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Intermountain Christian School Photo #1 - ICS is tucked along the Wasatch Front at the base of Salt Lake Valley`s Big Cottonwood Canyon. We have direct access to The Greatest Snow on Earth, incredible trails for hiking and biking, and some of the most unique state and national parks in the United States.
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Intermountain Christian School Photo #1 - ICS is tucked along the Wasatch Front at the base of Salt Lake Valley`s Big Cottonwood Canyon. We have direct access to The Greatest Snow on Earth, incredible trails for hiking and biking, and some of the most unique state and national parks in the United States.
Intermountain Christian School Photo #2 - ICS offers its high school students Field Studies Trips which are designed as holistic educational experiences, incorporating a mix of academic learning outside the classroom, spiritual growth, social interaction, adventure, college visits, and service opportunities. Past trips have included New York City, Grand Canyon, Washington DC, San Diego, Chicago and New Orleans.
Intermountain Christian School Photo #3 - The theater community at ICS is growing and is a wonderful tool to use our gifts for God`s glory and to unite us, as three schools on one campus. Theater is offered as a year-long elective to middle school and high school students. (pictured: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Intermountain Christian School Photo #4 - We are thrilled to participate in "Coaching for Transformation," an intentional program for athletic departments and coaches of Christian schools. For more information, visit: www.coachingfortransformation.org
Intermountain Christian School Photo #5 - Elementary classroom environments are structured so that all students discover and engage with truth in various academic disciplines, all through the lens of Scripture.
Intermountain Christian School Photo #6 - The PreK program at ICS focuses on the overall developmental needs of each individual child. The materials in the classrooms were intentionally selected to provide an environment that not only encourages a self-motivated desire to learn, but also nurtures the faith and physical growth of each child.
Intermountain Christian School Photo #7 - Building on the foundation they received in elementary, middle and high school students are challenged to apply a biblical worldview to all aspects of their lives.
Intermountain Christian School Photo #8 - At ICS Christian worldview is evident in every aspect of our curriculum and extracurricular activities. In addition, through service projects and weekly chapel, students are spiritually supported and encouraged to be leaders in Christ, making a positive impact no matter their age or stage.
Intermountain Christian School Photo #9 - We love seeing families in our hallways at ICS. Families support each other, and ICS supports families! Intermountain Christian School loves partnering with families to build on biblical truths and helping teach what you model at home.
Founded in 1982, Intermountain Christian School is a top 10, PreK through 12th grade private christian school centrally located on the eastside of Salt Lake City.
We are the only PreK through12th grade non-denominational Christian school in the area.
We prepare and spiritually equip students to become better servants, leaders, and people of influence for Christ in their homes, communities, nations, and the world.
Fully accredited by Cognia, our exemplary education is displayed in academics, athletics, fine arts, and community outreach.  Read ICS Statement of Faith here.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 266 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Intermountain Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1982

Student Body

Total Students
266 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Intermountain Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP World History
Average ACT score
26
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Modest dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-kindergraten: 3 Half Day: $5,430/year, 3 Full Day: $7,160/year, 5 Half Day: $6,930/year, 5 Full Day: $9,480/year. Elementary School (K-5th): $9,950/year. Middle School (6th-8th): $10, 980/year. High School (9th-12th): $12,930/year.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Admissions Director
Jennifer Adema
Admissions Associate
Sara Hobbs

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Bible, Broadcasting, Cooking, Library, Media Team, Middle School Leadership Team, Robotics, Senior Seminar, Small Group Bible Study, Spanish, Speech and Debate, STEM, Study Skills

Arts and Music Programs:
Chapel/Worship Band, Concert Band, Drama, Ensemble Choir, Handbell Choir, Jazz Band, Speech & Debate

School Notes

There is a strong sense of excitement at Intermountain Christian School as we begin our 41st year of providing a Christ-centered learning community in the Salt Lake Valley that equips and inspires students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade to thrive in God`s world. The ICS mission is unique because we are not simply an educational institution that imparts academic wisdom to our students; we are a faculty and staff of well-qualified Christian educators that partner with Christian parents and their students to present a specifically Christ-centered, Biblically integrated education that considers the whole child from their early school years to graduation from high school in preparation for life in the greater world. Our deep hope is for our students to experience the joy and wonder of learning through innovative programs and caring Christian teachers. Everything we do at ICS is built upon foundational values shared through our purpose, our people, and our place.
  • Our Purpose  - We are a Christ-centered learning community that equips and inspires students to thrive in God`s world.  We are not a church, but our school is a special community that partners with parents to focus all learning and life on Jesus Christ.
  • Our People  - Our faculty and staff are faithful Chrisitan educators who are highly qualified to teach, lead, and mentor students as role models who genuinely care for each student as a unique person loved by God.
  • Our Place  - ICS is tucked along the Wasatch Front at the base of Salt Lake Valley`s Big Cottonwood Canyon. We have direct access to The Greatest Snow on Earth, incredible trails for hiking and biking, and some of the most unique state and national parks in the United States. ICS is a school with an inspiring location and great opportunities for our students to learn and grow within the amazing beauty of God`s creation.
We believe that providing our students with a strong foundation including a deep sense of purpose, faculty and staff who genuinely love them as individuals, and a location that inspires them to explore the beauty of creation will lead to a firm faith in Jesus Christ and equip them to thrive in God`s world.

