As the parent of a rising middle schooler, you are well aware that your child is approaching a time of transition — academically as high school approaches; socially as navigating relationships becomes more complex; and emotionally as decision-making becomes more impactful and responsibilities increase.
Middle school is a big deal, and you want to be sure your son or daughter is being challenged and influenced in the right ways by the right people who have his or her best interests at heart.
At Monte Vista Christian School, our middle school program is designed to help students discover new interests and passions while also learning to think critically and be more self-sufficient in all aspects of their lives. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what we offer, including school culture, academic offerings, High School prep, and campus safety.
To get the best feel for our middle school program and all we have to offer, we encourage you to schedule a visit with admissions.
- Honor themselves and each other. As a Christ-centered community, our students are recognized when they exemplify Christian character. Team-building activities and community check-ins ensure students are actively practicing the principles of respectfulness and kindness.
- Form authentic relationships. At MVC, we are very intentional about individualized instruction and relationship-building. We keep our classes small so that teachers can really get to know their students, and we’ve built time into the class schedule to ensure students are able to receive personalized support on a regular basis.
- Spiritual and character development. Weekly chapel and small-group meetings are times for spiritual growth and guidance. Student leadership and community service instill the importance of service above self.
- Make wise choices. Middle school students receive care before consequences as we see any missteps as opportunities for growth and character development.
“My son attended MVC Middle School from 2018-2021 through the pandemic. The school administration and staff provided an exemplary educational experience for my boy throughout these challenging years.He grew immensely both academically and emotionally in the warm and supportive environment uniquely provided by MVC. I have no doubt that my boy acquired the most outstanding preparation possible at MVC Middle School for his future education.” - Alexa, MVC parent
An International Baccalaureate Education
Fostering Critical Thinking
Electives, Extracurriculars, and Fine Arts
An Individualized Approach to High School Prep
Guidance counselors work on goal-setting one-on-one with students throughout the year. Self-advocacy and self-management are explicitly taught through ACCT periods — a time dedicated to students advocating for their learning needs by seeing their teachers for extra help as well as a time for chapel, clubs, and tutorials.
Mentorship through Fellowship
Daily interactions across campus provide opportunities for relationship-building. Guidance counselors provide one-on-one counseling and meetings. Coaches mentor student-athletes while small group sessions during chapel provide direction. Teachers lead inside and outside the classroom through clubs, service projects, and student organizations. MVC high school students mentor middle school students through tutoring and campus activities.
“The impact Monte Vista Middle School has had on my life has been huge, as I learned important 21st century skills that any successful learner would need. This includes strong presentation skills, organizational skills, a mastery of technology and self-management skills. Not only were my years in Monte Vista Middle School fun, but they were also challenging. That challenge was channeled into growth. This was because of the environment on Monte Vista’s beautiful campus and the truly family-type community and care. Everyone on this campus truly cares about and for you. I grew to be a stronger student and learner.” - Hunter, MVC student
A Safe Environment for Learning and Growing
Nestled on 105 acres in the Monterey Bay area, we take our students’ safety — physical and emotional — very seriously. Our gated campus has trained security personnel on duty whenever school is in session. Bullying is never tolerated here, whether in person or online. We have a Care Team, which includes a full-time licensed mental health therapist, dedicated to the needs of our students.