We work to form well-rounded Catholic leaders convinced of the truth, who will leave their mark in shaping a new civilization of justice and love, spreading the Kingdom of Christ by taking their place as responsible and qualified leaders in the family, in the community, in the Church, and in the world.
To Teach the Mind: Giving students a foundation in the truth in all subjects so they can study, analyze, and build upon this foundation. Truth is the foundation of knowledge from which all other learning flows.
To Educate the Heart: Educating a student's heart and senses with a love for what is right, good, noble, just and beautiful through the study of arts, literature, and Christianity.
To Form the Character: Encouraging and helping to form in each student a sense of responsibility, service to others, integrity in word and deed, perseverance, manners and a practice of the virtues.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 88 students
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. John Bosco Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1997

Student Body

Total Students
88 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
St. John Bosco Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
7 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(polos & dress pants or skirts. No jackets)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact us for current tuition rates. Rates are among the lowest in the state.
Admissions Director
Amy Gorges

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Bowl, Chess club, Other student-initiated clubs, Student Government, Yearbook club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
lifetime sports

School Notes

  • Summit Academy is a private Catholic School recognized and approved by and within the Diocese of Boise.
  • It is located in central Idaho outside of the rural town of Cottonwood.
  • Summit Academy provides a well-rounded education based on the Christian view of the person and strives to develop all dimensions of the person: intellectual, human (or character), spiritual, and apostolic.
  • Summit Academy aims to help students in grades Pre-K through 12th to rise above mediocrity by encouraging them to strive "ever higher" (excelsior): in their studies, their work, their relationships with God and others, their personal development and virtue, and their understanding of their greater mission to "sanctify the temporal order."

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 88 students
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Idaho is $8,223 for elementary schools and $7,576 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Idaho is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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