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K-8
Private
Seaside, CA
Students enrolled: 113

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1184 Hilby Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

(831) 899-2060
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June 23, 2014
We love MBCS. Our daughter has 1 more year there. Our son two more years. We can see great things happening over the next few years We continue to support the school and be involved. We would be happy to help you so that you make the right decision not only your child but for your family as a whole. God walk with us all as we make difficult decisions daily between if our finances are holding you back and choose the value of nothing is at times nothing. Invest in your kids future as you will get the biggest awesome return We have Our awesome, smart, well mannered, hard working fun kids that we thank God first and MBCS and families had a lot to do with it too ..! Love the Hidalgo Family (Seaside) Monterey area. I have faith stars will move up the ladder more support from parents involvement is a big foundation for success Long story short MBCS is the best choice for us and our kids. Hopefully we can grow with yours too these next years. Even if you are not a Christian to know your child has a constant foundation of what is right OR what is wrong on a daily basis and getting a great education.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
I so have to give this school one star. I wont go into details but im glad we will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
I have been @ this school for a number of years now & have seen the school go from good to bad to down right awful! The only reason we stayed was because It was a safer environment & we had already payed tuition by the time it hit rock bottom. Everything from academics to administration & school board is about the worst I have ever encountered! Needless to say we will NOT be returning. There are SO many parents that are unhappy here & the school has gained a very negative reputation. Parent concerns are ignored. My child is now behind the public school kids. They will paint this as the best school when you go for open house & talking to principal BUT believe me it IS NOT!!! They have many teachers that are not credentialed. They have the middle school teachers doing numerous grades subjects each. They keep losing teacher & will hire ANYONE! They charge you $250 for curriculum but take back the texts book the next year & reuse them for the next years kids. They only let them keep the workbooks. They also require 25 points PER PARENT of involvement. If you dont complete that they will charge you $5 per remaining point. This was not disclosed till after I had been signed up.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2013
This school is a blessing to the community. Monterey Bay Christian School is a small school with great academics. The teachers and staff treat the children with love and kindness, but also showing great moral values. Their love for Christ is easily seen thru the way they treat their students and the parents. If looking for a GREAT school you should stop by and check this school out.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2013
Our boys have been at MBCS since PreSchool. One of the best things about MBCS is it's Christian teachers and staff. We have been blessed that our sons are able to grow closer to the Lord as well as receive an awesome education at MBCS. Our oldest son graduated from MBCS 8th grade last year and was well prepared for High School this year. The study habits he learned and education he received were exceptional. Our family is very thankful for MBCS and it's staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
Great school! We are military and recently moved from a Department of Defense school. We were used to smaller class sizes and good teachers so we were apprehensive about moving away from a great environment. Nevertheless, MBCS has exceeded our educational expectations and given us a new standard for what to expect. Our son's first grade teacher is excellent and amazes us with her ability to specifically target his exact needs. The parents are all involved and have included us "new guys" with open arms. It is a great environment and we would recommend the school without reservation.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
I love it here... we are military and moved to Monterey during the summer. I was so stressed out worrying about where I was going to send my daughter for Kindergarten as CA public schools are terrible! I thought we couldn't afford a private school here. Then I found MBCS... It was like my prayers were answered. The education is wonderful, the teachers and staff very loving. I am so glad and feel so blessed to have found this school. My daughter loves it!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
MBCS greatly suprpasses other schools in our area as far as academics and offers students a loving and caring environment to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2010
This was our 1st year at MBCS. Ms. Stock, the 4th grade teacher was extremely accommodating during our mid-year move to the area from Florida. It was a virtually seamless transition, and our daughter couldn't be happier. Each morning she returns to school smiling with 'flutter-byes' in her stomach - she can hardly contain her excitement! Ms. Stock has a very creative classroom management system, which also teaches the kids money management skills. They have a full-scale library on-premises, and they offer chess and basketball clubs. We've already re-enrolled again for next year, as the staff here absolutely LOVES the kids. We are looking forward to having Mr. Z next year for 5th grade! Without a doubt, this is the best investment we could make in our child's life!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2010
We've been more than thrilled with MBCS. Ms. Lecce, the kindergarten teacher, has her craft down to a science. Each child receives an equal amount of patience, structure, love, and discipline.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 02, 2010
This is my daughters first year at MBCS I love the teachers and she has learned beyond my expectations and she is blossoming and will be well prepared for first grade also at MBCS god willing

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
A-MAZ-ING! On top of it being the best money my husband and myself have ever spent. Our time here so far has been the most memorable for our daughter. She is nurtured in so many ways and the quality of her education is excellent. It's such a peaceful and overwhelming feeling knowing our child is guided here, watched over, steered in the ways of the Lord and most importantly,so very loved. BEST SCHOOL EVER!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
Monterey Bay Christian School has done wonders in preparing our son to deal with the urgent issues and actual realities of life. MBCS does an outstanding job in developing the spiritual, academic, social and physical potential of our child, all from a Biblical foundation. The teachers and staff are committed Christians who truly regard their jobs as a ministry to the students. As a parent I have been so very impressed with the caring and joy they demonstrate in their daily efforts to teach our child how to be a true Christian student. The curriculum has been real challenging and we really appreciate that it is based on biblical prespectives and a Christian world view. The Bible is taught to our child and is presented as the living, life-changing Word of God. Bottom Line: A wonderous Christian School on the Monterey Penninsula!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
I would recommend this school for many reasons: Christ centered, small classes, safe environment, everyone is kind and gracious to kids and parents. Great relationship to military families! After school sports program on site and FREE for students. Have a 4th grader and a graduate of Middle school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2010
We absolutely love Monterey Bay Christian. We have felt loved and accepted since the moment we made our first phone call. Our son has excelled academically and socially and spiritually. The experience we have had at this school has set a standard that will be hard to match anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
We are a military family who have trusted our kids (1 elementary and 2 middle schoolers) to MBCS after homeschooling for nearly four years. They helped to make our transition as smooth as possible. I love the close interaction between parents, teachers, and staff. I am confident that our kids our truly being 'Educated For Eternity'.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
We moved from another state here a few months ago, and as soon as we saw the public school system we immediately decided to consider putting our kids in another school. My kids, a kindergartener and a 2nd grader love it and they always come home inspired to learn more and participate in school related activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
We have been at MBCS since kindergarden and we love the school. It is small enough for alot of individual care. I have had great experience with the teachers and found their teaching skills excellant.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
My oldest child attends MBCS now and my youngest will begin next year. The classes are small enough to allow the teachers to work with each child to develop his or her very best work. I truly believe each teacher does an amazing job not only teaching academics, but demonstrating Christ's love and joy to the children. The parents do an excellent job working with the teachers to support the school and raise money for extra needed supplies and programs. The open, clear, and consistent communication between the teachers, staff and parents allow quick and fair resolutions to problems when they arise. I would absolutely recommend MBCS to parents seeking an educationally sound, safe, Christian environment for their child/ren.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
My daughter has attended MBCS since she was in Kindergarten (she started at the preschool, which is excellent, also), and she is now in 5th grade. I have found every teacher well qualified, caring and truly showing God's love in all they do. Each one was able to see where my daughter needed help the most and worked with me to help me help her succeed. Many went above and beyond the call of teacher. I would definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
I can't say enough good things about this school. The student-teacher ratio is wonderful and my student has really improved. This school has become an extended 'family' for us. The teachers and staff really care about my student and her academic success as well as her spiritual well being.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
Our boys have been attending this school for three years. We are very impressed with the schools performance and the performance passed to our children. The size of the classes (average 19 students) is very important for the closer interaction with students and really helps with each student's performance. The curriculum is new every year, it's vetted very well by the teachers and staff and gets back to basics. The facilities are fairly new and the kids really have a safe, fun and educational environment which they all prosper in. Additionally, there are several extracurricular activities; chess club, gardening, basketball, etc. MBCS is a great, very affordable private school.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
We have recently move to this area and have been at MBCS for a short time. However, everybody at MBCS has gone out of their ways to help us in any way they can and are commited to my daughter' success in school. The school secretery is a gem. She is on top of everything and cares a great deal for each individual student. The new principal is very responsive, serious about the success of the students and effective communicator. Teachers uphold a high academic standards while ecouraging and supporting the students in acheiving their milestones. MBCS's support has made a huge difference in our transition from homeschooling to private schooling. We highly recommend this school with confidence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2010
Both of my kids graduated after eight years at MBCS. Watching them now interact with their piers and in the workforce their communication is far above the norm. Their grasp of language, reasoning and view of the larger picture is extrodinary. The school has the most loving and dedicated staff with the students success being the most important goal.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
I just love Montery Bay Christian School. My daughter has been going since kindergarten and had to do another year too, because she was not ready to go 1st grade. We are now in 1st. grade and doing well. I love this school and all who work and most of all teach. They teach with the love of GOD in there hearts. I have met a lot of great christian friends here, that I will love forever. It is a great feeling to talk about GOD with your child because of she is learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
We love MBCS! Our son has been attending since kindergarten and we have been blessed with awesome teachers. We highly recommend MBCS for a great education and good values.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2009
This is our 3rd and final year at this school. While the environment is safe and teachers are loving, we have recently learned the curriculum lags behind some of the better public schools in this area (and FAR behind the parochial schools, which are similarly priced and offer extra-curricular activities). Although our child has been a straight-A student, we find it necessary to catch up in science, math and history over the summer in order to compete academically in the public arena.

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May 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
My child has been in Monterey Bay Christian School for 5 years now and I have found the experience awsome. Every teacher that has taught my child has been an excellent, qualified, well prepared, caring teacher. I highly recomend this school to anyone looking for an excellent education in a safe environement from people who truly love and care about your child.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2009
My kids were in this school for 4 years, and we saw an incredible deterioration in the overall quality of the school during that time. Most teachers are not credentialed and the administration is severely lacking in leadership ability. Tuition has increased while extras have all but been eliminated. I would not recommend this school any longer, unfortunately. They have a very long way to go for improvement.

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April 02, 2008
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March 09, 2006
I think that this is the best school in monterey. they have done such great things with him. so if you have the money just do it they learn, laugh, and your child will be very blessed in the long run. the staff is great and parents. all i have to say is if you want your child to read and write and do math send them here. the best the best.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
Our oldest in first grade. Our youngest will attend kindergarten this fall. The faculty, curriculum, administration and families who comprise this best kept secret on the Monterey Peninsula are dedicated in their respective roles. I would urge anyone considering a private school, to consider the Monterey Bay Christian School (MBCS) for their children. The school features K-8. K-5 is at the main campus. Grades 6-8 are across town. If you are looking for a nonsecular, nondenominational culture at an affordable price call and register now. We just went to the open house last eveing and were impressed by everyone we met. They are all so nice and accomodating.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2005
The administration at this school are complete and total hipocrites. I would warn strongly against enrolling your child/ren in this school. I found the experience to be horrible, and traumatizing for my child. They are not true Christians, and are only in it for the money. Parents BEWARE !

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August 30, 2004
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February 16, 2004
my littliest one has been going to this school since pre-school. i absolutely love it! great teachers, great school setting and the best is the teaching of our Lord. Chapel is every Friday and is such a fun and fullfilling experience each and every time.

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Monterey Bay Christian School
1184 Hilby Avenue, Seaside, CA  93955
(831) 899-2060
Last modified Monterey Bay Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Monterey Bay Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top