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Monterey Bay Academy
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  • Private, Boarding, Adventist
  • LA SELVA BEACH, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Monterey Bay Academy is operating at normal capacity.

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Sports
    grade C+

About

783 SAN ANDREAS RD
LA SELVA BEACH, CA 95076

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,000
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)
$40,000
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
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 the importance of the individual student therefore fostering their academic and social growth. 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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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1170
36 responses
Average ACT
24
22 responses

Aviation Program

academic spotlight

We offer ground school to help our students pass the FAA written exam. With our flight simulator, students are able to practice flying lessons in a virtual environment. Students are also taken throughout the year to the Watsonville airport to get real-time flying experience with a flight instructor. Those hours are logged & count towards flight time needed to take the FAA practical flight test.

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
90%
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 17 responses
  • Football tournament
    41%
  • Vespers
    29%
  • Graduation
    18%
  • Slip n slide
    12%

Boarding

Students Boarding
85%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
Brazil, Spain, China, Germany, Turkey
International Boarding Students
30%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
170
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 10 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 8 responses

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