School-wide Learning Expectation: Physical

Physical Education is offered as part of the curriculum in all grades. Besides improving skills particular to a certain sport, participating in team sports can help encourage children to develop an active lifestyle as well as helping to develop important social skills such as learning how to work as a team.

Our students:

  • Display good sportsmanship
  • Make healthy choices
  • Share gifts and talents

5th and 6th Grade Basketball: This non-competitive season focuses on learning the rules and basics of basketball. Girls’ season is October through November; boys play January through February. Practices are held at the school on weekdays. Coached by staff or parent volunteers, all students of all skill levels abilities are encouraged to participate. Games are played after school either at St. Joe’s or at a north Boise school.

Hallissey Basketball Tournament: 7th & 8th grade girls and boys compete in this exciting valley-wide tournament held annually in Boise, generally during President’s Day weekend. Many of the games are played in St. Joe’s beautiful full-size gymnasium with the championship games held at Bishop Kelly High School.

Pocatello Basketball Tournament: The Catholic Crusaders Invitational Basketball Tournament for 5th and 6th grade girls and boys is held in Pocatello in late March at Idaho State University. Many Catholic teams throughout Idaho and Utah participate in this enjoyable, competitive basketball tournament.

6th – 8th TVCS Sports

Students in grades six through eight participate in the Treasure Valley Catholic Schools (TVCS) cooperative program, which forms teams from all the Catholic schools in the Treasure Valley to participate in the Intervalley League Junior High Conference. Sports offered include volleyball, cross-country, football, wrestling, basketball, tennis, and track and field.

Sixth graders may participate in TVCS cross country, wrestling, tennis, track and quiz bowl; all TVCS sports are open to seventh and eighth graders.

Please visit the TVCS website, Treasure Valley Catholic Schools, for complete information on schedules, eligibility, physical exams, registration etc. Generally, the schedule is:

Fall & Winter Sports
Football (7th and 8th grade)
Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball (7th and 8th)
Girls’ Volleyball (7th and 8th)
Wrestling (6th through 8th)
Cross Country (6th through 8th)

Spring Sports
Track (6th through 8th)
Tennis (6th through 8th)