CURRENT SOFT CLOSURE OF SCHOOL IS EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

PARENTS, PLEASE SEE THE REMOTE LEARNING PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DURING CLOSURE. THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL TOURS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE.

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For 120 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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Playtopia Capital Campaign


We’re renovating our playground to be an exciting play and learning environment for our children. Learn more»

Faculty and Staff


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St. Joseph’s School News


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Remote Learning Program


Learn more about St. Joseph’s Remote Learning Program »

State of the School Address


Our State of the School Address took place on Tuesday, January 28th. The slide presentation is available HERE »

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News & Announcements

  • 4.6.20 Update on School Closure - Good evening St. Joseph’s Families, Today the Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously to extend the “soft closure” of all public schools to the end of this school year or until local and state social distancing orders have been lifted and re-entry criteria established by the state board have been met. The soft closure […]
  • 4.3.20 Principal’s News - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, We just finished our first week of Distance Learning and the good news is that students are engaged in their classes and are learning. Students are actively participating in our new learning platform. All of the teachers are working hard to provide content for our students’ learning. There have of […]
  • 4.2.20 Principal’s News - Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families, We are into our first week of Distance Learning and the good news is that students are engaged in their classes and are learning. Students are actively participating in our new learning platform. All of the teachers are working hard to provide content for our students’ learning. There have of […]
  • 3.29.20 St. Joseph’s School Update - Dear St. Joseph’s Community, I hope this email finds you all well. I have been checking in with our faculty and staff over spring break and they are all well.  I have also corresponded with Fr. Mariusz on several occasions. He asked that I let you know that St. John’s Cathedral Parish has been doing many […]
  • 3.24.20 St. Joseph’s School Update - Dear St. Joseph’s Community, I wanted to inform our St. Joseph’s families that school will be closed through April 20th. This is in response to the Idaho State Board of Education and in cooperation with our Idaho Catholic Schools.We will continue to communicate with state officials and area Catholic Schools and will reassess as needed […]

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About St. Joe’s

For nearly 120 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
Mar. 16-20 (Mon-Fri) SCHOOL CLOSED
Mar. 18 (Wed) School Advisory Board Meeting, 5 pm – Library
Mar. 23-27 (Mon-Wed) Spring Break – SCHOOL CLOSED
Mar. 31 (Tues) All School Mass, 8:30 am