FAQs - Mansfield Christian School



  • Does MCS offer college credit classes?

    Yes. Students may take courses through North Central State College here at school, taught by an MCS teacher. These courses include English, Social Studies and Math and vary by year. Students may take these classes beginning in their sophomore year of high school.

  • Does MCS offer full day kindergarten?
    Yes. Our kindergarten class is a full day in order to provide adequete instruction time to our youngest students. It allows time for hands-on learning through centers and one-on-one instruction times.
  • Is MCS accredited?

    Accreditation by outside agencies are designed to verify that school's both meet and exceed the standards of operations.  MCS is accredited by three agencies, each of which have established standards that are verified annually by either written reports on on-site inspections:  The Ohio Department of Education as a nonpublic school, chartered by the State of Ohio; The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accrediting private, Christian schools; and Cognia, a regional accrediting agency servicing all school types focused on continuous improvement.  

  • What are the PreK and Kindergarten cut off ages?

    Students must be 3 years old on or before September 30th to attend our 2 Day PreK program. 

    Students must be 4 years old on or before September 30th to attend our 3 Day or 5 day PreK program.

  • How do I monitor my student's progress?

    Your student's grades are available in the FACTS Family Portal. This system is a great tool for viewing upcoming events, grades and assignments. In addition to regularly scheduled conferences, we encourage you to contact your student’s teacher when you have questions or concerns.

  • What is the average class size?
    An average MCS class size is 18 students.
  • What services do you have for students who need support?

    MCS recognizes that students have various learning needs. Teachers and intervention staff work together to support students in the classroom. Intervention specialists and paraprofessionals are on staff and serve students who have an IEP or 504 plan. 

  • Do you use technology in the classroom?
    Technology is integrated throughout our curriculum. Students in grades 2 - 12 are given a chromebook on the first day of school to use during class and at home throughout the school year. Kindergarten through 1st grade students have access to chromebooks for use during the school day.
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  • How are your admission's decisions made?

    Each student's application is carefully considered by the administration. Our principals review the completed application, supplemental forms, references and assessment results to verify that the student aligns both academically and spiritually with our school’s mission. In grades 7-12, a student interview is also factored into the decision. All discussions regarding applications are held in strict confidence. Admission decisions consider the student’s potential for success at MCS, and the parents' desire for a Christ-centered education for their children. Parents will be notified of the admissions decision via email. Mansfield Christian School reserves the right to grant admittance only to students who we believe meet the criteria outlined in our admissions policy.

  • Can my student visit for a day?

    Yes. We welcome your student to spend the day with us! We ensure a great school experience by providing a fellow student to accompany yours as they attend classes, meet new friends and enjoy a free lunch the day of their visit.

  • When can I apply and do classes ever fill up?

    We encourage you to begin the application process as early as possible to secure your spot and avoid a wait list situation. MCS offers a continuous admission process, and accepts applications throughout the year as space is available. More information on our application process can be found here on our site.

  • What is your tuition?

    Tuition varies by grade level, and covers the general cost for faculty, educational supplies, and administrative support. Most families should plan for some additional monthly expenses and non-refundable fees. Our tuition and fee schedule can be found on our Cost & Aid page.


  • What sports are offered at MCS for 7th - 12th graders?
    MCS students can participate in a wide range of sports. We offer cross country, track, swimming, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball and cheerleading.
  • What sport opportunities are there for elementary students?

    Elementary students have the opportunities to play soccer through the Flames Soccer Leagues including Flames Academy. Flames Running Club is a newly developed program for students training for cross country or track. Basketball is available through the YMCA for boys and our own in-house girls Biddy Basketball program. We also offer clinics in volleyball and cheerleading for girls.


  • What opportunities do you offer for spiritual growth?

    In 7th - 12th grades, your student will attend a discipleship group. These small groups meet every Wednesday with the goal of growing in faith in God and deepening relationships with one another.

  • How is Bible integrated into curriculum?
    In every classroom, teachers integrate a Christian worldview into their teaching and make the most of practical, teachable moments to connect the Bible to real life. In addition, students at every grade level have a Bible class as a part of the curriculum.
  • Does MCS have chapel?
    Yes. Chapel is a regular opportunity for students of all grade levels to experience worship, learn from the Bible, and hear the stories of people whose lives have been changed by Jesus Christ. Our students also get the unique opportunity to lead their student body in worship. Our chapel worship bands meet regularly to prepare for our weekly chapels in middle school and high school.

