Academics at SJOA

How do we do we transform our students?

Our transformation process begins with a traditional and faith-based school setting for all children. We address the academic, spiritual, and moral needs of our children—instilling values and principles that will sustain them throughout their lives. We do this in an environment that demands a high standard of conduct, promoting self-discipline and respect for others while integrating the 21st Century Learning Skills. Our pre-school and pre-kindergarten program set the standard of skills that will evolve as your child grows with us.

Children playOur early child hood program

As our young Monarchs move into the primary school, they will begin with our reading mastery program which covers Language as Learning and Language as Thinking Skills while using a phonics-based program that teaches reading and comprehension skills.

LIS Middle SchoolOur intermediate school

Our intermediate school is the transition that our young people need from the primary grades to the middle school. These grades offer the students a variety of choices in their curriculum path. They learn how to change classes for certain subject areas while still having a guiding homeroom teacher to foster their transition into the rigorous middle school classes.


St. Joan of Arc Catholic School features small class sizes where a strong emphasis is placed on student-teacher interaction. This supportive environment allows our teachers to respond to the educational needs of each student.

Our teachers build on a strong foundation of traditional academics, challenging our students to excel. Our curriculum includes religious education and computer technology, preparing our students for academic success.

St. Joan of Arc provides a faith-based education that promotes academic achievement while emphasizing Catholic Christian values.

When students arrive in our middle school (L.I.S. Program), they will begin to utilize a vocabulary for the skills they have been accumulating at the younger levels. All middle school students have a rigorous state standards based curriculum with a focus on leadership, integrity and service. Students will also learn about high school opportunities, colleges and career options as a part of their curriculum.


Our ProgramsOur Academic Program…

  • Challenges students to think critically and creatively to respond to the changing needs of our fast paced world.
  • Provides a motivational atmosphere that inspires each student to learn and build self-confidence and awareness.
  • Encourages each student to develop good study habits that capitalize on special aptitudes and interests.
  • Stresses all components necessary for successful progression to high school and beyond. Technology, the performing and visual arts, and computer science combine with a strong emphasis on reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics.

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Academic clubs
  • 4th through 8th grade Choir
  • Band
  • Service Learning
  • Science Fair and Spelling Bee
  • Math Pentathalon
  • Student Council
  • CYO Sports
  • Scouts
  • Life-teen

Our Religious Program…

  • Becomes an integral part of the educational experience. All students participate in daily prayer, religion class and weekly Mass.
  • Promotes a life-long commitment to faith formation rooted in Catholic tradition.
  • Enables each student to develop good character, acquiring traits that will encourage strong family life and good citizenship.
  • Encourages participation in community service projects.
  • Promotes self-discipline, respect for others, and high standard of personal conduct.
  • Offers the opportunity to learn about and appreciate other religions through our Inter-faith dialogue program.

Additional Services

  • New Parish Community Center
  • Extended care/morning care options
  • Breakfast/lunch program
  • Math and Science Family Nights
  • FSF- Family Supporting Faculty organization
  • Men’s Club
  • Mary’s Circle