Science STEM Challenge

Grades 5 and 8 had a great time during science class.
The Marshmallow Tower Challenge Objectives:  Students were to work as a team and apply STEM principles while creating a marshmallow tower.  Students were asked to build the tallest structure using only the supplies given to them in the amount of time given.  Students learned how engineers plan, design and build a product from its inception to its completion.
All challenges focus on planning, teamwork, application, collaboration, and reflection. 

SJWCA has been accredited by AdvancED!

AdvancED Accreditation:

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy has been accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, which is a division of AdvancED.

A lot of work goes into this!  

The heart of the accreditation process is that we embrace a mission to always look for ways to improve.  


There are five broad standards that an institution must meet.  For each standard, the school is required to evaluate themselves on a number of specific points; the school must evaluate for themselves first, give evidence for, and then have AdvancED verify.  The five broad standards are as follows:

  1. Purpose and Direction – The institution maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
  2.  Governance and Leadership – The institution operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and institution effectiveness.
  3.  Teaching and Assessing for Learning – The institution’s curriculum, instructional design and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
  4. Resources and Support Systems – The institution has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students. 
  5.  Using Results for Continuous Improvement – The institution implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and institution effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.


Class of 2018 – Graduation Mass

Students, faculty, and families gathered with Father Gill and Father Ryan at Holy Name of Jesus Church for the Class of 2018 Graduation Mass. Student walked through the Halls of the school being cheered on by their fellow schoolmates.

Congratulations Class of 2018!


PreK4 Goes to the Farm!

Pre-k4 visited Green Meadows Farm at Floyd Bennett Field! The petting farm provided us with a fun and educational hands-on touching experience with all of the animals.  

PreK4 are Tiny Scientists!

Today we learned about three basic states of matter:solid, liquid, and gas from Miss Stephanie from The Tiny Scientist! We measured and observed three awesome mixtures. From those we learned the words solution, hydrophobic (liquid-repelling), and absorb. Then, we melted beeswax and coconut oil to make our own cotton candy flavored chapstick. We learned that you can change states of matter by adding or taking away heat!