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Mariners Christian School Oceanside opens Fall 2024 for TK - 1st Grades!

"building a firm foundation through Christ-centered education"

Core Values of MCS

Love For Christ

Discipling students to love God's Word, grow in personal relationships with Jesus, understand how to defend their faith, and inspire them to be Difference Makers for His Kingdom.

Exemplary Academics

Developing lifelong learners through rigorous academic standards focused on mastery of content, Biblical worldview integration, and cultivation of necessary skills and habits to continually grow as scholars.

Whole Child Focus

Meeting the academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the whole child by unlocking giftings, strengths, talents, potential, and passions so that all continually grow in who God has created them to be.

Connected Community

Building relationships and belonging within a unified community that models Jesus' command to love God and love others.

Culture of Innovation

Nurturing curiosity, imagination, and passion through research-based design thinking that provides avenues for discovery, creativity, invention, and problem solving.


MCS Oceanside Important Dates!


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Mariners Christian School Oceanside would like to invite you to attend a tour of our school.  Tours will be held on Wednesdays.  Come learn about our TK-1st grade programs opening in the fall and our plans for a full TK-6th grade school.

Preview Events are for parents interested in our current grade offerings of Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten or First Grade. At a Preview Night, you will be able to visit our campus, hear from our Administration, take a tour, and speak directly with teachers. 

Welcome to Mariners Christian School, Oceanside

Mariners Christian School Oceanside Principal, Kim DeAllen

Contact Us: (442)-500-5848
4010 Mystra Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056

I am excited and honored to serve as the Principal for the new Mariners Christian School Oceanside campus that will launch for the 2024-2025 school year. MCS is truly grateful to open a second campus on the grounds of Mariners Church, Oceanside. 

Our mission, “building a firm foundation through Christ-centered education” has guided us for over 37 years and this will continue to be true for MCS Oceanside. Our commitment to seeing every student thrive in a Christ-honoring environment is unwavering.

We are a distinctly Christian, covenant school dedicated to the continual pursuit of our core values to foster a deep Love for Christ, provide Exemplary Academics, build Connected Community, and promote a Culture of Innovation with a purposeful Focus on the Whole Child

David writes in Psalm 139 “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it well.” We believe that each student is uniquely and wonderfully made in the image of God. Through programs such as Maker Education, Art, and Music, MCS is passionate about nurturing and growing the unique gifts and passions of each child.

In addition, MCS strives to foster a joy of learning through rigorous and comprehensive instruction, academic programs, and curriculum all taught through a Biblical worldview. Differentiation is provided through small group instruction as we provide safe and nurturing learning environments that engage students in their learning. 

It is our prayerful desire that our students develop a deep love for Christ reflected in their hearts, actions, and character. We want students to know Jesus’ love for them, His truth, and that their identity is found in Him. MCS is a place where your child will be loved, challenged, and nurtured academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. 

I invite you to complete the inquiry form to learn more about MCS, tour our Costa Mesa campus, attend MCS Oceanside preview and informational events, and attend the upcoming Spring Open House. Come see what being a MCS lion is all about! We are excited about the possibility to partner with you to “build a firm foundation” that will last a lifetime.

In His Service,
Kimberly DeAllen

Building a firm foundation through a Christ-centered education


SINCE 1987

Rated one of the best Christian schools in Orange County, MCS is a co-educational, independent Christian school that started in Costa Mesa, California in 1987. Since our first day, our mission is “building a firm foundation through Christ-centered education” in the heart and mind of every child.

Mariners Christian School is committed to building a strong foundation through a Christ-centered education for Orange County families. God launched our private Christian school with the belief that character development and exemplary academics can be offered in a single program. We’ve had big dreams and He has been with us each step of the way.

As we embark on opening our second campus in Oceanside, we welcome you to learn what we plan to offer in the 2024-2025 school year for TK through 1st grade students. Our current families, alumni, grandparents and community friends have prayed fervently, and as part of our 5-year strategic plan, our prayers have been answered to provide Oceanside families an option for a Christian education.

It is with great intention that we seek to grow in our understanding of who He is and who we are in Him in our lives, our school, and our community.

“Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old, they will not depart from it.”

MCS Oceanside at a Glance

Grades Offered '24

TK, K, and 1st


1/2 Day with 18 students per class

K - 1st

Full day with 24 students per class

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Each Grade Has a Teacher
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Mariners Church Campus
4010 Mystra Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056