Middle Tennessee Christian
School was organized in 1960 and received its charter from the State of
Tennessee on December 9, 1960. The purpose given the charter was:
"The building and
maintenance of a school and/or schools to provide educational
opportunities . . . particularly the teaching of the Bible; to providing a
minimum of one class period per day of instruction in the Bible as the
inspired word of God for every child enrolled and to emphasize the Bible
in every course taught; to provide for Christian influence and environment
in every phase of the school’s activities.
A twenty-five acre campus
was purchased on Lebanon Road near the airport. After incorporation,
modern brick buildings were constructed in the fall of 1962. MTCS operated
as an elementary school with kindergarten through the eighth grade until
1975. At that time, the Board of Directors made the decision to add one
grade a year until a high school was complete. The first senior class
graduated in May of 1979.
MTCS was approved at its
inception by the Tennessee State Department of Education. In December of
1978, we received full accreditation by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools.
Legal ownership of MTCS is
vested in a self-perpetuating Board
of Trustees composed of persons who are members of Churches of
Christ. The school is an approved non-profit, tax-exempt organization
under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501-C-3.