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A Message from the Principal

A Message from Mrs. Amy Schroff, SJM Principal

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 of 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.