Monte Vista Christian School Photo #1 - MVC High School Quad
Monte Vista Christian School Photo #1 - MVC High School Quad
We take our mission seriously to "empower students to achieve their highest potential through Christ-centered educational excellence." Because all of us are made in the image of God, our learners have infinite worth and amazing hearts, minds, and abilities; they have potential to be, understand, and do far more than they imagine.
We empower them to see the world and themselves as they really are: beautiful and broken, glorious and messy; and we invite them to learn, grow, and ultimately participate in Christ`s work of restoring their humanity and the whole world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 1,000 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Monte Vista Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
1,000 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Monte Vista Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Algebra II Honors, Biology AP, Biology Honors, Calculus AB AP, Calculus BC AP, Chemistry 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, Physics Honors, Precalculus Honors, Psychology AP, Spanish Language & Culture AP, Speech and Debate Advanced, Statistics AP, Studio Art 2-D AP, Studio Art 3-D AP, Studio Art Drawing AP, US History AP, World History Honors
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
MS Tuition $11300 HS Day Student Tuition $13575 HS Boarding Tuition $48225
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kim Dawes, Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions Associate
Brianna Medina-Adm Associate



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
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 Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Photography, Theater Arts, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Program

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 1,000 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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