MCP Middle & High School (Monterey Coast Prep)

117 Fern Street, Suite 150,
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060-0950
Tel: (831)458-9800
Grades: 6 - 12 | 30 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 Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, AD/HD, Anxiety, Asperger

Student Body

Total Students 30 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 41%
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 50%
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, 
Average SAT score 1620
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,600
Tuition Notes Tuition payable in 1, 2, or 10 monthly payments after deposit.
Acceptance Rate 50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jay Dunlap
Admissions Associate Kris Neustadter

Extracurriculars

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: 01/16/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Cross School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Santa Cruz Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
    425 Encinal Street
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95060
    (831)423-0658
    0.5  mi  |  237  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Santa Cruz
    Holy Cross School
    (Roman Catholic)
    150 Emmet
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95060
    (831)423-4447
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  218  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Santa Cruz
    New Horizons School
    Alternative School
    Po Box 3683
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95063
    (831)475-0133
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  K-5
  • Santa Cruz
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Spring Hill- Advanced School of Santa Cruz
    250 California Street
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95060
    (831)427-2641
    1.5  mi  |  156  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz Children's School
    366 Gault St
    Santa Cruz , CA , 95062
    (831)429-8444
    1.5  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  K-7

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  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - MCP offers individualized education, responsive staff, and commitment to helping students with learning differences reach their potential. Three thumbs up from our family! - Posted by Parent

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