Cole Valley Christian Schools

  • Cole Valley Christian Schools is one of the largest Early Childhood -12 private Christian schools in the state of Idaho.
  • The Elementary Campus (grades preschool-6) is located in Boise at 8775 W. Ustick Road.
  • Approximately eight miles away, the Secondary Campus (grades 7-12) and administration office is located at 200 E. Carlton Avenue in Meridian.
  • CVCS is a ministry of Cole Community Church, however, students represent nearly 110 churches in the Treasure Valley.
  • Academic excellence is one of the hallmarks of Cole Valley Christian Schools. Historically, CVCS sends 87%-94% of its graduates to college, well above the published national public school statistic.
  • All Students participate in the STAR, ACT, and SAT tests each year consistently scoring above national, state, and local averages.
  • Cole Valley participates with other public and private schools in the Idaho High School Activities Association 2A Conference.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, Auditory Processing, Autistic Spectrum, Executive Functions
Year Founded1972
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students747 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Cole Valley Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition and Fee schedules are posted on our website at
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorRachel Brown
Admissions AssociateTricia Shindle


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDrill Team,
Nordic SkiingSnowboarding,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess Club, Choir (High School and Elementary), Drama Team (High School), French Club, Latin Club, National Honor Society (High School), Orchestra (Elementary), Praise and Worship Teams, Spanish Club, Student Council

School Notes

  • Financial Aid is available
  • Tuition Credit Program is available for all parents to participate in throughout the year

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  • Meridian
    The Ambrose School
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    3.3 miles
    6100 N. Locust Grove Rd.
    Meridian, ID 83646
    (208) 323-3888
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  • Nampa
    Grades: NS-12 | 675 students
    12.1 miles
    11920 W. Flamingo Avenue
    Nampa, ID 83651
    (208) 466-8451
    12.1 NS-12
  • Boise
    Riverstone International School
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    14 miles
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    (208) 424-5000
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  • Nampa
    Grades: NS-12 | 62 students
    11.2 miles
    1210 N Middleton Rd
    Nampa, ID 83651
    (208) 467-7116
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  • Meridian
    Grades: NS-8
    3.6 miles
    2020 W. Everest Lane
    Meridian, ID 83646
    (208) 846-8888
    3.6 NS-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
The teachers are excellent and caring; the curriculum is great; they focus on whole student character and development, and great christian education. We've enjoyed CVCS for 18 years with 3 kids and highly recommend CVCS families.
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This has been an amazing place for our 3 kids! We moved to Boise 3 years ago and enrolled our kids in the Elementary, Jr. High, and High School. They have all thrived there! My High School daughter remarked to me after she visited for a day, "It's like to be popular here you have to be really nice!" And after attending for a couple of years now she said she can't decide who her favorite teacher is because they are all so incredible! I've seen teachers reach out to my kids, students reach out to my kids, and parents reach out to our family to make us feel welcome and included. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to anyone looking for a phenomenal academic experience and a place where their kids will learn about the love of Jesus every day!
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This school has been a blessing to our family. It is a place where my once shy daughter has found friends and thrives. Every year she has had a teacher who has made her feel genuinely loved and supported. My daughter has grown academically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. She loves the school and I know she is safe there. Biblical truth is infused into every bit of her learning. She surprised me often with the biblical knowledge she has developed in just a few short years. Even during this time of COVID, the school teachers worked hard to meet the needs to the students and support them. They went above and beyond to keep students connected and growing.
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I love the CVCS community! So many great things, but if I had to name one I would say the genuine love for students and learning implemented in a way that is very individualized. This is not a one size fits all school.
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Cole Valley offers a great bible based environment with strong academics. With the small feel our school has, my student is really known by her teachers. Great parent involvement and a fun family atmosphere.
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We love our Cole Valley community from the educational experience, to the teachers, to the other families. It is wonderful to have a place locally that can not only provide a great education for our kids, but one that praises God in all they do and teaches His Word. What a rare find in today's world.
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I would like to thank the administration for caring so deeply about the students and the culture of our school. They evaluate every decision for our school based not only on academic requirements needed for college admission of its graduates, but they also evaluate their decisions based on God's word and the bigger picture of eternal things. I know they care about each family and student they admit to our community. I know they are grieved when a relationship is not peaceful for whatever reason. I pray God will give them courage and wisdom to lead well for the bigger picture of life rather than the emotion of the moment as students and parents react to momentary difficulties or confusion. Whenever I have engaged them over a situation, I have been impressed by their wisdom and insight and solutions suggested to make a situation right. I have found them to be reasonable and willing to listen when I take the time to ask them their evaluation of a situation. I have grown to trust them in their decisions. I thank them for being willing to shepherd the faculty, staff, students and parents in this important endeavor of educating our children.
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The average private school tuition in Idaho is $9,991 for elementary schools and $6,877 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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