The great thing about being in NYC is using this wonderful city as a resource. Once a month, the Upper School has a "House" competition. This month upper school students and faculty enjoyed a scavenger hunt around the west village finding historical monuments, interesting neighborhood facts, and more. The House System has been a wonderful addition to our Upper School. The House System and Advisory are intended to give Upper School students a sense of community and to support the mission of the Academy of St. Joseph to educate the whole child. The House and Advisory curriculum is designed to provide a haven of support for the students, faculty, and parents to work collaboratively in promoting the principles of the 4Rs: respect, responsibility, reverence and right choices to ensure a safe, positive, friendly and always learning community.