Onward Leaders has made this year seem less like a first year and more like a third. By familiarizing myself with the aspects of being a principal prior to starting at St. Joseph’s, I’ve been able to focus on getting to know the community and culture of the school. This year has been one of learning about my school, rather than one of learning about my job.
- Kevin Donohue, Principal
St. Joseph Catholic School, Hawthorne
The school community of Saint Joseph Parish is dedicated to developing critical thinkers in a Catholic context who will positively impact their communities by living out the following Schoolwide Learning Expectations: Committed Catholics, Academic Achievers, Self-Aware Individuals, and Globally Aware Citizens.
As a Catholic community, the clergy, faculty, staff, and parents guide the scholars to live their Catholic faith as modeled by Jesus Christ and provide a strong Catholic identity throughout the school and parish. The parents as primary educators of their scholars collaborate with faculty to lead by positive example. Our Catholic community strives toward academic excellence and high achievement for all scholars. Scholars acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to become contributing members of the parish, local, and global communities. The scholars learn to utilize the tools and resources of the modern world with justice and compassion. Clergy, faculty, staff, parents, and scholars endeavor to create a learning community where each person is recognized as a child of God. Clergy, faculty, parents and children endeavor to create a learning and faith-filled community where it is recognized that each person, thanks be to God, is always a good person, and where all strive to live that truth.