Remedial Program

ESL Program

Saint Joseph School offers English as Second Language Program (ESL) for those students who do not have the level of English required for the entry grade. ESL students are taken out of regular class duting the Language Arts periods and given specialized Reading, Oral Communication, and Grammar classes. Our ESL program is available only for students up to 4th grade.

Program entry is determined by standardized test results and student progress, as well as teachers observations. The program is mandatory for those students identified by the Academic Department; parents are strongly encouraged to enroll their children in order to help them gain acceptable levels of academic performance. Students remain in the program until they reach the required level to be mainstreamed into the regular language arts class.