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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.

 

The enrollment at the Elementary campus (PK-8)  is 304. At the high school campus, 9th-12th, the current enrollment is 124 students. These students represent 192 families. These families represent 18 churches from 8 denominations. These students mostly come from rural towns within a 40-mile radius of Edgerton. 

 

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.

Southwest MN Christian Schools Elementary Tuition 2020-2021 (Grades K-8)
 
            Kindergarten -    $4,400.00               2K + 1 -  $14,030.00
          2 - Kindgarten -    $8,730.00                 K + 2 -  $14,940.00
1 child in grades 1-8 -    $5,550.00                        3 -  $15,900.00
                        K + 1 -    $9,840.00                   K+3 -  4th child (K) Free
                               2 - $10,850.00                        4 -  4th child Free
 
 

Southwest MN Christian Schools High School Tuition 2020-2021 (Grades 9-12)  

                    1 student -    $7,400.00                   3 students - $21,750.00
                   2 students - $14,650.00                   4 students - 4th Child Free

 

 

Here is the information pertaining to the general operating budget for school year 2020-2021:

2020-2021 Budget

Receipts Budget 2020-2021
Tuition $2,201,025.00
School Lunch $22.000.00
Transportation $20,000.00
Foundation $65,000.00
Interest $2,000.00
Donation Sale $118,500.00
Fundraising $100,000.00
Faith Fund/Misc $115,000.00
   
Total $2,643,525.00
   
Disbursements Budget 2020-2021
Salaries $1,805,000.00
Soc. Sec. $135,000.00
CSI Pension $76,050.00
401K Pension $48,000.00
Health Insurance $286,000.00
Educ Supplies $16,000.00
Telephone $6,750.00
Building Insurance $50,000.00
Fuel $33,500.00
Utilities $45,725.00
Maintenance $34,000.00
Technology $11,000.00
Memberships $12,000.00
Marketing $5,000.00
Copier $13,000.00
Athletics (Jr. High) $7,500.00
Textbooks $10,000.00
Library $1,500.00
Bus Maintenance $20,000.00
Bus Depreciation $7,500.00
Misc. $20,000.00
   
Total $2,643,525.00
   
 

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. 

 

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). 

 

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 .

 

Southwest MN Christian is accredited by MN Non-Public Non-Profit School Association (MNNSA). 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).

 

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. Any family may apply for reduced price or free lunches. 

Non-Discrimiation Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
 

Southwest MN Christian Schools is a complete one-to-one program with computers in grades 8th-12th. Students purchase, through yearly payments, a school-provided computer. Projectors, Apple TVs, and internet access are accessible for all faculty, staff, and students.