Student Life

After School Academy

St. Joseph School values the education of the total child and is committed to affording our parents the opportunity to expose their children to extracurricular activities that will enhance their overall development and growth as persons. We currently offer the following activities through our After-School Academy:

Guitar – is offered once a week (Tuesdays through Thursdays) at a cost of $17 per shared lesson (30 minutes) or $20.00 per private lesson (30 minutes). Mr. Joseph Bonds, a St. Joseph Church parishioner, teaches the classes. He is classically trained and has performed in Master Classes under Christopher Parkening (Columbia Artists), Sharon Isbin ( Juilliard School ), Andrew York ( Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) and Benjamin Verdery ( Yale University ). Mr. Bonds teaches English at Southwood High School and is a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. Students in the third grade or higher can sign up for these classes. Younger students may be able to sign up at Mr. Bond’s discretion.

All programs will be held on full days of school only.

The discipline policy for the After-School Academy is the same as the policy for students during the school day. The rules are in the St. Joseph Handbook that is distributed at the beginning of the school year.

Music lessons are billed bi-weekly and art classes are prepaid per nine weeks. Payments should be submitted to the school office.

If your child is interested in any of the above, please e-mail Peggy Johnson at or call the school office at 865-3585.