MCP Middle & High School (Monterey Coast Prep)

Tel: (831)458-9800
Grades: 6-12 | 32 students
MCP Middle and High School (Monterey Coast Prep) provides a highly engaging education combining academics, social opportunities, and emotional support for students who learn differently-ensuring that our students can enter college and adult life with confidence.
We create a personal learning plan that takes into account students' current abilities, future plans, and personal strengths.
We assess academic, social and emotional ability throughout their learning that is adapted to how they best show what they know and can do.
The MCP personal learning plan builds on student strengths towards mastery of middle and high school content.
For students with special gifts, we're able to accelerate and expand learning opportunities for advanced college prep, including UC and AP classes.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Anxiety, ASD, NLD
Year Founded 2010

Student Body

Total Students 32 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade MCP Middle & High School (Monterey Coast Prep) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics, AP US History,
Average ACT score 36
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Aug. 27 / Mar. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,000
Tuition Notes Tuition payable in 1, 2, 4 or 10 monthly payments after deposit.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jay Dunlap
Admissions Associate Kris Neustadter


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts and Music Programs vary by year, Clubs vary by year, Community Service Organization, Student Council, Yearbook Yearbook, Arts and Music Programs vary by year,
Clubs vary by year,
Community Service Organization,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • MCP's focus is on your child's success: 
  • - Individualized personal learning plans for academic, emotional and social growth
  • - Small class size (5 to 8 students)
  • - Extended time for learning
  • - Accessible and rigorous college preparatory curriculum
  • - Schedules that optimize learning
  • - Daily Homework Club support and 21st Century Skills Class
  • - Collaboration with family and other supporters, including educational therapists, tutors, or psychologists
  • - Daily opportunities for leadership
  • - Support for adaptive technologies
  • - Staff to student ratio of 1:4
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5.0 Stars   02/09/14
MCP offers individualized education, responsive staff, and commitment to helping students with learning differences reach their potential. Three thumbs up from our family!
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The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $8,561 for elementary schools and $23,240 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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