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Midland Christian School

Private | K-12 | 99 students

We are best known for classical Christian education.


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $99,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $629.

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Posted May 29, 2008

MCS has taught me so many things that I would not have learned in a public school. I have attended public school and know from experience that the education at Midland Christian School is nothing but the best. It has been a privilage to watch my school grow so much in the past few years. With our new principal (Mr. VanDerhoof) our school has become more classical. Classical education has helped me think logically and understand the English language better through the learning of Latin. The teachers at MCS are of the highest quality. They love their students. This is obvious because most of them could teach anywhere but they chose MCS, despite being underpaid or being a volunteer, because they can see amazing things happening here. They truely care about us and will do anything to help us succeed in life.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 1, 2005

My child has attended MCS since 4 years of age. The quality of education is superb and it is proven by the fact that these teachers WANT to be here. they WANT to be with our children and to teach them in a warm and loving environment - rather than be 'tenured' and coast along in the public system. Though the school is small - it continues to grow and this environment allows for the one-on-one teacher to child interaction. This is proven in the high MEAP and SAT test scores and in the proven success of our graduates. I could not imagine my child going to the Midland public school system. not for the lack of the Christ centered teachings, but because of the QUALITY, RESPECT, and LOVE OF TEACHING which is displayed each and every day. The tuition is worth every penny - my child loves it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 11, 2004

aviod this school if you want your children to learn science and not be brainwashed with creationism.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 1, 2004

Just this past year I attended Midland Christian School fo the first time. I was very surprised at how small it was and how enclosed the school is. But, this small size isn't always a bad thing. I realized that it's a lot easier and faster to learn with the small class sizes and you get longer lasting friendships because you are with people all day every day. The environment is positive and the teachers encourage you to do your best in all areas. The size is also fun because the school is closer and more unified, and the students feel safer. Overall, I feel Midland Christian School is a good investment, and, in the long run, will help your child to grow stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 9, 2003

If you are searching for a Christian Education at it's best, Midland Christian is the place. We have teachers who are very dedicated. Our classes are from a Christ-centered perspective.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2003

The best thing that I could do for my son in the 4th grade was to put him in this school. He is a child that needs the smaller classes and one on one teaching. A smaller school enables the parents to interact with the teacher and staff to make behavier and disipline better for the student and learning. He is now in the 8th grade (2003), last year was the first time that we never went to the principal's office once, he is looking forward to school starting and seeing the teachers again. Before he hated school. He has learned how to study and the reason for doing school work and studying. He is now talking about what he is going to college for. I am looking forward to another year at Midland Christian School.I encourage everyone to take a look at private schools.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 71%
African-American 2% 20%
Asian 2% N/A
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Multiracial 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Delta College
Saginaw Valley State University
Calvin College
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
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  • Community college courses
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Robyn
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Christian
  • ACCS
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (989) 835-5201


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Independent Study
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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

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  • Painting
  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Drama

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  • Yearbook
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  • Bible class in every grade Chapel weekly for Elementary Chapel weekly for Secondary High level of parental involvement (school board, committees, etc.) Volunteerism is encouraged Winter Concert Spring Drama/Musical
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Delta College
Saginaw Valley State University
Calvin College
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4417 West Wackerly St
Midland, MI 48640
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Phone: (989) 835-9881


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