Dr. James D. Stemple, Jr.
Dear Parents, Students, and Visitors,
Welcome to Mountain View High School! We hope you find our website and its many tools helpful. Thank you for using our webpage to support the success of our students.
Our goal at Mountain View is to provide a variety of opportunities so that all students can achieve success. Outstanding faculty members maintain high expectations for students involved in the many programs we offer – IB, AP, Dual-Enrollment, CTE, student publications, fine arts, activities and athletics. Additionally, our Wildcat Rigor philosophy challenges students to become responsible global citizens.
We are honored and excited to be one of two International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools in Stafford County. Students at MVHS may take individual IB courses in areas of strength and interest, or they may enroll in the full IB Diploma Program. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program allows highly motivated students to challenge themselves in a rigorous and comprehensive two-year program of coursework in six areas. In order to earn an IB Diploma, students must also complete three core requirements – the Theory of Knowledge course, the Extended Essay, and the Creativity-Action-Service component. Students at MVHS experience a high degree of success in IB courses and the IB Diploma program, typically surpassing worldwide averages.
Mountain View offers 42 athletic teams, 10 performance groups, and 36 clubs/organizations to enrich students’ high school experiences. Our athletic teams have achieved both respect and victory at the district, regional, and state levels. They are often commended for their spirit and sportsmanship. Our student publications – the award-winning Scene literary magazine, Cat’s Eye yearbook, and The View newspaper – allow our students an outlet for a variety of creative genres. The Blue Ribbon Honors music program invigorates members and fans alike. The Wild Acts drama troupe entertains the community and shares their talent at competitions. We have active language and culture clubs in Spanish, German, French, and Latin. The nationally-recognized Wildcat Learn & Serve students further strengthen our community outreach and commitment to service.
We hope that you have the opportunity to join the excitement that is Mountain View!