Zion Lutheran School

Zion Lutheran School exists to educate all God's children regardless of denomination and warmly welcomes unchurched families. Zion Lutheran School uses a classical curriculum. This type of curriculum is traditionally Christian and gears teaching toward the natural learning processes of young minds. This curriculum melds well with our already excellent biblical and religious courses, stimulates and challenges students academically, and helps develop critical thinking skills that are frequently lacking in today`s society. For the youngest students, the classical curriculum begins with the Grammar Stage and teaches to the student`s natural inclinations. Songs, rhyming and the use of sound and rhythms strengthen and increase the student`s ability to absorb large amounts of information that will be used in later stages. The Dialectic stage begins around grade three when the desire to debate naturally asserts itself. The classical curriculum teaches the student to create arguments that are true and valid and how to recognize poorly constructed arguments that have fallacies contained in their reasoning. The Rhetoric Stage takes the student beyond debating and enables them to develop a thesis and support it with valid evidence. Our class sizes are small, so students enjoy more one-on-one time with their teachers. Thank you for considering Zion Lutheran School.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 54 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,050
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Zion Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1961

Student Body

Total Students
54 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
Zion Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki or black pants, black, white or evergreen tops

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Due to the fact that we serve a wide variety of student needs we ask that you contact ZLS to get the tuition that applies to your family. Or go to ZLSNampa.org for tuition details.
% on Financial Aid
6%
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tonya Barber

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Homework Club, Poetry Club, Theater Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music Class

School Notes

  • Classical Curriculum
  • Accredited throughConsortium for Classical Lutheran Education AND National Lutheran Schools Association
  • Small Class Sizes
  • High Standards in academics and personal behavior
  • Unique "Family Feel'
  • Safe, Warm and Nurturing Environment
  • Bible Based Christian Teachings
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Zion Lutheran School cost?
Zion Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $5,050 for private students and $100 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Zion Lutheran School?
The acceptance rate of Zion Lutheran School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.
What is Zion Lutheran School's ranking?
Zion Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Zion Lutheran School?
The application deadline for Zion Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 54 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,050
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Idaho is $9,059 for elementary schools and $9,092 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Idaho is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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