- It is the mission of Central Minnesota Christian School to provide a Christ-centered, quality education, which equips students for a life of service.
- CMCS has adopted a philosophy of education which will be followed in our classrooms throughout the school year.
- We believe all things exist to glorify God, whom we know in Jesus.
- Therefore, we must teach children that every part of their lives must serve to promote God's glory.
- We believe because God made and upholds His creation, it is of essential goodness and worth.
- We take delight in all aspects of the physical world, the world of ideas, and biblically lawful human activity as good gifts from the Creator.
- Therefore, the Central Minnesota Christian School curriculum must study the entire created order; reflect the principles of truth, goodness, and beauty vested in our world; and interpret each fact in the universe as belonging to the upholding work of God.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Christian Schools International (CSI)
Other religious school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
State or regional independent school association
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||327 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 19%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||27 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||25 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Average ACT score||23|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$5,745|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition Rates vary by grade level Kindergarten- $3,593 1st-6th- $5,745 7th-12th- $7,176|
|Admissions Director||Kevin Wassenaar|
|Admissions Associate||Pete Van Der Puy|
|Total Sports Offered||8 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Drill Team, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Drill Team, Marksmanship,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||13 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||7/8 Knowledge Bowl, Chapel, Competitive Trap Team (Clay Targets), Drama, JH Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, Music Solo & Ensemble, One Act Play, One Voice (Audition Choir), Pep Band, Production/AV, Student Council, Yearbook Chapel, Drama, Knowledge Bowl, One Act Play, Pep Band, Production/AV, Yearbook, 7/8 Knowledge Bowl,
Competitive Trap Team (Clay Targets),
JH Student Council,
Music Solo & Ensemble,
One Voice (Audition Choir),
Nearby Private Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
WillmarGrades: PK-12 | 235 students
1300 19th Ave Sw
Willmar, MN 56201
Bird IslandGrades: K-8 | 166 students
Po Box 500 140 S 10th Street
Bird Island, MN 55310
AtwaterGrades: K-7 | 15 students
19911 56th Ave Ne
Atwater, MN 56209
Grove CityGrades: 2-12 | 24 students
32491 520th Ave
Grove City, MN 56243
Redwood FallsGrades: PK-8 | 183 students
34719 County Hwy 24
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
I want my children at CMCS because I desire the best education for them. CMCS offers academic excellence as evidenced by high standardized test scores. It also provides a Christian worldview by applying God's Word in every subject area and challenging students spiritually. CMCS has a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that makes for a well-rounded education. The brand new facility will enhance the educational experience even more with science labs, technology, and more. CMCS has a reputation of excellence within our community and beyond!
- Posted by Parent - jateb
Our family chose to send our children to CMCS because we liked the fact that our children were going to receive the same type of Christian mentoring we provide at home from our peers at school. In addition, we were drawn by their attention to excellence in academics. Our children's experience has been fabulous! Now as a board member, I get to see some of the inner-workings of the school. I am so impressed by the leadership's integrity.
- Posted by Parent - bruce
We are so happy we chose CMCS! The quality of education is exceptional and it is all done from a Christian perspective. The teachers genuinely care for our children. We came from out of state and had first wondered about how our family would fit in to a new school community; the administration, teachers, and community as a whole have been an incredible blessing to us!
- Posted by Parent - vince
One of the main reasons we choose to send our chidren to CMCS, is the kindness of the staff and the quality education they receive. The faculty and staff are truly concerned with the children's ability to excel with their own gifts.
- Posted by Parent - tmhan
I have never doubted the decision to send our children to Central Minnesota Christian School. The teachers are outstanding and have provide an incredible education to our child from a distinctly Christian perspective. We will be sending our second child next year! We recommend CMCS to everyone who is looking for an education to train up their children in the way of the Lord!
- Posted by Parent - kevin