Welcome to Mission Hills Christian School, a religious, non-profit corporation. Thank you for your interest in serving in this vital ministry. Employment opportunities exist for highly qualified Christian educators who desire to prepare students to become godly leaders and role models among their peers.

For 38 years, MHCS has been developing students in grades preschool through eight into thriving disciples of Christ.


  • A place to fulfill God's calling.

  • A friendly, close-knit community that lives a life of faith.

  • A school that offers a supportive work environment that feels like a family.

  • A school where individual gifts and abilities are valued and appreciated.

  • A school where the administration, faculty and staff willingly work collaboratively for the benefit of the students.

  • A school in which we teach the Bible, pray daily, openly share our faith and lead students into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • A school that is intentional about influencing and discipling a new generation of world-changers for Christ.


  • Possess an authentic faith in Jesus Christ and hold to the statement of faith of MHCS.

  • Called to the ministry of Christian education and are active in personal Bible study, growth, and Christian service.

  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude reflected by professionalism and high level of customer service.

  • Exhibit genuine care and concern for others. Possess a high degree of emotional intelligence. Be a team-player.

  • Be proactive and willing to take on new approaches and challenges.

  • Teach all subjects through a biblical worldview.

  • Use effective classroom management that engages students in learning. They will demonstrate mastery of effective instructional strategies and will possess excellent command of subject matter.

  • Demonstrate gracious, thorough, timely and proactive communication habits. They will respect confidentiality and will actively listen to students, parents and colleagues.


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit is essential.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost- they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.

  • We believe in the literal existence of both heaven and hell.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited four-year college or university

  • Complete all necessary professional testing – CBEST, CSET and RICA

  • Valid California teaching credential

  • Possess or willing to obtain ACSI Teacher Certification

  • For our Early Education program 12 ECE core units are required

  • Minimum of two years of classroom experience


The application process begins by:

  • Submit cover letter and professional resume to Office Manager Dayna Graveline, dgraveline@missionhillscs.org

  • List 3 references – one pastor or ministry leader, one professional and one personal

  • Include a handwritten explanation of your journey of faith in Christ, your Christian testimony, on a separate sheet of paper


Mission Hills Christian School is looking for highly qualified individuals, called by God to pour into our students and families. We accept resumes throughout the year in order to build our repertoire of candidates for hiring. Even when there is not an immediate opening for hire, please follow the above outlined application process and send via email to dgraveline@missionhillscs.org 

2019-2020 OPENINGS:


MHCS accepts applications for substitute teachers on an ongoing basis. Those desiring to sub in grades K-8 must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a four-year college degree

  • Passed the CBEST

  • Submit a cover letter and resume

Those desiring to sub in our Preschool classes- three-year old class or junior kindergarten must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully completed 12 Early Childhood Education units from an accredited or approved college or university

  • Possess at least six months work experience in a licensed child care center

  • Submit a cover letter and resume



Upon review of this information, the applicant will be contacted via email with further information regarding the next steps in the process.

Employment at Mission Hills Christian School is open to qualified individuals who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, sex, gender, national or ethnic origin, color, age or disability. Mission Hills Christian School is a religious educational ministry, permitted to discriminate on the basis of religion. All prospective and current employees must agree with Mission Hills Christian School’s mission statement, and they must be willing to conduct their lives in conformity with the school’s statement of faith and the school’s declaration and agreement to ethical and moral integrity.

Please send correspondence to:

Mission Hills Christian School
29582 Aventura
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Attn: Employment Opportunities