Monte Vista Christian School

MVC High School Quad
MVC High School Quad
  • It`s about "empowering" each student here.  It`s about our students "achieving their highest potential." Most of all, it`s about "Christ-centered educational excellence." These are not mere words that are posted around campus; these words have shaped how our school has educated students for 90 years.
  • This statement represents the framework through which humble, servant leaders are molded and prepared to impact our world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students1000 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeMonte Vista Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
Advanced CoursesAlgebra II Honors, Biology AP, Biology Honors, Calculus AB AP, Calculus BC AP, Chemistry Honors, Economics Honors, Economics Macro AP, Economics Micro AP, English I Honors, English II Honors, English Language and Composition AP, English Literature and Composition AP, European History AP, Geometry Honors, Government and Politics AP, Human Anatomy/Physiology Honors, Japanese Language & Culture AP, Music Theory AP, Physics C Mechanics AP, Precalculus Honors, Psychology AP, Spanish Language & Culture AP, Statistics AP, Studio Art 2-D AP, Studio Art 3-D AP, Studio Art Drawing AP, US History AP, World History Honors
Average SAT score1600
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12 / rolling
Tuition NotesMS Tuition $10660 HS Day Student Tuition $11891 HS Int'l Boarding Tuition $45900 HS Domestic Boarding Tuition $43210
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKim Dawes, Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions AssociateBrianna Medina-Adm Associate


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
California Junior Scholarship Federation, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Band, ceramics, Chamber Choir, Choir, Chorale, Digital Video, Entertainment Technology, Graphic Design, guitar, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Photography, Theater Arts, Yearbook

School Notes

At Monte Vista Christian, we exemplify Christ-centered character, understanding, and relationships.
  • Character:  We are committed to both introducing people to Christ (initiating faith), and discipling people for Christ (perfecting faith), to cultivate a culture that honors God.
  • Understanding:  We are committed to achieving academic excellence through traditional and innovative subjects of study, distinction in extracurricular activities, and Biblical truth.
  • Relationships:  We are committed to developing meaningful relationships among students, staff, faculty, parents, our community, and the world through learning (academic activities), loving (spiritual activities), and serving (outreach activities).
Our Mission Statement:  We empower students to achieve their highest potential through Christ-centered educational excellence.
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