Day Tuition

As the parent of a rising 6th-12th grader, you know the importance (and influence) of your child’s learning environment. You recognize these are significant years in his or her development and will impact their trajectory for college, career, and all of their adult life. 

At Monte Vista Christian School, we work constantly to create an environment where students thrive. We know you want to see your child excel as they build confidence and develop the skills they need for life. That's why so many families have chosen to invest in their children by giving them a Monte Vista Christian education. 

As a private Christian school for grades 6-12 in the Monterey Bay area, Monte Vista Christian School was founded nearly a century ago as a mission-minded educational institution. Today we’re continuing to provide an exceptional education that prepares students for college, careers, service, and ministry. How do we do it?  
  • We keep Christ at the center of everything we do inside and outside the classroom
  • We pursue excellence in academics, athletics, the performing and visual arts, and character development
  • Our students are seen, known, and valued for who they are, what they believe, where they’ve been, and where they’re going
  • Teach critical life skills through our IB framework, such as how to be principled, open-minded, inquisitive, and an excellent communicator

To learn more about our middle and high school programs, including our boarding program, please download your free Parent Information Packet

We are committed to making an excellent Christian education accessible to families in the Monterey Bay area as well as around the world. We recognize affordability is an important consideration for parents, which is why we offer financial aid for those families who need it.

A Mission-Oriented Approach to Tuition 

Monte Vista Christian School has been offering faith- and values-based education grounded in Christian traditions and mission, serving families from multiple faith perspectives, since our founding in 1926. MVC was started by missionaries, Nell and R.O. Price, with a desire to provide children with an affordable education focused on Christian character and values, as well as academics and life skills. We continue to stay true to our history and tradition — making an exceptional Christian education accessible. 

How much does MVC cost?

As you consider Monte Vista Christian School, we welcome your questions about financial aid, scholarships, or payment plans. Our admissions team is here to help so you can decide which learning environment is best for your 6th-12th grader with confidence.

Grade Level 2023-24 Tuition
Middle School (grades 6-8) $13,995
High School (grades 9-12) $17,950

Included in Day Tuition 

  • Academic advising/guidance 
  • College application assistance
  • Textbooks
  • Yearbook
  • Class Fees (some exclusions apply)
  • Care Team Support
  • Mental Health Resources/Support
Grade Level Enrollment Fee
Middle School (grades 6-8)

$500 for returning families - processed February 15th each year 

$500 for new families if paid by the date listed in your offer of acceptance; $750 if paid after the date listed

High School (grades 9-12)

$500 for returning families - processed February 15th each year 

$500 for new families if paid by the date listed in your offer of acceptance; $750 if paid after the date listed


Not Included in Tuition 

  • Bus Transportation
  • PE Clothing
  • Trips
  • Athletic Fees
  • Fine Arts Fees
  • Cafe Meals
  • HS Dual Enrollment
  • Supplies:  iPad, recommended iPad apps, notebooks, pens/pencils, calculator, etc.


For information about scholarship opportunities and financial aid, please visit our Scholarships & Financial Aid page

For boarding tuition information, please visit our Boarding Tuition page.

Click here to learn about our Tuition Protection Plan.

Schedule a Campus Visit

If you’re looking for a positive, inclusive middle and high school community to be a part of, we invite you to visit our campus and see for yourself what a Monte Vista Christian education can offer your family. 

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