Northern Michigan Christian School

  • 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.

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedArrowsmith Program
Year Founded1911

Student Body

Total Students347 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Northern Michigan Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score21
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,945
Tuition Notes$6945 middle school and high school $6340 elementary $4565 kindergarten $9135 Arrowsmith Program Tuition assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,150
Admissions DirectorDirk Walhout
Admissions AssociateJennifer Closson
Endowment Size$1 million


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Forensics Team, 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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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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