MIRA COSTA HIGH 2017-05-14T13:59:04+00:00

MIRA COSTA HIGH

Established in 1950, Mira Costa High School (MCHS), or Costa, is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD), nationally recognized for academic and athletic excellence.

MIRA COSTA HIGH

Established in 1950, Mira Costa High School (MCHS), or Costa, is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD), nationally recognized for academic and athletic excellence.

HOME OF THE MUSTANGS
The Mustangs have a long tradition of fielding outstanding athletic teams and offering extensive, enriching extracurricular activities. Over the years we have won CIF titles in football, girls’ volleyball, boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball, wrestling, girls’ tennis, boys’ volleyball, boys’ tennis, girls’ soccer, and boys’ water polo, as well as League championships in every sport. Mira Costa has been a CIF baseball finalist twice and is a member of the Bay League.

The Mustangs have a long tradition of fielding outstanding athletic teams and offering extensive, enriching extracurricular activities. Over the years we have won CIF titles in football, girls’ volleyball, boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball, wrestling, girls’ tennis, boys’ volleyball, boys’ tennis, girls’ soccer, and boys’ water polo, as well as League championships in every sport. Mira Costa has been a CIF baseball finalist twice and is a member of the Bay League.

A warm, inviting environment that respects each student’s journey and values effort, grit, communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem solving, critical observation, and conflict resolution.

VISION

Mira Costa is a community of learners where each member has the opportunity to achieve personal, social, creative, and academic excellence.

MISSION

The Mira Costa school community strives to maximize the unique potential of each student, to cultivate the skills essential for lifelong learning and to nurture responsible citizenship. Our tradition of excellence provides a positive learning environment.

LEADERSHIP

Mira Costa is led by administrators and staff dedicated to academic and athletic excellence.

Dr. Bend Dale, Ed.D.

Dr. Ben Dale, Ed.D.
Principal

My background: I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Spanish. I focused mainly on 19th and 20th century latin-american literature. I was a member of the Golden Key, Tau Kappa, Cap and Gown, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Delta Pi honor societies. I started teaching the year following graduation at Littlerock High School in Palmdale, CA. I taught all levels of Spanish, though I mostly enjoyed my Spanish Literature class. The curriculum consisted mostly of peninsular authors, but I would slip in some Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alejo Carpentier, or Mario Vargas Llosa whenever I could.

After receiving my master’s degree in Educational Administration, I became a vice-principal at Littlerock H.S. I followed that up with assistant principal positions at Redondo Union and Marina High School, respectively. Between the three schools I gained valuable experience in master schedule, testing, guidance, curriculum, special education, activities, athletics, supervision/discipline, facilities, and budget. This is my 6th year here at Costa, and I cannot say it enough: this is an amazing place to work and to go to school.

My current education: I received my doctorate at Long Beach St. in 2012. I studied the implementation strategy of the iRead program in Escondido Union School District and compared it to the PELP model using a framework of role, strategy, and change theory. The result was the creation of the Emergent Systems Sustainable Change model.

Dr. Bend Dale, Ed.D.

Jon Shaw
Vice Principal, Athletics and Activities

Dr. Bend Dale, Ed.D.

Glenn Marx
Athletic Director, Social Studies

1401 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-7337

1401 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-7337