Monte Vista Christian School, a private Christian school in Watsonville, California, understands the key role arts can and should play in a well-rounded Christian education. This school for grades 6-12 offers classes in Instrumental Arts, Vocal Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts, all of which have use of a new performing arts center. Middle School and High School students alike enjoy putting on plays and musicals. This Bay Area performing arts program creates unforgettable performances for the community, and life-changing experiences for the student-performers. Students engaged in this music and drama program in Santa Cruz wholeheartedly embrace creative risk-taking, and enjoy being stretched in order to grow in their performance skills. Whether it be performing with the choir, singing a solo on stage in the new 450-seat auditorium, or honing their monologue skills, students engaged in this performing arts program in the Gilroy area receive challenging instruction that prepares them for a successful future in the arts.