- Mission College Preparatory High School
Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School Address 682 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, California, 93401
Coordinates Coordinates: Information Type Private, Coeducational Motto Women and Men for Others Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic Established 1876 Oversight Diocese of Monterey Dean John Iribarren Principal James Childs Asst. Principal Jennifer Chassman Chaplain Stephanie Buresh Grades 9-12 Enrollment 280 (2010) Color(s) Blue and Gold Sports Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis (Girls), Football, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Track and Field, Baseball Team name Royals Rival Coast Union Accreditation(s) Western Association of Schools and Colleges Feeder schools St. Pat's, St Rose, Old Mission School, Laguna Middle School open continuously since 1983 Admissions Director Jean Conway Athletic Director John Krossa Website http://www.missionprep.org
Remodelings and Additions
In 2004, Mission College Prep (MCP) underwent a major renovation. An entire new wing was built over the parking lot, which was remade into an underground parking facility. Included in this add-on is the Cowitz Gymnasium. The previous gym was transformed into a performing arts auditorium.
In the summer of 2007 MCP tore out and replaced the football, soccer, and baseball field. This action was done to accommodate the change from 8-man to 11-man football. In addition a removable dugout was placed alongside the field to allow both football and baseball to be played on the same field.
In the summer of 2008 the sections of MCP not renovated in 2004 were retrofitted. Some of the school's older classrooms were also remodeled.
MCP has sport programs for: football, cross country running, tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, track and field, baseball, and softball. MCP is a frequent at the CIFs holding many banners for basketball, volleyball, and cross country running. Among their star athletes is Jordan Hasay. MCP currently holds the CIF record for most consecutive CIF championships in any sport with 16 straight in girls basketball. Mission hosts an annual basketball tournament known as the "Christmas Classic." In this tournament, teams from across the country have come to play.
The Painting of The M
Every year a majority of the incoming freshmen hike up Cerro San Luis to repaint the giant cement M on the mountain's east face. This traditionally ends with the students throwing excess paint at each other.
This M has been around for nearly 40 years and was built by Raymond Cattaneo his senior year. The removal of the M has been brought before the City Council of San Luis Obispo. Each time it has been shut down by an outcry from the students at Mission along with a large number of alumni. The dimensions of the M are 37 feet (11 m) high, and 32 feet (9.8 m) wide.
In 2007 every student who graduated from MCP was accepted by a four-year college. In general a large majority of students maintain above a 3.00, and nearly half obtain a 4.00 or higher by senior year.
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