About MVCS

Trained to Think! Prepared to Lead!

We believe that a rich and meaningful educational experience is the heart’s desire of every parent. One that delivers 360 degrees…spirit, soul and body. We know a quality education is a game changer. We are driven by our mission to graduate Christian leaders. We believe families, organizations, communities and nations rise and fall on leadership. MVCS – Leadership Institute is a fully integrated leadership training enterprise.  Young people from preschool through high school are taught to lead themselves, lead others, and lead change.

We offer a college-preparatory curriculum and feature real life electives: culinary arts, media arts, photography, and band/music just to name a few.  We also offer a comprehensive athletics program that features a gymnasium with weight room, and 8-acre athletic complex with baseball, football, and softball fields. MVCS is sponsored by The Champion Center of Las Vegas.

Nondiscrimination Notice:
Mountain View Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Model, Mission, Vision and Core Values

Leadership Circle

Our Mission: The mission of Mountain View Christian Schools is to graduate Christian leaders who by their commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality will transform the world for Jesus Christ.

Our Vision: To send out world class leaders who will GO and make disciples of all nations; revolutionizing lives, the culture, and our world.

We Value:

God’s Word as the foundation for all decision-making.

We Value a lifetime of Growth and discipleship.

Creativity in an ever-changing world.

The servant Leadership style of Jesus.

Courage in the face of fear.

Humor and having fun every day!

And…Chasing Excellence until we catch it!



History & Future

MVCS – Leadership Institute has been serving the Las Vegas community since 1983 providing a premier education for students in preschool through 12th grade. MVCS – Leadership Institute began on a small church property located on North Lamb Boulevard with only a pre-school class. The church and school began growing and in 1989 it moved to its current location at 3900 E Bonanza Road. Located on 20 acres, the school and church facility included a 600 seat sanctuary along with an education wing that housed the preschool and elementary school students of MVCS. In the spring of 1996, a multi-purpose room was added to serve both our growing youth ministries and a new high school.

In the winter of 1997, a new middle school and high school education wing was dedicated. This facility offered students 14 classrooms including a state of the art computer lab, science lab, and media center and band room. Also In 1997, the Family Life Center was built and provided a new gymnasium for the athletic programs of MVCS – Leadership Institute. Later on the gymnasium added a commercial kitchen where today MVCS students participate in a Culinary Program.

Since then, the school has seen the completion of an Athletic complex on the northern 8 acres of the property. The complex is complete with baseball, football, and softball fields.

According to Senior Pastor Tom Van Kempen, “we are excited to see how God will provide for the expansion of our church and school through the next few years. In the near future, there will be a new gymnasium covering 20,000 square feet that will include a commercial kitchen, three full size volley ball/basketball courts, a performance stage, a band room, a dance studio/aerobics room, a weight room, offices, classrooms and locker rooms.”

Realizing the vision to become the premier private Christian school in the nation, MVCS will add over 50 new classrooms. There will be 25 new elementary classrooms built around the existing sanctuary, which will include an elementary computer lab and music room. Two side by side structures are planned that will also replace modular classrooms and add 23 new Middle and High School classrooms. In addition, the middle school wing will feature a common area for advanced technology.  The two-story high-school facility will have a computer lab, multiple science labs, and an art studio. The entire campus will be enhanced with beautifully landscaped grounds that will include an outdoor courtyard and amphitheater.



MVCS – Leadership Institute currently holds dual accreditation with the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).

Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education.The accreditation process asks institutions and systems to critically evaluate their vision, strategies, priorities, leadership, and programs and resources. The process of earning and maintaining accreditation provides institutions and educational systems with clear and compelling direction for implementing changes to move toward excellence (http://www.advanc-ed.org/what-accreditation).

Please feel free to visit the links of each organization to become acquainted with the standards required for accreditation:

  • Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) – www.actsschool.org
  • Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) – www.northwestaccreditation.org

Nevada Department of EducationMV CS is recognized by the Nevada Department of Education. The Nevada Department of Education supports our choice of accreditation, curriculum and selection of teachers. The Nevada Department of Education communicates this support through NRS394.211, which states that our school is exempt from the provisions of the Private Elementary and Secondary Authorization Act. For additional information from the Nevada Department of Education, you can visit them at www.nde.state.nv.us or call (775) 687-9200.

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