What is the Admissions Policy at SWC?
Admissions criteria include family support of our school philosophy, financial support of the school, an established church relationship, and a Christian commitment based on the infallible word of God. Application can be made through the school office telephone 507-442-4471. Southwest MN Christian Schools admit students of any race, color, or national ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission programs, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
How many students attend Southwest MN Christian Schools?
The enrollment at the Elementary campus (PK-8) for the 2021-2022 school year is 307. At the high school campus, 9th-12th, the current enrollment is 124 students. These students represent 198 families. These families represent approximately 18 churches from 8 denominations. These students mostly come from rural towns within a 40-mile radius of Edgerton.
How many faculty members do you have at Southwest MN Christian Schools?
All faculty members are carefully selected on the basis of academic excellence, Christian philosophy, dedication to the teaching profession, and commitment to God's Word as the authoritative guide for Christian living. Teachers all have a Bachelor's degree in their field and many of Master's degrees. We have 31 classroom teachers on staff. You can see who they are by clicking the Staff link in the previous window.
What is the cost to attend Southwest MN Christian Schools?
Southwest MN Christian Schools High School Tuition 2021-2022 (Grades 9-12)
What fundraisers does Southwest MN Christian Schools support?
Besides the fundraising efforts of the school board for the general fund needs, including the annual donation sales, the following areas are a great support of our students and school in general:
Parent's Club - Elementary & Circles/Parent Group - High School: Our parents and other supporters are part of a parent group. At the elementary campus, our parent club host an annual cookie sale fundraiser and also a food stand at the annual Dutch Festival hosted by the city of Edgerton. At the high school, the individual parent groups host individual fundraising events and also participate in our annual Fall and Spring Soup Suppers. The funds they raised support the school, students, and staff with the purchase of items outside of the general fund budget. Last year, they contributed over $65,000 in funds to purchase items for athletics, technology, school maintenance, and classroom needs.
High School STUDENTS: Hold an annual food and magazine fundraiser for their Senior class trip to Washington D.C. With the ability to raise funds over a four year period, many, if not all our students have been able to cover the cost of their trip in full through these fundraising efforts.
FOUNDATION: Forefathers have established a foundation for both elementary and high school which contributes a yearly gift from interest earned on the principal balance to the general operating fund.
What extra-curricular activities are offered at SWC?
Our students are involved in the following: Band, Baseball (boys), Basketball, Chapel, Cheerleading (girls), Choir, Cross Country, Drama, Golf, Leaders for Life, Prayer Share Group, Recreational P.E., Players (improv), Sequel (yearbook), Softball (girls), Statisticians/Managers, Student Government, Soccer (boys), Speech, Track, Trap Shooting, and Volleyball (girls).
How is the school governed?
Southwest MN Christian Schools is governed by a School Board. The board consists of constituents elected to 3 year terms of service. These constituents are nominated from various groups cooperating with the school. The entire society elects board members at the Annual Society Meeting. To see who is presently serving on the School Board click the School Board link .
What, if any, group(s) is Southwest MN Christian Schools associated with?
Southwest MN Christian is currently working towards accreditation through Christian Schools International (CSI). Our sports and speech programs are governed by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), we receive financial and legislative support from the Minnesota Independent School Foundation (MISF) to whom we pay membership fees, and we are members of Christian Schools International (CSI).
Does Southwest MN Christian Schools have a lunch program?
SWC participates in the MN School Lunch Program. We have 5 cooks on staff between the elementary and high school campuses who prepare a hot, balanced meal every day. The cost of each student meal is $2.20 at the elementary campus and $3.00 at the high school campus. For the 2021-2022 school year, SWC Schools participates in the USDA Seamless Summer Program, therefore, all school lunches are free to students. Families are still encouraged to apply for reduced price or free lunches for additional benefits they may receive.
What does your school offer in the way of technology?
Southwest MN Christian Schools is a complete one-to-one program with computers in grades 7th-12th. Students purchase, through yearly payments, a school-provided computer. Projectors, Apple TVs, and internet access are accessible for all faculty, staff, and students.
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