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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Monte Vista Christian School is a highly rated, private, boarding, Christian school located in Watsonville, CA. It has 1,000 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $48,225 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 70% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
2 School Way
Watsonville, CA 95076
Telephone
(831) 722-8178
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,575
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$48,225
Received Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid
$1,500

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1190
130 responses
Average ACT
28
30 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Chapel
    15%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Winter Ball
    15%
  • Basketball season
    10%
  • Classes
    10%
  • Powder Puff
    8%

Boarding

Students Boarding
10%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Japan
International Boarding Students
90%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,000
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Monte Vista Christian School Reviews

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Monte Vista Christian was an amazing high school attend. From the beautiful campus to the modern technology, this high school experience is much different than many others. Having approximately 14-1 student to teacher rations per classroom gives students the opportunity to voice opinions and ideas, creating a very inclusive environment within the classroom. The administration and staff know the students by name which gives the campus a very warm and inviting feeling.
Additionally, from Friday Night Lights to Horse Shows to Theatre Performances, Monte Vista offers many clubs and activities for students to grow close with one another. Monte Vista offers on campus living, where about 60% of the student body from various countries live to receive the education that Monte Vista offers.
Oh, and the food is a bonus!
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Monte Vista Christian School is a great school! The admissions staff is very helpful and the campus is gorgeous. I was a prospective boarding student that initially planned on attending and I learned that 90% of students are from the Bay Area and day students. I learned that most boarding students are from the Eastern Hemisphere and Asia. The teachers that I talked and the dorm staff were very helpful. The courses offered seemed like they would really prepare you for college which is the number one goal. The Christian atmosphere isn't too big but it is definitely felt and there seemed to be many opportunities to develop and grow through faith. Gated campus ensures safety for students as well as key fob into the dorms and keys to dorm rooms.
As a parent sending my child to a private religious boarding school, it is my abosulte priority to have the most understanding and accomadating dormatory staff. Saidly that’s not the case here in Monte Vista. Boarding kids are often taken advantage of, using their marks and detantions to clean the whole dorm! Some of the RAs are hardly qualified to be called professional when they often lash out on the boarding students when they are in a bad mood. The head of school is also completely not professional when it comes to adminstrative work. In conclusion, this school is definitely not worth all this tuition, send your children somewhere that they will feel respected instead.