Principal's Welcome

Quick Facts

Designed as a small school since 1964, St. Justin's class sizes average 25 students.

Enrollment 2013-14: 259         -Elementary K-8: 226             -Preschool: 33

Number of Families: 148

Number of Staff: 27

School Hours: 7:50am to 3:10pm

Cost of education: St. Justin Martyr is a parish which embraces stewardship, with all members of the parish community contributing to the support of the educational programs. We do not impose tuition. Please contact our school principal for further information.

Accreditation Association: National Federation of Non-Public School State Accrediting Association

Aftercare: Staffed and supervised by St. Justin School personnel, daily childcare is available after school until 6:00pm. For more information about our aftercare program, click on the 'Formed with Family' tab at the top of the home page.

Hot Lunch: Daily Hot lunch planned and prepared by St. Justin parent volunteers.

A Message from Mrs. Bartolotta

Welcome to St. Justin Martyr School where our students are Formed,
        Informed,
            Transformed for life!

When visiting St. Justin Martyr School, people first notice our welcoming atmosphere. The supportive parents, faculty, staff, students, clergy, and parishioners provide a nurturing family atmosphere. It is a joy to be a part of such a positive climate each and every day. For that reason, we feel that St. Justin students are formed with family.

If you tour St. Justin or speak with a parent or student Ambassador, you will quickly learn of our highly trained and dedicated faculty and staff. Our students are truly formed by the best. Many hold advanced degrees. All are extremely generous with their time and talents to offer extra academic assistance or extra-curricular opportunities to our students. All are regularly involved in professional development opportunities to stay current with what research shows are best practices in education. Two of our teachers were recognized this year as recipients of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award, an honor bestowed to only 1 in 500 Archdiocesan teachers in any given year.

At St. Justin we utilize research-based methods to map our curriculum and student progress. We make adjustments to our instructional methods and curriculum as a coach would in a game rather than in response to problems discovered too late. We integrate the latest technologies and research-based instructional strategies. This promotes the most effective outcomes for our students. For this reason, we feel that our students are informed with innovation and transformed by knowledge.

Most importantly, St. Justin Martyr School provides a faith-based environment, incorporating experiences of worship, prayer, service, and community building. Our students attend Mass twice during the school week. They are enriched by Catholic traditions such as the living rosary, Stations of the Cross, special celebrations to honor the Saints, and Eucharistic Adoration. Special school 'families' and 'buddy' activities help build community. Our partnership with parish Prayer Sponsors unite us in prayer with other parishioners. Pastors of both parishes support our school and serve our students. Meaningful service projects directly involve our students so that they come to understand the importance of their role in serving God. Our students are truly transformed by faith by these and other experiences they enjoy at St. Justin.

Thank you for taking time to view our website. For a tour or DVD containing more information about our school, please call or stop in today. Set up an appointment for a tour by calling 314-843-6447. Our student ambassadors and I would love to show you all the reasons we feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful school community.