School Details

Mission Hills Christian School

29582 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 589-4504
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 236 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Mission Hills Christian School is a private middle school in Rancho Santa Margarita. The principal of Mission Hills Christian School is Mrs. Carrie Gulino. 236 students attend Mission Hills Christian School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Mission Hills Christian School is 17:1. Arroyo Vista Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Hispanic 7% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We are so impressed with the education that our kids are getting at MHCS. The discipleship has been wonderful and a strength of this school. This is an exciting place to be as the school is growing and outlying plans for the future. With 33 years of tested experience and an exciting technological vision for tomorrow you ought to come check out Mission Hills. This school really is preparing the Christian Leaders of tomorrow.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a wonderful school!! We are so happy that we moved our son here for his eighth grade year. The teachers are passionate about their careers and completely engaged with their students. The students seem happy and pleasant and the parents are very nice as well. I highly recommend this school to families searching for an enriching school experience overall for their children.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have 2 kids in Mission Hills Christian School and love every moment of it. This is our 9th year here and we are very pleased with the result of their ministry. Many people have commented how wonderful our kids are and we knew because the spiritual foundations they have installed in our children. We did not regret any penny we invested here. Mission Hills Christian School is definitely a gem.

  • (1 year ago)

    What ever happen to the master design plan of the Church/School that was presented to the RSM Planning Commission over 10 years ago? The church got built because it creates revenue but the school that only breaks even( at best ) will remain in portables because their is no money in it. It looks and sounds like the school is falling apart. It's been 12 years the RSM planning commission/ City Council should make them build it or close.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our first year at Mission Hills Christian and I could not be more impressed with the teachers and support staff!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have been going to MHCS for 6 years and have had an incredible experience. They have grown academically socially and most important spiritually. The administration really cares about the children and parents. We have amazing parent/teacher led worship nights where the parents and children get to worship together. In addition they value instilling great character in their students.

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS IS OUR FIRST YEAR AT MISSION HILLS (2013-14) . MY CHILDREN ARE IN GRADES K & 3. I WAS SEARCHING FOR A CAMPUS THAT OFFERED A SUPPORTIVE SAFE CHRISTIAN FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND A SMALL CLASSROOM SETTING. MISSION HILLS HAS ONE TEACHER PER GRADE LEVEL AND I LOVE THAT! THE EDUCATORS HAVE BEEN AT THIS SCHOOL FOR YEARS AND THE TURN-OVER RATE IS ALMOST NON-EXISTENT. MY SON BRINGS HOME A DAILY BINDER WITH HIS PLANNER COMPILED OF WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS THAT ARE DUE. IN ADDITION TO ACADEMICS I LIKE HOW THIS HELPS HIM LEARN LIFE SKILLS SUCH AS RESPONSIBILITY ORGANIZATION & ACCOUNTABILITY. MY DAUGHTER WAS TESTED FOR HER READING LEVEL WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK OF KINDERGARTEN AND I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HOW QUICKLY HER TEACHER ASSESSED THE STUDENTS. MISSION HILLS HAS MANY FIELD TRIPS THAT INVOLVE THE LESSONS AND PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. I FEEL EXTREMELY APPREICIATIVE WHEN VOLUNTEERING AND BEING A PART OF THE MISSION HILLS FAMILY. EACH MORNING I WITNESS CHILDREN SAY HELLO TO EACHOTHER IN PASSING. JUST WELL-RESPECTED KIDS. SO FAR A+ FROM THIS MOM! P.S. LOVE THE UNIFORMS~A FOCUS ON EDUCATION OUR RELATIONSIP WITH THE LORD AND A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN GET TO BE CHILDREN!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son and my daughter go to MHCS. We love this school because people who work there are very godly and super welcoming. We checked a couple of other christian schools before but we felt home for a first visit and decided to send my kids there. I'm very happy for this decision.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mission Hills Christian school has been a blessing to all of our children!! We love it!! The staff and teachers are the heart and soul of the school! We highly recommend this school to everyone!

