- 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007|
|Total Students||705 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 43%
|Students 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||$9,357|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies per grade level; visit our tuition information on our website for specific rates and schedule of fees|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Ashlee Cowell|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, VolleyballBasketball, Flag Football,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||1 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Extended Daycare Extended Daycare,
- Partnership with our parents
- Academic excellence in a nurturing environment
- Changed lives, changing lives through Christ
- Teaching total truth
Profile last updated: 04/28/2016
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
Costa MesaGrades: PK-12 | 376 students
2350 Canyon Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Santa AnaGrades: KG-8 | 456 students
1010 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Lake ForestGrades: NS-8 | 360 students
23311 Muirlands Blvd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Huntington BeachGrades: PK-8 | 106 students
5702 Clark Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Newport BeachGrades: PK-8 | 430 students
1541 Monrovia Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92663
We have had 2 children do the entire k-8 MCS experience and every level, every teacher was perfect for our children and prepared them to succeed in high school and thrive on the public school campus. Our daughter is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program and our son will be entering the F.E.A.T. (Engineering and Technology) program next year. We could be happier with the way MCS prepared our children both academically and spiritually as they transition to high school.
- Posted by Parent - ricol
Mariners Christian School has been wonderful for our two boys. We've been at the school for 10 years, since 2006 and our boys have participated in orchestra, sports, accelerated math, Spanish, speech meets, spelling bees, field trips to Sacramento, Washington D.C., science camps, etc. Everything about Mariners Christian School is Christ-centered, from the teachers, staff, administration, learning environment and sense of community. We are forever thankful for our time at this school and the educational and spiritual foundation it has provided our boys as they launch into public high school this fall.
- Posted by Parent - dawnc
Mariners Christian School has been a blessing to our family. Our children are receiving an excellent education alongside a biblical and spiritual foundation. The Middle School staff has helped to develop my son's faith. His faith is now his own and he is learning how to defend that faith. My younger child is able to participate in worship band and has developed a love of honoring God through his musical abilities. The MCS teachers make learning interesting and challenging.
- Posted by Parent - Lauri
I consider it a privilege to work with such a gifted group of educators who love the Lord, our school, and our families! Mariners Christian School seeks to afford each child to grow and develop within their passions, both in academics and extra-curricular activities. Mariners Christian School is truly a unique establishment. We welcome you to come and see for yourselves!
- Posted by Teacher - Pseam
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 - brent
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 - jenny