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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,745
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Central Minnesota Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1911

Student Body

Total Students
327 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Central Minnesota Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
30 students
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
21
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
7/8 Knowledge Bowl, Chapel, JH Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, Production/AV, Student Council, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Competitive Trap Team (Clay Targets)

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Music Solo & Ensemble, One Act Play, One Voice (Audition Choir), Pep Band

School Notes

  • 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 Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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!
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5  
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!
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5  
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.
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5  
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!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,745
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $6,776 for elementary schools and $11,927 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minnesota is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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