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PK-12
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Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 500
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3900 E Bonanza Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89110

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(702) 452-1300
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August 15, 2014
Through my years at mvcs I experienced racial slurs, lack of diversity(diversity to this school is Asian, black and Hispanic), and terrible teachers. Also if you're wanting your child to grow up in an accepting environment, this is not the place. It's really a school for conservative white people. It's a very closed off environment that isn't accepting of others opinions about Christ or society. The Curriculum is decent but for the most part the teachers are basically paid babysitters. All in all if your child isn't born and raised in this school they will hate it and want to leave. Also they will get into trouble for having an opinion and trying to discuss things with their teacher. If I could rate this school zero, I would.

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2014
I came to Mountain View for 2nd grade and just graduated high school, and I never once had a desire to leave! Growing up in this environment has made me into the confident passionate girl I am today. The teachers always care and are ready to talk whenever. I hope to one day bring my kids to MVCS!

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2014
My child has been at MVCS for 6 years and recently completed the eighth grade. I have never been more pleased with a group of teachers. My older 2 went to public school under the guise of the supposed magnet school program and I was terribly disappointed with the quality of education they received. In my opinion MVCS has by far the most bang for the buck when it comes to my son's future. Can't wait to get him going off to high school.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2013
MVCS is great. The teacher's are certified through ACSI or ACTS. This means that they must go through education courses to teach. Several have their Masters degrees in Education. I'm so glad that my students have been going there since Kindergarten. They are in high school now and have opportunities they would never get in public school. They plan on going on to college and I think they will do well because of the rigorous academic program. They are held accountable for all their work, whether they are in sports or fine arts.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Safe, drug free and they actually hold students accountable to learn. The Christian foundation and focus on leadership make it the best school in Las Vegas. Neither of my children will attend public school again. I checked other charter schools, but what I found out was VERY concerning. Do your research first!!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
My grandson has attended MVCS's Preschool for over two years. The school staff has nurtured him with love and guidance. I am impressed with all he's learned. Academically and socially he is well prepared for his kindergarten year! I would recommend MVCS as a safe and caring school to help your child grow!

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2013
I have been a parent of students at MVCS since 1991. All of my 5 children attended and my last is a senior this year. However, I will continue to be a part of the school as I now have a granddaughter attending the preschool. I love the care and concern that staff has for the students' overall success. MVCS has a vibrant sports program and a variety of fine arts classes and activities. The Leadership component is unique and most excellent for teaching and training the students. This quality program sets the school apart from other private institutions.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
My family looked hard in Las Vegas to find the right school where we d be challenged academically and enjoy a wide variety of sports, fine arts, and well-rounded activities. We wanted both a friendly, nurturing place for our children beginning preschool, as well as a positive spiritual environment for them to thrive throughout middle school and high school. Because of the fine training they received, 3 of my children have now graduated from MVCS, earned healthy academic scholarships, and received honors in college for their work. Due to my son s training through MVCS s excellent technology department, he was able to get a job his college freshman year in his university s media department as a camera and production tech. One daughter is now pursuing graduate studies in film design, and another graduate is starting a unique career overseas. All my children acquired leadership skills that have built their confidence level and prepared them well for success. I m currently an MVCS parent and proud to say we definitely found the right formula at Mountain View Christian Schools Leadership Institute!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
My son is in 10th grade and attends MVCS. His neighborhood friends attend a public high school. To hear the stories of violence, drugs, bullying and teachers who look the other way, I will find a way to keep him at MVCS. If anyone questions the academics, just try doing the homework. I've never been a big fan of private schools, but this one actually cares about the students. If your children are living in fear at public schools, take a look at MVCS. It's safe and offers a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
This school is really good for preschool and elementary kids. Once you get to middle school and high school the teachers start being one sided. If you have a problem or get in trouble they don't look at the whole picture. Some of the teaching is great but a lot of the teachers don't care and give up.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2013
I couldn't think of a better private school for my grandson! He comes home everyday with more and more knowledge, and thoroughly enjoys going to school! Very safe, secure and welcoming!

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2013
MVCS..... My son just start in January 2013 and we have had a very good eperience at MVCS.... He has Managed to get his one B's and C's grades to A's and one B+.... We are so grateful to his teacher and the school for the education he has been getting at MVCS. My son will be attening 6 grade at MVSC and we are so excited to be able to see his growth in a very short time period. He had struggled at puplic school but at MVCS it was not easy to make the change from a home work week packet that he got done in 15 mins a day to MVCS home work that he had to really think and focus on home work ...At first it was hard home work but with the help of his awesome teacher , he has gotton his education to a higher standards and know achiving awesome grades.... He comes home talking about things he have learned and to be honest , he coming knowing very interesting thing in Arts, drama and music and are advance for his grade level. I would really recommend this school to everyone ! My son loves it there and loves his teacher! This has been my awesome experience!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2012
I have attended MVCS since kindergarten. I don't know much different, but I can attest that several people I know that have left, or already attended public school; say it is a much better education. The elementary program is great, but it all goes downhill from there. Academics here are sub-par, for the school mostly focuses on athletics and money. As for the lunch program, it is mediocre and overpriced. I believe that I could get a better education at a public school, or a different private school, but when i asked a trusted teacher's advice, I was immediately discouraged from leaving, and was not given any advice. The only reason I have not left is for convenience, for I graduate next year. The school seems very Christian from the outside, and although some people here are much more Christian-like than public school students, that is not always the case. If you want my advice, raise your child with a good Christian background, then send them to a magnet or public school for a higher education, not to a private school trying to take your hard earned money, and offering very little in return.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2012
I don't want to take anything away from the (few) excellent teachers at this school who really care. However, this is not a good school. The low moral and academic standards at this "Chrsistian" school and the lack of leadership in dealing with bullying left us dumbfounded. This was a destructive environment for our children and we disenrolled them. MVCS is just a cash cow with a token chapel service once a week. If you're' looking for a school with Christ at the center.. this is not it.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2011
Not the best school.... Most of the students that go here are very christian like, and also I feel like the teachers are unqualified to be teaching. The staff are very rude at times. One staff member yelled at a student "Are you crazy ?! SIT DOWN!" at lunch.This same staff member called one student in my class a wh*re becuase she talked to a freshmen. Why are staff members talking bad about other student?I am a Junior High Student here and the only reason I like the school is because of most of the people i hang out with are very nice. Some staff members are very nice and actually know what they are doing, but not most of them. For my Freshmen year, I plan on leaving this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2011
They spent money on ipads for all the High School students. What are they doing for the JR and Elementary student. The teachers are not qualified and have no teaching training. Some teachers have their degree in something else, other than education. Teachers don't have teaching licenses and they focus more on the biblical(which is great) but what about education that focuses on the Nevada State Standards and writing traits. The administrators not working into making sure standards are being taught and checked. Their staff days aren't focused on training the teachers and making sure standards are met. Nothing turned into them and checked. Public schools have teacher observations happening at least once a week. Education is top priority and it is being neglected in this school. More focus on sports and leadership. When my child has an assignment, he says the teacher just tells them to read and do the questions. Some materials not covered in class. The writing traits are lacking. I am very dissatisfied by the quality of the education. I feel public schools have better education and qualified, licensed teachers. I pulled my child out.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2011
I had my son at MVCS for 4 years, but took him out when he started high school. He was a decent athlete and I figured he'd have a better chance at getting an athletic scholarship by attending a public high school. After 6 months, he had been suspended twice and even had to appear in juvenile court. The drugs, gangs and indifference of the teachers was too much for him to handle. He returned to MVCS and graduated with his class. He even received a scholarship in football to a Christian college. I'd urge anyone with children in the public school system to check into MVCS. I almost destroyed my family by trying to save a few dollars. This is not only the safest school in Las Vegas, but the teachers and staff treat the students like they are family.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2011
if you are looking to send your children to a christian school worth every one of your precious pennies i would suggest you look somewhere else, MVCS is not nor will it be the place for you. God is always part of the curriculum and talked about freely (the only plus of this school) but the fact that they have become so jaded by their "leadership training" is quite ridiculous. please do not fall for this leadership ruse. favoritism is by far the biggest problem at this school and they (being administration) do nothing to hide it. athletics could be amazing but the lack of real coaching holds it back. most if not all teachers are not qualified with actual degrees. all in all MVCS used to be a school worth telling about but recently (namely the past few years) it has taken a turn for the worse and it is frankly disgusting.

