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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


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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 6.23.2022 - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, Happy summer! I hope you and your family have been able to enjoy all that our Idaho summers have to offer!  I hope you have time for relaxation, fun and enjoy the blessing of your families and friends. Class placement will be sent out this week.  This is a collaborative […]
  • Principal’s Blog 5.26.2022 - Happy Last Week of School St. Joseph’s Families, We have made it to the last week of school for the 2021-2022 school year! As I reflect on the last few years and especially as I transition to my new role as superintendent, I want to share my thoughts and gratitude. The last two years have […]
  • Principal’s Blog 5.19.2022 - Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families, We are wrapping up our school year and have many fun activities planned for the last week of school! It is an exciting, busy time of the year! Tomorrow, we have our middle school awards ceremony where we will recognize academic excellence, our school SLEs, the Humanitarian Award recipients, the […]
  • Principal’s Blog 5.13.2022 - Greetings St. Joseph’s Families, Thank you to our St. Joseph’s Parent Association for all your care, support, gifts, and goodies for Teacher Appreciation Week. What a wonderful show of appreciation for our teachers and staff. We appreciate the time and effort it took to make this such a special week. Tomorrow is the Fun Run […]
  • Principal’s Blog 4.29.2022 - Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families, Congratulations to our St. Joseph’s 8th grade students on a great showing at the Science Olympiad State Competition. Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation and has a great STEM focus. On Saturday, our St. Joseph’s students earned 17 Gold medals, 15 Silver medals and […]

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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 

 

DATE EVENT
August 1 School Office Opens
August 8-12 Used Uniform Sale
August 15 First Day of School