Sincerely, 

ICS Head of School Gabe Pethtel, M.Ed.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (14 reviews)
5  
Our daughter attended ICS for pre-K last year and is now in Kindergarten - I never leave reviews but I am so proud to be a part of this community for my children's education (we have 4 kids!). To give you an idea of what makes ICS special beyond great academics and small class sizes (for kindergarten): weekly Spanish classes, twice-a-month STEM lab, weekly library and music classes, chapel, ballet lessons after school, and field trips! Our teachers are great at communicating and welcome parent involvement - they are transparent, honest, and genuine. Lastly, Christian values are woven throughout our child's whole day, not just one class or weekly service. They are learning about God in math, during reading, and music, and all the time! What makes ICS special is when my daughter goes to school, I know that our values at home are being reinforced at school.
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Excellent school! As a teacher, I really love teaching at ICS. I believe that we have the best faculty and staff in the state of Utah. We have a great administration team that always has the teachers' and students' interests at heart. It is a small school community, but we demonstrate the love of Christ to our students.
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This school rates 5 stars for the people within its walls. From Administration to support staff and everyone in between, they exude love and support for the students and for each other. They work tirelessly to ensure that each and every student is seen, heard, and known. 10 out of 10 recommend!!!
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Overall, we've had an extremely positive experience with our children at ICS. Some of the positives we've seen are highly qualified teachers who care about the individual person, for a small school a good variety of classes to choose from, long-term positive peer relationships for our kids who have graduated from there. Christian world view in teaching, but also in dealing with and handling issues or discipline. A desire to work problem, not move it somewhere else. We are glad our children are at ICS.
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Our three children have been part of the ICS community for nearly 20 years, two of whom are graduates and one who is currently in high school. ICS provides a holistic, safe learning environment with strong academics as well as opportunities for students to experience various genres of activities. We found this to be a gift as our children grew and matured and determined their individual interests, abilities, and passions. The community of students, faculty, staff, and families are committed to positively contributing to the lives of one another and the world in which they live.
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5  
ICS is a great school to work at. It is dedicated to its mission to be a Christ-centered learning community that equips and inspires students to thrive in God's world. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
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5  
As I write this, I am in my last quarter as a parent as my son will be graduating this May. ICS was a safe harbor for us when we transferred to Utah 6 years ago and continues to be our strongest community in Salt Lake. The faculty have poured into Brayden consistently and authentically. They live out their mission daily and love our students to Christ. I am grateful that God led us here and grateful for the relationships that we will forever carry in our hearts.
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ICS has always had high academic standards and continues to include more opportunities for students each year. I love that my high school daughter is not only receiving a high-quality education but one that is also based on the love of God and Christ. Her teachers are so caring and are invested in her personally and academically. My daughter has multiple extracurricular activities to choose from and has loved being part of StuCO- ICS's student council as well as Volleyball. New 2020-21 Head VB Coach Kalani Gasper coached the team to 3rd in the 1-A state Championship 2020-21 school year. We are excited for next year!! I wish we had more time at ICS, Rachel started ICS in 6th grade and will be graduation next year. It goes by too fast!!
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5  
We decided to place our oldest child at ICS for high school. There were several factors that made this decision easy: academics, community, and class experiences. We know these foundational items will lead to future success as he steps into higher education. However, what we love most about ICS is the focus on spiritual formation and the way they tie a Biblical worldview to everyday life.
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Our children have been a part of ICS for the past 11 years. We're so grateful for the way the teachers and entire school community have embraced the unique personalities of our children. They have thrived spiritually, academically and physically through the available strong academics, music, arts and sports programs. The journey has been a blessing to our entire family!
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I've had children at this school since 2006 and will through 2027. I can't say enough about the progress I've seen ICS make. It is really a special place. We have one graduate in our family who is thriving at an excellent college and I can say with confidence that these guys take their mission seriously as they equip and inspire students to thrive in God's world.
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ICS has been a huge blessing to our daughter and to us, as well. After three moves, she wanted a place to stay; a long-term school family, and has found that. The spiritual environment, amazing teachers, close-knit classmates and performing arts have helped her thrive. She says on a regular basis, "I am so glad this is my school. Thank you, God, for ICS." We can't say enough; it is truly a special place.
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ICS is a great school, the teachers are highly energetic, caring and gifted. The arts and athletic programs are fantastic, while being competitive they are inclusive, fun and are used to teach about life. The school leaders are amazing and incredibly focused on a vision for the school and its students.
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Our children have and are receiving a very strong academic foundation but that's not why we love the school. Spiritual formation, foundational truths and practical application of faith are the strengths we''re most pleased to have available to our children. Our children have been afforded great college choices and scholarships, but their faith has a biblical foundation as a result of hearing God's word integrated in their academics, athletics and extracurriculars on a daily basis.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 266 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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