Instructional Program

Academic Excellence – St. Joseph Catholic School is accredited through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department, which is approved by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools and the Texas Education Agency. We are part of a long tradition of excellence in Catholic education. Each year when our students take the IOWA Assessment, they consistently exceed national averages in all areas. A majority of our students go on to attend Catholic high schools or other private college preparatory high schools.

­Curriculum – Our standards based curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements set forth by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and the Texas Education Agency.  In kindergarten through second grade, Super Kids, a new research-based phonics program lays a strong foundation for our beginning readers. The elementary students are also introduced to the principles of mathematics via a multisensory research based curriculum called Early Learning in Mathematics. The ELM curriculum contains specific instructional content and instructional design principles that enable students to develop the skills and strategies to understand essential concepts.

Our middle school students are challenged by a rigorous core curriculum that prepares them for success in high school. Our language arts classes strive for competence in both reading comprehension and writing. Our math students are offered the choice of algebra or pre-algebra, and our social studies and science classes incorporate research and writing into their semester goals. In addition, students in every grade attend weekly classes in fine arts, technology, and foreign language.