Welcome to North Idaho Christian School

North Idaho Christian School is located in Hayden, Idaho, at Anthem Church. Founded in 1981, NICS is accredited through ACSI/Advanced Ed and serves students in grades one through twelve. There are roughly 200 students enrolled, served by a staff of 34 born-again Christians who love their Lord and the children they serve. NICS is a non-denominational school drawing its students from over 30 local churches.

Our primary mission is to train up Christian leaders, young people of integrity, who will serve God and man in whatever setting God places them as young adults. NICS offers its students daily Bible class, weekly chapels, spiritual retreats, and ministry-oriented community service. Our Christian teachers and staff members are the students’ “living curriculum”, setting a Christ-like example for the students with humility and dependency on the Lord for daily success in life.

NICS prepares students for college. Our college-bound students are scoring well above average on their standardized tests. NICS offers four years of laboratory sciences, (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics), four years of higher mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry/Calculus), four years of college prep English, and a variety of social studies, liberal and practical arts classes.

North Idaho Christian School believes in a strong partnership with parents and church, with the primary responsibility of a child’s education resting squarely upon the parents. NICS desires to come along side parents to support and uphold the Christian values that born-again families hold dear. Jesus Christ is preeminent in all that we do here at North Idaho Christian School. The most complete education is one where Jesus Christ is at the center of its program. Feel free to stop by the school, take a look around, or join us for the day. I would love to share with you further about the benefit of a Christian education.


What is the maximum class size?

Our 1st through 3rd grade classes are capped at 22 students. Grades 4 through 12 are capped at 23.

What are your school hours?

NICS holds classes Monday through Thursday. For grades 1-3, the school day is from 8:30 to 3:30. Grades 4-6 are in classes from 7:45 to 3:30. Grades 7-12 are in school from 7:45 to 3:45.

Is NICS accredited?

Yes! We are accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Association for Biblical higher Education (ABHE), and AdvanceED. Most of the high school courses have been approved by the NCAA. All agencies are recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Does being accredited mean government agencies dictate what you teach?

Absolutely not! We are first and foremost a school dedicated to Jesus Christ and teaching from a biblical worldview. We will never compromise our beliefs.

Are teachers at NICS certified?

Yes, all teachers at NICS are certified by ACSI.

Does NICS require students to wear uniforms?

Yes, for the sake of modesty, our students wear uniforms.

Does NICS encourage parent volunteers?

Each family is required to volunteer 15 hours per year. There are a variety of ways to do this from working at home to helping with our annual auction.

What curriculum is used at NICS?

The administration and staff evaluate our curriculum to see what best meets the needs of our students. Most, but not all, of our curriculum is from Christian publishers. For example, we use Purposeful Design, Abeka, Bob Jones and more. Regardless of the curriculum used, all classes are taught from a biblical worldview.

Is financial aid available?

NICS is committed to enrolling students who desire to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. It is the goal of our school to help as many families as possible be able to afford a Christian education. We have partnered with Covenant Tuition Services (CTS) to process all applications for families requesting financial aid.