About Milpitas Christian

Milpitas Christian School (MCS) is an independent, non-denominational Christ-centered PK through grade 8 school that exists to honor God. We partner with parents and churches to provide a well-rounded, excellent education with a biblical worldview. We prepare and equip students for a lifetime of learning, service to their communities, and future success.

Our Core Values

At Milpitas Christian School we:
  • Value the Bible as the true Word of God
  • Pray because our lives depend on it
  • Model Christian ethics by applying a biblical worldview in all activities
  • Partner with parents to maximize the God-given potential of each child 
  • Create a thirst for life-long learning  
  • Are culturally sensitive in all that we do
  • Communicate openly and effectively, respecting each person's uniqueness before God
  • Apply a biblical worldview in all activities

Our Mission

Equipping followers of Christ to transform their world.

Philosophy of Christian Education

Milpitas Christian School is dedicated to a philosophy of education based upon the word of God. The purpose of the school is to glorify God by partnering with parents to achieve academic excellence, spiritual maturity, and the emotional, physical and social development of children. - Download a PDF

Our Purpose

We desire to provide the best academic education using proven current and traditional teaching methods, tools, and technologies. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEAM) are balanced with an exposure to music, drama, art, physical, and outdoor education.

Our students receive a Christian worldview in all subjects to maximize their God-given potential and to appreciate beauty in His creation. We seek to bring students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to disciple them in Biblical truth and to apply it in their daily lives. Christian character development is a prime goal at Milpitas Christian School. Using Biblical guidelines, we strive to provide the foundation of a strong Christian character leading to self-discipline.

Equipping tomorrow's leaders today

Milpitas Christian School, where students grow and become well rounded, Christ-centered leaders, equipped to transform their world. 

From the vision that launched the outstanding Silicon Valley preschool in 1973 to the establishment of an elementary school and then a middle school, MCS continues to prepare the future leaders of tomorrow, today.

Educating the whole child spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally is rooted in the strong partnership between the home and the school which makes MCS a second to none school community.

Milpitas Christian School, established in 1974, is a Preschool – 8th Grade Christ-centered educational institution accredited by:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What makes MCS a Christian School?

    What makes a school Christian begins with the foundation that the Bible is historically true and that it is God’s letter written to us. Everything we do from hiring staff, selecting board members, determining our educational outcomes, delivering curriculum and instruction, offering co-curricular experiences, etc. is based upon the foundation of pursuing the mission of equipping followers of Christ to transform their world. What makes a school Christian is a unified commitment to live by the two greatest commandments found in Matthew 22;32-40.
  • What are the maximum class sizes?

    Preschool: 12
    K-5: 22-25 
    Middle School 6 - 8: 28
  • Does MCS have a Preschool?

    Yes. It is located at 1000 S Park Victoria Drive, Milpitas Ca 95035 which is less than a mile from the Birchwood Campus. Our Preschool is for children ages 2-5 and is in session five days a week. Students may attend half or full day.
  • Does MCS have a minimum age requirement for Kindergarten?

    Yes, children must be 5 by September 1st.
  • Is there an after school program?

    Yes! Our Extended Care and Enrichment Program offers a safe and fun environment for students after school until 6:00 PM. Activities involve free play, arts and crafts, homework club, and opportunities to sign up for programs such as chess, cooking, robotics, tennis, and more.
  • Does MCS have after school care?

    Yes - Extended Care begins at 7:00am. Activities are available until first classes begin. Extended care activities are available until 6:30pm
  • Do students wear uniforms?

    Yes. Our uniform provider is Land’s End. 
    MCS requires school uniforms for all TK through 8th-grade students. 
  • Does MCS administer standardized testing?

    MCS uses the NWEA MAP growth assessment which is taken three times during the school year to chart the academic progress and growth of our students. 
  • How does your school communicate to families and students?

    We keep our community updated through the weekly digital newsletter, stand alone emails, text messaging, our school app, through the student information system/parent portal.
  • What is MCS discipline policy?

    The Student - Parent Handbook contains our school’s discipline policies. Important areas such as how we deal with bullying, conflict resolution, and our code of conduct. Our discipline policy is rooted in the biblical concept of discipleship. We believe that a major goal in our discipline and student conduct policy is to equip our students to grow as a follower of Christ. 
  • Are MCS teachers credentialed?

    100% of our core academic teachers hold a valid teaching credential and more than 65% hold advanced degrees. 
  • Does MCS have a parent portal?

    Yes, parents have access to our MCS online community, which houses resources, events, news, and class and activity information.
  • Does MCS have a hot lunch program?

    MCS has partnered with Taste Nutrition Services to provide our students meals that nourish the body and fuel the mind. Meals are prepared fresh each day in a nut free facility by professional chefs using the best local, organic and natural ingredients.  The balanced meal includes an entrée, fresh vegetables, fruits and milk. Your children are going to love their lunch!
  • What is accreditation and is MCS accredited?

    Milpitas Christian School, established in 1974, is a Preschool – 8th Grade Christ-centered educational institution accredited by:
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 
    • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
    Accreditation is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement that fosters continuous school improvement.
     
    A school which wishes to be accredited applies to the regional association as a candidate for accreditation.  That sets in motion a multi-year process involving a self-study by the institution together with a final review and report to the accrediting association. The self-study follows procedures and processes set forth by the accrediting commission. It is thorough, detailed and a blueprint both for accreditation and future success.
    [Source: Middle States Association]
     
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Milpitas Christian School accepts students of all races and nationalities and does not discriminate in any of its programs based on gender, race, or national origin.