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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,228 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Cole Valley Christian Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Auditory Processing, Autistic Spectrum, Executive Functions
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
1,228 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Cole Valley Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition and Fee schedules are posted on our website at:
Admissions Director
Rachel Brown
Admissions Associate
Tricia Shindle



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Choir (High School and Elementary), Drama Team (High School), French Club, National Honor Society (High School), 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
Profile last updated: 09/29/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
We decided to help the kids put their children in this school. What a joy it has been to see the entire family grow from the experience. They support not only the child but the entirety of the family with activity (through this Covid situation especially). The children are learning not only in the best way possible with the three (reading, writing, and math)but they also include history, science, music, and arts that have been stripped from public schools. Most importantly they teach the children how to live to the best of their abilities and help them find themselves to become the person they were meant to be. I have no doubts by the end of their education at this school, they will be well versed in every subject and know their talents, their strengths, and have a great foundation to succeed in this world. Kind of like it used to be when we were in school. I love watching them grow and learn here!
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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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,228 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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