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Michiana Christian School

Private | K-6 | 58 students

MCS is known for transforming students into spiritual & academic leaders


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $90,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $580.

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Posted March 25, 2013

At MCS, we pride ourselves on really getting to know each of our students. We want them to have confidence knowing who they are in Christ so they realize that that they can accomplish anything. We have students who excel and are working grades ahead and we have students who struggle. We are determined to help each child know they have gifts to offer and are valuable to this world! We want them to become leaders who stand up for others and for what is right.

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Posted February 21, 2014

This school is fantastic! My granddaughter attends this school and I am so pleased with her teacher and all of the staff. They are caring and they love the Lord! They are so concerned that my granddaughter does good in school. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a great school that actually cares about the children.

Posted February 6, 2014

Our daughter has been attending Michiana Christian School since kindergarten and is now in the 4th grade. We believe she has excelled so much due to the small classroom size and the individualized attention the students receive. Most importantly, the school teaches the principles of christianty and the love of God, the students are also taught to honor and respect thier parents, teachers, and everyone in authority and each other.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 9, 2013

Michiana Christian School (Sonrise Preschool) is such a great learning environment for all students. It rangers from preschool and K-6th grade. I have had friends and family both attend these school or have had children enrolled as students and have heard many great things about it. The teachers are very friendly and are involved in the students' lives inside and outside the school. They show concern on behalf of the students and take their education very seriously. I would highly recommend this school as a great place for young students to not only be educated in the general studies but as well as Christian principles and how to live our lives daily according to God's word. I would trust them with my future children to teach them as much about math, spelling, english, and reading as much as teaching them the word of God.

Posted April 7, 2013

My daughter is currently in enrolled at Michiana Christian School. She is in Kindergarten and is already reading books.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 7, 2013

We love the small class sizes and the one on one attention. We are very happy with our child's education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2013

Michiana Christian School is a great school. I enjoy sending my child there 5 days a week. I know she's safe and receiving a very valuable education that will benefit her in the future.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 23, 2013

MCS is an AMAZING school!! My daughter loves the principal, her teachers, and her friends. I love that she gets so much attention because of the small class sizes. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to everyone!!! WONDERFUL school for learning and growing! My daughter was able to read within 3 months of attending about EXCITING!!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 22, 2013

We have sent our little girl to three local schools, all with different strengths and weaknesses. First, we sent her to kindergarten at Kennedy Magnet school for highly able children. Kennedy had "lunch" at 9:40! and only one, too-brief, recess. She lost 5 Lbs in Kindergarten, and her health suffered. Next year, we sent her to Good Shepherd Montessori, where her health improved, BUT--. The teaching was uneven, and academic achievement was below par for a bright and able child. At Michiana Christian School, there is a reasonable & appropriate schedule for keeping children healthy: adequate time for active play, and regular snacks and lunch. At the same time, I can say from close observation and experience that the academic achievement of the children at MCS surpasses that of the children at Kennedy magnet school -- OR Good Shepherd. Even though Kennedy only admits children who test "highly able" intellectually, MSC , without any such test, has higher achieving children. Class sizes are half what they are at Kennedy or Good Shepherd, and tuition is less than half Good Shepherd's tuition. Karen Hammond-Nash, a parent
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 21, 2013

Michiana Christian School is a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow! They have excellent teachers that actually care about your child's spiritual and academic growth.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 21, 2013

A lot of one on one attention, small class size great teachers We are very happy with our school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 11, 2012

Be careful here... Most of the positive reviews are written by the principal. This school used to be the premiere school in the area but has really slipped in the past couple of years. the students are second to everything else. Money is the first thing on their mind.

Posted August 26, 2012

Michiana Christian School is an awesome place for children to grow in their faith. The teaching staff and the principal share Christ's love in a very real way with students and families. Students are given countless opportunities to grow academically and are encouraged to be life long learners. This school is amazingly affordable for the priceless service they provide.

Posted August 22, 2012

Wow...this school is all about the kids. I haven't seen a principal work so hard to know each and every child...they love her! And the staff is loving and trained to deal with all level of kids. So glad we have kept our kids in such a nurturing and academically challenging environment where God is the center!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 2, 2012

My husband and I are so happy with love and attention are children receive from the teachers at MCS. The classes are small so the personal attention has been such a bonus for our girls and we love the challenging curriculum . We are excited to be part of a school with such strong leadership in place. We are also excited to be part of the growth we are experiencing at MCS. When I asked my girls what they loved about their school their answer was their teachers and principal.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 22, 2011

I am so happy with this school. My daughter started attending in preschool and now is in 1st grade. The teachers are so caring, the classes are small and she is learning great values along with learning how to read, write and add/subtract. Would highly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 2, 2010

Extreme lack of leadership! I wouldn't recommend them at all! The children are not a priority.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 21, 2010

i wish i would have pulled my child out a lot sooner and not payed them a dime.all i can say is talk to your kids every day and ask a lot of questions.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 22, 2008

My daughter attended this school from 1st thru 6th grade. We just loved Michiana Christian and were so sad to have to leave when she graduated from there. We truly felt like part of a family and would highly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 21, 2008

This school is great. The teachers and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 20, 2007

This year the board and faculty of Michiana Christian School have implemented soccer, basketball, and baseball for grades 2 - 6. They do listen to parents concerns regarding extra cirricular activities and a desire for sports. Even so, academia will remain the focus. Sharon Serwatka
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 74%
Black 31% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
  • Art club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms Stephanie Reynolds
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Non-Denominational
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (574) 472-2917


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None


Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Yellow, blue, white
School mascot
  • Eagle
More from this school
  • Expect to become part of the family. We don't just get to know the student, we want to know the family so that we can truly be partners at school and home!
School leaders can update this information here.



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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered
Outside scholarships
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2730 South Ironwood Drive
South Bend, IN 46614
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Phone: (574) 288-0234


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