In the late 1970’s, a humble house-school was formed iinvolving a handful of families and students in central Java, Indonesia. From that, Mountainview Christian School (formerly CJIMS) has grown to be a place where the Christian members of the teaching faculty help students grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. The number of students at MCS has increased to a high of 230 (2015-16), the faculty to over 30, as well as Indonesian employees to about 80. The school board grew from representatives from 2 sending agencies to 6. Hundreds of families are benefited by the school’s presence. From 1990 through the present, there has been continual construction on the campus, which expanded to 13.5 acres. God has surely blessed through all the years of growth!
Mountainview Christian School partners with parents, sending agencies, the Christian community and the Church to train up and educate children in a Christ-centered environment at an affordable cost.
We pursue academic EXCELLENCE in a place of GRACE, so that lives will be TRANSFORMED by Christ to IMPACT the world. The end purpose of all education is to know, glorify and enjoy God. Therefore, we desire that all Mountainview students accept the gift of salvation that is only available by God’s grace and through faith in Jesus Christ. We affirm parents as the primary educators of their children. Mountainview’s role is secondary and is meant to assist in partnership with parents. Teachers are entrusted by parents as stewards of their children’s education and, accordingly, should work closely with parents to meet students’ educational needs. We affirm that the Bible is the ultimate standard of truth and that the Holy Spirit teaches us discernment and guides us to know and love God. We believe there is no distinction between “secular” and “sacred” truth; all truth originates with God. Thus, educators, and education, in general, should enable students to see the unity of God’s creation and his special revelation. We affirm that education should cultivate an appreciation for God’s creativity and each individual’s value as a unique image bearer of the Creator, which should result in promoting and taking greater joy in beauty, creation, the arts, culture, and human relationships.
Mountainview Christian School - What We Do
Mountainview is an international school founded to further God’s kingdom in Indonesia by providing a high-quality Christian education for the children of those who are here working in Christian ministry. We also contribute to His work directly by reaching out to children from other expatriate families as well. We affirm that children, as members of the human race, are fallen creatures, redeemed through Christ, yet they live in a fallen world. Since children are not morally neutral beings, their education should be proactive in promoting godly living, morals, and worldview. We affirm that the relationship between teachers and students should be modeled on Jesus’ manner with people. It should emphasize the welfare of individuals above the acquisition of knowledge and be characterized by the fruits of the Spirit. In applying discipline seasoned with grace, as led by the Holy Spirit, we hope to further assist students in knowing and understanding God. We believe an education according to the above philosophy provides an opportunity for every student to become a responsible and productive part of society, impacting the world for God’s purpose and glory.