Who We Are
WHO WE ARE:
We go for the mind and spirit of young people, not mere outward conformance to rules. We do not operate as a reform school, but have high standards for the admission and retention of students. We highly respect the family and do not keep children too busy and away from parents. We keep our tuition low and do not have hidden fees, so that families can invest in their children’s education as good stewards, without “breaking the bank” or getting loans. We do not shelter children but encourage critical thinking and studying the Scriptures, so that our students know why they believe what they believe, and are able to explain and defend their faith to others. Our student body is constantly directed to grow in love for Christ and others, not developing a self-righteous, superior attitude.
COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE:
It is worth noting that private Christian school students like ours tend to score way above average in national testing. Most parents/taxpayers do not realize that a large majority of Illinois government schools fail to meet federal education standards. Only 42% of Illinois public school students meet testing requirements and a paltry 9% exceed testing requirements.
PARCC scores for 2015 revealed that less than 25% of Mendota school district students (the nearest public school district to NISCE) were “likely to be on track for the next grade level and ultimately for college and career readiness.” Mendota High School faired much worse than the horrible state average of 33%.
- College readiness benchmark for ACT testing is 22.3.
- 2016 MHS ACT average was 18.6
- 2016 Illinois State ACT average was 20.6
- 2016 U.S. national ACT average was 20.8
- In 2016, Massachusetts students posted the highest state average in the nation at 24.8
- NISCE ACT average over the last four years is 25.4
NISCE has high academic standards and low student/teacher ratio. Northbrook’s (the nearest public middle school) average classroom size in 2015 was 28 students, were NISCE’s average is 10 students.
Sources: illinoisreportcard.com and schools.chicagotribune.com
WHAT WE OFFER:
- State of the art ABeka curriculum
- Bible memory
- Numbers and early Math concepts
- Shapes and Colors
- Letters and Phonics
- Fun, interpretive Play
- Great education in the “ 3 ‘R’s”
- Character-building through Bible study
- Hands on learning
- Fun, physical activity times
- Taught cursive writing
- Study skills and High School Prep
- Academic and Fine Arts competition
- Home Ec., Health, and Life Skills
- Great Athletic instruction & participation
- Taught to Love and Respect adults and peers
- College Prep Courses
- Ministry and Leadership emphasis
- Academic and Fine Arts competition
- Foreign Languages and Digital Media
- Top-level Athletic training & competition
- Are given the opportunity to travel throughout the United States
View our facility here.
NISCE has a professional membership in the Illinois Association of Christian Schools (IACS) and the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS).
Our cost per student is $2500 per school year. We divide total cost and budget it on a monthly basis to make payments easier on families. The cost is all encompassing and we do not have any hidden fees. Cost covers registration, book fees, and tuition. However, we do not offer hot lunches at this time. Scholarships are available for qualifying families to help with tuition costs.
If anyone would like to donate to our scholarship program in order to help educate our future generation in quality education and Christian values, please make checks payable to:
c/o Victory Baptist Church
505 W. 7th Ave.
Mendota, IL 61342