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2011
I just went through the worst year of my life at that school. Do not buy the "christian" atmosphere. NO. Most teachers don't have degrees and favortism isn't even hidden. Sports are underpayed so you get horrible uniforms (I was in cheer last year), and I'm most certain I will be behind in public school, even though I got straight A's this year at MVCS. DO NO SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE. THIS IS FROM A STUDENT'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. I can almost guarantee you will regret every dollar spent. They do NOT teach leadership and God is in every single subject. I kid you guys not. Hated it.

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2011
I love MVCS! My daughter attended when she was in Pre-school and just recently came back after 2 years in public school. Mountain View Christian Schools is not only a school, it is a leadership institute, it is a community of friends and family. Not only do our kids know one another but parents get to know one another because of how involved we become in our children's education. At MVCS, our kids get the best academic education possible and they learn leadership principles as early as Kindergarten. Because of MVCS, our children are equipped to be the best people they can be based on sound Biblical principles and they are empowered to be true leaders in all aspects of their lives. I am so grateful that my daughter is able to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
This school is awesome. It is the best in Vegas. I have sent my children here for many years. It has always been unquestionably Christian and strongly academic. This fall every high school student is getting an iPad for texts, homework, and whatever else this creative staff can come up with. I am looking forward to my grandchildren going to MVCS.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2010
As a parent who has gone through the lower and upper grades, I can attest that the elementary is great. My children were performing above grade level, the attitudes of most teachers and students were positive and loving, keeping in line with the Christian faith, chapel time/bible study were great beneifts. There are a few children with behavior problems that continually get a pass and should have been expelled by now, but they are paying tuition and I doubt the school will walk from the money. The upper grades leave a lot to be desired in terms of academics, favoritism, and an over-focus on fundraising and sports in lieu of academics. Some teachers are a God-send, knowlegable and certified....while others lack the certification, degrees, or love of children/education to teach effectively. The previous poster is correct, the elective choices in the upper grades are poor to say the least and might be a hinderence to college acceptance. In short, MVCS is great at the elementary level where a focus on good citisenship, child/parent/teacher realations and mastery of the basics is the focus.....but once you are college bound, the academics leaves a lot to be desired.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
Continuation of Page 1 Teachers are required to continue their education and encouraged to continually read material that helps with their field of study. The technology at MVCS exceeds that of any school in the valley. Classrooms have projectors, every room contains computers, they have two computer labs, a state of the art media center and parents can track their child s progress through RenWeb. When I went to college it was a breeze because MVCS prepared me for what college was going to be like. The teachers made sure we were prepared for what we were going to face. Academics are held to the upmost of importance. The school holds many activities year round that help reinforce what is taught in the classroom.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2010
As a former graduate of MVCS I would like to state the impact this school and church has had on my life. The atmosphere of this school radiates from the moment you enter. Feelings of joy, love and excitement are shown and felt throughout the building. Teachers will bend over backwards for their students and work very hard to make sure each one succeeds. Not only do they teach, they love and cherish each child. I would like to clear up also that the teachers at MVCS are qualified to teach and have Masters/Bachelors degrees.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2010
Continuation of Page 2 Taste of Missions teaches students the importance of world studies, Walkathon promotes healthy living, Speech Meet exposes students to public speaking and chapels develop the spiritual mind of students. My experience at MVCS helped me build an eternal foundation that will hold strong throughout all of life s misgivings and joys. I am who I am today because of MVCS. I am proud of what I have accomplished. I would like to thank all the staff at MVCS. Thank you for all the time, encouragement and help you have given me throughout the 10 years I was there.

