MCP Middle & High School (Monterey Coast Prep)

     Tel: (831)458-9800
Grades: 6 - 12 | 33 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 States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, AD/HD, Anxiety, Asperger
Year Founded 2010

Student Body

Total Students 33 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade MCP Middle & High School (Monterey Coast Prep) Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 95%
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics, AP US History, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Aug. 27 / Mar. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,000
Tuition Notes Tuition payable in 1, 2, or 10 monthly payments after deposit.
Acceptance Rate 60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jay Dunlap
Admissions Associate Kris Neustadter


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Clubs vary by year, Community Service Organization, Student Council, Yearbook Yearbook, Clubs vary by year,
Community Service Organization,
Student Council,

School Notes:

MCP's focus is onyour 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

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Merit Academy (4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Scotts Valley (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Beach High School (3.2 miles away)
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    FeltonCA 95018
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1 year ago
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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