Monterey Bay Academy (MBA) is a coeducational Christian boarding high school (grades 9-12) located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. MBA’s 380-acre campus has its own one-mile stretch of private beach that offers a picturesque setting for students to experience challenging academics and social development. Most importantly, this all takes place in a safe and nurturing atmosphere that recognizes Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, therefore fostering the spiritual growth of our students. Our culturally diverse student population is derived from our local communities of Santa Cruz, San Jose and San Francisco, as well as from cities across the U.S. and the world.
Established in 1949, MBA continues to offer a national and global experience in a small family-like campus environment for students to pursue excellence their education. Our motto, Where Land and Sea Unite to Inspire, represents the desire of our faculty and staff that each student would be inspired in their education, their social interactions, and in their relationship with God. An education at MBA goes far beyond textbooks and classrooms. It is Where Land and Sea Unite to Inspire for a lifetime.
MBA’s campus is designed to inspire. Located on 380 acres on the central California coast, our students enjoy our private beach and spacious setting. Outside of classes and work, our students also enjoy a variety of opportunities and activities, including athletics, music, and several campus ministries.
Beyond our campus a diverse and exciting world awaits. Scenic Monterey is just 30 minutes away, and lively Santa Cruz is a quick 15 minute drive. Our closest international airport is just a 45 minute drive to San Jose.