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.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$100
Summer Program Cost NotesThe 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.

Student Body

Total Students52 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Zion Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki or black pants, black, white or evergreen tops)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesDue 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
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTonya Barber


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Homework Club, Poetry Club, Running 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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  • Nampa
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    3.3 miles
    1210 N Middleton Rd
    Nampa, ID 83651
    (208) 467-7116
    3.3 NS-12
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    Grades: NS-12 | 675 students
    4 miles
    11920 W. Flamingo Avenue
    Nampa, ID 83651
    (208) 466-8451
    4 NS-12
  • Nampa
    St Pauls Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    1.1 miles
    1515 8th St S
    Nampa, ID 83651
    (208) 467-3601
    1.1 PK-8
  • Boise
    Boise Valley Adventist School
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    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 62 students
    12.5 miles
    925 N Cloverdale Road
    Boise, ID 83713
    (208) 376-7141
    12.5 PK-8
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-9 | 173 students
    18.6 miles
    601 South 9th Street
    Boise, ID 83702
    (208) 331-9260
    18.6 PK-9

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