Central Minnesota Christian School

  • 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.

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

School Overview

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
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1911

Student Body

Total Students327 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Central Minnesota Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size30 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score21
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,745
Tuition NotesTuition Rates vary by grade level Kindergarten- $3,593 1st-6th- $5,745 7th-12th- $7,176
Admissions DirectorKevin Wassenaar
Admissions AssociatePete Van Der Puy

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Drill Team, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Drill TeamMarksmanship,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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.

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Central Minnesota Christian School is Community Christian School (11.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Willmar
    Grades: PK-12 | 257 students
    11.2 miles
    1300 19th Ave Sw
    Willmar, MN 56201
    (320) 235-0592
    11.2 PK-12
    257
  • Bird Island
    St Mary's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 153 students
    17.6 miles
    140 S 10th St
    Bird Island, MN 55310
    (320) 365-3693
    17.6 K-8
    153
  • Atwater
    St. John Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-7 | 15 students
    24 miles
    19911 56th Ave Ne
    Atwater, MN 56209
    (320) 974-8982
    24 K-7
    15
  • Grove City
    Grades: 1-12 | 31 students
    27.4 miles
    32491 520th Ave
    Grove City, MN 56243
    (320) 857-2800
    27.4 1-12
    31
  • Redwood Falls
    St. John Lutheran School
    St. John Lutheran School Photo - Fall 2012 aerial of school.
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 159 students
    28.6 miles
    34719 County Hwy 24
    Redwood Falls, MN 56283
    (507) 617-3002
    28.6 PK-8
    159

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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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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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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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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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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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $4,337 for elementary schools and $11,970 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minnesota is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).