MISSION STATEMENT: The Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science, located at Monterey High School, prepares public high school students from throughout Monterey County for academic and career success. This is accomplished through a challenging curriculum enhanced by collaboration with the many marine related academic programs, research organizations and businesses in the area. Students achieve success through a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to science and technology, with an emphasis on real-world problems, contact with oceanographic experts, hands-on science labs, field studies, and internships.  


January 23 and 24, 10am-5pm Whalefest



Donate now and MAOS will receive up to 20% on your donation from Monterey County Gives! Campaign. This campaign runs to December 31, 2015.

Donations may be made in two simple ways:

1) CLICK HERE and select MAOS as the donor. You will be taken directly to the page to enter your contact and payment information.

2) Check: Make checks payable to “Community Foundation for Monterey County.” Please do NOT make checks payable to “Friends of MAOS” as they not be accepted for the match through the campaign. Please list “MAOS” in the memo and mail to Friends of MAOS, P.O. Box 3212, Monterey, CA 93942, or return to Therese Mayone in the MAOS office.

All donations received (either online or by check) will be acknowledged by Friends of MAOS and all donors will receive a tax donation receipt acknowledgement in the mail.

Thank you for supporting MAOS!