Bryce Young Named Head Boy’s Lacrosse Coach

2022-05-17T12:05:29-04:00May 17th, 2022|

SJA Community,

I am pleased to welcome Mr. Bryce Young to the Saint Joseph Academy Community as Director of Communications and Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Mr. Young will be tasked with heading our communications department, a role well-suited for him as he previously served in this role at St. Augustine Prep. This position will afford SJA the opportunity to improve its external and internal communication. Mr. Young will also play a vital role in the admissions process for prospective students.

As you may or may not have heard, SJA will be launching men’s and women’s lacrosse in the Spring of 2023. If you know anything about lacrosse […]

Bridging the Gap: St. Joseph Academy is Rethinking School Counseling

2022-09-09T15:44:21-04:00May 17th, 2022|

Long considered an integral part of a school’s support system, school counselors bring a wealth of insight and resources to a variety of student-centered issues. As part of a team of mental health experts, school counselors work with students individually and collectively to create a school climate that leads to healthy learning, living, and growth.

The specific roles that a school counselor takes on vary, depending to some extent on needs within the school and the presence of other professionals with overlapping roles and areas of expertise, such as psychologists and social workers. But, in general, as the American School Counselor Association explains, counselors’ work today falls into three […]

St. Joseph Academy; A Student-Centered Approach

2022-09-15T08:35:36-04:00May 17th, 2022|

We all want our children to be happy and to have the lives and careers they want. We want them to do well in school, respect teachers, get along with others, feel safe, and feel that they belong to a community. We want them to be able to explore what interests and excites them and have opportunities to learn and get better with their skills and talents.

There is more to school than academics, and there is more to life. Children grow into adulthood with interests in the areas that will draw their time and talents. While they strive for intellectual development and the knowledge […]

Skills Based Curriculum; Because Tomorrow’s Jobs Do Not Exist Yet!

2022-09-21T15:32:16-04:00May 17th, 2022|

St. Joseph Academy is positioning itself to be at the forefront of an educational movement. Simple logic tells us that memorization and content delivery will no longer serve our students and the world they stand to inherit. Recent studies predict that roughly 70% of our students are destined for jobs that don’t yet exist. Yet, few schools have managed to pivot and evolve their Academic Programs.

At St. Joseph Academy, our courses are taught differently. We are changing what and more importantly how we teach. Our teachers focus more intently on skill development and student engagement than they do on delivering content. This […]

W.I.L.D.CATS – Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders

2022-10-11T13:58:12-04:00May 17th, 2022|

Developing the next generation of women leaders is something St. Joseph Academy takes great pride in doing. The Women’s Institute In Leadership and Development is a club designed to help our young women become lifelong leaders and scholars while promoting college and career development. St. Joseph Academy provides meaningful experiences by exposing them to positive role models, internships, and opportunities to participate in community activities. W.I.L.D. empowers our girls to achieve their goals, take responsibility for their lives, and become strong, confident young ladies. 

Over the past month, our W.I.L.D. program has worked to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer, by creating gift […]

Keeping Up With… Jenna Calchi

2022-11-18T09:25:39-05:00May 17th, 2022|

High school is generally a time to study hard, discover new academic loves, find lifelong friends, and prepare one’s self to take the next step in their developmental journey. It is no easy feat to successfully handle all the pressures that this stage of life throws at our students. The constraints of excelling academically, athletically, and socially tend to weigh heavy on them. But when a student comes along that not only meets these expectations but overachieves in each of these categories, one can only applaud the Herculean effort it took to get there. For Saint Joseph Academy, that student is Jenna Calchi.

Jenna, Class of 2023, is a […]

Tim Fingerhut Named Athletic Director & Ice Hockey Coach

2022-04-08T15:13:46-04:00April 8th, 2022|

SJA Community,

I hope this email finds you well as we approach the Easter Break. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am proud to announce that Mr. Tim Fingerhut has accepted my invitation to become SJA’s Athletic Director. I am also excited to announce that SJA will be adding Ice Hockey to its athletic program in which Mr. Fingerhut will be its Head Coach. Mr. Fingerhut is stepping into this position for Mrs. Anne Marie Mercado who was recently named Dean of Student Life.

Mr. Fingerhut is a 1990 graduate of the Canterbury School (New Milford, Connecticut) where he excelled in three […]

Guidance Counselor: Samantha Hughes

2021-02-28T16:23:56-05:00February 3rd, 2021|


Degree(s): B.A. Liberal Arts & MA Psychology

Educational Background: Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016 from Rutgers University with her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Psychology. She was an ABA therapist for young children before going back to get her Master’s in Education for Elementary and Secondary Counseling in May 2020. She has experienced counseling at both the elementary and secondary level and is happy to have found a home here at Saint Joseph Academy.

Accomplishments / Awards: Graduated Cum Laude

Samantha provides the students with college and career readiness counseling, as well as social and emotional support services.  She will work with students on their study […]

Foreign Language: Savanah Jenkins

2021-02-28T16:24:56-05:00February 3rd, 2021|


Degree(s): B.A. Arts, Rowan University

Educational Background: LaSalle Certificate of Translation, Certified Translator

Subjects Taught: Spanish I, Spanish II, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV

Accomplishments / Awards: Realtor of the Year 2010.  Certified HIIT Instructor. ZCom Volunteer. Zumba Representative for NJ Zincon.

Quote regarding teaching at SJA: “I’m honored to be part of the St. Joseph Academy family. Our Principal, Mrs. Domenico, sets high standards for the students as well as the teachers. I value being able to pray before each class, which was something I was not free to do at other schools.”

Social Studies: Samuel Curcio

2021-02-28T16:25:53-05:00February 3rd, 2021|


Degree(s): B.A. History, Rowan University

Educational Background: 12 years teaching at St. Joseph High School, Four years teaching at Bishop Schad Elementary School

Subjects Taught: World Cultures, US History I, US History II, American Government, Art History, Sociology, Physical Education, Mental Health, Drivers Education, and SAT Prep.

Quote regarding teaching at SJA: “Being at St. Joseph Academy is like going home. SJA has always been part of my life and I’m ecstatic to be here!”

Contact Info

328 Vine St. Hammonton, NJ

Phone: 609-561-8700

Web: St. Joseph Academy

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