Northern Michigan Christian School exists to educate God's children by challenging minds, nurturing hearts and developing gifts for service in Christ's kingdom.
Daily classroom devotions and School Chapels are integral parts of the schedule.
At NMCS teachers instruct from a Christian point of view that honors God, respects all people, advocates moral integrity and spiritual maturity, and is consistent with Biblical principles.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 278 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,650
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Northern Michigan Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Arrowsmith Program
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
278 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Northern Michigan Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Kindergarten $4,795 Elementary $6,740 (Grades 1-5) High school $7,350 (Grades 6-8 and 9-12) Arrowsmith $9,575 Tuition assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Scott Curell
Endowment Size
$1 million


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
High School Student Council, Middle School Student Council, National Honor Society, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir and Band, Drama Productions

School Notes

  • We are a Christ-Centered school.
  • We value and stand with our families and churches.
  • We are committed to academic excellence.
  • We are committed to being a community of Christian practice.
  • We value all of God's children.
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School Reviews

The staff at NMCS truly cares for their students. Staff members show God's love to the children through their encouragement and passion for Christian education. For generations, NMCS has provided a Christ-centered learning community for children. The small school atmosphere has created a family-like environment for students to connect with each other and their community.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 278 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,650
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Michigan is $6,143 for elementary schools and $10,825 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Michigan is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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