Academic Life

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Academic Life

Students in grades K-8, in partnership with teachers and staff, engage in a challenging academic program grounded in Diocesan and state requirements.

Goals and Objectives

To incorporate Gospel values into the daily life of the school community, Saint Joseph School:
• offers a sound religion curriculum based on the Magisterium of the Church;
• provides an environment which offers varied opportunities to live the faith;
• serves the parish, community, and worldwide missions through various outreach programs.

To foster the academic, social and emotional growth of our school family, Saint Joseph School:
• provides a challenging academic program in accordance with Diocesan and state requirements;
• offers opportunities to practice social interaction within the school and community;
• nurtures a positive self-image as well as encourages self-discipline through growth in responsibility and accountability.


• Religion
• Math
• Reading/Literature
• Language Arts/English
• Social Studies
• Science


• Art
• Music
• Computer
• Physical Education
• Italian (Grades 1-4)
• Spanish (Grades 5-8)
• Library (Grades Pre-K-4)


• Weekly Library
• FMI Instrumental Program
• School Choir
• Zumba Dance Classes
• Field Trips
• Physical Education
• Cup-Stacking Club
• Student Council
• Art Instruction
• Computer Lab
• Community Involvement
• Before/After School Care
• Milk/Lunch Program
• Busing available for students living in the Sprague area


Teachers by Grade Level & Subject

Principal - Sister Mary Patrick

School Admin/Child Advocate - Mrs. O’Neil

Pre-K - Mrs. Gaccione

Kindergarten - Ms. Pagliuso

1st/2nd Grade - Mrs. Masucci/Mrs. Siebert

3rd/4th Grade - Mrs. Lamb/Mrs. Hoard

Art - Mrs. Tanksley

English (5th - 8th) - Ms. Gray

Gym - Mr. Glenn Costello

History (5th -8th) - Sister Michele

Italian (1st -4th) - Ms. Pagliuso

Librarian - Mrs. Siebert

Math/Science (5th - 8th) - Mrs. Giordano

Music - Sister Mary Patrick

Nurse - Mrs. Strickland

Religion (5th - 8th) - Mrs. Niedbala

School Choir - Mrs. Glaude

Spanish (5th - 8th) - Mrs. Saccomanno