How To Apply

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is near capacity, and most grades are full with a waitlist. If you would like to inquire about applying to be added to the waitpool or are interested in our TK program (child must turn five years old by December 1st 2021), please complete the inquiry form below.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will open the beginning of November 2021.

MCS Application Process To Apply, follow these 3 easy steps

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




in person

Family Interview



Applications will open for the 2022-2023 school year in November of 2021. At that time, you will be able to create your admissions account and complete your online application. The application fee is $75.


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 2022-2023 school year, an academic assessment is required. We offer one to two dates each month from January to May of 2022. These dates will be published in September, and you will be able to sign up for your student in their application checklist. The paperless application and application fee must be submitted before you schedule the assessment. 

If you are applying to TK or Kindergarten, schedule your Chancy and Bruce Developmental Screening appointment with Chancy and Bruce. These screenings are available at many local preschools. If your preschool offers a screening, please feel free to schedule through your preschool. Additionally, Chancy and Bruce offers three screening dates at Mariners Christian School. Your child may be screened here at MCS, at your preschool if it is offered, or at the Chancy and Bruce office in Huntington Beach. A Chancy and Bruce permission form and scheduling information will be available to download in your child’s admissions checklist. Dates for the MCS screening opportunities will be published in September of 2021.


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!

For applicants already in process for the 2021-2022 school year, decisions will go out on the following dates, provided all documents have been submitted, the student has been assessed, and the family interview is complete before the decision date:

May 21st, 2021

June 25th, 2021

We strongly encourage you to begin the admissions process for 2022-2023 in November of 2021. Admissions decisions will go out monthly from the first week of March, 2022.


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 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 Please download the permission form from within your admissions checklist and complete it prior to your appointment, and have your payment ready at your appointment. 

Screenings at MCS are scheduled every half hour from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on the scheduled dates, which will be published in September of 2021.

Additionally, we welcome and strongly encourage you to attend a workshop with Bonnie Bruce via Zoom regarding your child’s results. The workshop is typically scheduled for early March, and the date will be published in September of 2021.

MCS students in tech class
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 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.

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