Welcome to Crestline Academy
It is our mission to make a classical, Christian education available to the families within our community. We provide an academic community that brings students up in the paideia of God, with parents as the authority of their family (as outlined in Ephesians 6:4, the commission to bring children up in “the nurture and admonition of the Lord”), and in an environment that seeks to revive and preserve Western culture and traditions. We teach in accordance to the Trivium: the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages of learning. We apply grammar, logic, and rhetoric to each subject we teach. We believe that use of traditional methods for teaching and emphasis on the seven liberal arts are the key to preparing our students spiritually, socially, intellectually, and vocationally for the world ahead of them. Crestline Academy unapologetically balances physical, intellectual, spiritual, social, and vocational education in harmony with Christian standards and Truth in order to equip future leaders with clarity, conviction, integrity and humility. Each child is a unique individual with a purpose for their life. Our motto is “Veritati Bonitati Pulchritudini,” which means “for truth, for goodness, for beauty.” Through developing a strong academic community steeped in classical, Christian principles, we believe our students will come to love what is true, good, and beautiful.
The Crestline Difference
Classic Learning Test
Crestline Academy is proud to be a CLT (Classic Learning Test) Partner School. The Classic Learning Test, unlike Common Core-aligned SAT and ACT tests, assesses students’ individual reasoning skills, character education, and ability to analytically engage with quality texts. We use the CLT8, CLT10, and CLT as helpful tools with our upper school (7th-12th grade) students. CLTs allow us to assess students and place them in appropriate classes, set academic benchmarks on an individual and schoolwide basis, and distinguish our students as they apply to colleges. There are over 200 colleges that partner with the CLT, but nearly all postsecondary schools will accept and look at CLT scores as part of their admissions process. Students who have CLT results as part of their admissions applications are set apart as students who have received a unique education and the tools they need to succeed in not only their academics but in life.
Classical Curriculum and Pedagogy
In 1947, Dorothy Sayers wrote an essay titled “The Lost Tools of Learning,” In it, she described the ways four decades of educational reform had weakened students and suggested traditions that educators should resume using. The classical education movement seeks to restore what has been lost and strengthen Western civilization for future generations. We emphasize the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages of learning as well as the grammar, logic, and rhetoric of each subject. We believe in using teaching methods that worked for hundreds of centuries, producing great leaders and thinkers, from William Shakespeare to Benjamin Franklin. It is our goal that students master what they learn, from math facts to Latin grammar, and develop the skills to be lifelong learners and independent thinkers.
What We Offer
-Elementary (Grades K-5), the Grammar Stage
-Middle School (Grades 6-8), the Logic Stage
-High School (Grades 9-12), the Rhetoric Stage
-After School Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have uniforms?
Crestline Academy requires all students, from preschool through 12th grade, to wear uniform every day at school. Our full uniform policy can be found in the quick links above. At minimum, students need to wear khakis and an approved polo to school every day, as well as have dress uniforms to wear for special occasions.
How do I apply?
Current families can log into their PraxiSchool account to fill out a re-enrollment form. New families need to create an account on the parent portal (see the link in quick links above) and fill out an application.
How can I pay tuition? What are your tuition rates?
Crestline accepts payment via cash, check, or Venmo. You can check your balance via the PraxiSchool parent portal. Our tuition rates can be found in the quick links above. Every year, there is a registration fee, curriculum and materials fee, and a yearly tuition rate. Families may choose to pay tuition on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly billing cycle.
How can I contact the office?
You can contact us via phone at 208-546-9202. This line accepts both calls and texts. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to make an appointment to meet with the Head of School, please do so through the office.
Where can I find your parent handbook?
In the quick links section of our website above, there is a link to our parent-student handbook. All parents are required to read it at the start of the academic year.
School Year Office Hours:
Please note that summer hours are significantly reduced.
PO Box 187 Donnelly, Idaho 83615