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Monterey Bay Academy

Established: 1949
Beach

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    240
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Christian
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
Monterey Bay Academy prepares students for higher education with a curriculum based on the entrance requirements set by the prestigious University of California system. The school practices the Seventh-day Adventist faith, and the cafeteria serves unique healthy vegetarian food.

FACILITIES
Monterey Bay Academy’s 380-acre beachfront campus boasts its own mile-long private beach. Facilities include a gymnasium, ball fields, a pool, a vegetarian cafeteria, and modern academic buildings with dedicated wings for different disciplines. There’s a private airstrip for pilots as well as aviation courses.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Monterey Bay Academy offers varsity programs in flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and softball. The beachfront location allows for unique athletic activities such as SCUBA diving and surfing.
Monterey Bay Academy’s internationally recognized music and drama groups have performed around the country and abroad. Art and music each have their own academic wing.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Monterey Bay Academy is part of the second-largest school system in the world and has been steadily outperforming the national average across all demographics.

DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Students live two to a room in traditional dormitories with full-time “house parents” and fully-equipped kitchens.

Visit School Site: Monterey Bay Academy
Visit City Site: Watsonville, California

Awards and Accomplishments Of School

Monterey Bay Academy math teacher Matt E., was the winner of the 2017 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching.


School News

Monterey Bay Academy math teacher Matt E., was the winner of the 2017 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching.


Famous Alumni

Jose Rojas – Member of the Advisory Committee to President Clinton
Heidi Nelson Cruz – Wife of Ted Cruz. Economic Director for the Western Hemisphere for President George W. Bush.
Yuko Kida – PhD Candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Marnie Breckenridge-Loomis – Opera Singer/Actress/Recording Artist
Mayu Suzuki – Works at the United Nations
Fred Cline – Art Director/Storyboard Artist for Disney Studios, Paramount, Warner Bros.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 380 acres Campus Size
  • 30% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:16
SAT Average
1137
ACT Average
22.1
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Speciality Programs
Pilot Training
Sports
Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Arts
Drama, Graphic Design, Photography
Music
Band, Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Symphonic Band
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, US Government and Politics, US History
Languages
Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Campus Ministry, Flag Football, International Club, Running Club, Scuba Club, Surf Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
13-19
ELTiS Required
194
TOEFL Required
32

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