Monte Vista Christian School

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  • 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.

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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 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1926
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1,000 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Monte 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
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAlgebra 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 score1160
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesMS Tuition $11300 HS Day Student Tuition $13575 HS Boarding Tuition $48225
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKim Dawes, Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions AssociateBrianna Medina-Adm Associate


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 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 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Watsonville
    Grades: PK-8 | 233 students
    3.4 miles
    376 S Green Valley Rd
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 724-6505
    3.4 PK-8
  • Watsonville
    Grades: PK-12 | 185 students
    4.7 miles
    491 Summit Road
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (408) 847-2717
    4.7 PK-12
  • Los Olivos
    Grades: 6-12 | 256 students
    184.7 miles
    2555 West Highway 154
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (805) 688-6471
    184.7 6-12
  • Portola Valley
    Grades: 6-12 | 375 students
    36.6 miles
    302 Portola Road
    Portola Valley, CA 94028
    (650) 851-8223
    36.6 6-12
  • Frisco
    Grades: NS-12 | 968 students
    1430.1 miles
    5000 Academy Drive
    Frisco, TX 75034
    (469) 633-1330
    1430.1 NS-12

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