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MVA History

The beginning foundation of Mountain View Academy can be seen in the importance of Chrisitian Education for many Seventh-day Adventist families that journeyed to Mountain View, California.
  • In 1904, several Seventh-day Adventist families arrived in the area with the relocation of Pacific Press Publishing Association from Oakland to Mountain View.

  • Several families desired to have their children receive a Christian education that they might "grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." With that, the SDA church established an elementary school in 1906.

  • As the first students progressed in their education, the need for a secondary school became apparent.Mountain View Union Academy was established in 1918 and graduated its first Class of 1923.

  • The block bounded by Dana Street, California Street, Mountain View Avenue and Shoreline Boulevard has been the continuous site of the school. The original two-room structure was expanded as needed until it became too unwieldy, and a better plant was planned.

  • A new structure was built in 1968, with a chapel, auditorium, print shop and home economics room added as time went on.