Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accredited?
Yes. Mingo Valley Christian is fully accredited by the State of Oklahoma (OPSAC), AdvancED, and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
What is your average class size?
The average number of students in a classroom, K4-12th, is 13. This is significantly lower than both the state and national average, and we are committed to maintaining low class sizes to create the best atmosphere for learning.
What is your student/teacher ratio?
At Mingo Valley Christian, we have one faculty member for every 11 students. This creates an environment where our students’ individual gifts can be nurtured and their challenges can be addressed by teachers who know them and care for them personally.
What is your average ACT score?
27 (national average is 21)
When was Mingo Valley Christian founded?
In the 2016-17 school year, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary of serving Tulsa-area students and families. We were founded in 1976 with only ten students—forty years later, we enjoy a solid heritage of godly leaders and a deeply committed faculty who have worked tirelessly to build Mingo Valley Christian into the school it is today. Our desire is to take the very best of what we have accomplished in our first 40 years and use it to be even better in our next 40!
How much is tuition?
Please see our Tuition and Fees page.
Do you offer scholarships?
We offer limited tuition assistance that is determined through a third-party qualifying process. If you are interested in applying, you may submit an application here.
Will it be easy for my child(ren) to meet new friends and fit in?
It is a priority to us that our school culture is friendly and welcoming. We hear all the time from new families who tell us how quickly they felt enfolded into the MVC community. Quite often, students who visit for a shadowing day ask their parents if they can simply stay! We work hard to cultivate a rich network of relationships among our students, teachers, and families—read more about how we build community here.
When is the deadline for enrollment?
Mingo Valley Christian accepts new students at most points in the school year, and we are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information about our admissions process, please click here. Please contact us to set up a tour!
Do your students wear uniforms?
Our students follow a dress code you can read about here.
How many open spots do you have?
Our class sizes are capped at the size that gives our students the very best learning environment. When that cap is reached, we build waiting pools for prospective students. For the 2017-18 school year, we have a few classes that are already filled to capacity, with many other classes having only one or two slots left.
Are there opportunities for parents to get involved?
Absolutely! The culture at Mingo Valley Christian is one of hearty parent involvement in the day-to-day life of the school. Individual teachers offer opportunities for parents to be involved in the classroom, and there are multiple volunteer jobs beyond the classroom as well: sports coaching, wiping down lunch tables, theatre costume sewing, monitoring recess with staff members, cutting out bulletin board designs, driving on field trips, and so much more. We believe there is real value in our students knowing their parents are engaged with and committed to the work that goes on at their school.
What support do you offer students with learning disabilities?
We welcome the opportunity to speak with parents personally about the individual needs of their children. At Mingo Valley Christian, we count success in our educational efforts as pursuing the fullness of God’s created intent for each student here. We care a great deal about personalized learning, and the uniqueness of each child. Please contact us and tell us more about your child!
Many educational needs are supported directly in the classroom, while others are addressed through pull-out services and additional learning support services. We are clear that there are some special educational needs for which our school is not the optimal environment for student success, but this is not where we begin in our response to the needs of any individual child.
Do you offer additional childcare before and after the school day?
Yes. Our well-staffed before-school care program opens at 7:15 am and students are dismissed from there directly to their classrooms at the start of the day. After-school care is available immediately after school until 5:45 pm. We charge $.05/minute per child for this service.
When is your weekly chapel service?
Elementary chapel is held each Wednesday morning and secondary chapel is each Thursday morning. Parents are welcome to attend.
What types of lunch do you serve and how much does it cost?
Our kitchen prepares a healthy school lunch for our students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have contracted with various local restaurants to cater food in to our campus. The cost is $3.75 for an elementary (PreK-6th) lunch and $4.25 for a secondary (7th-12th) lunch. You can see our lunch menu at mingovalley.org/lunch.
Students are always welcome to bring a lunch from home, and many choose this option.
How can I communicate with my child’s teacher and stay informed about his or her grades and assignments?
You are always encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher with questions, and you’ll be given his or her contact information at the start of the year. In addition, Mingo Valley Christian uses RenWeb, a robust school information management system that provides up-to-the minute access to your child’s grades, attendance, and assignments. We hear frequent feedback from our MVC parents and students that this tool is invaluable to them in managing their school life.
We also utilize Remind, a school texting service that makes communication quick and easy. You'll get more information about this system when you enroll!