resume Design Workshop

Dates, times and cost TBD.

With the research involved in selecting colleges and filing complex applications in the fall, the college admissions essay can easily be neglected. Yet, it is the one part of the application over which one has complete control. A unique essay will establish a compelling picture for the admissions staff and will distinguish you in the crowd. The course objective is to produce one polished college essay ready to go, and to develop a core of draft material for adaption to individual school requirements. We will focus on the finished essay, with attention to style, grammar, and format as well as originality, composition, and authenticity. In addition to the college essay, students will also learn how to design a professional resume that will effectively present their extracurricular activities and accomplishments to the college admissions officer.

The course consists of five three-hour sessions which include individual writing and revision, and the course is limited to 25 students.

NEW: Engineering Drone and Pilot Courses with Milestone C

Dates, times and cost TBD.


The 2018-2019 Student Handbook will be available in August 2018.

School News


SJ's Winter Phonathon was held at Ross Bacarella's ’80 BTX office in Shelton, CT.  Thirty students attended each night on February 5 & 6.