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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    B-
About Monterey Bay Academy...
Address
783 San Andreas Rd
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Telephone
(831) 728-1481

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,000
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)
$20,400
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Monterey Bay Academy

Monterey Bay Academy (MBA) is a coeducational Christian boarding high school (grades 9-12) located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. MBA’s 380-acre campus has its own one-mile stretch of private beach that offers a picturesque setting for students to experience challenging academics and social development. Most importantly, this all takes place in a safe and nurturing atmosphere that recognizes Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, therefore fostering the spiritual growth of our students. Our culturally diverse student population is derived from our local communities of Santa Cruz, San Jose and San Francisco, as well as from cities across the U.S. and the world.

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Monterey Bay Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1190
22 responses
Average ACT
25
16 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Football tournament
    36%
  • Vespers
    29%
  • Graduation
    21%
  • Slip n slide
    14%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    82%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    211
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Low
    40%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Monterey Bay Academy Reviews

    63 reviews
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    Monterey Bay Academy is the best thing that I have ever been a part of. The welcoming feeling from when I first stepped on campus was truly spectacular in that I felt I was home. That feeling has never left me in the two years I have been here, and I am sure it will stay like that for the rest of my high school experience. The faculty are always so caring and generous to the students when they need help or someone to just talk to. The academics are great. Athletics are outstanding. Music is exceptional. So many things to be a part of. Between travelling band, scuba diving certifications, and aviation classes, no one could have anything less than a wonderful time at MBA.
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    Love the feeling of 'family' that is generated by the faculty and how they care for the students academic, spiritual and intellectual growth. The setting (on the beach) doesn't hurt either! The cafeteria food is a bit lacking but in the grand scheme of things, that can be overlooked :) Enjoyed all of my 2 years there and would want my future kids to attend.
    MBA is a great place to learn because of the student to teacher ratio and also cause of the environment in which we were able to learn in. With a wide variety of extracurricular activities and great friends, there is always something fun to do and with great people. Everyone was great at treating everyone else like family, even new students and outside of their own class groups.