Mission Hills Christian School

  • Mission Hills Christian School is committed to providing a biblically integrated education that prepares students academically and spiritually to be the world-changers God has created them to be.
  • Students at MHCS thrive in a loving environment where their God-given potential is recognized and nurtured.

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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 Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students200 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Mission Hills Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms through Uniforms4U )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes$2785/yr.-$9344/yr.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,300
Admissions DirectorLisa Espinoza


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballField Hockey,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art, Ceramics, Chess Club, Creative Writing Festival, Guitar & Piano Lessons, Math Olympics, Piano Festival, Speech Meet, Spelling Bee, Sports, Spring and Fall Musical Productions

Club or Organization:
Lego Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Technology Fair

School Notes

  • Providing an education that is distinctly Christian
  • Committed to academic excellence and character development
  • Developing thriving disciples of Christ -- loving God, loving others, reaching out
  • Training students to identify and achieve their God-given potential

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I really love it here. My wife and I have two boys, one in kindergarten and one is two years old. We spent a couple months looking at all the schools in the area. We even created a spreadsheet! In short, we picked Mission Hills because we felt, among other things, God wanted us there. We're really happy with the choice. We've been there about 3 months and already my son knows all the kids in his class. We've been to a handful of birthday parties so I've gotten to know most of the other parents. Academically, my son knew the letters before starting kindergarten but couldn't read but now he's reading books every night! I couldn't believe it when I saw him read the first time but now it's just part of our routine. I know it's sounds corny but You can really feel the love here.
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We have been a part of the Mission Hills Christian School family for the last 9 years, and highly recommend MHCS to anyone looking for a Christian school education their children. All three of my children are thriving academically, spiritually and socially at MHCS. Our oldest daughter will be graduating from 8th grade this year, and we are confident that she has learned the academic, social and leadership skills she needs to transition into high school, and will be able to do so with a strong and confident grounding in her faith.
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My children thrive academically and spiritually at MHCS! Wonderful musical opportunities, art classes and additional extracurricular activities. Friendly loving staff and admin. Be blessed and bless your children and come to preview days!
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