SUMMIT Christian Academy

Our school's mission is to provide a solid academic education to all students in a nurturing Christian environment and to share Christ's love with their families.
For us, teaching is more than just imparting knowledge.
Our primary directive is to cultivate an excitement and love of learning in our students.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded1996
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students110 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade SUMMIT Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • Providing an academic program that challenges each student at his/her level of achievement.
  • The Bible as authoritative and to biblical principles guiding decisions and practices in all aspects of the school.
  • Chapel and daily prayer as essential components of the school week.
  • Christ centered instruction in all subjects.
  • Developing students` confidence in public speaking and providing opportunities for presentations and performance.
  • Strong partnerships between the school and families resulting in a positive school culture.
  • Small class sizes providing for individual attention.
  • A faculty of gifted teachers who have caring relationships with students that transcend the classroom.
  • A staff who are role models as followers of Christ

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Post Falls
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    8.5 miles
    810 N. Chase Rd
    Post Falls, ID 83854
    (208) 773-5200
    8.5 PK-8
  • Rathdrum
    Grades: PK-12 | 222 students
    5.1 miles
    6068 W Hayden Ave
    Rathdrum, ID 83858
    (208) 777-4400
    5.1 PK-12
  • Hayden
    Grades: PK-12 | 140 students
    3.3 miles
    3639 W Prairie Ave
    Hayden, ID 83835
    (208) 772-7542
    3.3 PK-12
  • Hayden
    Grades: 1-12 | 203 students
    3.3 miles
    251 W Miles Ave
    Hayden, ID 83835
    (208) 772-7546
    3.3 1-12
  • Oldtown
    Grades: PK-12 | 163 students
    33.4 miles
    754 Silver Birch Ln
    Oldtown, ID 83822
    (208) 437-2184
    33.4 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (19 reviews)
We are so thankful for the excellent staff and academics. The small class size has really helped our son adapt to the learning environment. The kids are allowed to be kids, while learning and growing.
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LAM has been a blessing for our daughter, who is now in her last year at the school. The emphasis LAM places on academics, public speaking and spiritual growth is truly outstanding. We have watched her grow in character and confidence over her time at LAM and we know we can attribute that growth to the loving environment.
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Great school and teachers!
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LAM places on a strong emphasis on a religious education.
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We have been very pleased with LAM Christian Academy and couldn't be happier for the environment that our young daughter is in. What a blessing to have a school that fosters love and kindness and knowledge about the Lord. Five stars *****
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My daughter loves her K teach and they teach at a much higher standard and skill set.
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We have 2 sons currently enrolled at LAM School and they love their school. LAM has great teachers and staff who take time to understand each child`s abilities, and a great curriculum. Public Speaking is encouraged through participation in plays, speech meets and talent shows.
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Wonderful staff and curriculum. Their focus on the kids and their overall development is great. We enjoy the performances, speech contests, ect that encourage our child to step outside her comfort zone. We have noticed many positive changes in her, both cognitively and emotionally. The small class room sizes also allow for more one-on-one interaction with the kids. We also enjoy the fact that the grades are not blended, which allows for more of the one-on-one attention.
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My son will be attending his third year at LAM. His two older siblings went to public school. I wish they had also attended LAM. LAM is a close knit community where everyone feels welcome and loved. The children grow to be confident and secure. They are taught to be kind, caring and responsible. These are all qualities you will not find being taught throughout public elementary school. I am proud of how far my son has come in the short time he has been in the LAM family.
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We`ve had our kids enrolled in LAM for 3 years now and I can`t say enough amazing things about our experience here. From the personal, friendly teachers and staff to the high level of academic education, we have been impressed and proud to call this our school since the beginning:)
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We LOVE Lam! I could go on about how amazing it is how they incorporate Jesus and scripture to fill the children up, I could go on about the amazing curriculum and how our children are being brought up to be leaders in our community in the future, but the staff is the heart of Lam. They have a deep love and concern for each child that attends the school. No child goes unnoticed or left behind here. Our son has gained a new and passionate love for Jesus, confidence in himself and his abilities, reads me books at night instead of the other way around, and he`s only half way through kindergarten! I`m blown away at what my son has learned in such a short amount of time and the difference I see in him spiritually. We are proud and extremely blessed to be part of the Lam family!-Amanda W.
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As a first-year parent of two students at LAM Christian Academy, I am very happy to say that we have been pleased beyond our expectations. The small class sizes are wonderful, the curriculum is way above-average, and the opportunities my children have been given this year are far more than I could expect at any other school. My kids both got the chance to speak and perform on stage multiple times as leadership and public speaking are a major focus at this school. The curriculum is advanced and students learn Christian values and principles that are important to our family. We couldn't be happier with this school and plan to keep our kids here through the 5th grade!
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What an amazing school. We have been here for 2 years now and our granddaughter loves it. The classes are small and the kids and families and staff all get to know each other well. The teachers and staff focus on exceptional academics as well as emotional and spiritual growth.
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Lam is an excellent school! We have seen a vast improvement in our children since sending them there. It's a giant family. Great environment!
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This has been a great school for our daughter. She is thriving there. The school offers something for every child. The classes are small and as a result the children become very close. I would recommend this school to any family looking for a private school education. The education is top notch but not only that they become excellent public speakers at a very young age.
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LAM Christian Academy is an excellent school. We have been at the school for 5 years and are certain that it was the best choice for our children. Outstanding academic program enhanced with Latin, spanish, computers, technology/science, public speaking, and public drama performances. School culture is positive, loving, and safe. Atmosphere is solidly Christian with bible class, weekly chapel service, and daily class prayer.Our children are more than ready to move on to middle school both academically and spiritually after having attended LAM.We couldn't be more proud of our kids or more satisfied with our choice to have them attend LAM Christian Academy.
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I would highly recommend LAM Christian Academy. My son has been attending the school for 4 years (pre-school through 2nd grade now). The academics are rigorous, the teachers are amazing, and the Christian environment is second to done. Small class sizes and a safe, positive environment are also great features of the school. I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience has been so far.
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This is by far the best choice in private schools in the area. My son attended LAM from preschool through fifth grade (the school does not have a sixth grade, despite what the info on this site says). The curriculum is solid, the teachers are intelligent, communicative, caring role models, and the tuition is affordable. Best of all, they truly do share the love of Christ without making non-church goers feel like they''re getting beaten over the head with the whole thing. I wish this school went all through twelfth grade, because nothing compares to it.
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Excellent staff and curriculumn. Exceptional Music/Speech and Drama no other in North Idaho.
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