Coeur d 'Alene Tribal School ®


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.

Recent Graduates!

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Lucas Pluff

When I grow up, I'm going to start my own business.

Jaden Hepshne Weaslhead

‘’It’s about being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.’’

Martina Rivera

“You’re never a loser until you give up and stop trying.”

Chantell Luke

When I grow up I hope to be an accountant like my father.

Dayzsha Moet Lozon

“It's better to be hurt by the truth than to be comforted by a lie.”