St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School
Nurtures the Formation of Saints and Scholars
Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Academics

Media Center

The St. Jude Library and Media Center serves the teachers and students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The library’s amazing collection has over 20,000 items including books, ebooks, A/V resources (DVDs, CDs, and Playaways), as well as electronic databases (EBSCO, World Book Online, and Grolier). Fourteen laptops are available for searching Destiny, the online library catalog, working on research projects, taking Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes, and using word processing.

Everything supports the school mission statement of “nurturing the formation of saints and scholars.” Every school day at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School begins with the morning news show, which is a live broadcast from the media center throughout the school. It is run by middle school students who write their anchor reports after interviewing teachers and students. The WSJA News is a unique learning experience for many students who enjoy working not only in front of the camera, but also behind the scenes with the cameras and sound/video mixing equipment.

Students in grades 3–6 participate in the annual archdiocesan-wide Battle of the Books competition. Children form teams and read books from the lists provided by the Catholic school librarians. In spring, classroom and school competitions are held before the final competition in May.