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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


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Faculty and Staff


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St. Joseph’s School News


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Proposed Reopening Plan


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News & Announcements

  • 5.13.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Happy Thursday to all! Tomorrow is our Fun Run – this is an exciting event. This year, all proceeds go to Playtopia – our upcoming playground renovation.  We have two weeks left in the school year and students are continuing to learn.  We have finished MAP testing for our 2nd […]
  • 5.6.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Happy Thursday to all! This has been a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week – thank you to all for recognizing our teachers and all they have done this year! We have three weeks left in the school year and we are continuing to teach important content and skills.  We began MAP […]
  • 4.29.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Happy Thursday to all! Tomorrow, April 30th, is our last teacher workday for the school year – students do not have school. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! It is hard to believe that next week is the first week of May and that students only have 18 days of […]
  • 4.22.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Happy Earth Day! What a glorious week we have had! Yesterday was Administrative Professional Day and we recognized Annie Granvall and Anita Miller for all their hard work. Both of these women are central to making our front office and school run smoothly. Thank you, Annie and Anita, for your […]
  • 4.15.2021 Principal’s Blog - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, I am often asked, “How is Catholic education different from other learning environments?” A Catholic education is unlike any other learning opportunity in many ways. First and foremost, we cultivate the entire person by providing spiritual, physical, mental and social engagement and nourishment. Coupling our faith with building strong moral […]

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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
May 14 (Fri) FUN RUN! 
May 19 (Wed) Advisory Board Meeting 5:00 p.m.
May 25 (Tue) 8th Grade Graduation Mass 10:00 a.m.