Learn about our School Mission and Philosophy
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
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
Hot Lunch: Daily Hot lunch planned and prepared by St. Justin parent
A Message from Mrs. Bartolotta
Welcome to St. Justin Martyr School where our students are
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
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
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.