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2010
Ex teacher... Wanted to teach at a christian school, but after MVCS, I'll stick to public. Staff was under-qualified and overpaid, considering their own academic level. I've seen teachers waive test scores for their 'pets' and not for the rest of the students. Some teachers sit online on facebook or myspace all day while students teach themselves through outdated books. Bible classes teach basic bible lessons, but don't they teach how to apply biblical teachings to their 'walk with God' on a day-to-day basis. I was a math teacher, and had some students stay after to ask me about other homework, claiming their other teachers wouldn't help them. Basically, unless your child has family working at MVCS, or they are one of the lucky ones that a teacher wants to favor, they arn't going to get a well deserved education. Certainly not one that costs $5,000. FYI I RESIGNED. WASN'T FIRED!!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2010
How are students supposed to compete for college with such a bland amount of elective choices? Grades 7th-12th choices are things such as PE, health, Spanish/French, Art, Computers. There is no "language level" like Spanish IV, and no specific subcategories like sculpting, oil painting, photography or computer programming. The only interesting classes were Web Graphics or Culinary, and these are only available to upper level high schoolers. Should the children take the same Spanish, art and computer class over and over and over each year? Where's the advancement? How does a student improve upon skills if they repeat the same classes with the same teachers?

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to all current and prospectve students and families of MVCS. As the principal of this school, I would like to express the opportunity that a website such as this has to be a forum of constructive conversation. One that builds up a community through the discussion of ideas and best practices. At MVCS, our administration welcomes the opportunity to discuss any and all concerns. Through these discussions, we are able to either receive information that helps us improve our program or provide answers that shed light upon unknown factors in any given situation. Yet as an educator, I am distressed over the cowardice displayed by individuals who hide behind being anonymous in order to simply take cheap shots. That type of discussion does not provide anything constructive for anyone involved, nor does it provide an opportunity for improvement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2010
Terrible disappointment! Tuition is too high. Teachers are not qualified to teach school anywhere. I was totally mislead!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
...they even focus more on sports than academics.That's a big down fall. Should have discounts. Tuition is overpriced. Not all teachers are qualified. anonymous

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
i have been at this school since kindergarten i am a seventh grader the curriculum could be better the teachers are ok but the school is focused on fundraising money for nothing they get 5,000 per kid give the teachers a raise get new books not ones made in 1995 out of 5 core classes 4 use books bible we use our own Bible which I like 3 are made from 95-99 there is one made in 07 which is terrible they have no benefits for returning students like myself i mean 8 years should mean at least a little off I would love to go to Washington State for medical but we have no electives that offer that except for health which is very basic out of the 09 class two went to colleges that were not minor ones and not UNLV

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
It's a great school! My 4 grandchildren go to school there, and they are getting a quality education along with lots of school activities to be involved in. It's worth what it costs to have them there!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2009
My daughter attended 6th grade and will be attending again this year. This school was a great choice good academics, good positive atmosphere, good after school opportunities. My daughter was extremely happy and comfortable at this school within a week and is looking forward to the start of the new school year.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2009
I think it is a great idea that MVCS requires even the 12 graders to sign out. Why shouldn't they? In the event something happened to someone's child they would be responsible and believe me the parent would hold the school responsible. Yes the hallways are crowded so that just tells me more people in the las vegas valley are looking for a good christian education. Stop complaining and start volunteering. It's no secret christian schools rely on money to survive. Don't you?!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2009
MVCS has many opportunities yet over the years has become underplayed. Moving the 5thand 6th graders into the highschool wing was ridiculous. even with the loss of many students this last year the hallways are a disgrace. The administration does not know when to stay out of your 'personal buisness' the education is average, you would think that paying 5 thousand a year would grant college prep classes at least but the school mostly sets standards on sports and money. Students are now required to tell admistration when you leave campus, thats understandable for elementry, but even 12th graders are made to check out. The admistration treats students as if they belittled us. When i had noted to some of the teachers and principal that i was looking for another school they tried to change my mind for me. I hope to find a better school.

