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Mobile Christian School



5900 Cottage Hill Road

Mobile, AL  36609

Phone:  251-661-1613

Fax:  251-661-1396


     Accredited by: AdvancED, SACS, and NCSA



      Head of School………………………………………………....Mr. David Pahman

      Elementary Principal/Academic Dean……………………… Dr. Deborah Curry

      Middle/ High School Principal….…………..………………...Mr. Clint Mitchell

      Athletic Director……………………………….………………..Mr. Joey Adams

      Director of Admissions........................................................Mrs. Allie Ratcliff


       Mrs. Kara Hodges: College and Career Counselor

       Mrs. Autumn Parker:  Assistant Counselor 

FACULTY:  Teaching faculty, professional staff and office support personnel number 56. A 51 member stable professional staff averages over 14 years of experience and over 50% of our secondary staff hold Masters Degrees or higher. Mobile Christian is operated by a twelve member independent board of trustees, all of whom are members of the local churches of Christ.              

GENERAL INFORMATION                  

HISTORY:  Mobile Christian School was founded in 1961. The school is a private school in west Mobile with an enrollment of 700 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grade.

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of Mobile Christian School is to provide a college preparatory education in a Christ centered community which equips our students with the desire and ability to serve God, family and fellow man.

PROGRAM:  High school students are recommended for courses appropriate to their ability levels. Placement in courses is based on academic performance and standardized test scores. Students take university dual enrollment, honors curriculum or college prep. Course recommendations are made by the teaching and guidance faculty with administrative approval. We are a comprehensive high school, offering a range of academic courses and extracurricular programs. No vocational programs or special education services are available.



     Class of 2017 and beyond 

     SUBJECT              Required Units    
      English                            4
      History                             4 
      Bible                                4
      Science                           4* 
      Math                               4**
      Foreign Language          2
      Physical Ed                     1
      Health                             1/2
      Career Preparedness     1
      Fine Art                           1
      Electives                          21/2

     TOTAL                     28                                                  


One-half credit is earned for each semester’s work in grades 9 through 12.  Required courses and electives are listed above.

*The four years of Science must include Biology I and Chemistry.

**The four years of Math (taken in 9-12) must include Geometry and Algebra II.

10 community service hours per year in grades 9-12

Twenty-eight credits are required for graduation unless a student has transferred from another high school where they could not take at least 7 credits per year. In these cases, the administration may make exceptions. All students must enroll in 7 classes every semester.


An HONORS DIPLOMA will be awarded to students who:

(1) Have a cumulative grade point average of at least B+.

(2) Math: Must include Pre-Calculus

(3) ONE of the following courses: Calculus, ADV Physics, one AP class or one year of university dual enrollment.

(4) 20 community service hours per year in grades 9-12

STANDARDIZED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS: Stanford Achievement Tests are given yearly in grades K5 through 9th.  Students in 10th grade take the Pre ACT test produced by ACT. 10th and 11th grade students also take the PSAT.  All Juniors and Seniors take either the SAT or the ACT. 


SCHOLARSHIP STATISTICS                                       POST GRADUATE PLANS

Scholarships: 76% of the 2016 graduates                                         Four-year colleges:   89%                                                                               Average of $128,351 received scholarships,                                      Two-year colleges:     7%                                                                                  

*Total per recipient  scholarships were $4,492,281                        Other:                           4% 

*Completed 6264.50 community service hours 

Duke TIP Qualifiers – 31% of 4th grade, 28% of 5th grade and 27% of 7th grade - Based on how MCS students performed on the Stanford Achievement Test. Students must score 95% or higher on qualifying subtests.




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