• Welcome to Murrieta Canyon Academy, home of the Phoenix!


    The small campus environment of Murrieta Canyon Academy supports the needs of all students through the use of social emotional learning (SEL) and restorative practices.  With the implementation of these strategies, our teachers and support staff strive to create an individualized learning environment and campus community that provides students with an engaging and supportive learning environment leading to personal and academic success. 


    MCA houses two main programs which both offer standards based, student-centered, competency-driven education for its students. The daily program, for 9th through 12th grade students, provides traditional curriculum in a smaller classroom environment which provides additional opportuntites for credit completion and remediation.   The independent study program, with the use of online computer-based learning like APEX, offers significant flexibility to students.  The district approved curriculum, whether classroom based or online, is presented in a caring environment where students feel comfortable and are encouraged to succeed.    We are the model for alternative learning where MCA students are meant to SOAR! 



    Principal Matt Bean

    Matt Bean has been promoted to the principal of Murrieta Canyon Academy. Mr. Bean has twenty-six years of educational experience as a teacher, coach, program coordinator, Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal, and District Coordinator. With a Bachelor's Degree from Cal State Fullerton, a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English from National University, a Master's Degree in Educational Adminstration from Concordia University, and a Clear Administrative Credential from UC Irvine, Mr. Bean has spent the last eighteen years working within the Murrieta Valley Unified School District.  Throughout his career, Mr. Bean has been a strong advocate for student success and accountability.  


    At home, Mr. Bean is supported by his wife Kristin (MVUSD teacher), daughter Alyson (20), and son Kaiden (16). As a family, they spend their free time on their boat, on the golf course, or traveling to the kids' sporting events.  





Last Modified on July 23, 2021