The goal of St. Joseph Mission School is to form individuals that are life-long learners and who demonstrate responsibility for his or her learning. This begins with the primary grades and creating basic skills in reading, writing and arithmetic. Once the love of learning has been created, each student is directed to solve problems through critical thinking in order to explain the strategies used. Specifically, St. Joseph's implements this process through the following activities:

  • Diocese of Gallup Catholic Schools Curriculum Standards
  • Envision Math Curriculum
  • Trophies Language Arts Curriculum
  • Accelerated Reading and Math Program
  • Quarterly Assessments using STAR Math and STAR Reading
  • Yearly IOWA Basic Skills Testing
  • During school year students read over 2,500 books
  • Participation in annual Spelling Bee and Science Fair
  • Weekly Teacher assessments of students in intervention program
  • Title I program

"Tell me & I forget,
Teach me & I may remember.
Involve me & I learn.”

-Benjamin Franklin