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For 121 years, St. Joseph’s Catholic School has provided an excellent Catholic education to countless area students. Educating 400 students annually in grades kindergarten through eighth, St. Joseph’s is the cathedral school of the diocese, affiliated with The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and located on the same campus in Boise, Idaho. St. Joseph’s School recognizes the student as a dynamic person who grows and learns spiritually, academically, socially, and physically from one grade level to the next preparing them to become upstanding citizens in our society. St. Joseph’s offers a strong and challenging curriculum in all grade levels that expertly prepares the students for continued education. Catholic beliefs, prayer, service, and social behavior are infused into every aspect of the curriculum in order to build the Catholic identity of each student.

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News & Announcements

  • 10.14.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Tomorrow is the end of the first quarter. We have had a successful start to our school year. We are so blessed to have our students in school and learning and growing in spirit, mind, and body. We all work together as a team to lift up and support our […]
  • 10.7.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good Afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Autumn is in the air! Most people love fall – the colors, cooler weather, great seasonal foods! I hope you and your family can enjoy this wonderful season in Boise! It is hard to believe that next Friday is the end of the first quarter. Our teachers and staff have […]
  • 9.30.2021 Principal’s Bog - Good Afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Thank you to those of you who were able to attend St. Joseph’s Fall Carnival! It was a great event, and I am so glad we were able to come together as a school community – it was needed! Thank you to Anita Miller and Kendall Mooney for all your […]
  • 9.23.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good Afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Great things are happening at St. Joseph’s! The level of faith formation and instruction that our teachers provide for our students is superb! Our team is very dedicated to forming the whole child – spirit, mind and body! We are blessed to have such an amazing group of teachers and […]
  • 9.16.2021 Principal’s Blog - Greetings St. Joseph’s Families, We have had another great week at St. Joseph’s. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the first quarter. Our 2nd – 8th grade students have been taking the MAP test this week. The areas tested are math, English language and reading. Our 7th grade students will begin […]

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About St. Joe’s

For 121 years, St. Joseph’s Catholic School has provided an excellent Catholic education to countless area students. Educating 400 students annually in grades kindergarten through eighth, St. Joseph’s is the cathedral school of the diocese, affiliated with The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and located on the same campus in Boise, Idaho. St. Joseph’s School recognizes the student as a dynamic person who grows and learns spiritually, academically, socially, and physically from one grade level to the next preparing them to become upstanding citizens in our society. St. Joseph’s offers a strong and challenging curriculum in all grade levels that expertly prepares the students for continued education. Catholic beliefs, prayer, service, and social behavior are infused into every aspect of the curriculum in order to build the Catholic identity of each student.

St. Joe’s at a Glance

  • Grades K-8. Average class size is 20-24 students, with two classes of each grade.
  • Uniform dress code
  • Weekly all school Mass at St. John’s with participation by students of all denominations.
  • Individual and class community service requirements
  • St. Joseph’s is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association
  • Full curriculum including art, music, Spanish and physical education.
  • Middle school students offered art, drama, technology, Spanish and successful study habits electives.
  • Beautiful, historical, convenient downtown location
  • As Idaho’s first parochial school, St. Joe’s has served the children of Idaho and their families continuously for 120 years.

Mission & School-wide Learning Expectations

Mission:

St. Joseph’s Catholic School seeks to provide all children with an opportunity to develop spiritually, academically, morally, emotionally, and physically, in an environment of Christ-centered attitudes and values. Staff and parents are committed to preparing students to take their place in their own community and the world at-large by fostering a love for lifelong learning and a responsibility to others.

School-wide Learning Expectations (SLE’s):

Are an integral part of defining the school’s purpose. The five expectations are Spiritual, Academic, Citizenship, Social, and Physical. At St. Joseph’s it is the belief that a well-rounded person should possess all five of the traits outlined in the SLE’s. The SLE’s relate to St. Joe’s purpose of creating a student who can be a productive member of the Church and society. We believe that helping students to strive for achievement in all SLE areas will further their success beyond St. Joe’s.

Academic

St. Joseph’s students receive a strong foundation for future academic success. Staffed with dedicated, experienced teachers, our students are taught to:

  • Be responsible
  • Have a love of learning
  • Be creative
  • Demonstrate perseverance

Spiritual

At St. Joseph’s Catholic School, there is a high priority on God, faith, and connection to our community. Our school as a whole strives to meet this standard by:

  • Being friends of God
  • Doing what Jesus would do
  • Living the Catholic faith
  • Serving others

Physical

St. Joseph’s students have healthy bodies and make healthy choices, positively sharing their gifts and talents. Our students:

  • Display good sportsmanship
  • Make healthy choices
  • Share gifts and talents

Citizenship

St. Joseph’s students are good citizens with a global awareness. They:

  • Are good citizens locally and globally
  • Follow the Golden Rule
  • Use common courtesy

Social

St. Joseph’s students are Christ-like in action. They appreciate, respect and have compassion for others.

  • Appreciate and respect differences
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Exhibit empathy

Upcoming Events

Please read Mrs. Emerich’s Principal’s Post for updates on St. Joseph’s School closure

 

DATE EVENT
October 18-20 (Mon-Fri) Book Fair – Gym
October 20 (Wed) Advisory Board Meeting – 5 p.m. – Parish Hall (Cafeteria)
October 21-22 (Thu-Fri) No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences