Our family chose this school for a Christian environment and smaller class ratio, my child experienced both bullying and superior attitude from some children who are longtime attenders at this school-there is also a tight innercircle of longstanding parents/kids who appear friendly on the outside yet never really let new kids in, my son also experienced some rejection and name calling from several kids-The principal is very friendly yet if a parent or child questions anything you will quickly move to the 'you need to improve' list. ,and there is a subtle hint of legalism...perhaps some staff/kids here should read Corinthians that 'without love its a clanging symbol' There are a few Godly teachers here that do walk the walk and are nurturing examples,yet there also are a few teachers/staff that are quite condesending to both children/parents.The academics are excellent and there are good opportunities to serve God & Community-Prayers for this school can change things.....because Prayer changes things-Amen.
We have elementary and Jr High level children at this loving and caring school and couldn't be more satisfied. Both of them are really challenged, but have the support of the teachers, aides (at every grade level) and administrators to help them succeed at the academic challenges. Christian character is a majoy emphasis taught in every grade level. Two foreign languages are offered (French & Spanish). And the number of sports teams have increase from only 4 last year to a whopping 24 teams this year! Wow! So, many students are engaged from 5th to 8th grade in football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, with Cross Country, conditioning, and Track 'n Field offered for 1st through 8th grades. This incredible school has a 5 acre grass sports field, too! We came from another local Christian school and it is just so satisfying to be in permanent, safe buildings, a strong staff, a highly relational Principal, and academic excellence that bring a balance to every student. Pssst: the families are really, really nice too.
Our family came to MVCS from another local private school. I have to say that it was very difficult to uproot our children from a school that they had attended for 6 years. We struggled with the decision, but knew that we could not stay where we were. There is a reason why so many have come to MVCS. We are so happy that we made the move! I wish we would have made the move sooner. MVCS academics are VERY strong. The leadership, academics, teachers, extra curricular, values, and facilities are WONDERFUL! If you re looking for a top rate private school be sure to check out MVCS!! You will be glad you did! We LOVE MVCS and the leadership of MVCS!!
My son made the move to MVCS just a few weeks ago, from another private school in the area. There were major changes at his past school... but he also just needed much more academically. MVCS is a FULL YEAR ahead in math vs. his previous school. They take education seriously (-: Although it has only been a short time, the differences between mvcs and our past school are huge. Amazing people, strong Christian environment and excellent academics. What a blessing to have found this place ~ IF you are looking around, come check it out ~
What a blessing this school has been to our family! The teachers and Principal are excellent, caring, and treat each student uniquely to meet them where they are. My son has grown leaps and bounds in the 1st grade program with a small class size, individual attention and an awesome teacher!
A wonderful staff, teachers and school. Kids excel in their academics and activites. The school truly cares about your child and wants the best for them. They give such a strong foundation for children to be successful. Great school. The education my kids receive at MVCS is beyond words. Blessed to have my kids be a part of it.
This school is exceptional on so many levels. The education is excellent and far exceeds all public and private schools in the area. The school is a loving environment that teaches character, honor and intergrity. The teachers are well educated and kind and loving. Our children have gone to MVCS for years and we are truly blessed by this school. There are many fun school activities and events. Perfect balance between learning and having fun too. There is a sense of belonging and a true family envirornment. The kids have healthy competition such as for speech meets, spelling bees, math olympics etc.... but also support each other when someone shines in a particular area. If you have a bright child they give you the opportunities and classes in junior high to excel. And if your child needs extra help they have resources teachers to assist them. Your child truly has a sense of belonging and every staff member and teacher will know them. It is a Christian school so Jesus and Christian values are at the core of everything. Can not describe how much this school means to us.
Amazing education, academics and staff. A kind and warm place. The teachers and staff really know your children and truly care about them. MVCS provides a strong foundation for your children to take with them throughout life. My children are so happy here and just flourish.
Mission Viejo Christian is a great school! Unfortunately the enrollment has dropped significantly in the last few years and the classes are down to one per grade. All elementary school classrooms are inside the building, no portables here. The students, parents and teachers are the best people you could ever meet! Chapel is held once a week and Characteristics of Christ are always exemplified. Core academics and curriculum are excellent! Science, health and history are a bit lacking in the elementary grades. Art, music, Spanish, computers and PE are taught once a week, by teachers that are qualified in those subjects. If you re interested in a Christian school for your children, check out Mission Viejo Christian, but don t let the non-charismatic principal influence your decision. He is a very knowledgeable and caring man. Look at the whole program and you ll see MVCS is the best!
We love this school! My son is in 2nd grade and is doing work that surpases the public school. It is challenging but he loves it. The teachers are educated, caring and wonderful. He also attended the preschool which I cannot rave about enough. In both the grade school and preschool, the teacher to student ratio is fantastic. My son also loves the plays that they do a few times a year and the music conservatory. Lastly, this school is so darn flexible, with their after school program. You can decide that day (or the last minute) to have your child stay an hour or two after school. It really helps with an unpredictible schedule. Plus the kids love it with all of the fun activities. My son begs me to let him stay and play when he really doesn't need to. I truly appreciate everyone that works there.
Excellent school! Our daughter is in second grade and is receiving an extremely thorough education in all subjects including science and history, as well as separate teachers for Computers, Spanish, Music, Art, and PE. In addition to Bachelors degrees and teaching credentials, Masters degrees have also been earned by many teachers. Terrific classroom ratios, many field trips each year - including Sacramento in 4th grade and Washington DC in 8th grade. We have two older children who go to public school in CUSD. The curriculum has drastically changed in grammar school in the past 5 years in CUSD. We pulled our youngest daughter out of public school due to the decline - focus on testing and not on teaching. Some parents in CUSD grammar schools refer to the education as 'Cliff Notes' instead of teaching the children. If you are looking to switch from public school, we highly recommend MVCS!
MVCS easily surpassed the public school our child first attended when we moved here. The teachers care greatly about the children and the parents are very involved. Our expectations are high, and they have been met and often exceeded.
MVCS accepts International Students. Great school to recommend to International students. Outstanding ESL classes, nice teachers and nuturing environment.
My son is in this school. I love the caring teachers. Great school to send your child to.
I am a legal guardian of five international students enrolled at Mission Viejo Christian School. As you'd already know, not being able to speak English can be a tough challenge for these students from abroad. I just want to thank the school and teaching staff that all have been very generous and patient with the five in helping them to get adjusted to America and Chrisitan life here in California.
Our child entered 2nd grade as a new student this year. He has excelled academically even with the advanced curriculum challenges that is different than anything he experienced in public school. The entire staff provides a very nurturing and loving environment that makes all of the children feel special and part of the MVCS family. He looks forward to attending school every day! We are very pleased with the entire program that the school offers to our child and wouldn't want him attending anywhere else!
My child attends Mission Viejo Christian School and has since preschool. I am very pleased with the entire education that my daughter has received. I also know many families that have children that have attended Mission Viejo Christian School through Junior High and then have transfered into a public high school. These children have transitioned very well and most have entered into college prep or honor classes. They have been well prepared in their studies in all areas and all while growing their relationship with Christ. I am happy my daughter's foundation is being built here.
I had both my sons at this school at the beginning of the school year but found they were way behind the public school system in terms of teaching. Unable and unwilling to accomodate children that are not completely middle-of-the-road in every way and neglected the teaching of science and history in favor of bible studies. If you live in this area, save your money and send your kids to the wonderful public schools in the area.
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