MCP Middle & High School

  • 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.

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MCP Middle & High School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dyscalculia, Anxiety, ASD, NLD
Year Founded2010

Student Body

Total Students24 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeMCP Middle & High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size6 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics, AP US History,
Average ACT score36
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,000
Tuition NotesTuition payable in 1, 2, 4 or 10 monthly payments after deposit.
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJay Dunlap
Admissions AssociateKris Neustadter

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Community Service Organization, Student Council, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Clubs vary by year

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Music Programs vary by year

School Notes

  • MCP's focus is on your 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
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  • Los Gatos
    Fusion Academy Los Gatos
    Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    10.8 miles
    50 University Ave., Suite A300
    Los Gatos, CA 95030
    (408)354-0743
    10.8 6-12
    n/a
  • Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 159 students
    6 miles
    2190 Empire Grade
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831)425-0519
    6 NS-8
    159
  • Aptos
    Orchard School
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    Alternative School
    Grades: K-6 | 58 students
    7.9 miles
    2288 Trout Gulch Rd
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)688-1074
    7.9 K-6
    58
  • Los Angeles
    Mirman School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8
    282.9 miles
    16180 Mulholland Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310)476-2868
    282.9 K-8
    n/a
  • Monterey
    Grades: 6-12 | 125 students
    31.8 miles
    680 Belden St.
    Monterey, CA 93940
    (831)656-9434
    31.8 6-12
    125

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Our son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He is thriving and learning at a phenomenal rate. They really are college preparatory. Had my son not attended MCP, he would mostly likely received a high school certificate not a diploma. He is learning skills to succeed in college and every day life. Thank you MCP.
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MCP offers individualized education, responsive staff, and commitment to helping students with learning differences reach their potential. Three thumbs up from our family!
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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).