The Ambrose School

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We are a classical Christian school with 644 students in grades K-12.
Our teachers are committed to the classical model while offering competitive sports, concurrent credit, graphic design/yearbook, and science.
Our distinguished academics will challenge your child and they will develop an enthusiasm for learning in our structured and loving classrooms.
In addition to our traditional, five days a week model of learning, we also offer a hybrid model where students attend two days per week and parents co-teach for three days at home.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1995

Student Body

Total Students540 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade The Ambrose School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,128
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $3768 for half day kindergarten up to $9128 for high school.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAngela Johnson


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Mountain Biking, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfMountain Biking,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Mock trial/debate, Music

Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Choir, Drama, Orchestra, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Visit and experience the classical Christian difference at The Ambrose School. Our students study Latin, history, science, math, and the Bible with uncommon depth. Pre-K, half day and all day kindergarten options are available for the upcoming school year. For more information please visit our website ( or call (208) 323-3888.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Ambrose has been an incredible blessing to our family over the last nine years. Rather than a school we "send our kids too," Ambrose is a partner that comes alongside us in raising our children, both in academics and character. The quantitative data easily demonstrates Ambrose's academic excellence, but it doesn't adequately portray the love of learning that is cultivated by teachers who share their passion for knowledge with the students. Nor do the numbers express the development of character that fosters a "we before me" pursuit. So, yes, my children do love school. Yes, they have been taught to think deeply and speak well. And, yes, sometimes they do have to work hard in order to learn how to do hard things. But, more importantly, they have been surrounded by a community of supporting friends and loving teachers along their journey towards truth, beauty and goodness.
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Our three children have attended The Ambrose School over the past 15 years beginning in kindergarten. We now have a graduate, and two high school students. We have walked with the school through many changes and with every change, the school has become an even better place to educate students. There are many opportunities for music, art, media, etc. The success of the mock trial program is unmistakable as the team is repeatedly the state champion or runner-up. The athletic program is top-notch. Most importantly, our children are ready for college. It is evident our oldest, now a junior in college, has succeeded because of the training she received at Ambrose.
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The average private school tuition in Idaho is $9,638 for elementary schools and $6,897 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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