History & Mission

In 1904, the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Pacific Press Publishing Association relocated from Oakland, California to Mountain View, bringing Adventist families who desired to have their children receive a Christian education that they might "grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." With that, the Adventist church established "The Pacific Press Training School" in October of 1905 and then an elementary school with 48 students in 1906 at the Press on Villa Street off of what was then named Bailey Ave (now Shoreline Blvd). Initially called the Mountain View Church School and included secondary students, the school quickly grew in size and in 1918 the high school section was named Mountain View [Union] Academy which is located on the block bounded by West Dana Street - Mountain View Ave - California Street - South Shoreline Boulevard, and the elementary section took the name Miramonte Church School. In 1972, Miramonte Christian School moved from the Villa Street location in Mountain View to the current location, the site of the former Los Altos Carmel Avenue Elementary public school, on Altamead Drive in Los Altos.

Our MissionMiramonte Christian School, an elementary and middle school, provides a Christ-centered, whole child education to create compassionate citizens, discerning leaders, and purpose-empowered individuals.

Our Vision:  

Christ-centered, Whole Child Education:    

  • Jesus Christ is the reason for our school’s existence; therefore, our curriculum, conversation, activities, and how we treat each other and manage classrooms are based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that the child is to develop in all four aspects of our being – spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially – just as Jesus did.* Therefore, we create a balance of education to address all four aspects.    *Luke 2:52

Building upon our Diversity to Create:

  • Compassionate Citizens:  Nurture the spirit of service and the ability to recognize and appreciate the value of each person.
  • Discerning Leaders:  Empower students to think critically and confidently, exhibit responsible leadership, and display courageous vision.
  • Purpose-empowered Individuals:  Inspire students to discover their potential and to joyfully impact humanity.

Nurture  ~  Empower  ~  Inspire  

Growing Strong, Independent and Responsible Christian Children.

We are committed at Miramonte Christian School to provide opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning in a safe and positive environment. Our goal is to help students become competent compassionate Christians by:

  • encouraging an ongoing, personal relationship with Christ, manifested in our love for others.
  • cultivating active, compassionate, responsible servants of our community and our world.
  • building a loving, accepting community which nurtures the development of respect for self and others.
  • teaching leadership, cooperation, and willingness to take responsibility.
  • encouraging a life-long love of staying fit and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
  • striving to develop life-long learners, enthusiastic problem-solvers and pursuers of excellence.

To learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist education system click here .

photos at right:

Top = early 1900s Pacific Press School

Lower right = Principal's house moves to Altamead in 1970s

Lower Left = 1930s and 1940s "Miramonte School" at MVA location

photo below:

1936-7 "Students and Faculty, Mountain View Union Academy" including elementary Miramonte students in front rows

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