The school of St. Tammany Junior High School believes that the children, as individuals, have unique needs desires and expectations, and that the school is a basic institution for the development of intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral, and motivational growth.
The school community of St. Tammany Junior High School believes that the nature of our world, country, and community is one of change. Therefore, the purposes of our school should be these:
The preparation and development of each child's academic skills, technology skills, abilities, interests and responsibilities as they relate to his needs, desires, expectations in the real world.
The supplementation and reinforcement of the instruction provided in the home, community, and other educational agencies.
The promotion of self-discipline and self-motivation.
Guidance in the areas of respect for self, respect for authority, and respect for individual rights and responsibilities of others.
The philosophy of St. Tammany Junior High School is based on the recognition that the school is established for the development of the student, as an individual, with unique needs, desires, expectations and experiences for the promotion of desirable habits acquired through knowledge, fostered skills, and attitudes necessary to encourage success-oriented behavior. It is under the influence of this goal that St. Tammany Junior High School depends on the entire school community for intellectual stimulation, moral guidance, and exemplary models for living to encourage every student to aspire to the attainment of the full development of his or her potential - intellectually, socially, emotionally, and morally.
The school and community of STJH further believes that this philosophy will help the students become productive, creative, technologically proficient, and self-assured citizens in the changing world.