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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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St. Joseph’s School News


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Proposed Reopening Plan


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News & Announcements

  • 4.8.21 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, I hope you and your family had a blessed Easter break. Fourth quarter is under way and learning abounds! It is hard to believe that we only have 35 days of school left. Please check our Plus Portals system for updated grades and assignments. Living our Faith We had 10 […]
  • 4.1.21 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Happy Easter to Everyone! Living our Faith Holy Week has been prayerful and busy for us at St. Joseph’s.  The renewal of our Lenten promises and Stations of the Cross have taken center stage this week. Today is Maundy Thursday. The word “Maundy” is derived from Latin and means commandment, […]
  • 3.18.21 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Spring Break is here! I want to wish you all a fun and restful spring break! The kids have all been working hard this week – we also had some fun with St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Third quarter report cards will be emailed home today. Please reach out to your […]
  • 3.4.21 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Happy Thursday to everyone. March definitely came in like a lamb. Our weather this week has been amazing – I hope you have had a chance to get out and enjoy it.  Our students have been able to eat outside. This gives them a little more time to have for […]
  • 2.25.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, I hope you are enjoying our last days of winter! I have continued teacher observations this week. It is a privilege to be able to observe the learning that is happening at St. Joseph’s; I observed creating Arc graphs in English and creating line plots in 2nd grade. Our teachers […]

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About St. Joe’s

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.

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
April 21 (Wed) Advisory Board Meeting – 5 p.m. 
April 24 (Sat) First Holy Communion – 11 a.m.
April 30 (Fri) No School – Faculty Work Day