- submitted by a student
May 15, 2009
I went to MVCS for the first 3 years of high school. I loved every minute of it. It is a better environment for learning and that fact that you become friends (more like family) with everyone in the school is a wonderful thing. There were not any cliques like you usually see in a public school. This is coming for someone who was reluctant to start and the school grew to love it instantly and when I had to leave my senior year I was so far ahead of my peers in public school that I was bored, graduated early, with honors, and received an advanced diplomia. Then when I went onto college it was a breeze. MVCS really prepares you for college.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 28, 2009
mountain view is doing a great job in everything!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2009
i am an 8th grader at mvcs and i have to say that i highly dislike this school. i really tried to see this school in a good way but i just could not. all i ever do is get made fun. in my past ive attended a public school and never had i received such rude comments towards me. and i have to agree with the last comment these teachers and staff don't teach us for the real world.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 23, 2009
I have 2 children who attend MVCS and overall we are very happy with the school. Some of the reviews complained about the way other children treat their children...just because it is a christian school doesn't make the teachers responsible for your children's behavior! That starts at home. It does take time to make appointments with administration, however, many of the administration members are also teachers which I find commendable. This school is right for alot of families, but they certainly cannot please everyone. Do your homework and and be part of the solution...Volunteer

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2009
My son attends 5th grade at MVCS and when I read some of these negative reviews I feel like they musy be talking about some other school. Maybe things change in the high school, but up til now the education has been excellent. I attended an older East Coast school which sent about a third of its students on to Ivy League colleges, and my son has so far received a better education than I had at the same age. The children treat each other well as I would expect in a Christian environment, and the teachers are admirable. The only issue I have seen is disorganization on the part of administration. This has not caused us any actual problems but it does nothing to increase the confidence of parents that have concerns. Wonderfully diverse student population.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2009
I regret every dollar I poured into this school--from tuition to fundraisers to money gifts I was asked to provide by administration. The education is mediocre, the teachers are not all certified and the administration is too concerned about money to make any good decisions regarding what is best for the kids. What a terrible school disguised as being Christian! My child is being more educationally challenged in public school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2009
I have attended MVCS for the past 2 years. I would have to say that this school is amazing! I am doing much better here than my former school and my teachers take the extra time to help me do better. I recommend this school to anyone looking for caring teachers.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2008
I'm sad to say that I only wish that I had found this website before I enrolled my child. After 9 weeks I have made the difficult decision to move my child to another school. I agree that the school seems to be more interested in the fundraising and the sports. I was shocked to hear that chapel was cancelled to attend a pep rally. Why do preschoolers need to attend a pep rally? I was informed that the homework would be available online for me to print. Even public schools give you hard copies. When I went to the login it was just websites to go to and obtain the homework. For the money you pay, they can afford to make a few copies. Even public schools give you hard copies. Please ask the right questions when enrolling your child in this or any school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2008
I went to MVCS in 6th grade, but came back for my years of high school and graduated in 2006. I loved every minute of it how everyone was so involved I would of never recieved that at any of the othe private schools. It was like a family and I still talk and visit with the staff and my whole graduating class. Highly suggest going to Mt. View.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
My children have been at MVCS for 5 years, and this is the first year that I don't feel that the school has earned an exceptional rating--I would give them 1 or 2 stars if I was only considering the 07-08 year. While there are many caring teachers and the curriculum is solid (at least for elementary and middle school), in the past year, the administration seemed more concerned about enrollment numbers, dollar signs, and athletics, and less concerned about academics, security and behavior. Phone calls to administration are often not returned, discipline is inconsistent and favoritism is obvious. I hope to see them return to their previous standards in the coming year.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 30, 2008
My daughter graduated from MVCS and she loved every minute of her time there. The teachers are caring and the adminitrators give of their time after school to coach the kids and mentor them. The two staff members who do not support the school should leave. If its such a bad place why stay? I love the place. My daughter is who she is today because of it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2008
I have had my children attend Mountain View for about 10 years now and I have to say I am pleased. I for one feel the education offered is above average and ultimatley the success of my students depends on them and myself. The staff at MVCS are very helpful and encouraging. Not to mention the safety factor. MVCS is a well maintained and gaurded school. I plan on having my children graduate from this school. Thank You MVCS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 01, 2008
Totally not preparing the students for the real world, one teacher I know doesn't even have a college/teaching degree, good job Mtn View. They care more about the money than the teaching.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 26, 2007
Love the school my childeren go there and they love it!!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2007
I wil be taking my child out of this school during Winter break. How can my child get a good education when the teachers do not have one? No wonder my child is behind her public school friends!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2007
MVCS has the ability to be a great school. I think there focus should be more on the students and not the enrollment numbers. Everything is always about numbers. Educating the kids should be priority. Until they realize that the kids that are there are priority, they will continue to struggle.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 09, 2007
My child has just began public school, and he/she is now being put in different classes becuase mountain view did not have their students in the right classes according to grade. They start you out with the wrong english classes so that if you do indeed decide to change school you are completely off with the rest of the county.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
MVCS didnt get me prepared for where i neee to go, i want to go to an out of state college for fashion, and the classes that i need the either do not offer or they did not tell me that i was supposed to take them. I love the students there, but the teachers aren't good.

