St. Joan of Arc Catholic School educates approximately 500 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten-3 through eighth using the Diocese of Palm Beach Curriculum. Instruction at St. Joan of Arc places strong emphasis on the individual child. The curriculum addresses intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, and personal development. In order to attain this goal, a system exists which provides for continuous progress that encourages each child to reach his/her potential. Our traditional standards of behavior, dress, discipline, and classroom conduct provide an environment that is highly conducive to learning.
The school is divided into two parts: (PK3-5) provides developmental skills and activities; fosters self-esteem, study and organizational skills; the junior high (6-8) follows a departmentalized schedule which addresses Christian character education and making choices according to the teachings of the Catholic Church while preparing students for the academic challenges of high school.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, the accrediting agency for all Catholic schools throughout Florida. St. Joan of Arc is the only STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) certified school in the Diocese of Palm Beach.
St. Joan of Arc School takes pride in differentiating instruction for our Math students by offering various math levels to meet the needs of each of our students. Placement is fluid depending on teacher recommendation, report card grades, and test scores.
STAR Math is administered three times per year and scores are sent home to parents
Mathletics: K thru 8th grade students do math online exercises to earn a weekly Mathletics certificate
IXL: Students work on strengthening specific Math skills online
K thru 2nd: Intervention Small Group Math classes twice a week for students needing additional support
Grade 3: Regular Math and Advanced Math (3rd grade math half the year and 4th grade math the second half of the year)
Grade 4: Small Group Math, Regular Math, and 5th grade Math (Advanced Math)
Grade 5: Small Group Math, Regular Math, and 6th grade Math (Advanced Math)
Grade 6: Small Group Math, Regular Math, Advanced Math
Grade 7: Small Group Math, Pre-Algebra, Advanced Pre-Algebra
Grade 8: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I Honors high school credit class, Geometry Honors high school credit class
Spanish for Heritage Speakers
In addition to offering Spanish starting in Pre-K3, St. Joan of Arc School is proud to offer Spanish for Heritage Speakers for qualifying students in 3rd through 8th grade. St. Joan’s Spanish Program benefits both Heritage speakers and the non-native Spanish speakers: smaller classes and more individualized instruction tailored to the student’s current Spanish acquisition level. In order to participate in the Spanish for Heritage Speakers class, the student will need to take an assessment prior to entering the class and submit a teacher recommendation.
St. Joan of Arc offers numerous opportunities for our students to shine by competing in competitions such as:
-Science Olympiad at FAU
-St. Thomas Aquinas High School STEM Competition and Math Field Day
-Cardinal Gibbons High School Brain Brawl
-National Geographic Bee
-Scripps National Spelling Bee
In-house Competitions & Exhibits:
Shark Tank (science)
1st & 2nd grade Spelling Bee
3rd & 4th grade Spelling Bee
3rd & 4th grade Geography Bee
7th & 8th grade Science Expo
Family Science Nights
Topics vary such as: Crime Scene Investigation, Space, All About Me (genetics), Technology…
-Around the World Day
-“Caring for God’s Creation” -National Parks
In addition to the curriculum provided by the Diocese of Palm Beach, St. Joan of Arc also offers High School Credit Classes: Geometry Honors, Algebra 1 Honors and Spanish 1.
St. Joan is committed to make the best use of technology in the teaching environment.
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The Extended Care Program is available to all current St. Joan of Arc students. Our philosophy is to provide quality care and a safe environment for all our students. Students in PK-3 through grade one have supervised outdoor play while students of grades two through grade eight attend a 45 minute study hall, after which they have supervised outdoor play. The Extended-Care program is available from 2:15 PM – 5:55 PM and follows the school schedule. Fore more information, contact Nancy Hath at 561-392-7974, ext. 5090.