Milestones of MCS
1961 MCS begins operation at the Marion Ave. Grace Brethren Church with 35 students and
three faculty members.
1963 The first school building is constructed after a gift of 40 acres on Logan Road.
1969 Enrollment climbs over 200 and the first building expansion is completed.
1971 The second building expansion includes high school classrooms and the gym for $450K.
1972 The first graduating class of 19 seniors.
1973 The third building expansion for the elementary grades.
1975 MCS receives its charter from the State of Ohio.
1979 MCS launches one of the first high school radio stations in the country, WVMC.
1979 The chapel is added to the high school building.
1981 MCS sets the world record for washed cars in 9 hours; raising money to begin a
Christian school in the Dominican Republic that is still in operation today.
1989 Enrollment reached its highest peak at 715.
1992 Periods of revival begin through the 90’s encouraging unparalleled displays of student
2000 The boy’s varsity soccer team becomes the first MCS team in any sport to play in the
OHSAA Final Four.
2001 MCS introduces the first induction of the Hall of Flames.
2006 EdChoice program is introduced by the State of Ohio; enrollment climbs over 150
students over the next two years.
2006 Board announces plans for the new multi-million dollar early childhood addition at the
2006 Modular classroom units were purchased to temporarily accommodate increased
2007 MCS agrees to build $4 million early childhood wing and conducts groundbreaking
ceremony in the spring. Mecurio Construction is awarded the job.
2007 MCS purchases the vacated Ranchwood School building in the summer to provide
immediate classroom space for the elementary. Teachers are moved into classrooms
the day before school begins that fall.
2008 The new early childhood wing is opened for classes in the fall. MCS property map is
redesigned as a result of the new addition.
2010 Lights are installed on the varsity soccer field and the first game under the lights was
played by the alumni in August.
2011 The HS gym floor is completely redesigned and the court is named in memory of
2011 MCS celebrates its 50th year anniversary, 1961-2011. A time capsule in the HS gym
was opened after 40 years and the opening day was marked with celebrations and
pictures. A special banquet is held in the fall to commemorate 50 years of school
history and honor the charter employees of MCS.
2011 The Ranchwood School property, now vacant, is sold to a local charter school.
2011 MCS eliminates the short-term loan on the early childhood wing by paying the final
payment to Chase Bank in December. In total, the Lord provided $1.2 million for MCS
over three years.
2012 A new time capsule is placed in the HS gym wall behind the cornerstone.
2014 MCS was named "One of the 50 Best Christian High Schools in America" by the BestSchools.org
2014 The Varsity Boys Soccer Team won the school's first ever State Championship in November. MCS defeated Grandview Heights in overtime, 4-3, at the Crew Stadium in Columbus. This was the second straight trip to the State Finals for MCS and the fourth appearance in the Final Four.