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2007
mountain view is not worth the money! most teachers are underqualified and just don't really care. i spent most of my days there doing busy work instead of actually learning.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 10, 2007
I have recently taken my child out of MVCS and put him in public school. I am amazed at all of the classes he is behind in. There are also many classes that he took at MVCS and is not getting credit for in public school. MVCS has not been a good experience for us!!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
MVCS is the best! And yes, it's a Christian school. You can feel it in the atmosphere. I know many of the teachers personally. They sacrifice so much for their students. I have been in prayer meetings where MVCS teachers are crying for their students for hours. These teachers truly care. The love they show is straight from God. I Know the staff of MVCS, and they are most definitely close to God (and it shows).

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
My children are starting their sixth year at MVCS. I have found their education far exceeds that of their public school peers. The school offers many extra-curricular activities from elementary through high school. The teachers have been excellent. We have rarely had issues with teachers and have always been able to work things out. Administration is easy to contact and open to workng with parents. My children love going to this school. They have very good relationships with the teachers they have had and look forward to returning each fall. We plan on keeping our children at MVCS until graduaion.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
I rate it an average because it can be very well, average. The tone and manner of some of the teachers can be unproffesional. I like that the classrooms are very diverse and not too large, but even with smaller classrooms help is not distributed evenly. In my opinion, the tution doesnt match the service.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2007
i went to mountain view for several years, and once i started 7th grade and was up in the high schools wing i hated it. no ones nice, everyone pushes in the hall ways, but thats just the way kids are these days, i know. but when you need something the teachers never help, there to busy talking about our highschool drama, to pay attention. they teach us not to gossip, when thats the only thing they do.

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
July 31, 2007
my outlook on this school seems to be one of many. i sent my daughter to warren walker and did not like it, and had heard only great things about mvcs. but when sending her there, yes the students were welcoming but the teachers didnt seem to pay much attention to her, it was more on the students already there. she was learning so many more new things at her old school. i am sending her back this upcoming year.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2007
I had high expectations for MVCS, but my children will not be returning next year. The curriculum is average-except too much influence with bible teachings-it overshadows the need for more emphasis on basics, like math, science, history, etc.. Unfortunately, it is a whole lot about money. The fundraising for missions is obsessive, while the kids are still in trailers. Some of the Junior and High School students speak more filth than I expected for the environment. The Library is poorly stocked. The only positive is the safety aspect.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
I am a staff member of MVCS and am sad to say that my view of the school has changed. There is no forgiveness from the administrators and I have seen many good staff members let go due to impulsive decisions by those in authority. I do not feel the mission statement is lived by, and often times I am disappointed that this is a Christian organization because of the contradictions seen throughout the entire school. Unfortunately, the school wants to be the best, but does not do what is necessary to become the best.

