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Welcome to the Lillian Vallely School


The Lillian Vallely School is an Episcopal elementary day school serving Native American children who live on the Fort Hall Reservation in Southeastern Idaho. The school was begun in 1997, by then Idaho Episcopal Bishop John Thornton and his wife Jan, at the request of a group of elders led by Lillian Vallely, a Shoshone woman and Episcopal Deacon. During many coffee hours at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the reservation, these elders dreamed of a special school where their grandchildren and great grandchildren might be given the tools to do better scholistically by having their own culture honored and academic excellence expected of them.

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The Lillian Vallely School is a fully accredited private school through The National Private Schools Accreditation Group (Orlando, Florida).