January 28, 2014
I am a student at St. Joe, and I feel amazingly happy and well-served. The education at St. Joe is fantastic, with great programs all-around including especially strong departments in Social Studies, World Languages and Mathematics. A great deal teachers are supremely qualified and fantastically devoted. The environment is very faith-based, friendly, and learning-centric; the culture is very nurturing, and everyone at St. Joe is a wonderful friend to me. Of course, no school is perfect; there are your share of drug users, and of lazy students, and of excessively snobby people, and general unpleasant company (these things can be found everywhere you look); there can be somewhat an excessive emphasis on sports (from the athletes specifically), and the English department, while strong overall, could have some more dedicated teachers; but there are also many, many smart, kind, patient, gentle, hard-working, well-behaved, friendly, motivated students and friends (again, these can be found at every school if you look hard), the education is fantastic, there is no problem with violence or such misbehavior, and the students by-and-large display excellent Catholic character. It's marvelous.
- submitted by a student