J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School was founded in 1957 thanks to a benevolent gift from the Cosgriff-Sturdevant families in memory of James E. Cosgriff. J.E. Cosgriff was well known for his enthusiastic support of Catholic education in Utah.
The first school session began with kindergarten through sixth grade under the direction of the Daughters of Charity. The Daughters of Charity continued to serve the school until 1992, with Sr. Loyola Louapre as the last religious principal. Since then, Cosgriff has been operated entirely by lay principals and faculty, under the administration of diocesan priests.
Over the past 50 years Cosgriff has expanded to include 2 year-old Pre-School through 8th grade. In 1995 Cosgriff added the Extended Day Program to help support working parents. In 2001, under the direction of Msgr. Hedderman and Principal, Judith Puhr, an addition was built to house the Art, Computer, Science, Music and Spanish programs. The addition was named the McCarthey Center, in honor of the McCarthey family, whose generous donation made the center possible.
In 2007, through the efforts of Principal, Betsy Hunt, Fr. Bill Wheaton and the generosity of the Martino Family, the second floor of the McCarthey Center was divided into three classrooms to accommodate the middle school classes. Because of this, it was possible to separate the Kindergarten, first and second grades into two classes of 18 students each.
Thanks to the support of our parent and parish communities, dedicated administrators, and faculties, J.E. Cosgriff School has been able to successfully implement our mission statement. Today, Cosgriff continues to grow and evolve in order to provide our students with an excellent, well-rounded Catholic education.
The mission of J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School is to guide our students to become respectful, responsible, and productive citizens through quality academic instruction that is grounded in Catholic teachings and tradition
At J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, we believe:
The desired results for student learning at J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School are:
Complex Thinking and Reasoning Skills
Life Long Learners