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St. Joe’s Catholic School Featured in Center of Excellence Magazine

Written by SmartLab Learning

Catholic School Center of Excellence magazine’s cover story this month features our partner school, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, in Waconia, MN. The article focuses on St. Joe’s innovative C-STEM initiative where student-led, project-based STEM education is fully-integrated with traditional Catholic values and learning.

According to school principal, Bruce Richards, “Our mission is to inspire all learners to become the person God intends. We do this by integrating Catholic prayers, virtues, and service with 21st-century learning.”

Like many of our parochial school partners, St. Joe’s views STEM as critical for Catholic schools to remain educationally vital.

We implemented the SmartLab HQ at St. Joe’s last year and the St. Joe’s community has responded enthusiastically.

Enrollment is up for the first time in 10 years and 96% of St. Joe’s parents agreed that C-STEM had enhanced their child’s education.

Read the full article to learn more!

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