Middle Tennessee Christian School

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Middle Tennessee Christian School
100 East MTCS Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37129
United States
Religious affiliation(s) Church of Christ =
Founded December 9, 1960 (Chartered)
Opened 1961
1975 High School
Teaching staff 50
Employees 37 additional
Grades PreK-12
Enrollment PreK: 113
Elementary: 315
Junior High: 103
High School: 190
Total: 721
Average class size PreK-6th: 19
7th-12th: 18
Language English
Hours in school day 7:50am-3:05pm
Campus Murfreesboro
Area 38 acres (15 ha)
Color(s) Orange and White
Mascot Cougar
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Communities served Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Nashville
Affiliations Independent Schools of the Nashville Area
National Christian School Association
Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association

Middle Tennessee Christian School, or MTCS, is a private school in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA, chartered on December 9, 1960. Individuals from a number of congregations of the Churches of Christ in Murfreesboro were responsible for establishing the school. The school's main campus is located at 100 E. MTCS Road, 37129. The school provides classes for Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The school mascot is the cougar, and the team colors are orange, white, and black.


Up until 1975 MTCS offered Kindergarten through eighth grade classes, when the decision was made by the Board of Directors to add one grade a year until a complete high school was available, with the first class graduating in May 1979. In December 1978, MTCS received full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Fast Facts


38-acre (150,000 m2) campus

Over 40 classrooms in the Arnette Elementary Building and the High School Building

Robinson Hall (cafeteria)

Charlene Waldron Library

A.N. Miller Gymnasium


J.L. Ross Softball Field

Lighted sports complex including the Joe Baron Baseball field and Throneberry Stadium (football/soccer field)

Li'l Cougar Den Preschool Building and playground at 204 MTCS Road

New Gymnasium is finished with a weight room and basketball courts


50 certified teachers

  • 40% of MTCS teachers have earned masters level or above
  • 70% of MTCS teachers have 5 or more years of experience
  • 20% of MTCS teachers have 9 or more years of experience
  • 40% of MTCS teachers have 14 or more years of experience

37 additional staff members


School Hours: 8am - 3pm

PK-6th grade extended care available


Total Enrollment: 721

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 113
  • Elementary: 315
  • Junior High: 103
  • High School: 190

Average Class Size, TK-6th: 19 Average class Size, 7th-12th: 18



  • Southern Association of College and Schools


Middle Tennessee Christian School welcomes students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

MTCS does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admissions policies, financial aid program, or any other school program offered for students.

Mission Statement and Beliefs

The mission of Middle Tennessee Christian School is to provide an education based on Christian values and academic excellence in a nurturing environment that will prepare students to become responsible, productive members of the home, church, and community.


  • that the school curriculum should include the study of the Bible as well as the study of the arts and sciences, all taught from a Christian perspective.
  • that each student is a valued individual made in God’s image with unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • that students should be prepared to be useful and responsible citizens in society and the church.
  • that school personnel, parents, and students are responsible for establishing a proper environment for learning.
  • that teachers should vary instructional methods to meet individual needs.
  • that positive relationships and mutual respect should be encouraged within the entire school community.
  • that students should be provided appropriate opportunities for success through academic and co-curricular activities.
  • that our students should graduate with the skills necessary to be successful in post-secondary education.


MTCS fields TSSAA Div. 1 teams in the following sports:



(*) denotes high school and junior high school sport

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