A good life.
At St. Joseph’s we believe that the highest purpose of education is to foster goodness in the fullest sense — yes, of course moral goodness — but also goodness as excellence, and even as beauty.
Our pedagogical approach is shaped by a serious and concrete commitment to Catholic anthropology, which holds a profound respect for the breadth of the human genius, and its wide range of excellences — i.e., not only academic ones) — together with a careful attention to the universal aspects of human life. Our aim at SJJ is to help each of our boys toward the living of a deeply good life — both in general, and in particular, corresponding to their unique characters as individuals.
This aim is reflected uniquely and concretely in our:
- 6:1 student-faculty ratio
- bi-weekly 1-on-1 advising for each student with their core teacher
- varied and personalized pedagogical approach [you could link “pedagogical approach” to the “Pedagogy and Curriculum” page]
- presentation of a vast variety of vocational paths in life, with active dialogue and discernment around this topic from year 1
- already offering, in our first year, 13 different “extra-curricular” opportunities in sports, arts, and other pursuits, while at the same time intentionally avoiding filling the entirety of boys’ days and weeks with programmed activity and homework.