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St. Joseph Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 195 students

Technology, Reading and Writing Workshop, Gospel Values, and Basketball Teams

 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 8 ratings
2011:
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Posted October 16, 2009

Overall my experience has been excellent. I wish there were programs to challenge the children who are gifted. There is not enough for children who are bored but their are some who are unbelieveable teachers at this school who push all the kids to learn far above what the public schools teach. The after school clubs are wonderful and there are so many to choose from. The principal has worked hard to make St. Joe's stand out as a superior school and is accomplishing this difficult task.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Saint Joseph Catholic School provides a complete education within a loving family oriented environment. Teachers and parents do work together for the well being of the children. The school places a strong emphasis on challenging the children academically. And, they take very seriously the importance of a safe faith based learning environment. I love the school and would recommend it to anyone. I have been in the school for 6 years and plan on sending all my children to this school. It's a must-see for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I did not think a school like this existed in this day and age. It has a small town feel while providing an excellent level of education. I am speaking as a parent and a former educator. The children learn manners, discipline and respect for eachother and adults. This environment enables them to be children by exposing them only to age appropriate information. Being new to the area, we had the option of sending our children to any of the local private schools and with much research, this was the best one to instill values and education. Spend 5 minutes with the 8th grade students (most of whom have been here since kindergarten) and you will see what amazing, confident, respectful and kind young adults they have become through this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

Very political & one-sided. The faculty takes a self-righteous & unapproachable stance speaking with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

I found a common thread at this school & it isn't the commitment to excellence but rather a narrow minded & beligerant approach to management in the classroom & in the school overall. I think there are far better choices of schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

St Joe's is the hidden gem of CT! Quality teaching, a nurturing, family atmosphere, superb academics, small classes, a parent community that is not cliquey and really wonderful children. We have not regretted, for a second, sendng our children here. As with any school, there are always those for whom the parent-teacher, parent-parent or parent-Head relationships don't mesh. The school does have some teachers who are inflexible and unable-unwilling to work with those children who are not 'cookie cutter' and these children and families deserve better. The Head does shy away from acknowledging or dealing with teacher issues in these classrooms. It is not a case of 'problem parents or child' - the Head just will not listen to any criticism of staff. Most staff though, are amazing! The IT enhancements, better academics, and after-school clubs the Head has brought, are commendable. Overall, A+++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

This school is by far the best!
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Posted October 10, 2004

Our school is blessed with Faculty and Families who believe in Academic leadership and spirituality of our Christian faith. We are honest, diverse families who share the same, values, morals and principles. Our faculty and parents place the priorities of the children first and are constantly looking at ways to enhance and upgrade for the benefit of the children. Each grade level has only one class which fosters a family type atmosphere. We are blessed and fortunate to be a part of this school for 5 years.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 61%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Scott Bannon
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • No
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Hybrid
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Bridgeport
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • HSA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.
 

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Immaculate High School
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5 Obtuse Hill Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804
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Phone: (203) 775-2774

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