Monte Vista Christian School

     Tel: (831)722-8178
Grades: 6 - 12 | 1060 students
Monte Vista Christian School seeks students with a solid academic record who will benefit from a strong Christian, college preparatory education within a community atmosphere.
Admittance is based on past academic and social performance, the previous two years' grades, standardized test scores, recommendations, and an interview.

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 6 - 12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 1060 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 46%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Monte Vista Christian School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 58%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Algebra II Honors, Anatomy Physiology Honors, Biology Honors, Calculus AB AP, Calculus BC AP, Chemistry Honors, Economics Honors, Economics Macro AP, Economics Micro AP, English I Honors, English II Honors, English Language and Composition AP, English Literature and Composition AP, European History AP, French 4 AP, Geometry Honors, Government and Politics AP, Japanese 4 AP, Music Theory AP, Physics AP, Precalculus Honors, Psychology AP, Spanish 4 AP, Statistics AP, US History AP, World History Honors, 
Average SAT score 1650
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes HS Day Student Tuition $10290 MS Tuition $9580 Int'l Boarding Tuition $42440 Domestic Boarding Tuition $39950
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Kim Dawes, Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions Associate Joan Bresley, Admissions Asst.


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
EquestrianFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

• a non-denominational Christian school • a college preparatory resident and day high school and day middle school offering AP and Honors courses (in high school), and English-as-a-Second-Language in high school • a school proud of its diversity • a home to a dynamic performing and visual arts program • a home to award winning choral groups • a home to a dynamic music program  • a home to a competitive athletic program (over 13 varsity sports) • a home to an accomplished high school and middle school Hunter/Jumper Equestrian program  • a place you will feel like family

Profile last updated: 06/18/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Salesian Elementary & Junior High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Green Valley Christian School (3.4 miles away)
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