Academic excellence

One student at a time

Our college-preparatory high school offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum in a unique system that allows us to meet—and challenge—students at their individual levels.

Customized education

Our academic approach is personalized, collaborative, interactive, and designed to encourage students to stretch themselves in new ways. We honor the talents, learning styles and interests of all our students and blend a structured core curriculum with interesting electives and customized courses.

Our goal is to ensure the academic success of every student while we prepare them for college and beyond.

Did you know?

According to the Community College Research Center at Columbia University, students participating in high school dual enrollment programs increase their likelihood of earning a high school diploma, enrolling and attending full time as regular college students, earning higher GPAs as freshmen, completing their degrees, and earning a higher number of college credits than non-concurrent-enrollment students.

Concurrent enrollment

MSS offers concurrent enrollment for students in grades 10–12, allowing them to attend courses at one of three local community colleges to earn college credit while receiving high school credit at MSS. Concurrently enrolled students can earn up to 55 transferable college units, and our team will work with your family to ensure that your child’s academic plan is created with attention to college-level admissions standards.
PORTRAIT OF A STUDENT | Finding his own path

Kai began at MSS as an 8th grade student after being homeschooled for 1.5 years. Starting in 10th grade, he chose to do concurrent enrollment, taking classes at the local community college while continuing his high school work at MSS. He spent six semesters in junior college earning 55 college credits (39 will transfer with him), and was on the Dean's list for five semesters, earning a 4.0 in three. Accepted at every school to which he applied, Kai was ranked as a Merit Scholar by 11 different universities and offered Merit scholarships by seven. He eventually chose Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, because he can continue to customize his education as he pursues a degree in history. Juniata's study-abroad program also allows a student to choose a campus anywhere in the world; Kai is considering Paris, Rome, and Athens.

Kai became an Eagle Scout in January 2019, and graduated high school five days after turning 18. This confident young man hopes one day to go to law school, and then sit on the Supreme Court. He epitomizes what a hardworking, determined student can achieve when given the opportunity. Supported by his team—MSS, Liz Murphy, and his parents—Kai blazed his own pathway to success.

You may read more about how Kai customized his education in this article from the Half Moon Bay Review.

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