1) Intellectual Formation

 Students are formed INTELLECTUALLY.

 

      As a result of his studies in the core academic subjects of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography, as well as through other academic and extracurricular activities, our graduates should have acquired:

 

1. A wealth of knowledge in general culture and the particular disciplines; an understanding of the roots and underpinnings of his own national culture, history and western ideals; a firm grounding in math, the sciences, and in the scientific method; an ability to think, to speak, and to write clearly, coherently, precisely, attractively and persuasively.

 

2. Superior thinking, reasoning, and communication skills which are built upon a keen sense of perception and a sharp memory.

 

3. A capacity for reflection and imagination, as well as those technological and inquiry skills intrinsic to the exact and social sciences.

 

4. A critical mind that can tell right from wrong, fact from fiction, and substantiated truth from opinion.

 

5. Experience and ease in public speaking, debate and declamation.

 

6. Habits and dispositions that are critical for ongoing intellectual formation after graduation, including study habits, concentration and critical thinking skills, perseverance, and a desire to produce high-quality work.

 

2) Human Formation

Students are formed in CHARACTER and LEADERSHIP.

 

      The environment and external order of the school and the direct interest of his teachers are the means the graduate uses to acquire mastery of himself so as to make those ideals a reality in his life. Maturity is to possess the inner strength to be what we should be at all times.

 

1. His behavior reveals that he possesses principles that govern his actions and orders his passions.

 

2. He values and cultivates the virtues of justice, sincerity, fidelity to his word, commitment, honesty, and a rightly formed conscience.

 

3. He has a healthy self-confidence and respect for others, and presents himself well physically, being neatly groomed and attired.

 

4. He is articulate, capable of convincing others of the truth with charity and respect.

 

5. He has a mature sense and respect for authority without being servile.

 

6. His generosity, perseverance, trustworthiness, sense of duty, and responsibility make him a valuable member of any organization, group, or team. 

 

7. He has interpersonal skills and is able to work on a team by collaborating and contributing to a common goal.

 

8. His charity, integrity, honesty and compassion make him a good and loyal friend.

 

9. He values health and hygiene and cultivates both. He enjoys physical activity and its benefits. He has a healthy enjoyment of sports.

FALL/WINTER SEASON SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

Girls Varsity Volleyball



Girls JV Basketball



Junior High Basketball



School-Wide Christmas Play

 

Monthly Academic Bowls



WINTER/SPRING SEASON SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES

Track 



Girls Junior High Volleyball



High School Basketball



High School Spring Play

 

Monthly Academic Bowls

3) Spiritual Formation 

Students are formed in the FAITH.

 

     Our graduate's spiritual life consists of a deep, personal, and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ which is the ultimate motive for all his choices and actions. His intellectual and human growth comes to perfection in his spiritual efforts.

 

1. God, the Church, and souls are a reality in his life.

 

2. He knows that God has given him life for a purpose, and he strives to know and fulfill the Father's plan for him.

 

3. He knows that Christ’s commandment is love and strives to love God above all things and his neighbor as himself.

 

 

 

 

 

4. He knows that love without action is sterile and meaningless.

 

5. He loves the Church, the Holy Father, Mary, and the Saints.

 

6. He knows, is faithful to, and can defend the Church's teachings.

 

7. He is actively engaged in the ongoing task of forming his intellect, passions and emotions, free will, and conscience.

 

8. He lives a sacramental life and participates in opportunities to grow in the spiritual life.

 

9. His thoughts and actions are influenced by a Christian view of the human person and of the world.

 

THE MEANING OF A CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordelione addresses Catholic high school teachers about the meaning and success of Catholic schools found in knowledge, virtue and holiness.

 

THE MEANING OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

"Since all Christians have become by rebirth of water and the Holy Spirit a new creature so that they should be called and should be children of God, they have a right to a Christian education."

 

 4) Apostolic Formation 

Students are prepared for the NEW EVANGELIZATION.

     

     The graduate will have had many occasions to participate in apostolic projects. These have provided the opportunity to express his faith in actions of service to others and set the pattern for his life.  These activities have provided him the opportunity to express his faith in actions of service to others, and have set a pattern for his life.

 

1. He is a good witness of Christ by living according to the Gospel principles of truth, justice and compassion.

 

2. He can bear witness to the hope that is within him (Cf. Peter 3:15).

 

3. He is willing to contribute his time, treasure and talents in service to God and others for he desires to build and expand Christ's Kingdom.

 

4. He knows that service is costly and is willing to make the necessary sacrifices.

 

5. He participates in activities to grow in the apostolic life.

 

6.  He views his life in terms of service.

 

St. John Bosco Academy

Dedicated to Christ the King

 

Address:

St. John Bosco Academy

122 Substation Road

PO Box 427

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522

office@johnbosco.org
Tel: 208.962.5650

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St. John Bosco Academy is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  St. John Bosco Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender or national origin.