Monte Vista Christian School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
2 School Way
Watsonville, CA 95076
Tel: 831-768-6137
  • Situated in the heart of the beautiful Monterey Bay area of California, the spacious and picturesque campus nestles in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
  • The campus occupies almost 100 acres of rolling lawns, ponds, playing fields, equestrian facilities and over 25 buildings. The campus provides the student with plenty of room to breathe and offers a variety of physical activities that take education beyond the classroom, making it a stimulating, enjoyable part of everyday living. The library-science center provides the atmosphere for discovery and learning with its large Academic Research Center and fully-equipped chemistry and biology laboratories.
  • The administration/classroom buildings contain classrooms, offices, and associated support facilities.
  • The gymnasium complex of two gymnasiums, large weight/exercise facility, pool, and spa are used for interscholastic athletics and physical education.
  • Many other buildings provide the setting for the educational endeavors of Monte Vista Christian School.
  • The campus has a safe country atmosphere which encourages contemplation, study and proper physical development away from the congestion and distractions of urban life.

Alumni Reviews
  Review School

  • Review Description
  • UC Berkeley
    Monte Vista Christian School has an absolutely beautiful campus that provides secure, educational setting for every student. Teachers are truly life-time mentors, praying for you before/after school. Students mature not only physically and mentally, but. . .

Top 20 Placements

Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 329 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Monte Vista Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) 6-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1926 1910
Campus Size 106 acres 106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1000 students 298 students
% Students of Color
49%
20%
% International Students
9%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
68%
Average SAT Score 1766 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 17 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:13 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$41,150 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$10,810 $28,400
Tuition international students $43,715 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
10%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 29 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
45%
57%
Director of AdmissionsPeter C. Gieseke

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 26 16
CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Japanese, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: 3-D design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP US Government, AP US History, Dual Enrollment Advanced Speech & Debate, Dual Enrollment Anatomy & Physiology, Dual Enrollment Biology, Dual Enrollment Calculas AB, Dual Enrollment Calculus BC, Dual Enrollment Chamber Choir, Dual Enrollment ENG 1A, Dual Enrollment ENG 1B, Dual Enrollment European History 4B, Dual Enrollment European History HIST4A, Dual Enrollment Health & Wellness, Dual Enrollment Macroeconomics, Dual Enrollment Microeconomics, Dual Enrollment Music Theory, Dual Enrollment Physics C Mechanics, Dual Enrollment Pre-Calculus with Trig., Dual Enrollment Spanish Language, Dual Enrollment Statistics MATH 25, Dual Enrollment US History HIST 17A & 17B, Dual Enrollment Vocal Pedagogy, Dual Enrollment Vocal Techniques, Dual Enrollment World History, Dual Enrollment Worship Arts

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 13 23
ExtracurricularsAssociated Student Body, California Scholarship Federation, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Choir, Drama Club, Equestrian Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Handbell Choir, Japanese Club, Journalism/Newspaper, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Orchestra

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • A college preparatory, non-denominational Christian school 
  • A resident and day high school with 760 students (100 boarding students)
  • A day middle school with 240 students
  • 80 miles (128 km) south of San Francisco                                     
  • Twenty-six (26) AP and Honors courses
  • Direct college credit, through  dual-enrollment program
  • Diverse community
  • Award winning choral groups
  • Dynamic music program (orchestra and marching band)
  • Lively performing and visual arts program
  • Competitive athletic program (over 13 varsity sports)
  • Fantastic equestrian program, including Zone 10 Champions for 6 consecutive years
  • A place you will feel like family
  • School accreditations: WASC, ACSI
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
     | 750 students
    29.3 miles3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    831-625-8309
    29.39-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
    750
  • Grades: 9-12

    6-12 (day)
     | 517 students
    59.6 miles2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    9253627223
    59.69-12

    6-12 (day)
    517
  • Grades: 9-12 | 250 students 226.5 miles5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-640-3210
    226.59-12250
  • Grades: 8-12

    6-12 (day)
     | 245 students
    186.3 milesP.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197
    186.38-12

    6-12 (day)
    245
  • Grades: 9-12 | 413 students 300.6 miles1175 West Baseline Road
    ClaremontCA 91711
    909-482-5214
    300.69-12413
Recent Articles
10 Top Reasons to Go to Boarding School
June 19, 2017
There are many reasons to go to boarding school. The academics, the athletics and the extracurricular activities are just a few considerations. Here are the 10 top reasons why you should go to boarding school.
Why Boarding School?
June 03, 2017
Is boarding school right for you? Boarding schools offer a wealth of experiences in both learning and living which will do you well in later life.
Looking at Schools
June 03, 2017
Do you like large schools or small schools? Are you most comfortable in a city, small town or countryside? Are you interested in attending a school that has a religious or military orientation? Would you like to attend a school that is only for boys or girls? These are some questions you must ask yourself before you begin your search for the right U.S. boarding school for you.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone: