Our Alumni Philosophy
Our alumni philosophy is defined differently than most educational institutions. Families choose us for many reasons including safety, faith and cultural components, better education and greater opportunities. For some of our families this is not a years’-long decision, but sometimes a choice made while families regroup from tragedy or work to overcome hardship or displacement. Therefore we do not expect that students will attend our school from first through twelfth grade to merit the title “alumni.”
Rather, we welcome all students during their time here and consider each child who attended St. Joseph’s Indian School – even for a short time – to be valued members of our Thiyóšpaye, and we honor them equally as alumni.
Learn more about our distinguished alumni. Among this august group are an independent scholar, a physician’s assistant, a lawyer, a rancher, a deacon, a nurse, an artist, active and retired military, tribal chairmen and a member of a religious community.
A simple slideshow, “Where Are They Now?,” tell you where some other alumni are today and what they are up to. This show is updated annually. If you or someone you know would like to be included in next year’s update, contact our Communications Team.