Northern Michigan Christian School (NMCS) exists to educate God's children by challenging minds, nurturing hearts, and developing gifts for service in Christ's Kingdom.
“… we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord…”- Psalm 78:4
NMCS is a distinctively Christian School.
We confess that God is the author and creator of all things. Our world belongs to God; He has power and authority over every square inch. Keeping this fact in mind, teachers teach and students learn math, history, science, language, music, etc. from a Christian perspective. Our Christian understanding is deliberately integrated into the curriculum for every subject at every grade level. There are strong emphases on reading the Bible, prayer, and developing a relationship with Jesus; nothing is more important. In addition, daily classroom devotions, weekly chapels, and regular service opportunities help build a spiritual climate.
NMCS is an excellent school.
Parents value the high academic and curricular standards that have long been established by the school board, administration, teachers, and supporting committees. The school is accredited through Christian Schools International and the North Central Association. All NMCS teachers are state certified and many possess advanced degrees, endorsements, and certifications. NMCS offers a varied curriculum including classes in accounting, art, agriculture, band, Bible/religion, business/finance, choir, communications, computer, English, history, language arts, mathematics, music, PE, science, and Spanish. Special education programs (including diagnostic testing) are available for students with learning disabilities or a remedial need. High-school students also have an opportunity to pursue skilled trade classes through the Wexford/Missaukee Career Technical Center. Traditionally, NMCS students do very well on standardized tests. On average, middle-school students score two years above national averages on the Iowa Assessments; high-school students score significantly higher than Michigan public school students on the ACT. NMCS students are very well prepared to move on to and be successful in college.
NMCS is a Christian community.
We believe that each student is a uniquely gifted and blessed child of God. In partnership with parents and church communities, the school staff has been entrusted with nurturing the hearts and challenging the minds of students for service in God’s kingdom. Our teachers care about each of their students. Not only do they seek to develop their students’ academic abilities, but they are also involved with developing their spiritual, emotional, and social qualities as well. Small class sizes enable teachers to give unparalleled individual attention to their students. The school highly values and depends on a significant degree of parental involvement and communication. Attending parent/teacher conferences, volunteering in a variety of ways, and contacting teachers when need arises is a great way for parents to actively take part in their students’ education.