St. Joseph Catholic School is a vibrant, warm and welcoming Catholic school, located in Bradenton, serving students in prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 8. The school community of talented students, supportive parents, dedicated teachers and staff, experienced administration, and supportive pastors create a caring, family atmosphere. This Catholic school’s goal is to help each child grow to their greatest potential, both spiritually and academically.
School facilities include a music room, art room, library, computer lab, science lab, spacious outdoor play areas, and a gymnasium. Over the years, the mission has not changed – “Preparing students for the future through spiritual and academic excellence.”
“Our ministry is to help students recognize, foster, and exhibit their role in carrying out our Catholic values and traditions,” says Deborah Suddarth, Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School. “We do this through infusing our beliefs throughout our curriculum and by celebrating our faith when we come together at school Masses and during faith events.”
The faculty and staff of St. Joseph School provide an exceptional learning environment that allows students to achieve their full potential. The curriculum is reviewed annually in order to help all students develop critical thinking skills through engaged learning. This includes a variety of learning opportunities, including the use of technology at all grade levels. The school’s one-to-one technology initiative allows each student to bring their own device in grades 6 through 8. Chromebooks are used in grades 4 and 5, and kindergarten through grade 3 have designated classroom iPads and laptops for education use. Each class is equipped with AppleTV for educational program sharing. Early childhood students also benefit from dedicated teacher aides.
All faculty and staff participate in the Church’s ministry to assist parents in their role as the primary teachers of faith to their children. “We are proud of our students and feel blessed to be part of their educational and spiritual journey.” Deborah Suddarth continues, “We work hard to provide a faith-based environment nurturing children with the same values at home. St. Joseph Catholic School is not just a student’s academic world. It becomes their second home – their family.”
Parent volunteering is always welcome, and very much appreciated, at St. Joseph Catholic School. Parents help plan numerous events that the entire St. Joseph’s community can enjoy, including a Carnival, Father-Daughter Dance, Mother Son Evening Out, classroom parties and celebrations, and so much more.
Bus service is available for those families who live in designated areas, for a fee.
Come see all that St. Joseph Catholic School has to offer. St. Joseph Catholic School is located at 2990 26th Street West, in Bradenton. To learn more, or to schedule a private tour, call 941-755-2611.