Mariners Christian School

  • Nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, Mariners Christian School is a coeducational independent Christian school of approximately 730 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1987
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students733 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeMariners Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
48%
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki or navy shorts, uniform skirts, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,530
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade level; visit our tuition information on our website for specific rates and schedule of fees
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAshlee Cowell
Admissions AssociateGisela Roufs

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

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

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Costa Mesa
    Waldorf School Orange County
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 404 students
    3.8 miles
    2350 Canyon Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949)574-7775
    3.8 NS-12
    404
  • Costa Mesa
    Grades: NS-8 | 134 students
    3.2 miles
    657 Victoria Street
    Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949)642-0411
    3.2 NS-8
    134
  • Irvine
    Grades: K-12 | 140 students
    4.6 miles
    4947 Alton Pkwy.
    Irvine, CA 92604
    (949)398-5288
    4.6 K-12
    140
  • Newport Beach
    Grades: PK-8 | 430 students
    4.6 miles
    1541 Monrovia Ave
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949)645-1773
    4.6 PK-8
    430
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Grades: PK-12 | 440 students
    17 miles
    32032 Del Obispo St
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949)493-5683
    17 PK-12
    440

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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This school is amazing. If you are thinking of a private school look no further. This school reflects the love of JESUS.
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The average private school tuition in California is $11,360 for elementary schools and $19,235 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).