  • (1 year ago)

    Mission Hills Christian School holds a special place in our hearts. Three years ago our daughter was diagnosed with end-stage cancer and she left this earth on January 30 2011. Her two children (then 7 and 4) were enrolled at MHCS. The teachers and staff were so helpful during that time (and ever since) in making our grandchildren and their father feel loved and cared for. Many meals were provided teachers were given special training to help our grandkids deal with their grief and parents stepped up to take photos and provide special kindness at school events as our daughter would have done for her children. We will be forever grateful for the Christ-like love shown to our family. MHCS has met the educational and social needs of our grandchildren-- plus so much more!

  • (1 year ago)

    Mission Hills Christian School is truly a blessing to our family. The teachers are not only focused on giving our children the best education possible but they also are very intentional with loving and caring for their hearts. There were many reasons we chose this school over others in the area but the most important reason was that we knew our boys would be educated with a Christian perspective - that God would be involved in every aspect of their school work. We just love this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son came to this school for Jr. High. All through Elementary School he struggled and was in a special education program for a slower learning pace. Now that his grades have improved and he sees the importance of grades and doing homework. Being around other Christian friends has made him feel safe and has helped his self esteem in these very crucial years. The staff truly cares about the kids and they make learning fun. The financial commitment is worth every penny. My only regret is that I did not put my two older boys in this school during their Jr. High years.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mission Hills Christian School is a wonderful school for both my kids. The teacher are devoted to bringing the kids up to follow Christ's example and really work on their character. The academics are outstanding and challenging for both my kids. Teachers are truly amazing and very experienced. My favorite part of this school is that we are all family. Parents teacher and students; both elementary and junior high all are one great big family.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our first year at Mission Hills and although we have been in school for less then 2 months it has been the best experience for my daughter! The class sizes are small the parent involvement is large and the teacher's love and concern for her students are abundant! There is a real sense of community and spirit at this school that your family feels loved and welcomed before the school year even begins! When people pass you on campus you are acknowledged and when you walk in the front office you are acknowledged immediately. We love MHCS and look forward to what is to come!

  • (1 year ago)

    Loving and nurturing. Teachers and staff make each child a priority. Our family loves being a part of the mission hills family

  • (1 year ago)

    MHCS is a wonderful place to bring my kids. The teacher are amazing the families the attend the school are wonderful and my kids love attend the school. We have been attending for school for 5 years and I feel blessed everyday knowing they are going to a school that is helping my kids grow...

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started his fourth year at Mission Hills this past September (2013). We have been so blessed by every aspect of his education here. But the biggest asset of Mission Hills is by far its teachers. They are loving encouraging and engaging. My son has excelled academically socially and spiritually during his time here. And the parents at this school are also the best! There is a feeling of camaraderie between the parents the faculty and the administration that makes being on campus a pleasure. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is currently a 7th grade student at Mission Hills Christian School (MHCS). Middle school can be a challenging time for teenagers. During these critical years students are encountering issues of identity academic pressure temptation disappointment and or rejection. Knowing this as parents we aimed to find a middle school that offers a high academic education as well as strong character and biblical training. MHCS is that school! MHCS plays a major role in shaping our son's character by equipping him with proper biblical knowledge/training and creating positive relationships/role model. The teachers at MHCS have taken a profound interest in our son's educational and spiritual growth. What we know to be true about MHCS is that their staff faculty and administration partner to provide the students with this type of an environment. An environment that is conducive to both learning and growing academically developmentally emotionally and spiritually. MHCS provides every student with a strong academic education and sound biblical knowledge that will equip them for the challenges temptations and issues that they will face in high school and every day life.

  • (1 year ago)

    MHCS is a wonderful school teaching our children to be better prepared in future goals the academics the students learn are taught by teachers who really care and are devoted to each student. My kids enjoy the school very much and as a parent I enjoy being involved in many of the activities that come with the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had our children here for 4 years. I have loved every single teacher year after year. The high level of personal accountability prepares these children for real life. Additionally the focus on leadership builds confidence and shapes the children to be comfortable and not intimidated by leadership. MHCS is truly Christ centered environment which was our first requirement the fantastic education is just another bonus. Thank you Jesus for blessing our family with Mission Hills!

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