- submitted by a staff
July 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2007
Im so glad that finally, people are putting the truth out there about mountain view chrstian school. I used to love it, and it was so much fun. But now, things have gotten so far out of hand. The teachers dont pay enough attention to us as they should. We didnt excel anymore than kids in public schools.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2007
I have been on staff at MVCS for several years and unfortunately I have to agree with several comments and complaints that have been posted as of late. If it were not for the tuition discount my children get because I am an employee, I would send my children elsewhere. I work with a few teachers who do not even have a teaching degree and I believe some of the ones with degrees teach here because they would not cut it in public school. The leadership is very prejudice against a certain population of children despite how they portray themselves to the parents. Parents are not encouraged to be involved and when they do, they get discouraged because they see that their children's best interests are not in the hearts of the administration and most of the staff. It is actually a very sad situation.

- submitted by a staff
no rating July 16, 2007
I am a former student of MVCS and after being put through the worst year of my life I am happy to see that the truth of this school is being put out. I was unfairly treated because I made the mistake of doing what I thought was right. The favoritism at this school is ridiculous if you are not liked the teachers and other staff they will have it out for out for you. What I mean is you will go through hell dirty looks from the office ladies teachers acting differently in classes. My parents paid good money for what? In my bible class all we did was sit and talk. I could have done that in public school for free.

- submitted by a community member
July 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 13, 2007
It is great that the ugly truth about MVCS is finally getting out. I pulled my children out a couple of years ago due to many of the same reasons. This has been a total waste of money--especially when there are perfectly good public schools in LV to send our children to! The administration and staff should be ashamed of themselves!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
I agree that the elementary school is great and teachers do a good job. But the high school portion is full of favoritism and even grades are subject to the whim of teachers at times. The school does not focus on academics and preparing for college like they should especially in their senior years This school used to be above the public schools but not any more. I pulled my kids out this year after 10+ years in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2007
While the emphasis (well, over-emphasis) on Christianity at Mountain View may seem advantageous, it, in essence, screwed me when I got to college. The whole time I attended Mountain View, every subject, every idea was based on God and Christianity. I can't remember writing a paper where I didn't refer or mention God at least once. That didn't fly in my public college. Of course, they wouldn't discriminate based on religion, but I could no longer base my arguements on God, because to most people in the scientific profession don't believe in God. My education from MV no longer seemed like an education at all, more like a huge Bible class.

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2007
I recently graduated after attending Mountain View my entire scholastic career. While I was there, the school seemed like the best there could be; the low number of students made it easier to get involved in sports and other programs that I would never have been successful at in another school as well as smaller class sizes which made learning more personal. Then I graduated. I realized that the real world was nothing like Mountain View. Being taught in an environment that encourages and accepts Christian beliefs made it easier to follow those beliefs, but once I had to become a part of society, that fostering of my religion was no longer present. They make it easy while you're there, but they don't teach you how to uphold those beliefs when they're challenged.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 12, 2007
Mountain View Christian School started out to be a good school when my child was in elementary. But as she has gotten older the only thing they offer is a wonderful volleyball team. In her freshman year (which will be her last @ mvcs) she was treated very unfairly. Teachers most deffinatly have their favorites and will go out of their way to help the students that they consider more special. I would not consider sending my child here again.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
Mountain View is good for the elementary programs there, but that would be it. Favoritism is a huge deal. The school focuses so much on how much money they can raise through fund raisers and such that education almost seems to be put secondary. I would not suggest anyone to MVCS.

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
I love love love MVCS! My son graduated this year (he's attended since the first grade) and my daughter will be a sophomore in the fall. Their teachers have always gone the extra mile for each of them. I never felt 'out of the loop'. The office staff are wonderful and personable. They know your children and you by name. MVCS is worth every single dollar we've spent on my kids education. If I had to do it all over again. I wouldn't have changed a thing.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
I am pulling my child out of this school after attending for 5 years. I would expect him to be ahead of public school but indeed he is behind and will have to take summer school. I am very disappointed in the immaturity and unprofessionalism of the entire staff. This has been a waste of money for our family, but hey, at least the administration can afford to live like kings and queens! Not to mention the new cafeteria I helped pay for! Do not send your child here!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
This is our 5th year at MVCS. We love it! Wonderful environment with teachers and staff who truly care. Challenging academics, great art and music teachers, band, sports, Bible education and chapel each week along with a safe and fun school environment are reasons we like it so much. For the most part, parents are very friendly and down to earth and parent participation is high. Diverse group of ethnicities and backgrounds but teachers and staff treat everyone with respect & kindness. Private Christian education is certainly a sacrifice as it isn't cheap. However, we have found it is well worth it! We are very happy with MVCS. Our daughters love their school!

