Grades: K - 12 | 385 students
Founded in 1856, the Academy of Saint Joseph is a private Catholic school conducted by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, New York. Guided by the CSJ mission statement, the students develop a sense of tolerance, acceptance and respect for themselves and each other. Caring faculty challenge students in subject classes scheduled in collaboration with the secondary division. Class meetings, field trips, ceremonies and celebrations foster a sense of community. Small class sizes provide frequent interaction between teacher and learner. Catholic beliefs and values inform the total school environment particularly in the study of religion. The curriculum offered in the Lower School is child centered, integrative and holistic, meeting and exceeding NYS Learning Standards. Emphasis on literacy and whole language begins in kindergarten and continues throughout the grades. The curriculum of the Academy of St. Joseph for grades 9-12 is college preparatory. Emphasis is placed on the development of skill in the process of learning as well as on the academic content.