Monte Vista Christian School fun
  • 5 and 7-Day Boarding
  • Co-Ed
  • English Support
  • High School
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning Support
  • Religious Affiliation

Watsonville, CA


Monte Vista Christian School
Boarding, Grades 9-12

Nestled on a sprawling tree-lined campus on California’s beautiful central coast, with both mountains and beaches only minutes away, Monte Vista Christian School has been providing an unparalleled learning experience for nearly one hundred years. Since its founding, MVC has been the destination of choice for international and domestic boarding students, as well as day students from four surrounding counties. This unique blend of learners, coupled with a low student-to-faculty ratio (18:1), help to create a close knit school community that is equal parts rigorous and celebratory.

Monte Vista Christian is committed to empowering our learners in their academic excellence, community involvement, and global engagement. Learners at MVC gain a strong academic foundation, develop an understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures, build lifelong friendships, all within a Christian faith-building community. We invite you to be a part of a school that you can call home. Come to MVC. Come to life.

International Baccalaureate
As one of only a handful of Christian schools in the U.S. that is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School (MYP and DP programs), as well as holding accreditations from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), MVC’s dedication to its academic program is evident by the colleges and universities its graduates are admitted to. The highly respected educational framework that IB provides unifies learning, instruction, and language. Beyond content, learners at MVC develop life-long skills across disciplines.

Robust Extracurricular Opportunities
Just as important as our dedication to academics is our dedication to providing a rich and inviting student life, offering a host of experiences that are second-to-none and provide our learners with many options to suit their personal passions and gifting. MVC’s athletics program proudly holds several titles in a variety of sports and provides over 500 student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level if they desire and to use the lessons learned through sport to provide a framework for success after their playing days. In a similar fashion, student-artists have the opportunity to perform in a world class performing arts center and program, with student groups regularly performing at renowned venues all over the world, including Vienna, Rome, and even Disneyland. Another unique feature of MVC is our on-campus equestrian center featuring two outdoor competition arenas and offering our learners the opportunity to enroll in horsemanship as contract PE, after-school instruction, competitive team participation, and horse boarding services.

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