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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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Prospective Students & Families


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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»

St. Joseph’s Crab Feed


Save the Date! Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Boise Centre East Details>

State of the School Address


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

Saint John’s Cathedral


St. Joseph’s School is the Cathedral school of the diocese, a ministry of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. St. John’s Cathedral Website »

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News & Announcements

  • Principal’s Post 2.20.20 - Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families, It is hard to believe that we are already half way through the 3rd quarter. Please check your child’s grades on our PlusPortals system as end of 3rd quarter -March 13th – will be here before we know it!! On Sunday, February 23rd at 5:00 PM, we have our student […]
  • Principal’s Post 2.13.20 - Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families, Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! I have been conducting teacher observations and evaluations since the second week in January. It is one on my favorite things to do as a principal – other than experience “joy” at recess! I go into each classroom and observe a lesson; I get to see […]
  • Principal’s News 2.6.20 - Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families, EXCITING NEWS! St. Joseph’s Playtopia! St. Joseph’s will be renovating our current playground – we will be adding some much needed safety features and completely changing the play area for our students. This project will take place over the summer of 2020. We are starting a capital campaign to pay […]
  • Principal’s Post 01.30.20 - Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families, EXCITING NEWS! St. Joseph’s  Playtopia! St. Joseph’s will be renovating our current playground – we will be adding some safety features and completely changing the play area for our students. This project will take place over the summer of 2020. We are starting a capital campaign to pay for this […]
  • January 28, 2020 – State of the School Address - Our State of the School Address took place on Tuesday, January 28th. Joe Forney, our school board chair, and I presented on the state of St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We discussed tuition/fees for the 2020-2021 school year, academic goals and performance. The slide presentation is available HERE>    

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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

DATE EVENT
Feb. 26 (Wed) Ash Wednesday All School Mass – NO LATE START
Feb. 28 (Fri) Early Release – 2:00 PM
Feb. 28-Mar 1 (Fri-Sun) Hallissey Basketball Tournament
Mar. 2 (Mon) Teacher In-Service – NO SCHOOL
Mar. 3 (Tues) All School Mass
Mar. 13 (Fri) End of 3rd Quarter – NOON DISMISSAL
Mar. 14 (Sat) Crab Feed Dinner and Auction – Boise Centre East
Mar. 16-20 (Mon-Fri) Spring Used Uniform Sale, 7:30 am – 3 pm
Mar. 17 (Tues) SJPA Meeting, 3:15 pm – Room 108
Mar. 18 (Wed) School Advisory Board Meeting, 5 pm – Library