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Welcome to St. Joseph’s Catholic School

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. Joseph’s School News


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Faculty and Staff


St. Joseph’s School is staffed with dedicated, experienced teachers Faculty and Staff Directory »

St. John’s Cathedral

St. Joseph’s Catholic School is the parish school of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

News & Announcements

  • Principal’s Blog 1.26.2023 - Well Mr. McCormick must be running out of talented writers as he has asked me to share in this week’s bulletin. My name is Katie Patrick and I teach 3rd grade here at St. Joe’s. While I have only been teaching at St. Joe’s for a few years my relationship with the school goes all […]
  • Principal’s Blog 1.19.2023 - At my home, we still have the pictures of the St. Joe’s father/daughter dance on our refrigerator door.  Time with our kids is priceless and fleeting.  This week, I handed over the bulletin duties to eighth grader Meghan McGarry.  She is the youngest of four siblings to pass through St. Joe’s and her father will have […]
  • Principal’s Blog 1.12.2023 - As a St. Joe’s alum, former parent, and current teacher, the St Joes Crab Feed has always been part of my St. Joe’s experience. The Crab Feed started back in the late 1960’s by Ben Shalz. Ben was trying to raise money for the athletic teams at the school because there wasn’t much money for […]
  • Principal’s Blog 12.20.2022 - Parents and Families, Thank you so much for all the Christmas cheer you have spread throughout our school and church this Advent season. You can truly feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in these buildings and within the faces of the students and staff here at St. Joseph’s. In the 2023 year we will […]
  • Principal’s Blog 12.15.2022 - Mrs. George My name is Annie George and I am the Student Support Coordinator at St. Joseph’s School. I get a lot of questions about that title and what I actually do every day at our school. I am thankful for this opportunity to share a little bit about my role as well as a […]

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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 the Principal’s Post for updates on St. Joseph’s School 

 

DATE EVENT
October 14 End of First Quarter – Noon Dismissal
October 17 – 20 Book Fair
October 28 Trunk or Treat