The Ambrose School

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The Ambrose School
Ambrose School logo.png
6100 N. Locust Grove Rd.
Meridian, Idaho 83646
United States
Type Private, Classical Christian
Motto Take Every Thought Captive to Christ
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Denomination Protestant, evangelical
Established 1995

Limited credentialed faculty. "Instructors" as they are called, are not required to be state credentialed teachers. [1] "ACCS Teacher Certification

Through our accredited member schools, we have a formalized system of classical Christian teacher certification at the practitioner and master teacher level. These certifications are authorized by our member accredited schools and bestowed by the ACCS. Teachers must teach at an accredited ACCS school to obtain this certification, but it follows the teacher after that point." [2]
Grades K–12
Number of students 544
Color(s) Blue and White
Athletics IHSAA Class 1A
Athletics conference Western Idaho Conference (1A)
Mascot Archers
Accreditation Association of Classical and Christian Schools The Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) provide an independent accreditation for classical Christian schools. "We have been careful not to become entangled with regional accreditors like AdvancED, Middle States, New England, The Western States (California), or other state organizations that are linked, directly or indirectly, to federal or state educational mandates. This allows our schools to remain truly distinctive. In addition, we offer an accreditation process that measures the implementation of the classical model." [3] The Idaho State Department of Education does not regulate or authorize private schools in the state. High school credits are not transferable to public or private high school, unless accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. [4]
Tuition $6949 - $8400 tuition; $800+/- in fees and books; uniform costs >$500 per student; supplies [5]
Information (208) 323-3888

The Ambrose School is a classical Christian school in Meridian, Idaho. The Ambrose School is accredited by the Association of Classical Christian Schools.[11] In 2016, the school had 544 students in grades K-12. The Ambrose School graduated its first class in 2006. The school's curriculum is distinct in that it teaches Latin in grades 3-10, Greek in grades 9-10, emphasizes the Western historical tradition, the Great Books of the Western World, Logic, and Rhetoric.[12] The school operates as a 501(c)(3) Christian ministry.[13]


The Ambrose School opened in 1995 in Boise with 3 students under the name "Foundations Academy." It grew to 220 students in 2006 when it renamed its high-school St. Ambrose Christian High School. Then, in 2008, the school became The Ambrose School, encompassing grades K-12. In 2009, The Ambrose School moved to its present location at 6100 N. Locust Grove in Meridian.[14]

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Coordinates: 43°39′39″N 116°22′27″W / 43.66083°N 116.37417°W / 43.66083; -116.37417