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Note:  Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available March 2019.


Pre-Kindergarten Admissions Criteria

Elementary Admissions Criteria

Secondary Admissions Criteria



In order for a student to be considered for admission CVCS or the Joshua Institute, the following steps must be completed prior to acceptance:


1.  Submit this APPLICATION PACKET which includes the following forms:

  • Family Information
  • Statement of Faith
  • Parent Commitment
  • Student’s Personal Information
  • Student Information
  • Student Commitment (5-12 grade only)
  • Student Questionnaire (7-12 grade only)

2.  Submit a copy of the following documents:

  • A copy of the student’s most recent report card and transcripts
  • A copy of the student’s most recent state or school standardized test scores
  • If applicable, include copies of any IEP, 504, or medical/educational diagnostic testing

3.  An Application Fee of $75.00, which is due at time of submission of application.

4.  Teacher Reference: 

The current teacher listed on the Student Information form will be contacted directly by a CVCS or JI Admissions Manager to request the teacher complete a Teacher Reference form.  Please make sure the teacher’s email is current so there will not be delays in the acceptance process.

5.  GPA Required for Admission:
At the Secondary Campus, a 2.0 minimum GPA is required for admission.  Students who fall below this minimum may be considered, but only after an Educational Consultation with Administration has taken place, followed by additional academic testing.
6.  Interview:
The parents/guardians of applicants must participate in a personal interview conducted by a school administrator.  The interview will be scheduled once all required documents are received and all testing is complete.  Students applying for admission to 6th through 12th grade will also be interviewed.

7.  Entrance Exam Policies:

  • Students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade must take an assessment exam.
  • 7th through 12th grade students are required to take an entrance exam for math as well as complete a writing sample prior to the interview.
  • Students applying to the Joshua Institute (JI) must undergo more extensive testing.  A separate testing application and fees must be submitted.

Please submit all required documents to any of the campus offices listed below:

     Cole Valley Christian Schools

     ATTN: Tricia Shindle, Elementary Campus Admissions Manager - Early Childhood through 6th Grade

     8775 Ustick Road, Boise, ID 83704


     Cole Valley Christian Schools

     ATTN: Theresa Lauri, Secondary Campus Admissions - 7th-12th Grades

     200 E. Carlton Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642


     Joshua Institute

     ATTN: Lorie Atkins, Joshua Institute Admissions Manager

     2150 Cherry Lane,  Meridian, ID 83642


Cole Valley Christian Schools and the Joshua Institute are private schools; therefore, the School Board or Administration reserves the right to deny admission to anyone if it deems denial to be in the best interest of CVCS, JIA and its students.

Cole Valley Christian Schools and the Joshua Institute admits students of any race, color, sex, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies and other school programs.



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