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Milpitas Christian School

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Milpitas Christian School
File:Milpitas Christian School-logo.png
Address
Preschool: 1000 S. Park Victoria Dr., Milpitas
Birchwod: 3435 Birchwood Lane

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United States
Coordinates37°25′04″N 121°51′47″W / 37.417691°N 121.862933°W / 37.417691; -121.862933Coordinates: 37°25′04″N 121°51′47″W / 37.417691°N 121.862933°W / 37.417691; -121.862933
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Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"Equipping followers of Christ to transform their world"
Religious affiliation(s)Nondenominational Christianity
Established1974
FounderJudy Morasci
School boardConnie Segreto, President
OversightNon-profit 501(c)(3)
Head of schoolClark Gilbert
GradesPreschool-8
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment310[1] (2019-20 academic year)
Student to teacher ratio11.5:1
Campus size10 acres
Color(s)MCS Blue      and White     
Athletics conferenceBay Area Christian School Athletic League
NicknameLions
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges, Association of Christian Schools International
YearbookMCS Lions
Website
www.milpitasbest.com

Milpias Christian School is a co-educational, non-denominational Christian school serving preschool, elementary school (grades TK/K to 5th), and middle school (grades 6th to 8th). Milpitas Christian School is located on 10 acres (4.0 ha) in San Jose, California.

Founded in 1974 by Judy Morasci, Milpitas Christian School initially opened as a preschool. In 1980, the elementary school was added.[2] Today, the Preschool campus is co-located at Christ Community Church in Milpitas. The Birchwood campus is in North San Jose near Caleveras Blvd. and Piedmond Rd. The school is recognized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a NTEE B24[3] classification for elementary and primary schools.

Academics[edit]

Milpitas Christian School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Association of Christian Schools International.[4] The average class size is 11.5 students.[1] About 65% of the teachers and administrators hold master's degrees or higher[5]

Science and Technology[edit]

Student-scientists from Milpitas Christian School have competed in Silicon Valley's elite science fair. The Synopsys Championship showcases the achievements of middle and high school students in Santa Clara County, California. The school has been participating in this science fair for 18 years.[6]

Year Students Title Recognition
2020 Terry H. and William T. Up, Up, and Away: A Quantitative Analysis On The Most Efficient Airfoil Type 2nd Award, Physical Science and Engineering[7]
2020 Himani M. Bioplastic from Root Vegetables and Its Effect on Tensile Strength, Water Permeability, and Biodegradability 1st Award, Physical Science and Engineering; Nominated to national Broadcom MASTERS; Qualified to California Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF); 2nd Place Award, ASCE San Jose; 2nd Place, ASM International, Santa Clara Valley Chapter; Middle School award and recognition, NCIFT)[7]
2019 Terry H. Robotic Control on Puppets – A First Study on Bionics Honorable Mention, Physical Science and Engineering[8]
2019 Himani M. Natural Water Purifier: Using Banana Peels to Remove Lead from Water Honorable Mention, Chemistry Category, Qualified to [California Science and Engineering Fair]; Honorable Mention Award, ASM International, Santa Clara Valley Chapter[8]
2018 Isabell C. and Himani M. The effect of storage temperature variations on the glucose content of fruits Honorable Mention, Biological Science and Engineering Category[9]
2018 Charlize N. Seed Size vs. Growth Rates in Beans 2nd Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category[9]
2016 Shobhan M. Stealthy Shapes 1st Award, Physics[10]

During the COVID-19 public health emergency in 2020, Terry H., a student at MCS, used a 3D printer to produce personal protective equipment (PPE). He donated face shields and face mask accessories to community frontline workers at the Milpitas Food Pantry.[11][12]

Athletics[edit]

Student-athletes, in grades 5 to 8, have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports throughout the school year.[13]

Season Girls Boys Coed
Season 1 Softball Flag football Cross country
Season 2 Basketball Basketball --
Season 3 Soccer Volleyball --
Season 4 Volleyball Soccer --

Teams compete in the Bay Area Christian School Athletic League (BACSAL).

History[edit]

Year Event
1973 Vision given to Judy Morasci to establish a preschool in Milpitas[14]
1974 Milpitas Christian Preschool was founded. The first class opened in September
1981 Elementary school started
1984 Elementary school moved to Birchwood Elementary in the Berryessa area of North San Jose, CA
1995 Initial accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
2014 Milpitas Christian School celebrated 40th anniversary

Milpitas Christian School began with a vision given to Judy Morasci to create a Christ-centered outpost in Silicon Valley. Under the oversight of the First Presbyterian Church of Milpitas (now Christ Community Church of Milpitas), the new school opened in September 1974 with 60 part-time students and a staff of four. In 2014, MCS celebrated its 40th anniversary with the Mayor of Milpitas, Jose Esteves, and other local dignitaries[15]

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