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Monte Vista Christian School

Call: 831-722-8178
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Monte Vista Christian School

At a glance

Location Watsonville, CA
Tuition $36,750
Grades 6-12 Students Receiving Aid -
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 12:1 Endowment -
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 75%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 901

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 17

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 41*
Average SAT Score (Math) 575
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 515
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 15
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region San Jose CA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
All Grades 6-12
Boarding Grades 6-12
Grade Divisions Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Christian (no specific denomination)
Student Body Coed
Established 1926
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 100
Head of School Stephen J. Sharp

History

At Monte Vista, we are on the cutting edge of technology in the classrooms. MVCS was one of the first to digitize our entire library, first in the world to integrate the iPad and iPad 2 into the classroom, and one of the largest 1:1 iPad launches, with 640 high school students personally carrying one for their own use.

Founded in Watsonville, California in 1926, our beautiful 100-acre campus is next to an 18 hole golf course. It is made up of ponds, trails, six athletic fields, two gymnasiums, tennis courts, swimming pool and an equestrian center. Our Harkness Table concept in small classroom settings, challenging curriculum, and support programs will allow us to be the premier college preparatory Christian school in northern California, committed to preparing students to be world changers.

Academics

Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 33
Student/Faculty ratio 12:1
Average Class Size 17
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Bible
Biology
Broadcasting
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Chorus
Classics
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Drama
Economics
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Equestrian Sports
Ethics
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Japanese
Latin
Music
Music Theory
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Physiology
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Religion
Science
Social Science
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Studio Art
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Language
English Literature
European History
French Language
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics B
Psychology
Statistics
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 901
Boarding Students 128
Day Students 773
International
China
Japan
Korea
Other (Portugal)
Taiwan
United States
California
Idaho
New York
% of International Students 17%

Admission

E-mail info@mvcs.org
Web Address www.mvcs.org
Director of Admission Peter C. Gieseke, Res Adm; Kim Dawes, Day Adm
Admission Application Apply to Monte Vista Christian School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 75-100
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 17
Acceptance Rate 75%
Total Applicants 500
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (TOEFL (International students))
SSAT
Day Student Tuition $8,730
Boarding Student Tuition $36,750
International Student Tuition $39,050

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 575
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 515
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 538
Average ACT Score 24.5
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations University of Pennsylvania; University of California, all campuses; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Washington; Azusa Pacific; Colorado College; Westmont; Boston University
% of Graduates Who Attend College 95.5%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
golf
horseback riding
sand volleyball
soccer
surfing
swimming
table tennis
tennis
volleyball
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Choir
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
French Club
International Club
National Honor Society
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other (California Scholarship Federation; Dorm Council; )
School Band
Spanish Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 831-722-8178
Address 2 School Way - Watsonville, CA 95076
Website www.mvcs.org 
Email info@mvcs.org 
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