We recognize that many families are choosing distance learning for their children. We are proud to be able to partner with these parents who choose to educate their children at home, and we offer a variety of ways to coordinate support such efforts! 

All tracks operate under the Monterey Bay Christian School affidavit, administrative consultation, admissions policies, and general governance. For further information, please feel free to contact Mr. Garcia by phone at (831) 899-2060 or via email at mrgarcia@mbcsonline.org

3rd - 8th Grade digital curriculum delivery system (Ignitia by Alpha Omega) requires a personal computer for the student (mobile if on Track 3). Upon enrollment, students are given diagnostic placement testing and customized courses are created/assigned.  

On campus participation is limited/separated from TK - 8th grade classes and activities.


While MBCS is currently pursuing its accreditation through ACTS and WASC organizations, to be effective by the 2023 - 2024 academic school year, our distance learning programs will not be included in this cycle of review or approval due to the time and personnel constraints involved in this inclusion for now. 

This does not change the legal status of our distance learning program(s), nor the quality or legitimacy of what we offer. Nor does it signal any surrender of running said programs, though we are always re-evaluating the inclusion of any/every element of our offerings on an annual basis. 

If you have any questions about this matter (especially regarding high school credits/transcripts), please reach out to us for more information and/or explanation.

ANNUAL tuition and fees




Track 1: Third Party Vendor



Track 2: Homeschooling



Track 3: Independent Studies



Hybrid Option: Friday on campus +$100

*NOTE: Hybrid Option available for Tracks 2 & 3 ONLY, see below for more information. Multi-student discount is not applicable to Track 1 - 3. 



Application Fee - New Student(s)


Elementary Registration/ Curriculum Fee


Enrollment/re-enrollment is on an August 1 through July 31 cycle.  However, families may elect to work within the regular school calendar start and end dates (mid August to late May). Tuition agreements are understood to be on a month-to-month basis




Some of our families choose to remain enrolled in other school programs, but are looking for more overtly or distinctly Christian curriculum in one or more areas of learning to supplement their student's education and development.


We'd be happy to discuss options with you and utilize our well-established curricular implementation experience to provide for your needs while you remain independently enrolled/managed by another group/home.


For students in 3rd - 8th grade, we can also manage the online setup of our Ignitia curriculum so that parents, tutors, or other agents can oversee and/or coordinate their learning that way as well.


Students in this track are "dual enrolled" in the sense that they still meet MBCS admission requirements, but report cards, school records, and the like, are not maintained for provided by MBCS, but are deferred to your primary institution/arrangement.


Limited consultation and support are available for initial and ongoing implementation of the process.



Parents continue to serve as their child’s teacher.

MBCS provides Christian curriculum in-line with our academic scope and sequence, with additional consultation/ supplementation options available.

MBCS administration also provides preliminary and ongoing parent training for curriculum implementation as needed.

Parents work with our office to finalize two official semester report cards each year.

Core subject expectations:

  • Bible
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Arts, Electives, and PE are coordinated separately/independently



With the same core course expectations as Track 2, MBCS faculty member(s) "teach" all independent subjects in the sense that they manage all assignments scheduling and grading/feedback. Parents provide a structured home environment and daily accountability as students work on lessons, quizzes, projects, and tests. 

Track 3 is only available to students in 3rd - 8th grade. The Ignitia curriculum system requires a personal computer and a reliable internet connection. 

MBCS administration provides regular communication of progress and “attendance” via task reports. Teacher assignment is based on availability and individual student curriculum plan. 

Students receive two semester report cards each year and progress conferencing opportunities in fall and spring terms as well.

During school hours (and individual teacher hours) students receive help as needed through live messaging tools and teacher communication tools.


This is an add-on available to those on Track 2 or 3 above that allows our distance learning students to join us on campus for the equivalent of 1 school day per week (typically on Fridays) to enjoy more of our school culture, social development, and great activities! The rest of the week would proceed according to the appropriate track chosen above.  NOTE: This is not offered to those enrolled in Track 1.

Typical on-campus participation includes:


  • 1 Day of attendance*
  • Chapel
  • Class projects/labs
  • Face-to-face teacher time
  • Recess times
  • Performing Arts opportunities

Optional (Additional Cost)

  • Field trips (TBA)
  • Middle school sports teams
  • After school clubs (TBA)

* Variations of on-campus plans are possible based on student grade, ability, and need, as well family interest. Typically these offerings are incorporated into a Friday schedule, though other days could potentially be arranged for comparable amount of time on campus, in which case, program offerings may  drop some of the ones listed here for other elective offerings.