Frequently Asked Questions

Please select the frequently asked questions below to see the answers. If you are still looking for information please contact us today. 

Are there MCS tours?

Yes. We take considerable time for excellent tours for every parent who is interested in learning more about the exciting Christian education opportunities at MCS. Contact the school by phone at: 618-505-7000 to arrange a tour today.

Is Maryville Christian School state recognized?

Yes! MCS has completed all requirements and has received recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education. We are also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Is there a dress code?

At MCS, students are required to be neat, clean, and modest in their appearance.

Does MCS offer before and after school care?

Yes. We offer Kids Club, an optional childcare service both before and after school. Students may arrive as early as 7:00 AM and stay as late as 5:30 PM in a supervised environment. 

Does MCS offer any discounts?

Yes. There is a sibling discount, as well as tuition assistance to qualified families. Please call the school office for more information on tuition assistance.

What's MCS's vision for the future?

We have been blessed with a decade of growth and expansion. Based on this, we have created an expansion timeline that forecasts where we hope to be in the next several years. 

What about discipline?

We believe in the biblical mandate for discipline to begin at home. As partners in the education of our students, MCS trains its students to strive to live above reproach, showing respect for God, family, faculty, and fellow students. Teachers have a discipline plan for each classroom to create an environment where learning can take place in a loving, effective way.

Can parents be involved?

Yes. Most importantly, we ask parents to continually pray for our school. We also ask parents to partner with us financially as donors to help make our expansion plans become a reality.

We encourage parents to be involved in the life of the school and provide many opportunities for volunteering. It is very common to see parents involved in our daily life with a scheduled activity, or having lunch with their child for a special occasion. We also offer family events designed to bring our families together for fun and fellowship.

Please note: Parents who wish to volunteer in an area with the children present (lunchroom, library, etc.) are required to complete a background check. Please see the school office for more information.

Does MCS have a Non-Discriminatory Policy?

MCS does not discriminate against students of any gender, race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all rights and privileges, programs and activities made available to students at the school.

What about fundraising? Do students have to sell products for the school?

MCS is not like other schools in this area. Our students are not asked to sell anything. Instead, we rely on the generosity of God's people through voluntary gift donations to help meet each year's budget. In addition to the support of current parents MCS is blessed by the contributions and donations from grandparents, staff, board members, friends of the school, and local churches.