Preparing students for service & leadership

Quality Christian Education for Begindergarten-8th Grade

Christ-Centered Education

Quality Academics

Supportive & Safe Environment

A place for your child to flourish

Students need more than just a good education to thrive and fulfill God’s unique plan for their lives. At Marshalltown Christian School, we partner with parents to equip the next generation of Jesus-followers through a Christ-centered education that will impact their lives (and others’) far beyond the classroom. 

Yes, we are deeply committed to your child’s academic success. But our greatest desire is to send out students who know Christ, love their neighbors, treasure their families and friendships, and have the practical skills they need to take a productive and helpful role in everyday life.

Why Families Choose Marshalltown Christian

A Focus on Developing Christian Character and a Biblical Worldview

We want your child to have the foundation he or she needs to live a life of faith. That’s why our approach to education is centered around instilling Christian values, and helping students develop Christian character and a Biblical worldview.

Challenging Academics Taught by Qualified, Caring Teachers

At MCS, your child is more than a name or grade number. Our qualified, caring teachers lead small classes — allowing them to know each child and invest in every student’s growth. Students may also be moved between grade levels as needed for academic success.

Our academic specialty = grammar and writing. About 50% of our eighth-grade students move into the advanced English class during their freshman year at Marshalltown High School.

A Nurturing Environment that Challenges and Encourages

We believe a safe, healthy environment of like-minded peers drives success and fosters motivation. Our supportive teachers and deep commitment to Christian values means Marshalltown is a place where your child can ask questions, discover their gifts, and be challenged to grow in their knowledge, social skills, and faith.

Ready to take the next step?


Complete a simple, online inquiry form to express your interest and set a time to come and visit us!


When you decide MCS is a good fit for your student and your family, click here to begin the application process.


Following a family interview and student assessment, you will be invited to enroll your student(s) for the coming year.

MCS By the Numbers


Year Founded


Students Enrolled

10 to 1

AVG Student / Teacher ratio


Serving Begindergarten - 8th Graders

What's Happening at MCS

Stay connected with us! Check out the latest news from our MCS Newsletter.

Meet Our Head of School

Bethany Wirin grew up in Marshalltown and earned her MBA from St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as a BA in Spanish from St. Olaf in Northfield, Minnesota. She served on the Marshalltown City Council for 16 years, and has served on many other boards and committees in the area. She is a current member of the Evening Rotary Club.  Bethany, husband Bruce, and twin children, Betsy and Ben, worship at First Presbyterian Church in Marshalltown.