Saint Joseph School boasts a broad academic program and is committed to providing rigorous and integrated curriculum-preparing students for success in the 21st Century. A differentiated curriculum and instructional practices meet the needs of students with various learning styles, learning needs, and multiple intelligences. A comprehensive assessment program provides the administration and teaching staff with valuable information enabling the monitoring of student progress and informing student instruction throughout the school year.
Saint Joseph School, a National School of Excellence, is under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville and is accredited by:
- The TN State Department of Education
- AdvanceEd and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
Our teaching staff are models of lifelong learning and are committed to rigorous implementation of the school’s mission. Forty-seven percent of teachers hold Masters degrees. Professional development, an integral part of the culture of continuous improvement at SJS, provides a conduit for the establishment of a Professional Learning Community.
Professional development, an integral part of the culture of continuous improvement at SJS, provides a conduit for the establishment of a Professional Learning Community. Through a partnership with Trevecca Nazarene University, teachers have received monthly staff development during the 2009 – 2010 school year focused on research-based practices for teaching reading and writing across the curriculum, test taking strategies, and integrating technology strategies into the curriculum. This training, delivered by university professors, instructs teachers on the most current educational practices.