St. John Bosco History
St. John Bosco is among the newest Catholic schools in the Diocese of Phoenix.
As part of the Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Leaders campaign in the late 1990’s, St. John Bosco Catholic School was built as one of two new elementary schools in the Diocese of Phoenix. The school opened its doors to the first 251 students in 2001 under the name of St. John Bosco Interparish School. As an interparish school, financial and pastoral support was provided by the founding parishes of Corpus Christi, St. Benedict, St. Andrew the Apostle and Holy Spirit. In 2004, St. John Bosco became a Diocesan school, pastoral support still provided by the four parishes, but completely financially self-sufficient.
Enrollment continued to grow, and in 2008, at the direction of Bishop Olmsted, the school incorporated with the Parish of St. Benedict and its name was officially changed to St. John Bosco Catholic School.
The Southeast Valley communities served by St. John Bosco have experienced unprecedented growth in the last decade and many of those living here have a desire for their children to have a strong Catholic education. With room for expansion built into the original building plans, we ensure future generations of students will be afforded the same level of standards that our students enjoy today.