Students who attend Monte Vista Christian School not only receive a premier education, but are able to participate in an extensive athletics program beginning in 6th grade. This private Christian School in Watsonville, California offers middle school and high school athletics. Middle school sports at this Silicon Valley area school are designed to give students the opportunity to experience the difference between recreational sports and school sports. The students learn time management, fundamental skills in each sport, teamwork, and commitment. Middle school students have the opportunity to take part in competitive teams including basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, lacrosse, cross country, and track and field. The length of each season varies; typically, they are 4-6 weeks in length. This makes it possible for students to participate in multiple sports throughout the year. Students from surrounding areas such as Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Santa Cruz, and the general Bay Area utilize Monte Vista’s extensive busing program in order to be part of this unique community in the lovely foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Student-athletes also enjoy one of the newest additions to Mustang Stadium: the well-equipped and renovated turf field and all-weather track. Whether racing or competing for track and field, throwing a touchdown in football, or making a goal in lacrosse or soccer, middle school and high school students thrive in this positive environment.