We are raising the next generation of Daniels! Lake City Junior Academy is a quality Chirstian school here in the heart of Coeur d'Alene.
We serve students from age 3 in our Pre-K program through the 10th grade.
Our school is a fully accredited Chirstian school, with small class sizes.
Our credentialed teachers are committed to providing a Bible-based education in a loving, Chirstian environment.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 162 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,095
  • Acceptance rate: 94%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
162 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Lake City Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

The Lake City Junior Academy family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.

It is the vision of Lake City Junior Academy to raise the next generation of Daniels.  Why Daniel?In the old testament of the Bible, Daniel represented the best of the best, "young without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve." - Daniel 1:4  Daniel was healthy, "resolved not to defile himself."  - Daniel 1:8.  Daniel was wise, "God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning." - Daniel 1:17Daniel was faithful, "trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God." - Daniel 3:28  Daniel was a leader, "Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom." - Daniel 6:3  Daniel was multicultural. Diversity between ethnic cultures as well as Christian-to-Non Christian cultures were promoted and accepted.  Lake City Junior Academy wants to develop in students "the aptitude for every kind of learning, being well informed and quick to understand"; healthy in mind, body and soul; leaders that have deep moral and ethical convictions; faithfulness without fear; a passion for serving others; so that they can function in the "real world" and be prepared for the future that is to come. 

Quick Facts
  • Christ comes first at LCJA
  • Year founded: 1909
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Over $141,000 awarded in student aid
  • Students score on average 2.5 grades above grade level
  • STEAM focused school with with outfitted Makerspace
Lake City Junior Academy is accredited for Preschool through 10th grade by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, which is recognized by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and the State of Idaho. In addition, K-10 teachers are fully credentialed and our Early Childhood program is state certified.

Lake City Junior Academy is owned by the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and is operated by the area constituent Adventist Churches under the auspices and in harmony with the policies of its owners. The School Board is comprised of representatives from these churches and meets regularly to review operation and to formulate plans for the continued pursuit of excellence in Adventist Christian education.

School Reviews

This school is great! They have good education and understanding teachers. They not only teach you about Mathmatics, History, and English, but they also teach you about our loving Father in heaven. They do their best to keep us on track with what we were put onto this earth to do.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 162 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,095
  • Acceptance rate: 94%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Kootenai County, ID is $4,430 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kootenai County, ID is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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