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 (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 58 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,050
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
58 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Zion Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
(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.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
The summer program for 2020 will be a fun filled day camp with a strong foundation in Christ. The cost is $100 per week with multiple week discounts.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tonya Barber


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

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music Class

School Notes

  • Classical Curriculum
  • Accredited through Consortium 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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 58 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,050
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Idaho is $8,355 for elementary schools and $7,716 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Idaho is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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