From its founding in 1994, MCS has lived up to its name with excellence. As a school we are committed to equipping students with academic skills and a knowledge base that equips them for post-secondary education. The quality of our curriculum is attested by our accreditation with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by the success of our graduates in higher education and job-readiness.
Our first name indicates our sense of community. MCS is not a parochial school, sponsored by a single church or denomination. Rather it seeks to serve Christian families in Maryville and surrounding communities working cooperatively with many evangelical churches. With them our mission is to support and assist parents in fulfilling their God-given responsibility to bring up their children "in training and instruction of the Lord" (Eph. 6:4).
"Christian," however, is our middle name, and it controls and characterizes every aspect of school life. Scholastically, it means that the Bible will be a foundational textbook for every subject, for it is the source of TRUTH revealed by God which supersedes truth discoverable by human understanding alone. Relationally, it means that students will be guided toward personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, Friend, and Lord, a relationship that bonds faculty, students, and parents as a member of a single body. Vocationally, it means that students will be encouraged to seek and follow God's unique plan for their lives, the purpose for which He wisely and lovingly created and gifted them. Morally and ethically it commits the MCS community to a distinctive lifestyle, "blameless and pure... in a crooked and depraved generation" (Phil. 2:15). This is Maryville Christian School, a community of people committed to linking the influences of home, church, and school to produce young people who think and live "Biblically."