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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 9.29.2022 - In the style of David Letterman, here are….Top 10 facts St Joe’s parents should know: Donations for our playground, Playtopia, have reached $705,642. Classrooms are being outfitted with new projectors and apple tv’s to allow teachers to increase engagement with students. $7,128- is the cost to educate each child at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Look […]
  • Principal’s Blog 9.15.2022 - Good afternoon St. Joe’s School Community, This week we practiced safety procedures for various emergencies.  Please take a few moments at your dinner table tonight, to ask your child about “a lockdown” and “shelter/secure in place”. Your child should also be able to describe to you the meaning of “fight, flight, or hide” in case there […]
  • Principal’s Blog 9.08.2022 - Good afternoon St. Joe’s parents, We are in full swing here at St. Joes and let me tell you, everyone: students, teachers, support staff, admin and parents are ALL IN! This is one spectacular community. A new St. Joe’s mom said to me at Back to School night, “Wow. This place feels different than any […]
  • Principal’s Blog 9.01.2022 - Good afternoon St. Joe’s families, As administrators, Amanda and I are very blessed to drop in classrooms and witness exceptional instruction and learning happen on a daily basis.  Truly, there are too many instances to share.  Once a month, Amanda and I will handover the duties of  “news from the administrators” to a teacher. This will […]
  • Principal’s Blog 8.25.2022 - Good afternoon St. Joe’s families, Here we are almost at the end of week two! From all the staff here at St. Joe’s, THANK YOU, for sharing your students with us! Mr. McCormick and I love getting to know them and watching their amazing teachers. We have spent a lot of time in classrooms 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 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