Financial Aid

  • Do you have a multi-student or pastor discount?

    While we do not have a set discount percent for multiple students from the same family, these factors are heavily considered in our financial assistance process. We strongly encourage you to apply for financial assistance starting February 1 for the upcoming school year. Priority consideration will be given to assistance applications received by March 31. Full time pastors DO receive a special pastor's discount. More information on that can be found on our Cost & Aid page.

  • What assistance do you offer to help people afford a private school education. How do I apply?
    A private school education does require the investment of your financial resources; however, it is our desire to provide financial assistance to all Christian families who desire a Christ-centered, college-prep education for their students. In addition to accepting Ohio Edchoice vouchers and the NOSF Northeastern Ohio Scholarship Fund, MCS annually provides financial assistance to qualifying families. We strongly encourage you to apply for financial assistance starting February 1 for the upcoming school year, and will work with you to identify the appropriate funding sources. Financial assistance applications should be submitted by March 31st to receive priority consideration.
  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Payment plan options are as follows: Monthly payments (June - May), based on enrollment date; Semi-annual payments;  Lump sum payment option (2% discount for payment in full).

Fine Arts

  • What fine arts opportunities are available?

    Art: available beginning in elementary school; high school opportunities include advanced art and ceramics classes.

    Band: available beginning in grade 5 through 12th grade.

    Choir: available beginning in grade 5 through 12th grade;

    Image: a select group of musically gifted 9-12th grade students who are showcased at MCS in addition to performing and leading worship at area churches.

    Theater/Spring Play: available for high school students.


  • Do you teach doctrine specific to a denomination?

    No. The school’s Statement of Faith defines the core Biblical doctrines and standards of the school. MCS is by choice a non-denominational school, enrolling students and hiring faculty and staff of varied Christian denominations. MCS recognizes that the responsibility for instructing students in denominational differences that are outside the Statement of Faith, resides primarily with their parents, and secondarily with their local church.

  • What are school hours?

    Elementary School (PreK - 6th): 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Secondary School (7th - 12th): 8:00 am - 3:10 pm. Our business office is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm during the school year and 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the summer.

  • Does MCS require uniforms?

    Yes. We use a single provider, School Closet, located in Columbus. You may order online through their website, visit their stores in Columbus, or attend one of the three fittings offered here at MCS during the summer. Items ordered online can be delivered to MCS free of charge.

  • Does MCS offer busing?

    Busing is offered through your local school district if you live in: Clearfork, Crestline, Lexington, Lucas, Madison, Mansfield City, Ontario or Shelby. Contact your local school's transportation department to arrange busing. Transportation department information is available here on our site.

  • Do you have hot lunches available?
    Yes, Elementary has a hot lunch option that includes a main item, 2 sides and a small drink for $3.00. High school options are a la carte and include main items, sides, snacks, drinks, etc. Students may buy a hot lunch or bring a packed lunch. Fridays are special "pizza days". Marco's pizza is available by the slice.
  • Does MCS offer before or after school care?

    Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 am. After-school care is offered for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This program runs from 3:30pm - 6pm for an additional cost.

Independent Studies

  • Which curriculums are used in the IS program?
    We offer a varity of publishers so families are able to choose what will work best for their students. Some publishers include Bob Jones, Abeka, IEW, Sonlight, Saxon and more!
  • Do you provide curriculum?

    We provide textbooks and teaching materials. We also are able to provide student workbooks. Each family is provided with a licensed and trained coordinator to assist in choosing courses and curriculum for each student and his/her individual needs.

  • Can my student take classes on campus at MCS?
    IS Secondary students may take up to 3 classes on campus beginning in their 7th grade year. These classes can include core classes such as math, science and history options as well other courses including our foreign language, media production or fine art offerings.
  • Are Independent Studies students enrolled at MCS?

    Yes. Independent Studies students are considered fully enrolled at MCS. Secondary students can attend field trips and class trips along with participating in all special events and clubs held throughout the school year.

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