Here at St. Joseph, the elementary grades, with the exception of grade 2, are primarily homeschooled. We have taken religious education out of the classroom and put it back into the home where it belongs with parents being the first teachers of their children. We offer an optional supplementary jr. youth group program for grades 3 -6 focusing on scripture, praise and worship and building a relationship with Jesus but the core curriculum is taught by the parents. There is much flexibility to this program. The parents can schedule how and when they will teach the faith to their children. We are asking that by the end of the 6th grade that the children know the sacraments, 10 commandments, basic prayers and how to go to confession but most especially that they are praying and reading the Bible daily and going to Church each week.

Homeschool Programs

Grade 3

In Third Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor. The curriculum for grade three teaches how Jesus calls us to love God and others. Students continue to learn about the Church, the sacraments and morality. In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings the first Monday of the month from October to April (no meeting in December) to complete the home school curriculum.

Grade 4

In Fourth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor with a focus on God’s plan for creation, original sin, the ten commandments and the beatitudes. Students continue to learn about the Church, the sacraments and morality. In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings the first Monday of the month from October to April (no meeting in December) to complete the home school curriculum.

Grade 5

In Fifth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor with a concentration on Salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Sacraments and morality. In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings the first Monday of the month from October to April (no meeting in December) to complete the home school curriculum.

Grade 6

Study Guide for Gr 6 2019 (PDF, 542K)

In Sixth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor with a concentration on the Bible, the Church and the Prophets. At the end of the year, 6th graders will be tested prior to entering 7th grade.  In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings the first Monday of the month from October to April (no meeting in December) to complete the home school curriculum.

Optional Supplemental Programs

Grades 3 to 5Summer Program 2019 – Registration opens Wednesday, March 13th at 8:00 a.m.

  • For St. Joseph Parish children entering Grades 3 to 5 Fall 2019.
  • Class held Monday, June 24th to Friday, June 28th 2019.
  • Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m.
  • The students will attend daily Mass at 9:00 a.m. with Mrs. Keith.
  • Daily snack and water will be provided.
  • The students will participate in Mass, prayer, praise and worship and scripture.
Grades 5 & 6 – Weekly Junior Youth Group Program

Children come together to share, learn, and discuss their faith through prayer, praise & worship, reading the Bible, music, crafts and movies. In addition, parents attend six (6) monthly Adult Faith Formation Meetings the first Monday of the month from October to April (no meeting in December) to complete the curriculum.