A Classical Christian School Serving K-12 in the Greater Boise Area



236A0499Welcome to The Ambrose School.

Our mission: To mature students in Christ as we integrate faith and reason through classical Christian education.

The Ambrose School is dedicated to the idea that true education requires more than imparting knowledge, or training skills, or even teaching students to think (though all of these are involved). We are cultivating in students what the ancient Greeks and Christians called paideia. Paideia can be understood as the set of assumptions (worldview) a student has, and the rightly ordered affections (virtues) that drive what he or she is passionate about. Paideia motivates the decisions a person makes, and it turns faith into a powerful cultural force rather than a personal experience. A person’s Paideia is the core ingredient in building a community that loves and honors God, and k-12 education is a foundational ingredient in forming paideia in a student. In Ephesians 6, God calls fathers to raise their children in the “paideia of the Lord.” Historically, Christian paideia has been cultivated through a unique form of education that was designed for this purpose:  Classical Christian Education.

As a classical Christian school, we are quite different from other schools. We strongly encourage you to investigate the classical Christian difference for yourself. Schedule a visit to learn more about our vision to help you raise your child in the Paideia of the Lord.

To understand what makes us different, take a few moments to watch this series of short videos:


More about us:  We are Boise Valley’s regional classical Christian school, in operation since 1995 (formerly Foundations Academy). We are located near the intersection of Locust Grove and Chinden (6100 N. Locust Grove Rd) in Meridian, Idaho. Our student body of around 500 students represents over 70 different churches. We are an evangelical protestant Christian school, accredited by the Association of Classical Christian Schools. Visitors are welcome.

The Ambrose School profile is sent, along with our transcripts, as an informational tool for colleges regarding our school. It provides concise information on our SAT scores, etc.