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Maryville Christian School is committed to supporting parents who desire to provide a Christian education for their children. In addition to our on-campus program, MCS offers a Home School Umbrella (HSU) for grades K-8 and an Independent Study Program (ISP) for grades 9-12. The HSU is open to families with at least one Christian parent seeking to educate their children from a Christian perspective.  For the ISP, we require prior year enrollment in our K-8 Umbrella Program or prior year enrollment at the MCS campus for guaranteed entry.   

Registration for the HSU and the ISP is open from May 1 until July 1 on a first-come first-served basis. Late registration is open from July 2-July 31 with a $25 late fee, if space allows. For all new registrants and rising 9th and 12th grade students, the earlier you submit your completed paperwork and payment, the more flexible we can be with our meeting time.   

Karen Metcalf, K-8 & ISP Coordinator

Jennifer Hancock, Assistant K-8 Coordinator

New Registration Process

Beginning this spring for the 2021-22 school year, the registration process for the HSU and ISP will be online through FACTS.  More information will be available soon.

Our tuition and fees have been restructured for the 2021-22 school year.  You may view the new fees here.

Home School Umbrella (Grades K-8)

Our registration window is from May 1 - July 1 on a first-come first-served basis.  Returning students maintain their place if registered by July 1.  A $25 late fee will be assessed from July 2 - July 31. 

Fees at a glance (Refer to Home School Umbrella 2020-2021 Policies link below for all policy and pricing information). 

Registration:  $55 - 1st child, $50 - 2nd child, $45 - 3rd child, $40 - each additional child

Testing:  $50 each  Why Test?

First year application fee:  $25

Late fee:  $25

Required Forms:


Independent Study Program (Grades 9-12)

ACT & SAT School Code:  430-009

We require prior year enrollment in our K-8 Umbrella program or prior year enrollment at the MCS campus for guaranteed entry in our Independent Study Program. Please refer to the Teacher Information & Agreement Form for additional information. 

Registration window:  May 1 - July 1.  From July 2-July 31, a $25 late fee will be assessed.

Required Forms:

Testing Requirements:
Ninth grade students will take the Iowa ACSI version during March testing.  An annual ACT or SAT is required in grades 10th - 12th.  Please register at or and send the results to MCS using school code 430-009

College Information:
TN Education Lottery Scholarship Program
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

On-Campus Options

Students must be registered with Maryville Christian School.  Coursework is overseen by the ISP Director to ensure graduation requirements are met.  The following programs are available to ISP students:

  • Space must be available in the classroom.
  • Per-course tuition will be charged.
  • A student may take 1-3 courses on-campus per year.
  • Available on-campus courses may be found under the “Academics” tab
  • Cost: $125 Registration Fee; $1,109 per class, full year
  • For additional information please contact our Guidance Counselor at 865-681-3205 ext. 239.

Additional Homeschool Resources

Smoky Mountain Home Education Association ~ 
SMHEA unites your voice with thousands of other families working together to protect our freedom.  Check out their website to see what they offer and learn about area co-ops and activities. 

Home School Legal Defense Association ~
HSLDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the rights of parents to direct the education of their children.  Membership includes additional discounts and benefits.

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