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Opportunity. Achieve.  Lead. 

Our whole curriculum follows the National and Diocese of Jefferson City and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary Schools.  We seek to educate the whole child by providing an excellent education rooted in Catholic values.

We utilize these Standards as a way to measure progress and prepare students for future success in high school, college, and career readiness.  These standards give our students a strong academic program rooted in the Catholic faith. 

Our students are assessed through the Diocese of Jefferson City Curriculum Assessments and the yearly standardized Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.  Recent Iowa Test results indicated that St. Joseph Catholic School, on average, scored "significantly above" the national average scores. 

Daily Curriculum

  • Religion, Math, Language Arts, and Reading

  • Social Studies and Science varies by grade level. 

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Weekly Curriculum

  • Art, Technology, Library, and Music

  • Physical Education is held twice per week for grades K - 8. 

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Catholic values are woven into all spiritual, educational, and extracurricular activities.

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Creative opportunities in various mediums and areas of self-expression. 

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Experiential learning based on the fundamentals of music.

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The hands-on curriculum connects technology to current events and core subject areas.

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Physical Education

Focus on locomotor skills , team and individual sports, and overall fitness.  Held twice per week for grades K-8.

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We offer one classroom per grade with an average of 14.3 students per classroom.  This allows for personalized approach to learning.  Paraprofessionals (Teacher Aides) support each class as needed. ​

Daily Schedule

PK -- 8th​

First Bell is at 7:50am

Principal Announcements, Prayer, and Pledge of Allegiance are said at 7:50 am in the gymnasium

PK Dismissal is at 3:10 pm

K-8 Dismissal is at 3:25 pm

Mass is at 8:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Content Specific Curriculum can be found here



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