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Monterey Bay Academy

Established: 1949

School Facts

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

School Description

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Educatius PDF: Monterey Bay Academy PDF Profile
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?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Speciality Programs
Pilot Training
Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Drama, Graphic Design, Photography
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
Clubs and Extracurricular
Campus Ministry, Flag Football, International Club, Running Club, Scuba Club, Surf Club
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Required
TOEFL Required

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