Domestic & International Student Application
International students are defined as those whose primary residence is overseas. U.S. citizens employed overseas are not considered international if they file U.S tax returns.
The process for admissions as a resident and/or International student at Monte Vista Christian School can be completed in 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Application & Deadlines
Payment of $100 application fee, requires use of a United States bank issued credit card.
Step 2: Supplemental Documentation Supplemental documentation can be completed by logging into your School Forms Online (SFO) site (created in Step 1 above):• Current English Teacher Evaluation• Current Math Teacher Evaluation• Current and Past 2 years' grade reports - copies from home are sufficient, however if a formal request is necessary at your current school, you will find this form on the SFO site. Submit this form directly to your current school, do not send this form to Monte Vista.
Step 3: Student Interview/Campus Visit
Please call the Admissions Office early in the fall to schedule a visit to our campus. We recommend that all students visit Monte Vista, if possible.Or you may attend one of our Open Houses: • October 23, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 pm • December 4, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 pmPlease note: Due to the large number of inquiries, and our processing of applications, our ability to accommodate campus visits during the month of February is extremely limited.Interviews take place in one of three ways:
1. On-campus in person interview with an admissions officer. For domestic students this will include STAR testing. For international students this will include a writing sample.
2. Skype interview, for domestic out-of-state applicants.
3. Due to the large demand for interviews, Monte Vista requires all candidates from China to sit for a pre-interview with Vericant. Vericant does not determine a candidate's qualification but refers completed interviews to Monte Vista's admission office. The admission team decides which candidates will be invited for a formal interview.
Step 4: Testing
Domestic (US) applicants must submit either an SSAT score (school code 5141), or on your school visit take the STAR exam. International applicants must submit a TOEFL (school code 1867) or iTEP SLATE Plus score, or IELTS score..
International applicants are defined as those whose primary residence is overseas. US citizens employed overseas are not considered international if they file US tax returns.ELL Program PlacementThis is based on your application, interview and TOEFL score. If you are assigned to an ELL/TE program there will be an additional fee.I-20 FormMonte Vista will issue an I-20 to a student once they have been accepted and their parents have returned the signed enrollment contract, tuition deposit, and other required documents.Bank StatementA bank statement is required to prove sufficient funding for the boarding program.Immunization RecordA completed state of California immunization record is required prior to the school issuing an I-20.GuardianshipAll international students are required to have a designated guardian residing within the state of California. A form for local guardianship will be sent along with the enrollment contract after a student has been accepted. Parents are responsible for finding their child's guardian.Additional information for international student, click here.
You are welcome to mail any/all supplementary documentation to us at:
Admissions OfficeMonte Vista Christian School2 School WayWatsonville, CA 95076
Or fax them to us at 831-722-0361If you have any questions, feel free to call us.If you come to visit us, here is a list of places to stay