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
MVCS has been overall a good elementary school. I have great concern for the high school level of teaching i.e. the quality of the teachers and what is available for the kids. They do seem to have a high priority for the safety of the kids. The whole first quarter has seem to have been more about how much money the school could raise, and not so much on education. Hopefully 2nd quarter will be better!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2006
MVCS is the best Christian School in Las Vegas. The teachers truly care about the needs of each student and want to be there. I have seen many teachers go the extra mile to see the kids succeed. For example, my daughter's teacher offers free tutoring after school for the children who need extra help. I am very impressed as a parent. I also like the new state of the art kitchen that was opened this year. Now my child has a healthy hot lunch each day. The rising tuition is the only issue I have with MVCS, but the quality of the school is well worth the sacrifice.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
My daughter has attended MVCS for five years now, and started there in the 6th grade. We have never regretted sending her to MVCS. I believe the quality of the education she is receiving is superior to what she would get in the public schools in Las Vegas. Brian Glover

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
My child has attended for almost three years. He is in pre-school and has done very well there. He truely enjoys going and has learned computer fundamentals, art, physical education & music. I especially like he attends chapel once a week with children his own age. He has had four fundamental teachers since starting there and I would score them all very high on discipline, manners & teaching respect for others. He has been taught well on the basic education for his age level, including the bible. I did have a problem once with a teacher, which could happen at any school, and we quickly resolved the issue by talking. My son has been at 2 other daycares prior to Mountain View, any I've never seen the rudeness/disrespect towards the kids as I did at the other places he attended. I would highly recommend visiting MVCS & forming your opinion.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
I feel that MVCS is a great school.It has weak areas just like any other school, however it provides a great enviornment and has many great activities. I am very pleased.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2004
Very good school, Safe secure, Fair and the most color blind environment that I have ever seen. Excelent facilities for sports and the developmnet of children.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
My son was in the kindergarten class this past year, and we were very pleased with this school. We thought that the level of parent participation was quite high, the interest level of his teacher(and most teachers that we experienced,)was as well. Although this was my son's teacher's first year of teaching, she really seemed to know each child quite well. She welcomed and encouraged us parents, although at times we felt a little ill-informed at certain class and school events. I'm sure that was just because of inexperience. We look forward to all of the opportunities awaiting our son as he progresses through this curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
MVCS is a terrible school. You might take their little tour and then you'll think its great. But the teachers dont teach. They leave it all up to the students. Certain students get privileges because they have a parent in the staff. Teachers will assign work and not do any teaching. They spend the tuition money on meaningless things and dont keep track of how the school is going. The students are treated differently. Some teachers are even racist. They spend more time on sports than acedemics. MVCS is a waste of money. Dont make your child suffer.

- submitted by a former student
May 30, 2004
I think this school offers a great education to an extent but I dont like the fact that some of the teachers and adminisrtation are rascist toward some of the students. I don't feel that this school offers enough ways for my child to get a scholarship and provide enough electives.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
I am very happy with MVCS. My 2 children have been there K-6th and 1st-8th. They both intend on graduating from MVCS. It is a wonderful enviroment with teachers and administration that care.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2003
Best Christian private school in Las Vegas. I have had all three of my children attend there. Excels and improves every year. Best decision I ever made!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
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MVCS-Leadership Institute provides an environment that promotes a lifelong learning experience with solid Christian Values. MVCS is a Preschool-12th grade private school located on 20 acres in Northeast Las Vegas. MVCS has been serving the Las Vegas since 1983. The curriculum at MVCS-Leadership Institute is college-prep and fully integrates leadership philosophy. Students from PK-HS develop into confident leaders by learning the skills of problem solving, team building, and service.

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Mountain View Christian Schools
3900 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV  89110
(702) 452-1300
Last modified Mountain View Christian Schools is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Mountain View Christian Schools Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 99 reviews. Top