We know that choosing the right school for your child's education is an important decision. We are pleased that you are considering CityHope Christian Schools to partner with you. We invite you to look through our Application, Student Handbook and Tuition & Fees and hope that you will prayerfully consider allowing us to partner with you in the education of your children.

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CityHope Schools

8650 W. Fairview Ave

Boise ID, 83704

Student Handbook

Our student handbook includes information about who we are and what our vision is for CityHope Christian Schools and its students, what expectations we have for our students as well as information regarding class supply lists and other important information for your records.

ICCP (Idaho Child Care Program)

CityHope Schools is an approved ICCP provider. ICCP is a government assistance program that will in part or in whole pay for childcare needs. This assistance program is applicable for All preschool, extended care and Summer Adventures programs offered at CityHope Schools. If you have questions about this program we would be happy to answer what we can but you can find a full description of ICCP and the necessary steps and requirements on the Idaho Health and Welfare website.

Idaho State Education Tax Credits Available

The State of Idaho is offering people the opportunity to receive major tax credits and deductions by simply making a gift to CityHope Christian Schools. Your gift to the school of up to $2,000 can be taken as a deduction on your state and federal income taxes. But it doesn’t stop there. You can then also receive a state income tax credit of up to $1,000. For example, if a family made a donation to the school of $2,000; after taxes, the gift will only cost them $344. The details of this amazing tax credit is further explained below in our examples below.

The deal gets even better if a corporation makes a gift. If you know of any businesses or business owners who may be interested in tax benefits like this, please let us know. We would be happy to call them and further explain the tremendous tax savings available to them. As an example, if a business were to give $10,000 (the maximum allowed), after the state income tax credit and the deductions they’d be allowed, that $10,000 gift would cost them $840. (see below for details)

Now, this opportunity does not only apply to lump-sum gifts of $2,000 or $10,000. A gift of any amount is able to be a blessing to the one making the gift, through tax credits and deductions, while at the same time being a blessing to the school. Would you consider making a gift to CityHope Schools this year? As we prepare for our new campus, this would be a tremendous help! You can donate lump-sum, monthly, weekly or any other combination as long as either it is received it in the campus office by December 31, or if it is sent through the mail, it must be postmarked by December 31. 

Feel free to direct any questions you may have about this to either Pastor Ted Buck or Pastor Ryan Shervik. Both can be reached at our campus office (376-7272) or by email.

Pastor Ted Buck


Pastor Ryan Shervik



Idaho law allows Idaho taxpayers to claim a credit worth 50% of their gift to CityHope Christian Schools. Regardless of whether you itemize your deductions or take the standard deduction, all Idaho taxpayers are eligible for the Idaho Education Tax Credit. 

          - Individuals can receive up to a $500 credit on their Idaho income taxes . 

          - Married couples can receive up to $1000 credit on their Idaho income taxes. 

          - Idaho corporations can receive up to a $5000 credit on their Idaho income taxes. 


Ken and Shelly live and work in Idaho and are currently in the 25% federal income tax rate and the 7.8% Idaho state income tax rate. While Ken and Shelly don’t have to itemize their deductions to take advantage of the Idaho education tax credit, they have enough other deductions to do so. Because they believe strongly in supporting CityHope Schools and the work it is doing in the lives of their children, they make a gift totaling $2,000 during the 2018 calendar year to the school. 

                                 Total Gift to School                   $2,000

                                 Federal Tax Deduction              $500

                                 State Tax Deduction                 $158

                                 Idaho Tax Credit                      $1,000

                                  Total Cost of Gift                    $344


Idaho Business Inc. (IBI) has $660,000 of taxable income in 2018, which puts them in the 34% federal income tax rate and the 7.6% Idaho State tax rate. In wanting to support CityHope Schools, IBI makes a gift totaling $10,000 during the 2016 calendar year. 

                                  Total Gift to School                 $10,000

                                  Federal Tax Deduction            $3,400

                                  State Tax Deduction               $760

                                  Idaho Tax Credit                    $5,000

                                   Total Cost of Gift                  $840


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