Our Mission

At Coeur d’Alene Tribal School, our mission is to provide a  academically challenging education that prepares our students for a future of success and leadership. We are dedicated to nurturing the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of every student within the framework of our cultural heritage.


Tribal School is more than a school. It’s an elevated experience.


Tribal School offers students experiences that will shape, guide and even transform how they see themselves. Tribal School is a guided process of self discovery in a supportive community that encourages in and out of the classroom. By graduation, Tribal School will prepare you for the next grade level.


The Coeur d’Alene Tribal School is a Tribally controlled Grant School funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Enrollment is approximately 100 students in grades K-8. The school is located in DeSmet, Idaho on the southern end of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. The Mission of the Sacred Heart was originally established on the St. Joe River and then moved to DeSmet in 1877. A year later a Mission School was started. When it closed in 1978 the Coeur d’Alene Tribal School was established.

Wellness Policy

The link provides information on the schools local wellness policy, wellness committee, guideline for school nutrition program, and more.


Past Graduates!

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