Milpitas Christian School

Milpitas Christian School Photo #1 - Milpitas Christian School has been voted the #1 private school in the Milpitas area for 11 years. We offer education to preschool, elementary and middle school students.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #2 - Music education starts in kindergarten and opportunities to participate in bands starting in Grade 3. Talented middle school musicians may join music festivals and choirs.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #3 - Milpitas Christian Preschool has been voted the "Best Preschool" in the area. We offer a licensed, safe, and nurturing Christian environment. Our integrated Bible literacy and handwriting curriculum is tailored to young children. Full-time and part-time classes are available for 2-4 year olds.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #4 - Milpitas Christian School offers a full spectrum education that challenges every student to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. From the earliest ages, children are encouraged to be creative and complex thinkers.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #5 - Our goal is to equip students with a Christ-centered education based on the Word of God (Bible). Although not all students have already placed their faith in Christ, those with open hearts and spirits will find a safe environment to ask questions and pursue their spiritual journey.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #6 - Children with social and emotional (SEL) training have more positive connections with school and a greater enthusiasm for learning. With increased self-esteem and responsibility toward others, students also show as much as an 11% improvement in achievement test scores.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #7 - Middle school students develop an awareness for the social, environmental and economical challenges in their community. Grades 7 and 8 help at the Milpitas Food Pantry and The Family Giving Tree, respectively. All 7th and 8th grade students are expected to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours per trimester and share what they learned through a "reflection" form.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #8 - In addition to physical education, middle school students may also compete among 26 schools in the Bay Area Christian Athletic League (BACAL).
Milpitas Christian School Photo #9 - Competitive sports for boys include basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country and flag football. For girls, teams include basketball, volleyball and soccer, softball, and cross country.
Milpitas Christian School Photo #10 - Our bold new lion logo reflects the spirit and strength of Milpitas Christian School. Proverbs 28:1 declared, the righteous are bold as a lion." With a full spectrum curriculum, MCS strives to the whole student to grow spiritually, socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
  • Founded in 1974, Milpitas Christian School (MCS) has been equipping followers of Christ to transform their world.
  • For over 45 years, MCS has educated thousands of preschool, elementary and middle school students on its Milpitas and San Jose, California campuses.
  • Recently MCS was honored with "Best Tutoring and Learning Center" and "Best Private School" in Silicon Valley (runner up) honors by the popular Mercury News.
  • MCS holds dual accreditations from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
  • MCS accepts students of all races and nationalities and does not discriminate in any of its programs based on gender, race, or national origin.To receive more information or to arrange a campus tour, visit or call (408) 945-6530.

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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 Nursery/Preschool-9
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearn Lab tutoring avalible
Year Founded1974
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesFour programs: summer preschool, summer school, summer camp and personal tutoring.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students555 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Milpitas Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki or blue pants/skirt and white, blue, or burgundy polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on grade level.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJim Hsia
Admissions AssociateClark Gilbert


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Diets & Life - Food Explorers Club, Engineering For Kids, Los Altos Chinese School (LACS)

Arts and Music Programs:
Clay Art, Creative Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Skatedogs - Mobile Skateboard Park, Tennis

School Notes

  • Milpitas Christian School (MCS) offers excellent academics with a balanced approach to learning. We prepare students for a lifetime of learning, service to their communities, and future success.
  • One of the most important challenges for every teacher to motivate their students. Our experienced teachers, coaches and specialists know how to activate each child's innate curiosity to explore and to learn.
  • Our information-based, high technology world needs critical thinkers with problem-solving skills. MCS offers a learning environment that encourages exploration and stimulates creativity. Science discovery and exploration begins in preschool and advances to earth science and life science in middle school. Technology is first integrated into Grade 1 curriculum. Engineering (robotics, coding) builds upon the foundation in the earliest grade. Our Singapore math program spans Grades 1-5; dual advanced math tracks are available in Grades 6-8.
  • As an independent, non-denominational Christ-centered school, we collaborate with parents and churches to provide a well-rounded education with a biblical worldview. Although not all of our families have already placed their faith in Jesus Christ, students with open hearts and spirits will find a safe environment to ask tough questions and pursue their spiritual quest.
  • To receive more information or to arrange a campus tour, visit or call (408) 945-6530.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Jose
    Grades: NS-K | 95 students
    9.7 miles
    1170 Foxworthy Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95118
    (408) 723-5140
    9.7 NS-K
  • San Jose
    Grades: PK-8 | 354 students
    7.6 miles
    300 O'Connor Drive
    San Jose, CA 95128
    (408) 287-3630
    7.6 PK-8
  • San Jose
    Grades: NS-5 | 138 students
    12.1 miles
    5100 Camden ave
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 265-0244
    12.1 NS-5
  • San Jose
    Grades: K-12 | 2799 students
    10.1 miles
    100 Skyway Drive
    San Jose, CA 95111
    (408) 513-2400
    10.1 K-12
  • Campbell
    Grades: PK-8 | 163 students
    9.9 miles
    90 E Latimer Avenue
    Campbell, CA 95008
    (408) 370-3073
    9.9 PK-8

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