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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Sports
    B
About Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School...
Address
682 Palm St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone
(805) 543-2131

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$35
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$6,200
From Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School

Mission College Prep is a Catholic college prep high school for young men and women in the Diocese of Monterey. We are located on the central coast of California in the town of San Luis Obispo, which is mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Approximately half of our 312 students come from three area Catholic grammar schools, while our other students come from 26 other schools locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

99% of MCP Seniors go directly to college or university.
SAT, ACT and AP scores exceeed state and national averages.
Robust Theatre Arts, Music, and Studio Art programs are offered.
Over 20 courses available in Math and Science.
70% of students participate in Athletics.
Legacy of winning - 47 CIF Athletic Championship Titles
Over 30 student-run clubs and activities

The Mission Prep Difference - Happy Students, Committed Teachers, Supportive Community, and a Culture of Care and Accountability.

Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1220
66 responses
Average ACT
28
39 responses

Culture & Safety

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  • Senior Off-Campus Lunch
    38%
  • Battle of the Bands
    25%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Rallies
    13%
  • Sports Games
    13%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    303
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
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    Living in the Area
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    Overall Niche Grade
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    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C-
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $49,640
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,403
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $590,800
    National
    $184,700

    Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School Reviews

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    Such an awesome school. Teachers and other Faculty are on point and school spirit radiates. You’re basically guaranteed into a college cause all of your courses are college prep, honors, AP. Faith based school, and excellent parent participation. Our school is known for becoming men and women for others and of “scholarship, inspiration and leadership”. We do a lot for our community as a requirement to go to school there and it’s the most rewarding thing. School diversity could be better. Honestly hands down don’t know where I’d be without my MCP family.
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    MCP is certainly an elite school. Here, we are pushed by our teachers to do well and to improve constantly. Our cafe food is a tad expensive, but then again, so is the school's tuition itself. However, both are worth the money, as the education we students receive (if we apply ourselves, if not there's no point in attending a private school as it would then be a waste of time and money) is top-notch. My only problem with academics is that there are less AP classes than at public schools, but our college prep courses are still harder than theirs.
    Many of my peers dislike the religious aspect of our school, but it is a Catholic school and is to be expected. Nonetheless, teachers are accepting of non-catholic students and only ask that they be respectful during Mass et cetera.
    I love MCP. Our faculty and staff are wonderful and they really do get to know us because it's such a small school.
    This is a good school that does adequately prepare you for college. The academics are rigorous but there are a lot of resources like tutoring and things like that. The majority of teachers are really good but sometimes it is difficult to communicate with some. This is also a very religious school you pray before every class and take a mandatory religion class every year. There isn't much diversity and there is definitely a white majority. There isn't much school spirit and most school events are pretty lame. But overall I think it has prepared me for college.