Choosing a high school is a difficult decision for anyone to make. Between academics and extra-curricular programming, there are a lot of factors to consider. People come to MCI for many different reasons. Some come to experience the tight-knit community. Others come to take part in our excellent music program. Still, others come to explore their faith in an intentionally Christian environment. Whatever their reasons for coming, students at MCI often discover something they never want to leave. This “something” is the MCI difference. It’s classrooms and hallways where students don’t get lost in the shuffle. It’s a place where you don’t have to worry about how you dress. It’s a group of teachers and staff that care about you as an individual. It’s a student body where friendships develop across grades and last long after graduation. It’s an environment where matters of religion and faith aren’t silenced, but embraced, wrestled with, and addressed head-on. The following are reflections from Parents of MCI Students. It is our hope that their experiences will give you a glimpse into what MCI has to offer you and your family.
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Our desire is to help raise the whole child. At MCI everything we do, from the classroom, to the gym court, to the stage, is built upon faith and relationships.
MCI has changed our children’s lives for the better. Our son established lifelong friendships with solid guys. He not only learned how to think critically but to think through the lens of faith as well. He grew in so many ways. He thanked us over and over again for sending him. Our daughter was baptized a month ago. We know that experiences at SOAR with the MCI team, chapels, and being in the rich community of faith, brought her to that decision. Oh great, now my eyes are leaking.
Tina Fehr Kehler, Parent || Winkler
Being far away in Nigeria with our kids in Canada; our greatest worries were their safety, moral upbringing & faith, avoiding racial abuse, which could affect them mentally and having the best of their educational careers. For the short time they have been at MCI, our fears are all taken care of and my wife and I are excited that our kids feel so much at home here in Gretna. It was a risk worth taking and we thank God for it.
Prince Johnson Audu, Parent || Nigeria
What makes MCI different from other schools is the small, tight-knit Christian community, which is why we chose to send our daughter there. We wanted her in a small school where she wouldn’t get lost in the crowd and her teachers would actually take the time to get to know her. The biggest questions we had for MCI before sending her was what their Christian beliefs and values are and they took the time to answers my questions, which put me at ease.
Eva Harder, Parent || Reinland
As parents of students at MCI, we feel the community atmosphere at MCI is what sets it apart from other schools we have been a part of. Because our kids lived in dorm for 3 years, their school life was not separate from their “after school” personal life. They were still “at school” when classes were over. They spent free time in the gym, gathered in the halls & teachers even supervised them on weekends. The relationship between students & teachers goes beyond the classroom, musical stage, basketball court, etc. We appreciate the extras that staff put into fostering this relationship.