North Idaho Christian School

North Idaho Christian School exists to challenge and inspire individuals to impact the world by growing in Christ-like character through academic excellence rooted in Biblical truth.
For over 30 years NICS disciples students in grades one through twelve.
There are 200 students enrolled, served by a staff of over 30 born-again Christians who love their Lord and the children they serve.
NICS is a non-denominational school drawing its students from over 30 local churches.
Our primary mission is to train up Christian leaders, young people of integrity, who will serve God and man in whatever setting God places them as young adults.
NICS offers its students daily Bible class, weekly chapels, spiritual retreats, and ministry-oriented community service.
Our Christian teachers and staff members are the students "living curriculum", setting a Christ-like example for the students with humility and dependency on the Lord for daily success in life.
North Idaho Christian School partners with parents to create a Biblically-centered learning environment. We endeavor to inspire and empower students by providing challenging academic instruction, critical thinking, and lifelong learning skills, with opportunities for servant leadership--all within the context of Biblical truth.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1981
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students203 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade North Idaho Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Advanced CoursesDual Enrollment, IDLA
Average SAT score1210
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Tan, black, or navy chino style pants, polos; girls may also wear skirts or dresses)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesFamilies pay between $2057 and $5114 for a full year of tuition.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPaulette O'Neal


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Coding Club, Lego League

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • North Idaho Christian School offers a fully accredited, Christ-centered curriculum (grades 1-12) within a small class size environment.  Our loving faculty and staff partner with families to empower disciples of Jesus Christ. 

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