Welcome to Boarding

Resident Life Mission Statement

The Monte Vista Christian School resident life program is committed to creating a Christ-centered and warm environment where each student can reach their full potential. 

Our program supports each student as they develop and acquire personal gifts while also providing the structure that leads to strong academics.  Dorm parents share in the joy of our residents when they succeed and work to help students when they make mistakes.

The resident life experience teaches the values of Character, Understanding and Relationships, while also focusing on individual growth and development in Christ.


Resident Life Vision Statement

Resident life will challenge students to live, study and play within a community that provides support, supervision and independence.  We seek to help our students develop skills which will help them to navigate their college living experiences with confidence, self-advocacy and ingenuity.  Resident life teaches students how to build relationships with both adults and peers and how to identify the resources they need for success.  Resident students develop special relationships with dorm parents and resident faculty who are able to be special mentors and advocates.

Resident life challenges parents, too.  Parents are critical partners in the education of their children.  Parents who choose a resident life experience are placing trust in the resident staff/faculty who will be sharing the role of parenting during the time the student is at Monte Vista Christian.  As resident life professionals we love sharing our lives with teens, and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our resident life parents.


Welcome to 2015-2016

Monday, August 10, 2015               Prefects and Dorm Council Arrive
Wednesday, August 12, 2015         New Resident Students Arrive
                                                   New Resident Student Orientation (8/12 - 8/16)
Friday, August 14, 2015                 New Student and Parent School Orientation
Saturday, August 15, 2015             Returning Resident Students Arrive
                                                   All Resident Student Orientation (8/15 - 8/16)
Monday, August 17, 2015              FIRST DAY OF CLASS for 2015-2016

Peter C. Gieseke
Director of Resident Life

Michelle Anderson
Assistant Director of Resident Life