Curriculum

“Not only is the mind of the child to be educated, but their heart and will as well for religion embraces the whole person…for their formation must prepare them to assume professional spheres of adult life.”— Pope John XXIII

The Academy offers a challenging academic Common Core-aligned curriculum, from Pre-K (with both 3 and 4 year old programs) to the 8th grade, that is rich in religious formation and the moral values that your child will need to succeed in life, along with instruction in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics (including Grade 9 Regent prep), Science, Art, Music, Physical Education and Health. The curriculum guidelines issued by the Diocese of Brooklyn and the New York Department of Education serve as the basis of our curriculum, but our dedicated staff has created a safe and encouraging environment that challenges bright minds to explore their interests and discover the best in themselves, their classmates, and the world.

At St Joseph the Worker, we recognize that there’s no one quite like your child; each child is a precious gift from God. Like snowflakes, no two children are alike and no two children learn in exactly the same way. Our programs take individual learning styles into account, and are designed to accommodate both those who learn as fast as possible, or take as much time as they need.

We incorporate many strategies to ensure our students are well-trained for their future, making use of technology wherever we can to enhance true learning that is in line with the Common Core curriculum standards of academic success from the Pre-K to the 8th grade.

Some special highlights of our academics programs include:

Renzulli Learning System: online learning system that offers increased ability to utilize technology to enhance instruction and learning in line with the Common Core curriculum Standards

Smart Boards in all classrooms (with Smart Tables in the Pre-K classrooms)

Computer instruction for all grades including the pre-K

Modern facilities: Computer Lab, Enhanced Science Lab, Library, Gymnasium, Auditorium, Cafeteria, Music Room and Art Room.

Spanish language classes starting in grade 2

Participates in the Catholic Telemedia Network, Learn 360, Espresso and the Mathletics academic enrichment programs

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy is fully accredited by the Middle States Association, and its charter has been approved by the New York State Board of Regents. It is co-sponsored by the faith communities of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. The Academy is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Honors Classes
Grade 8 including Math 9 and a partnership with Bishop Ford High School for Living Environment and History.

Early Childhood Program
Our Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classes offer a wonderful place for children to begin their education. With both a full day or half day option available, children are introduced to attending school in a warm, loving and secure manner.