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Our Mission

"St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute transforms the lives of students from diverse backgrounds through academic excellence and care for the whole person in a respectful, Lasallian Catholic community, developing each student's unique talents in preparation for college and life."
 
About our Lasallian identity:
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is a Lasallian college-preparatory school for young men, dedicated to not only responding to the needs of each student, but touching hearts and minds as we prepare our young men for lives of accomplishment and service.
 
What defines a Lasallian school?
Lasallian schools are Roman Catholic academic communities inspired by the vision of St. John Baptist de La Salle, and maintained through the heritage of the Brothers of the Christian Schools - a heritage marked by faith and zeal. The principal function of Lasallian schools is making the means of salvation available to young people, accomplished through quality education and witness to the Person and Message of Jesus Christ. The activities of a Lasallian school focus on growth in faith, animated by a spirit of prayer and an attentiveness to the presence of God.
 
St. Joe's ministers to both the educational and religious needs of high school young men by preparing them in the formation of individual responsibility, and by cultivating the positive attitudes of mutual respect, compassion, interdependence, and service within the Church and the larger community.
 
St. Joe's recognizes the value of diversity within its school community. 
In keeping with its Lasallian mission, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is also committed to promoting positive social relations within a diverse group of students, establishing a school environment of respectful and culturally sensitive interactions. St. Joe's creates an inclusive Catholic educational program and pedagogy, fostering respect for individual, cultural, and socioeconomic differences, developing commitment to social responsibility, equity, and justice. Therefore, we seek to ensure the inclusion of these identities within the culture of our school as a major component in preparing our students for active and positive participation in our global world.