If you complain about being bullied they kick YOU out and then malign you publicly. They give the student leadership permission to bully, they call it peer reinforcement. Serious tragedy is in their future because of this policy.
No plan, procedure, or services for any student who does not meet either their arbitrary or any standardized performance levels. If you can't provide them with high levels of performance, you aren't welcome.
They very effectively stifle any criticism, refuse to let women on the board of directors, pay men more than women (have been sued for just that) and scrub anyone who stands up to them from the student body, faculty and staff. It is very much a top down dictatorship with a very pretty facade.
Students who are family members with board members, wealthy donors, or parents with prestigious vocations (they regularly court doctors, lawyers and politicians to send their children here, offering incentives and favoritism) are given free reign to break rules and mistreat fellow students.
They do not hire certified teachers as a rule, most of the teachers are someone's mom or a former pastor from a local congregation. Credentials are few and far between. The one or two who are qualified are kept out of positions of power to prevent the infection of modern teaching methods (their words).
This is not a non-denominational school. It is directly controlled by Christ Church in Moscow ID, and by its leader Doug Wilson. They hide this fact, they have too, few wish to associate with Mr. Wilson. True to his teachings this school treats people as he does. My family was at Ambrose for 12 years. We spent in excess of $70,000 in tuition, almost that much in donations, and thousands and thousands of volunteer hours. In return, in her freshman, sophomore and junior year my daughter was shamefully bullied by faculty,administrators, elite families and their children. When we complained we were told that this activity was part of their educational plan, and if we didn't support this plan we were no longer welcome. We left, and have been maligned and shunned since standing up for ourselves by the "Christian" community of the Ambrose School. Please do not send your kids to this institution.
This school used to be awesome. Sadly, since the arrival of "new" administration, it's a sinking ship. Parent's have zero say or input and concerns are ignored. Teachers range from great to terrible. Anyone with an open check-book is admitted, no matter of Christian values or lifestyle. The priority is marketing, money and enrollment numbers. It's not about the kids any more. The school board is totally biased and 90% have spouse that are employed by the school. There is no check and balance system at all. Many families are leaving, and frankly it's heart breaking to watch.