Congratulations Viking SeaPerch!

Congratulations to the Viking SeaPerch team for competing in the San Diego underwater robotics competition at Grossmont College! 46 teams from California and Arizona competed on April 14th, 2018. Mar Vista Academy scored 4th place in the engineering challenge, 6th place for engineering notebooks and 8th place overall. Way to go Vikings, for being our best SeaPerch team in 4 years!


MVA School Registration (2018-2019)

MVA School Registration (2018-2019)

7th Grade Registration
Date:April 23, 24 and 26
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8th Grade Registration
Date:April 9, 10 and 12
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.



Check out these science events happening in our area!

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering – EXPO Day
Saturday March 3rd, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
EXPO DAY is the Festival’s signature event, with more than 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers. The fun continues with Festival Week (March 4-11) – eight days of learning, interaction and behind-the-scenes opportunities for pre-k through gray! Students, families, young professionals, passersby are all invited to join us for Festival Week to ignite their passion for STEM education.

STEM in Your Backyard 
Friday March 9th – 10:00am to 2:00pm
STEM in Your Backyard brings pocket-sized versions of the popular San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO Day to neighborhoods all over the county throughout the year. STEM In Your Backyard provides access to free, meaningful STEM experiences by bringing the spark of science directly to communities throughout San Diego. Each STEM In Your Backyard is organized similarly to a street fair: local companies, non-profits and community organizations set up exhibit booths with fun, hands-on STEM activities for all participants. STEM In Your Backyard increases the opportunities for students to interact with STEM professionals, providing youth with positive and diverse STEM role models and changing the image of STEM. This STEM exposure encourages youth to stay involved in STEM and consider a career in this field a reality.

Expanding Your Horizons for Young Women Conference
Saturday March 10th – 9:00am to 3:00pm
The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a unique opportunity for girls in grades 6 through 10 to engage in hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) led by San Diego’s top scientists, engineers, and specialists. This unique event is designed to foster young girls’ enthusiasm for STEM careers, inform them of professions and opportunities, and encourage them to continue their studies in science and math to reach their goals and objectives.


Congratulations Jordyn and Mikalia!

Ms. Johal would like to recognize Jordyn Singleton and Mikalia Ware for representing themselves at the San Diego Engineers Banquet on Friday evening. Jordyn and Mikalia spoke with engineers about their underwater robot, met with organizations to talk about why robotics is important for middle school students and presented their projects to hundreds of local engineers and organizations. Not only did they get recognized by they keynote speaker, they also were celebrated throughout the evening for inspiring others! Congratulations Jordyn and Mikalia for representing MVA and for your hard work in and outside of the classroom!