Head of School Welcome
We know Monte Vista Christian School is amazing because of God's presence and blessing. It has always been His school and always will be. We hope it might become your school too.
- Dr. Mitchell Salerno
Mitchell Salerno Ed. D.
Head of School, Monte Vista Christian School
Welcome to Monte Vista Christian School.
Monte Vista Christian School has always belonged to the Lord. He called our first Headmaster, R.O. Price, to open the school back in 1926. Today, it is an honor to continue the story and to invite you into it. Let me first acquaint you a little more with our story and purpose. We exist to:
Live out a mission–
It’s about “empowering” each student here. It’s about our students “achieving their highest potential.” Most of all, it’s about “Christ-centered educational excellence.” These are not mere words posted around campus; these words have shaped how our school has educated students for over 90 years. This statement represents the framework through which humble, servant leaders are molded and prepared to impact our world.
Realize our vision-
Monte Vista Christian School is “dedicated to being a premier Christian college preparatory school, empowering students to impact their world.” We embrace the future and we are committed to a kingdom come vision of magnificence. We were the first school in the world to adopt iPad technology and we are continually seeking to meet students where they are through impactful curriculum and innovative use of spaces. At Monte Vista Christian School, you will find dedicated, caring, professional educators and you will experience a first-class, college-like campus.
Embody our values-
Character: When I was in college, I had a professor who often said, “Everyone is called to be a physician . . . a physician of the soul.” At Monte Vista Christian School, we believe that all people need to know the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. To that end, we seek to introduce Jesus to our students and, as they know Him, to grow their relationship with Him. True character is built on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ.
Understanding: A Monte Vista Christian School education empowers students to experience the world through traditional and innovative coursework, excellent athletic programs, and amazing fine art opportunities. We value the whole student and are committed to providing an environment where students flourish intellectually, socially, artistically and athletically.
Relationships: People matter. We believe that how we relate to each other is most emblematic of our relationship with Jesus Christ. To that end, we desire to teach our students to learn, love, and serve. A Monte Vista Christian School education is an invitation to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and it is preparation to serve others.
Guests often tell us that nothing can adequately describe our school's beauty, energy, and joy -- that you have to see and feel it for yourself. Always feel free to visit our campus. We know Monte Vista Christian School is amazing because of God's presence and blessing; it has always been His school and always will be. We hope it might become your school too.
Dr. Mitchell Salerno