School Life

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy recognizes that a school is not just comprised of academics. To be a true community and home for our students requires nurturing the capabilities of the full person, including the academic, social, and physical aspects.

There are numerous extra-curricular programs offered to students at St Joseph the Worker.

There is an optional band program run through the Paul Effman Music Company, who since 1971 has been providing music programs to private schools throughout the region. Students in grades 3-8 who are interested in playing an instrument receive lessons in small groups. (

Aquinas Program
The program is intended to serve as an enrichment program for self-motivated students in Grades 6 – 8. In order to be eligible students must have a 90% average on their report card; receive recommendations from two faculty members, and be willing to do the work of an independent learner. The individual must also be able to work well in a group and be articulate. Interested students should speak to their classroom teacher.

Student Council
Elected students council members serve for the entire school year, participate, and assist in school and community functions and fundraisers. Council members also have the responsibility of keeping their class mates up to date on issues brought before the council.

8th graders work throughout the year with the moderators—a faculty member and assisted by a parent—to produce the yearbook.

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy offers clubs to appeal to students ranging from athletic activities to collaborative interests:

  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Dance