These are Catholic high schools in the state of Idaho which were once in operation, but were closed. Some are from the very early part of the 20th Century or even late 19th Century. Click on the name of the school for details.

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Below are vintage directories of schools from 1965 presented for nostalgia and historic purposes. Please note that some schools included in these vintage listings may still be open. You may refer to the listings under Current Schools for cross-reference.

Vintage News & Photos

Boise’s first high school was a Catholic school. Saint Teresa’s Academy was established in 1890 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross as a high school and boarding school for young women. Later, St. Joseph’s School was built to offer Catholic education to the young men of the area, with an elementary school occupying the lower level and a high school on the upper floor. In 1933, the two high schools joined to form the co-ed St. Teresa’s Academy, which educated both Catholic and non-Catholic students until it closed in 1964. Bishop Kelly High School, founded in 1971, became the next and present Catholic high school in the Diocese of Boise.