1921 Sisters of the Holy Cross founded Holy Rosary School on August 26.
1958 A new convent was built at 145 9th Street (current parish hall).
1959 The parish hall, currently housing the cafeteria, gymnasium and
stage, was erected.
1966 A new school was constructed under the direction of Rt. Reverend
Monsignor Verhooven and was dedicated on May 12, 1967, by His
Excellency Sylvester W. Trienen, Bishop of the Diocese of Boise.
1971 The School Board was organized.
1977 Holy Rosary became a state approved school.
1983 A Kindergarten program was added and computers were
incorporated into the curriculum.
1984 The Endowment Foundation was established.
1985 The Kindergarten program was expanded to include both morning
and afternoon sessions.
1986 The Extended Day and the Pre-Kindergarten programs were added.
The last eighth grade class graduated in May.
1987 The Sisters of the Holy Cross withdrew, leaving the school with all
1988 The Summer Enrichment Program was established.
1988 The Preschool program was added.
2003 Multi Age (First-Second-Third Grades) was added.
2004 Inaugural Year of the Wiegand Multi-media Center
2006 FAME established.
2008 Holy Cross Early Childhood Learning Center established.
2008 Seventh Grade added.
2009 Eighth Grade added.
2011 Seventh and Eighth Grade removed
2013 E.L. Wiegand S.T.E.M. Center and Research Facility added.
Playground remodeled - turf added.
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Holy Rosary Catholic School
161 9th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 522-7781
Fax: (208) 522-7782
Email: To reach a specific staff member, click here.
School Year Hours
Mon-Th 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mon-Fri 7:00 AM -6:00 PM
Closed Sat-Sun and on no-school days
EZ School - Lunch/Aftercare
National Catholic Educational Association
Western Catholic Educational Association
Reading & Language Resources
Pope St. John Paul II Parish
Diocese of Boise
Catholic Charities of Idaho
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Holy See
Many classes still have openings for the 2022-2023 school year. Call (208) 522-7781, or click here, for more information.