The first Catholic school built in Idaho in 50 years is ready for its first school year. Hundreds of people gathered [July 30] at St. Ignatius Catholic School for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “It’s so amazing to be a part of this,” Principal Andi Kane said. “A brand-new building. Not just a brand-new building, but an amazing building.”
The school is located at the intersection of North Meridian Road and West Chinden Boulevard, behind Holy Apostles Catholic Church. Construction on the 56,000 square-foot building began last summer, and cost more than $10 million. About 400 hundred kids will attend St. Ignatius this fall.
The school has a STREAM curriculum which is science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math. There are modular desks for changeable learning environments, smart boards in classrooms, and artwork throughout the school. Families KTVB talked to said while the technology is a selling point, the biggest reason they chose this school is community.
The first day of school is Aug. 22.