A Message from Our Principal
Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic School where we combine spirituality, academics and service to prepare our students to live a faith filled life. We are a Roman Catholic school serving students in early childhood and grades Kindergarten through eight. We are accredited by the state of Illinois and are a member of the Diocese of Rockford.
Since 1887, our mission to provide a Christ-centered, academically excellent and safe school environment in which all children can achieve their maximum God-given potential is supported by a challenging curriculum that integrates Common Core Standards with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Religious education is a priority, with prayer and worship a daily component of school life.
St. Joseph is a wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow educationally, get involved, and have a meaningful school experience. Our community of learners is made up of outstanding students, an expert and dedicated staff of caring professionals, active and involved parents and a supportive community. Teachers are highly qualified professionals and each models the belief that Christ is the reason for our school by nurturing the children in our care.
St. Joseph School students' thrive-achieving personal growth in a safe and supportive atmosphere in which their success is frequently monitored, acknowledged, and celebrated. We measure success through our evaluation of the whole child-the academic progress, the growth in responsibility, and the good citizenship that the students learn and practice. Students are challenged to dream big, assume leadership roles, and always remember that their actions and words define their character.
I feel tremendously blessed to work with everyone who makes this such a special place for our families and their children. I am looking forward to providing leadership that will continue to build upon our current success while looking towards a future of continued growth in excellence. St. Joseph Catholic School is a Christ-centered community where the traditions of our past point the direction for our students' future.
If you would like more information about our school, please call the school office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at (847) 931-2804 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours can be arranged as well as appointments to learn more about our school.
As we enter into every school day, may God continue to bless our academic endeavors, our vibrant worship and community service.
Rocio del Castillo
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