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Mariners Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 700 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2014

I find it interesting that there are no reviews from 2014. This school has had a massive amount of families leave in the last year. Families are done with the lack of leadership, low teacher morale, bullying, condescending board, and faux Christian families entering. If you knew someone that went to this school years ago please know that school no longer exists . Do your research before investing in MCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

The statistics on Great Schools is out of date. The principal is Bob Sladek and there are closer to 24 students per class and the diversity must be wrong. There is a big mix of ethnicity and economic levels. The teachers are very nurturing and well balanced with teaching the whole child. The students are very prepared for high school. We are only in 2nd grade but are very happy so far. Our daughter loves learning at MCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

I would agree with the reviews of the school lacking in diversity yes very true and also lots of drama great for the average child not advanced or needing help and even then lots of average kids needing tutoring. Was a great school past several years has gone down hill lots of staff turn over lots of drama noting special here not the bill of goods being sold wish they were more honest but they won't tell you the truth if they did you would enroll elsewhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

MCS has great facility to accommodate children for learning. Unfortunately 96% of students are white children and 1% of other ethnicity in this diversified neighbors. Even with teacher and pastors recommendation letters admission directors will not favor you if you are a minority. MCS should take the (Christian) word out of school name to fit the school profile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

The school is just average I have had a more diversified experience at other private school. Yes many of the children lack in kindness and the teachers seems not to address these issues. They also lack the attention to children who need a little extra help academically or those who are advanced as they are sucked up by lots of kid drama. Being in the classroom has enlightened me to many of the shortcomings of this school not the school we were sold. Not bad, every school has their issues just not what were were expecting or promised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

My family has had the best experience at Mariners Christian School for the past 2 years. My son has excelled in reading and math, and his knowledge of our Lord. We have connected with so many families at MCS, and have also grown in our faith and love in our Lord! As far as "bullying and mean girls," MCS has addressed incidents last year and this year by teachers and by the principal. I know this for a fact, my son keeps me informed. My son has never encountered this behavior, but he did learn about it at Chapel a couple of Fridays ago. We are involved with our kids, teachers and other families, so we are always on top of things. We love MCS, and would recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

MCS is a wonderful learning environment! Every teacher is amazing, and the Christ-centered curriculum is priceless in character development! The family involvement is unmatched, and the values of many of the families truly revolve around a Christian lifestyle. We couldn't be happier with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Mariner's is a great school. They are very caring about all the students and truly embrace the whole child and the entire learning experience. You are greeeted by a smiling staff everyone morning and the principal stands at carpool and waves good bye to the children every afternoon. It's a great school!
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Posted April 29, 2005

My son attended Mariners for 9 years. It was a wonderful experience. The teachers really do care about the children!! There was a tremendous amount of family involvement. A lot of the families have established relationships so you sometimes feel like an outsider. Teaching of God's word and living it out by the staff is stellar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

MCS is an amazing school. So much love, thought, care, and knowledge goes into planning the teaching curriculum and is further extended to each student personally. I graduated in 1999 and not only did I have more knowledge on subjects once I hit high school, but the friendships that I formed with my classmates and teachers are still greatly in tact and I am now ending my freshman year at a Christian College. MCS played such a big part in my life that I have gone back to coach sport teams that I once excelled on and to help out in the daycare that once helped me. Their excitement to find out how you are doing now and/or how they can improve is like no other school I have ever known or even heard of.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2003

Our daughter, Kristin, attended MCS from 2nd-8th grade and received a superb academic, moral and Christian education. She was taught how to study, write exceptionally and work hard. She also was taught to be a caring individual with excellent moral values. It was great to see our home values carried over in the school setting. The middle school/Junior High Faculty were excellent in all areas of life's learning. Kristin was well prepared for life in the 'real world' of public high school and is now doing very well at University of California at Berkeley - Many thanks to Mrs. Letterman, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Wilder, Ms. Tulley and all the other many special and excellent teachers and people at Mariners Christian School - Our child is now a successful, happy and fulfilled young adult with very high moral standards that are also a part of our home.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 11%
Black 1% 6%
Hispanic 1% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Robert Sladek
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (714) 437-7976

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
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Parent involvement
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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300 Fischer Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Phone: (714) 437-1700

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