North Idaho Classical Academy

An American Classical Education for Modern Times

A tuition-free, public, American classical charter school coming to Bonners Ferry and the surrounding communities in August of 2025.
Opening with grades K-6 and adding a grade each year until K-12 is served.

Liberal Arts & Sciences

We provide a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences. Liberal is derived from the Latin word libertas, meaning freedom, and this an education befitting citizens of a free nation.

K-12 Civics Education

We introduce students to America's founding documents early and build a strong foundation in American government to prepare the next generation for the responsibilities of citizenship.

Western & American Traditions

An American classical education emphasizes the pursuit of truth, which can be discovered through careful study of our literary, philosophic, historic, and artistic inheritance.


Philosophy and Academic Program

North Idaho Classical Academy partners with families to provide students with an American classical education. We are a Hillsdale College K-12 Candidate Member School and part of the American Classical Schools of Idaho Federation. We are working to restore a traditional American public education that focuses on training the minds and improving the hearts of students. The importance of our mission can be understood through the following statement from George Washington’s Inaugural Address in 1789:

“I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire: since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity…”

We offer:

  • A true partnership with families to form citizens of knowledge and virtue
  • Instruction that acknowledges objective standards of truth, goodness, and beauty
  • A school culture of moral virtue, decorum, respect, discipline, joy, studiousness, and thoughtful patriotism
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Our Mission

Our mission is to train the minds and improve the hearts of students through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.

Our Vision

Our vision is to form future citizens who uphold the ideals of our country’s founding and promote the continuation of our American experiment—through a classical, great books curriculum designed to engage the student in the highest matters and the deepest questions of truth, justice, virtue, and beauty.

Declare your interest today by completing an intent to enroll form and receive updates throughout the school development process.