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Our Mission


St. Joseph High School is a Catholic learning community of students, parents and educators that delivers the highest quality college preparatory programs and inspires a strong family spirit of shared Christian values in students who seek to develop their faith, their intellect, and their ability to make a positive mark on the world in which they live.

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Joseph High School, a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is the formation of the person To Image Christ in Mind, Heart, Body, and Soul within the context of the Christian family community. Upon graduation students will possess the foundation to build a personal relationship with God, achieve in post-secondary education, and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative world to build the Kingdom of God in the Church, the community, and the world.

Philosophy Statement

The core value of St. Joseph High School, founded by the Daughters of Mary and Joseph and the Josephite Fathers is: To Image Christ in Mind, Heart, Body, and Soul. St. Joseph High School embodies the charism of Constant William Van Crombrugghe (1789-1865, Founder of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph and the Josephite Fathers), who advanced the ideal that the school is an “educational family” that engenders “heart-felt respect” for each student. To that end, St. Joseph High School serves all families of all religious traditions in the belief that God’s love is universal, and that the Christian mission to “all the nations” [Matthew 28:18] embraces the whole human family.

Integral Student outcomes (ISOS)

St. Joseph High School instills the core value: To Image Christ in Mind, Heart, Body, and Soul so that upon graduation, an SJHS Knight will be a life-long learner who:

Possesses the foundation to build a personal relationship with God through:

  • Understanding and articulating Catholic beliefs, principles, and values
  • Demonstrating Christian stewardship and service
  • Participating in one’s prayer life and faith community
  • Respecting other faiths

Achieves in higher education and vocation by utilizing:

  • Perseverance, initiative, critical and creative thinking
  • Computation, research, and problem solving
  • Effective and ethical communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Responsible, ethical, and legal use of technology

Thrives in a fast-paced, innovative global society with:

  • Integrity
  • Respect and compassion for self and others
  • Positive involvement in the larger community which promotes the common good
  • The ability to understand the value of balancing a life of family, spirituality, health, career, and leisure
  • Recognition of the responsibility and the consequences of one’s actions
  • Faith, hope, and love as a way of life