Academics and Co-curricular Activities

Curriculum and Academic Policies

St. Joseph School is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and also through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


The following areas of instruction are taught at St. Joseph School:

Religion, Reading/Literature, English, Spelling, Mathematics, Algebra, Science, Social Studies, Handwriting, Art, Spanish (5-8), Physical Education, Computer Science.

Student Council

Students on student council must maintain a 3.0 or better in all subject areas in each quarter. Also, a student must have a G or better in behavior/work habits/PE/music/computer in each subject area per quarter to remain on Student Council.

Sports Participation (CYO )

Students in grades 5 – 8 who participate in CYO sports must maintain a C or better in all subject areas in each quarter. Also, a student must have a “S” or better in behavior/work habits/ PE/ music/computer in each subject area per quarter. If the above requirements are not maintained at progress report time, students have until the end of the quarter to improve their grades. If no improvement is made students will not be eligible to play CYO sports in the following quarter.

Liturgical Celebrations

Students in each grade level will have the opportunity to attend Mass weekly with their class under the guidance of their teacher. The school community participates monthly in Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. Prayer services and other liturgical celebrations will be announced in the monthly newsletter. All parents/guardians, family and friends are welcome to attend school liturgies and prayer services.


The STAR Assessments from Renaissance Learning are administered to grades 2 – 8 (dates listed on calendar). We ask that you do not schedule doctor or dental appointments during these times.

Report Cards/Progress Reports

Report cards are issued four (4) times a year to students in grades 1 – 8 during the week following the end of the quarter. Students in kindergarten are issued report cards three (3) times a year following the second, third, and fourth quarters. Alpha-K students receive a progress report at the end of each semester (two times a year).

Honor Roll – Grades 5 – 8

Distinguished Honors GPA (overall) of 4.0 and an “O” in Behavior and Work Habits

1st Honors GPA (overall) of 3.5 or above

2nd Honors GPA (overall) of 3.0 or above

No D, F or NI in any subject area including Art, Music, PE, and Computer

No S or NI in any of the following areas: Work Habits, Conduct/Behavior