Overview

Monte Vista Christian School is a coeducational, boarding and day, college-preparatory school. As a Christian educational institution, MV has a concern for all aspects of a student's life, character, and intellect. Founded in 1926, the campus occupies 100 acres of rolling lawns, ponds, a sports complex, equestrian facilities, and more than 25 buildings. Honors, AP coursework, and a full sports and art programs are offered. Students are challenged to think independently and to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. A full course of ESL leading to graduation is offered.
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Monte Vista Christian School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

B Boarding
B- Matriculation
B Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
B+ Community
B- Reviews
B Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Suburban
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $58,500
Day S. Tuition: $11,891
# of Students: 507
Boarding Rate: 10%
Teacher:Student: 1:10%
International Student: 3%
AP Courses: 20
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 54%
SAT: 1209/1600
IB: No
#198

US Boarding School

Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#6 University of Chicago 1
#20 University of California: Berkeley 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#22 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#25 University of Southern California 1
#32 Tufts University 1
#32 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
#34 University of California: Irvine 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#38 University of Texas at Austin 1
#38 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
#51 Purdue University 1
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#55 University of Miami 1
#72 American University 1
#72 Fordham University 1
#77 Baylor University 1
#77 Clemson University 1
#83 Stevens Institute of Technology 1
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#97 University of San Diego 1
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#105 University of Oregon 1
#105 University of San Francisco 1
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Arizona State University 1
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#137 Seattle University 1
LAC #29 Harvey Mudd College 1
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#151 San Diego State University 1
#151 University of Mississippi 1
#194 Biola University 1
#234 San Francisco State University 1
#250 Utah State University 1
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University of California: Merced 1
University of California: Santa Cruz 1
University of Colorado Boulder 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
University of Portland 1
William Jessup University 1
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AP Courses

(Total 20)
Calculus AB
European History
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Calculus BC
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Calculus AB
European History
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Calculus BC
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
United States Government and Politics
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
United States History
Physics C: Mechanics
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science Principles
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IB Courses

(Total 17)
IB Language A: Language and Literature
IB Language A: School-supported Self-taught Literature
IB Literature and Performance
IB Spanish A: Language and Literature
IB Global Politics
IB History
IB Psychology
IB Biology
IB Chemistry
IB Environmental Systems and Societies
IB Language A: Language and Literature
IB Language A: School-supported Self-taught Literature
IB Literature and Performance
IB Spanish A: Language and Literature
IB Global Politics
IB History
IB Psychology
IB Biology
IB Chemistry
IB Environmental Systems and Societies
IB Physics
IB Analysis and Approaches
IB Mathematics
IB Art
IB Film
IB Music
IB Theatre
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Sports

(Total 9)
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 32)
Associated Student Body
Badminton Club
Break Dance Club
Business Club
California Scholarship Federation
Chinese Chess Club
Chinese Culture Club
Choir
Club Bike
Drama
Associated Student Body
Badminton Club
Break Dance Club
Business Club
California Scholarship Federation
Chinese Chess Club
Chinese Culture Club
Choir
Club Bike
Drama
Drama Club
Equestrian Club
Fashion Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Filipino Culture Club
Foreign Literature Club
Hand Bell Choir
Jane Austen Club
Japanese Club
Journalism/Newspaper
Marching Band
Math Lovers
Model United Nations
National Honor Society
Orchestra
P.E.P.
Psychology Club
Supreme Calculus
Surf Club
Table Tennis Club
Tennis Club
The D.A. Club
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Arts

(Total 2)
Music Theory
Studio Art

Basic Info

Year Founded: 1926
Campus Size: 103 acres
Boarding Rate: 10%
Religious Affiliation: Christian

Application Info

Deadline: Rolling
Interview: Skype, On Campus, WeChat
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: TOEFL Jr., iTEP SLATE, DUOLINGO
School Code:
TOEFL: 1867
SSAT: 5141

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 12)
3.5/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
4.0 / 5 Overall
4.5 / 5 Academics
4.5 / 5 Campus
4.5 / 5 Student Life
4.5 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 51)
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Frequently Ask Questions about Monte Vista Christian School

Tell me a bit about Monte Vista Christian School.
Monte Vista Christian School is Co-ed private boarding school located in California, US. It was founded 1926 , and currently has about 507 students, 3.20% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.mvcs.org.
Does Monte Vista Christian School have rigorous academic requirements?
Monte Vista Christian School is offering 20 AP courses.

Monte Vista Christian School also have 54% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Monte Vista Christian School students typically go for their colleges?
In 2021-201921, some students attended University of Chicago, University of California: Berkeley, University of California: Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Southern California.
What is the application requirement for Monte Vista Christian School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Monte Vista Christian School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Monte Vista Christian School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Monte Vista Christian School in 2024 is $59,670 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@mvcs.org .
Where is Monte Vista Christian School located?
Monte Vista Christian School is located in the State of California of USA. The closest major city is San Jose, which is about 25 miles away from school. Most families can choose San Jose International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Monte Vista Christian School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Monte Vista Christian School is among the most popular schools, within top 106 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Monte Vista Christian School has been favorited by 250 users.
How to start with an application with Monte Vista Christian School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Monte Vista Christian School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Monte Vista Christian School’s official site: http://www.mvcs.org or call them at 831-722-8178 x. 194.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Monte Vista Christian School?
Yes, here are few: Santa Catalina School, Stevenson School and Woodside Priory School.

The closest major city is San Jose. You can find out more schools near San Jose here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Monte Vista Christian School?
The overall rating for Monte Vista Christian School is B.

The section ratings of Monte Vista Christian School are:
B- for Matriculation
B for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
B+ for Community
B- for Students and Parents reviews
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