Due to our temporary school closure, our campus is closed to tours and visits until further notice, contact Admissions with questions. 

How To Apply

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now open! 


MCS Application Process To Apply, follow these 3 easy steps

For more details on these steps, navigate the tabs below.




in person

Family Interview



Submit your application(s), along with application fee(s) by clicking the button below. If you're new to the MCS Application Process, you'll be prompted to create an account. 


To complete your application, you'll need to submit the following supplemental forms and documents:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Immunization Record
  • Copies of previous two report cards (if applicable)
  • Copies of two years standardized testing results if applicable (2nd – 8th grade)
  • Teacher Questionnaire
  • Church Recommendation form


Checklists are available in your online admissions account by clicking on your applicant’s name. From the checklist, you'll be able to directly  download any needed forms or upload required documents.


For all students applying for 1st – 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact the admissions office to schedule an academic assessment.

For all students applying for 1st-8th grade for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact contact our admissions team at 714.437.1700, ext. 146 to reserve your student’s assessment spot.

If you are applying to TK – K, schedule your Chancy and Bruce Developmental Screening appointment with Chancy and Bruce. For a Chancy and Bruce permission form with scheduling details, click here.

Chancy and Bruce offers three screening dates at Mariners Christian School. Your child may be screened here, at her/his preschool if the preschool offers it, or at the Chancy and Bruce office in Huntington Beach.


Once we have a complete file (all forms have been submitted, assessment is completed), our admissions office will contact you to schedule your Family Interview with one of our administrators. This is a time for the student and parents to come and meet with one of our administrators. It is a great opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us!


Applicants for the 2019-2020 school year can expect to have an admissions decision within two weeks of their family interview.

Applicants for the 2020-2021 school year will receive their admissions decision on the following dates if they completed their family interview before that date.

  • March 1, 2020
  • March 15, 2020
  • March 30, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 1, 2020
  • June 1, 2020
  • July 1, 2020
  • August 15, 2020
  • September 1, 2020



We utilize the Chancy and Bruce Developmental Assessment to help partner with parents regarding their child’s readiness for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Many local preschools also utilize this screening as part of their late winter program. If your preschool offers the assessment, you are welcome to have your child screened at their preschool. When you complete the forms at the preschool, please indicate you would like a copy of the results sent to Mariners Christian School.

For your convenience, we will also offer three screening dates here at Mariners Christian School. If you wish to schedule your child for one of these dates or have any questions regarding the screening itself, please contact Chancy & Bruce directly at 714.841.1257 or candbappointment@aol.com. Please download the permission form here and complete it prior to your appointment.

Screenings at MCS are scheduled every half hour from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following days:

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020: Chancy and Bruce Screening
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Chancy and Bruce Screening
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020: Chancy and Bruce Screening

Additionally, we welcome you to attend a workshop here at MCS regarding your child’s results. The workshop is at 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Childcare for preschool age children will be provided. Infants are welcome to remain with parents.

MCS students in tech class

MCS TK and Kindergarten Testing Dates

Thur, Jan. 23, '20

Chancy and Bruce Screening

Wed, Feb. 12, '20

Chancy and Bruce Screening

Tues, Feb. 25, '20

Chancy and Bruce Screening

MCS elementary students

Elementary & Middle School

Students applying to 1st-8th grades will take an academic assessment with our MCS Teachers. Students are tested in the areas of reading, writing, and math.

Once you have submitted your online application, please contact contact our admissions team at 714.437.1700, ext. 146 to reserve a testing spot for your child. Assessments on the following dates and times are included in the cost of your application. If your child cannot attend one of these dates, we will schedule a separate time at a cost of $75 per child.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Grades 1-5 begin at 1:00 pm Grades 6-8 begin at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020: Grades 1-5 begin at 1:00 pm Grades 6-8 begin at 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020: Grades 1-5 begin at 1:00 pm Grades 6-8 begin at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020: Grades 1-5 begin at 1:00 pm Grades 6-8 begin at 2:00 pm

MCS Elementary and Middle School Testing Dates

Wed, Jan. 22, '20

Grades 1-5 1:00 pm
Grades 6-8 2:00 pm

Thur, Feb. 27, '20

Grades 1-5 1:00 pm
Grades 6-8 2:00 pm

Tues, Mar. 24, '20

Grades 1-5 1:00 pm
Grades 6-8 2:00 pm

Thur, April 16, '20

Grades 1-5 1:00 pm
Grades 6-8 2:00 pm

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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