Chief Joseph School of the Arts is a school of choice in the West Ada district. Students interested in an arts-infused education must first apply through a lottery process for admission to Chief Joseph (link to application can be found on this page, or under the SCHOOLS tab from the district homepage).
mission is to pursue excellence in academics, the arts, and character
development. Through the arts, our students develop the skills, creativity, and
self-confidence to become excellent students and citizens. We are happy to talk
with you about our students’ experiences and success here at Chief Joseph.
Educational research shows that an arts’ focused education helps students become better readers and problem solvers, especially when that art instruction is integrated into the school's curriculum. Through an arts-infused curriculum, students learn to utilize the higher-order thinking skills such as critical thinking, analyzing, and decision-making that will help them throughout their lives.
Chief Joseph School welcomes you!