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 […]

Keeping Up With… James Mantuano

2022-12-19T13:44:45-05:00May 17th, 2022|

What has been the most rewarding part of being a St. Joseph Academy student over the last four years? 

The most rewarding part of being a student at SJA is knowing that I’ve made countless friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. I will never forget my time at SJA. I’m going to walk out of this great school with an even better education and knowledge that is going to prepare me for any of my future endeavors. 

If James Mantuano today could speak to James Mantuano entering his Freshman Year at St. Joseph Academy, what pearls of wisdom would you bestow upon him and all our […]

Keeping Up With… Zachary Crue

2023-02-08T13:41:02-05:00May 17th, 2022|

Looking back over the last four years, what has been the most rewarding part of being a part of the St. Joseph Academy Community?

Seeing how special St. Joseph Academy truly is from the perspective of a  graduating senior has been, hands down, a surreal experience. It goes without saying, that you do not completely understand how far you’ve come until you take a step back and reflect. Aside from the countless relationships that I have forged over the years, St. Joseph Academy has laid the foundation for the man I am today. 

If Zachary Cruet today could speak to Zachary Cruet entering his […]

St. Joseph Academy: College Partnerships

2023-04-24T07:52:12-04:00May 17th, 2022|

The College and School Counseling Department at St. Joseph’s Academy is thrilled to announce that it has established several partnerships with the following local colleges and universities: St. Francis University, Neumann University, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, Delaware Valley University, and East Stroudsburg.). These agreements provide additional merit money and guaranteed admissions for our SJA students based on their GPA’s and coursework over the last three years.

St. Joseph’s Academy has a long-standing commitment to providing its students with the best possible education and opportunities for success. These partnerships are a testament to this […]

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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