Mariners Christian School

Tel: (714)437-1700
Grades: K-8 | 687 students
Nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, Mariners Christian School is a coeducational independent Christian school of approximately 700 students located in Costa Mesa, California. Established in 1987, the school's mission is to "build a firm foundation through Christ-centered education" in the heart and mind of each child.
Each student's development is nurtured in an academically rigorous and Christ-centered environment.Students benefit from a disciplined academic environment that is challenging, exciting, and diverse, one that encourages a life-long love for learning.
Students also benefit from a comprehensive educational program that presents a distinctly Christian world view in every subject area.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Accepting Application Now!  - 07/17/2015 - We are currently accepting applications for the 2015/2016 School Year!
    Please contact the admissions department
    714-437-1700 ext 146
    Mrs. Kaufman

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1987
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students 687 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Mariners Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki or navy shorts, uniform skirts, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,500
Tuition Notes Tuition varies per grade level; visit our tuition information on our website for specific rates and schedule of fees
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ali Bray
Admissions Associate Ashlee Cowell


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Extended Daycare Extended Daycare,

School Notes:

  • Partnership with our parents
  • Academic excellence in a nurturing environment
  • Changed lives, changing lives through Christ
  • Teaching total truth

Profile last updated: 07/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Halstrom Academy Online (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Giant Step Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Giant Step Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Costa Mesa
    Giant Step Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 44 students
    0.6 miles
    758 Saint Clair St
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Newport Beach
    Halstrom Academy Online
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 6-12
    1.1 miles
    1301 Dove Street, Ste. 750
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Newport Beach
    Tutor Time Learning Centers
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 124 students
    1.1 miles
    1550 Bristol Street N
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Newport Beach
    Newport Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-1 | 84 students
    1.3 miles
    20221 SW Cypress Street
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Costa Mesa
    Grades: KG-8 | 582 students
    1.3 miles
    1021 Baker St
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

School Reviews

Our daughter and son both love MCS! They have attended since kindergarten and are now in middle school. A great start to their education with caring teachers and a campus that strives to emulate Christ in daily living. Blue Ribbon status speaks of the academic achievements of the student body.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
This school is amazing. If you are thinking of a private school look no further. This school reflects the love of JESUS.
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13

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