(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph’s Catholic Schools will align under St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, five campuses with centralized administration.
In a news release, the St. Joseph Catholic Schools Partnership announced the decision Friday after two years of evaluation and research.
Effective July 1, 2022, five St. Joseph Catholic Schools will align under St. Joseph Catholic Academy.
“The St. Joseph Catholic Schools Partnership was formed to facilitate collaboration between Catholic schools in the region and ensure a common experience for all students. We laid an important foundation for this work with the decision to create St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy,” said Ann Lachowitzer, president of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Schools Partnership. “We are thrilled and inspired by the opportunities this new alignment provides for students, families, teachers and staff at our St. Joseph Catholic Schools.
The five schools, St. Gianna Early Childhood Center, Cathedral School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, St. James Catholic School, Bishop LeBlond High School, will continue to operate as individual campuses within the SJCA structure.
According to the press release, benefits of the single-entity structure include Catholic liberal arts opportunities, advanced technology, STEAM, robotics, and other miscellaneous options. In addition to expanded professional development opportunities for teachers and staff, the consistency of an engaging curriculum, builds core competencies and develops disciplined thinkers, and centralized administration.