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Manhattan Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 270 students

Our school is best known for our Christian Worldview Education

 
 

Living in Manhattan

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $185,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $722.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted April 4, 2014

I absolutely love this school! What the school, teachers, administration, staff, students and other families have done for my children is amazing. This school is a blessing, and being part of it goes beyond being a part of the "school community" but it provides us with a sense of FAMILY. The teachers LOVE the children while challenging them to reach their highest levels of success in academics, spiritual growth, physical development, and extra curricular activities! My family knows, without a shadow of a doubt, that should something "bad" happen to one of us, the entire school and school families will rally around us and support us in Christ's love. I cannot say enough good things about Manhattan Christian! Is it expensive, yes, do we have to make sacrifices in other areas to allow our kids to go, yes, but it is worth EVERY single penny. This school focuses on the most important things, and everyone there desires success for each student. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend Manhattan Christian School for all student ages, and encourage you to come check it out. It is worth coming for a tour or a day of shadowing or an open house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

There seems to be one person out there with a vendetta against MCS, and that one person likes to write reviews. We are not from this "Dutch community", do not have deep pockets, and didn't know anyone here before enrolling our kids here. They have both graduated now, but I do not regret one bit having sacrificed a little bit to send them to MCS. They thrived there, had wonderful friends that were very accepting, and grew into extremely well rounded, compassionate, kind, respectful, caring young women with educations that served them well into college. They became very confident because of the small school atmosphere where they were able to participate and excel in sports and other small groups. Teachers were understanding and caring about their academics, as well as their spiritual development and personal lives. I would strongly recommend MCS to anyone, and hope that my grandchildren will be able to attend there someday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

This school does not have keep out signs......only signs asking the public to respect private property and keep dogs off the property. Not sure why reviewers think otherwise. My children thoroughly enjoy the challenging classes offered here as opposed to the less challenging classes they were enrolled in another local school. Also the atmosphere of acceptance for all is much different than what my children saw at their previous school.


Posted August 28, 2013

This school has keep out signs all over the campus and only allows paying students to play on their huge campus while all the other kids get nothing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Do your research wisely, this school's enrollment is way down and most of the kids left to go to public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

This school's enrollment is way down. The reason is not because of a bad economy as they are reporting. They had a couple of years of good enrollment then most of the kids left in 2011 and 2012 to go to a private christian school in a neighboring community. The reason for this was because the teachers and administrators are simply sub par. Their education was sorely neglected as far as being well rounded and that is the only way they know how to teach, neglectfully. They will convince you that they will be good to all kids but they only tolerate the old-time dutch community and treat everyone else with disdain, unless of course you have been accepted. Really? Is that how a school professing Christian values should be? I think not and many people found out when they were talked into going. Home school if you have to. If you love and respect your offspring, do not send them to Manhattan Christian School or Day Care or Pre-School. Call around, you will see. A lot of people are afraid to say anything because of the school's deep pockets.. Think and do your research people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

My children have really blossomed at MCS! The teachers and coaches have been wonderful mentors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

My daughter has absolutely bloomed at this school. The teachers she has had so far have been phenomenal and the leadership of this school fantastic. I wouldn't trade it for the world! No school is perfect, but it's positive attributes far outweigh any negative I can think of. We are grateful this school is an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

This is our second year at MCS and we a very happy with it. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and the involvement of the families and the community is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

From an insider's point of view, I'd rather attend ANY public school. The staff is rude, the teachers are subpar, and the school spends money on it's athletics rather than desks, lockers, or up-to-date books. Almost every single desk I sat in from 6-12th grade was over 50 years old. The rules are insane, even for a Christian school. Detention is not sitting quietly in a room, but unpaid physical labor, PLUS a $10 fee! The principal herself will not let you take a class if she doesn't feel that it's appropriate for you. One of our teachers handed out lesson sheets and told us to figure it out ourselves. And not only once, she did this for 4 years of the class. The community refuses to branch out to anyone not born and bred in Churchill. Few classes to choose from and even fewer extra-curricular activities. Do your kids a favor and send them to Manhattan public.


Posted February 11, 2011

Our two children have been at MCS for two and a half years. I cannot give a higher recommendation for Christian Education and academic excellence. The administration and teaching staff are committed to creating an environment where children feel valued and loved. From the start, we felt very welcomed into the greater community of families and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2010

Manhattan Christian school believes in developing and nurturing students both academically and spiritually. As a student at MCS, I was actively involved in the many athletic and extra-curricular activities. The education I received more than adequately prepared me for college. The positive Christian teachers at MCS are dedicated to their students and care about their well-being both in and out of the classroom.


Posted March 5, 2004

I have been to this school and the atmosphere is outstanding. Everybody was so friendly right when I walked in the door. The administration was more than helpful in assisting myself in a tour if this fine school. My overall visit to this school was a great experience.


Posted August 22, 2003

We have 6 children who have attended or are attending Manhattan Christian. The faculty and staff are very caring Christian people. Our children who are in college and above college found that they were well prepared for college and even were able to go to higher level classes due to the education they had received at MCS. Involvement of parents is very high and all events are attended quite well by all. Even grandparents and others who have no children in school support this school fully. God has blessed our school greatly for which we are very thankful. Come check out our school if you wish your children to have a Christ-centered education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 12%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Manhattan High School
Amsterdam Elementary School
Belgrade High School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Montana State University
Dordt College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Calvinist
Associations
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (406) 282-7701

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Manhattan High School
Amsterdam Elementary School
Belgrade High School

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Montana State University
Dordt College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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8000 Churchill Rd
Manhattan, MT 59741
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Phone: (406) 282-7261

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