Monterey Bay Academy is committed to excellence in communicating Jesus Christ while teaching young people to balance academics with everyday living in a clear practical manner, so they will be equipped to grow in wisdom, integrity and service.
At MBA it is our mission to educate the whole person's mind, body and spirit.
We have great teachers and great classes, but we also have service, leadership and work opportunities that help our students become more than good graduates, they become good citizens and hopefully, good Christians.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 171 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,700
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Monterey Bay Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1949

Student Body

Total Students
171 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Monterey Bay Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP Literature, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
ID Badges Req.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Dorm - $20,400 Hybrid (dorm during week, home on weekends)- $18,100. Boarding - $20,400. SDA Member discounts Available
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kevin Bowen

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Aviation, International Club, Student Association, Student Senate, Surfing

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Band, Advanced Choir, Beginning Band, Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports, Mountain Biking Club, SCUBA

School Notes

  • Monteray Bay Academy is committed to excellence in communicating Jesus Christ while teaching young people to balance academics with everyday living in a clear practical manner, so they will be equipped to grow in wisdom, integrity and service. At MBA it is our mission to educate the whole person's mind, body and spirit. We have great teachers and great classes, but we also have service, leadership and work opportunities that help our students become more than good graduates, they become good citizens and hopefully, good Christians.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Monterey Bay Academy cost?

Monterey Bay Academy's tuition is approximately $13,700 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Monterey Bay Academy?

The acceptance rate of Monterey Bay Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Monterey Bay Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Monterey Bay Academy offer?

Monterey Bay Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Monterey Bay Academy's ranking?

Monterey Bay Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Monterey Bay Academy?

The application deadline for Monterey Bay Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 171 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,700
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Santa Cruz County, CA is $14,788 for elementary schools and $22,064 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Cruz County, CA is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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