Mountain View Academy (Mountain View, California)

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Mountain View Academy
Address
360 S. Shoreline Blvd

Mountain View
,
94041

Coordinates37°23′38″N 122°05′14″W / 37.3938722°N 122.0871812°W / 37.3938722; -122.0871812Coordinates: 37°23′38″N 122°05′14″W / 37.3938722°N 122.0871812°W / 37.3938722; -122.0871812
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Information
TypePrivate parochial, day school
MottoEducating the Whole Student for Eternity
DenominationSeventh-day Adventist Church
Established1905 as Pacific Press Training School
AuthorityCentral California Conference, NAD[1]
Grades9-12
GenderCoeducational
CampusUrban, 3 acres (0.012 km2)
Color(s)     Blue      Gold
AthleticsMustangs (varsity and junior varsity)
NicknameMVA
AccreditationWASC
AAA
YearbookEl Camino Real
Website

Mountain View Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist secondary school (grades 9-12) located in Mountain View, California. It is part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.

Description[edit]

Mountain View Academy (MVA) is located on a plot of 3 acres (1.2 ha) near downtown Mountain View between Shoreline Blvd, Dana St, California Avenue, and Mountain View Avenue. The campus is comprised of a gymnasium, classrooms, and housing for faculty and staff.[2][3]

MVA is a co-educational Christian highschool for day students. The program is college preparatory. It is part of a network of more than 5,000 educational facilities, and it is owned and operated by the Central California Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,[1]

Students at MVA participate in annual mission trips.[4][5]

History[edit]

In September 1904, the Seventh-day Adventist-run Pacific Press Publishing Association relocated to the newly incorporated city of Mountain View, and brought with it about one hundred families. At the time, Mountain View had a population of about 600. From 1904 until 1906, employees sent their children to the Mountain View public grammar school about one mile away from the Press. To provide an SDA religious education, the PPPA began the Pacific Press Training School in 1905, opening an elementary school section in 1906.[6] The church school started with three grades, and soon grew to eight, staffing four teachers, and in 1919-1921 grades nine, ten and eleven were offered .[7]

In 1922, the school began to offer a twelfth grade education, and the first graduating class consisting of seven members finished their work in the spring of 1923.[8] The Seventh-day Adventists built the Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church on the corner of West Dana Street and Bailey Avenue (now Shoreline Boulevard) and because grades nine to twelve demanded additional facilities, the newly named "Mountain View Academy" 9th-12th grade section moved to this new location, while the first eight grades remained at the location on Villa Street taking the name "The Miramonte Church school". Both the academy and the church operated on the same property until 1967, when the church moved to a new location on Springer Road.[9] [7][10] MVA offered classes in English, mathematics, history, science, Spanish, domestic science, physical education, religious and Bible studies.[11][12] The school later offered classes in choir and band.[13][7]

By the mid 1960s, the growing student body size and accreditation requirements led MVA to rebuild. The academy purchased land in Cupertino, but later decided to rebuild on its current location on Shoreline Boulevard due to financial difficulties with the Cupertino site. The academy used the adjacent Mountain View Adventist Church as a chapel, while making plans to build shower and locker facilities, a gymnasium, and an auditorium.[14] Construction finished in the summer of 1967.[15]

On October 22, 1970, a three-alarm fire destroyed the MVA gymnasium.[16] After the fire, the academy used the chapel building for storage, assemblies, and an improvised band and choir practice room. On April 18, 1971, another three-alarm fire broke out in the chapel. It took firemen from four cities to prevent the spread of the flames to the rest of the newly constructed campus.[17][18]

Athletics[edit]

Mountain View Academy is a member of the Private School Athletic League, under the Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.[19]. Students that participate in the Mountain View athletics program do not compete from sundown on Friday until after sundown on Saturday due to the Seventh-day Adventist's Sabbath observance.[20]

Accreditation[edit]

MVA offers a 4 year educational program that complies with the Educational Code of the State of California and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Adventist Accrediting Association.[21]

See also[edit]


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists". official web site. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  2. "Private school plans to build teacher housing". Mountain View Voice. January 12, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  3. "Council green-lights 1,600 homes". Dec 10, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  4. Trujilo, Deloris (May 2020). "Knocked Down but not Counted Out". Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. p. 27. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  5. Collins, John (May 12, 1975). "MVA Students Organize M.U.S.T. for Mazatlan Aid" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. p. 27. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  6. Origins (Sign in park). Mariposa Park, Mountain View: Mountain View Historical Association.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Rice, Frank E. (September 1946). A Survey of the Mountain View Union Academy (Thesis). Stanford University.
  8. Ignoffo, Mary Jo (2002). Milestones, A History of Mountain View, California. Cupertino, CA: California History Center & Foundation. p. 82-87. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  9. "Printing press brought Adventists to Mountain View". Mountain View Voice. December 3, 2004. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  10. Brown, Walton J. (1972). Chronology of Adventist Education (PDF) (Report). Department of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. p. 134.
  11. Dalrymple, Gwynne (August 11, 1932). "The Mountain View Union Academy" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. p. 27. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  12. Prout, R. B. (June 26, 1935). "The Mountain View Union Academy" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. p. 27. Retrieved August 10, 2021.[dead link]
  13. Johnson, E. B. (June 24, 1963). "Mountain View Union Academy Music Department" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  14. Von Pohle, C. L. (January 17, 1966). "News Notes From Mountain View Union Academy" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  15. Johnson, Earl (October 16, 1967). "New Teachers and New Facilities at Mountain View Academy" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  16. Storz, Ethel (December 7, 1970). "Three-alarm Fire Destroys MVUA Gym and Auditorium" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  17. Hansen, Terry (April 19, 1971). "Fire razes church in Mt. View". Palo Alto Times.
  18. Storz, Ethel (May 3, 1971). "$150,000 Blaze Destroys Old Mountain View Church" (PDF). Pacific Union Recorder. Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  19. "Private School Athletic League Member Schools". Private School Athletic League. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  20. "Mountain View Academy Girls' Basketball Lineup". The Mercury News. December 7, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  21. Directory of Schools 2019–2020 (PDF) (Report). Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 2019.

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