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Name of School: St. Joseph School
Address: 335 Center Street, Bristol CT 06010
Main Contact: Mark Monnerat, Principal
Main Contact Phone: 860-582-8696
Grades Served: Pre-K 3 through 8th grade
Special programs: All day Pre-K 4 year old and Kindergarten program in addition to traditional ½ day options; aftercare available until 5 pm; state-of- the-art computer lab and science lab; inter-conference athletics offered to boys and girls in grades 5-8; enrichment after-school programs offered in grades K-8; Spanish language instruction beginning in Grade 4.
At St. Joseph School, faith filled excellence defines the education we provide, the faculty and staff who serve, the parish-school community that is present, and the athletic and enrichment programs our students enjoy. Our experienced, credentialed faculty, strong academic programs, and facilities featuring modern computer and science labs, all combine to provide our students with a solid academic and moral base which allows them to excel in High School and beyond in College.
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St. Joseph School: A Tradition of Faith Filled ExcellenceDid you know?.....
St. Joseph School is the oldest parochial school in Bristol, having celebrated 100 years of Catholic Education in 2003! We look forward to kicking off our 110th year celebration in August of 2013!
The St. Joseph School Pre-K Program was the first Catholic School Pre-Kindergarten program established in Bristol, and celebrated 20 years in 2008!
St. Joseph School established an all-day Kindergarten in 2004 and an all-day Pre-K 4 Program in 2007. Both half-day and full-day Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten options are currently offered to meet the needs of our school families.
St. Joseph School successfully completed a 2 Year Self-Study and formal Re-Accreditation process in the fall of 2006. St. Joseph School has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges since 1996.
The Class of 2013 is the 105th graduating 8th grade class of St. Joseph School!
St. Joseph School Principal, Mark Monnerat, has led the school for 26 years as its first and only lay principal. In 2007 he was received the Hartford Archdiocesan Distinguished Elementary School Principal Award. In addition, Mr. Monnerat was also selected as the 2008 New England Region recipient of the Dr. Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award by the National Catholic Education Association in Washington, D.C.
St. Joseph School Pastor, Father Joseph DiSciacca was awarded the 2010-2011 Hartford Archdiocesan Distinguished Elementary School Pastor Award. St. Joseph School is the only school in the Hartford Archdiocese to have both its school leaders honored in such a manner.
The St. Joseph School faculty has over 240 combined years of classroom teaching experience!
Most of the faculty members at St. Joseph School are State-certified and have Masters Degrees. St. Joseph School faculty and staff have taught at the school an average of 15 years!
The teacher to student ratio at St. Joseph School is currently 1:20.
SMART Board technology was implemented in the fall of 2009 and is utilized in all SJS classrooms. A 6-station Science Lab, which accommodates 30 students, was dedicated in the spring of 2007 at St. Joseph School. The school’s 35-station Computer Lab was updated and re-dedicated in January 2013.
The 2013-14 tuition at St. Joseph Schoolfor children of active parishioners in grades K-8 equates to less than $17 per day!
Over $40,000 in tuition assistance and scholarships were awarded to St. Joseph School families in 2012! Up to $45,000 in tuition assistance grants will be available to St Joseph school families for the 2013-2014 academic year.
In 2010, 2009, and 2006, the Valedictorians at Central High School were graduates of St. Joseph School. The St. Paul High School 2006 Salutatorian, 2005 Valedictorian and 2011 Salutatorian were all graduates of St. Joseph School.
St. Joseph School: A Tradition of Faith Filled Excellence
Registration materials for the 2010-2011 academic year are now available, with enrollment accepted on a rolling basis throughout the Spring and early Summer. Kindergarten and Pre-K 3 & 4 spaces fill quickly and annually there are a limited number of spaces available in our primary 1-8 grades. Our Middle School (Grades 6-8) accounts for approximately 1/3 of the school’s total enrollment, with these students providing valuable mentoring and leadership to the
Families interested in learning more about
Below, members of the St. Joseph School Community staffed a booth at the 24th Annual Bristol Home Show in 2009, selling raffle tickets and providing information about the Faith Filled Excellence provided at SJS.
Alicia & Morgan (2nd grade) Gagnon & Karin Morneault. (Photo courtesy of Ron Tessman)
Kevin Kelly (alum of St. Joe's and parent of an 8th grader/5th grader) and Sharon & Zachary (2nd Gr) Adkins. (Photo courtesy of Ron Tessman)
Registration for St. Joseph School, Bristol Now in Progress
Registration materials for the St. Joseph School 2011/2012 academic year are now available, with enrollment accepted on a rolling basis throughout the Spring and early Summer. Kindergarten and Pre-K 3 & 4 spaces fill quickly and annually there are a limited number of spaces available in our primary 1-8 grades. Our Middle School (Grades 6-8) accounts for approximately one-third of the school’s total enrollment, with these students providing valuable mentoring and leadership to the St. Joseph school community.
Families interested in learning more about St. Joseph School are welcome at any time during the year to contact the school for an individual appointment and tour. An interview with the Principal is strongly encouraged, especially for those students transferring from other schools. Additionally, transfer students in Grades 1-8 are offered the opportunity to spend a day in the classroom “shadowing” a current student. Once a student is registered, detailed information is provided about the variety of Orientation Programs.
Please contact the school directly at (860) 582-8696 for details of upcoming events. We look forward to sharing with you more about the Faith-Filled Excellence at St. Joseph School!
St. Joseph School Offers:
Preschool Program: The curriculum focuses on the development of the individual child and is implemented throughout the school day to insure that all children are encouraged to learn and grow. A new reading-readiness program entitled "Happily Ever After" was instituted this year, and includes beautifully-illustrated stories, lively discussions, a variety of hands-on activities, and clear instruction designed to build success step-by-step.
Full-day, half-day, three-day, and five-day programs are available for children three to five years of age.
Kindergarten Program: This program provides may opportunities for hands-on learning. By the age of five, our children are introduced to many new skills, work habits, and concepts that are building blocks for future success in school and life. Our goal for this program is to enhance learning, foster a healthy self-esteem, and develop creative individuals and problem-solvers. Full-day and half-day programs are available for children ages five to six years of age.
Primary Education: Out students in grades 1 through 5 achieve basic literacy and numeracy as well as foundations in science and social sciences.
Middle School Education: Our students in grades 6 through 8 apply their skills, knowledge, and values toward educational, spiritual, physical, and emotional growth and development.
Pre-K Multi-Student Tuition Credit
There is now a multi-student tuition credit to include families with children in Pre-K! In addition to the multi-student tuition credit offered to families with more than one child in grades K-8, St. Joseph School will offer a $200 family discount to families who have a child or children in both the Pre-K3 or Pre-K4 program and a child or children in grades K-8. Families with more than one child in Pre-K3 or Pre-K4 will receive a multi-student credit this year as well.
Referral Bonus for Current Families
Please help us spread the word about Faith-Filled Excellence at St. Joseph School! Again this year, current families who refer prospective families who then register and attend SJS in the fall of 2011 will receive a "referral bonus" of $100.00 in the form of a tuition credit. There is no limit to the number of referral bonuses a family can receive. Please make sure that your prospective new families note you as the "referring family" when they complete the Contact Form when they visit the school. The forms are available online at http://school.stjosephbristol.org. With your help, we can meet our goal of 50 new families in 2011-2012.