At the Academy of St. Joseph, we believe that the ability to speak with confidence, poise, and style is an essential life skill. Public speaking is a skill that improves with practice. Because Academy students start practicing the art of public speaking on a daily basis as pre-schoolers, they become "seasoned" public speakers with practice. Knowing how to communicate effectively in a world that is overwhelmed with content is more important than ever before.
Academy students are responsible for leading morning assemblies. Students call the assembly to order, lead a morning prayer and pledges, and share an event that happened on this day in history. The student leader then introduces the Head of School who delivers morning announcements. Students also serve as ambassadors during Open House tours, present original poetry at the Bryant Park Poem In Your Pocket day and take part in other school, church, and community events.