Maranatha Christian Schools

9050 Maranatha Drive
San Diego, CA 92127-0921
Tel: (858)759-9737
Grades: PK-12 | 759 students
Maranatha Christian Schools is a Christ-centered learning community where students experience God's love, are equipped to fulfill God's unique call and purpose, and excel in their God-given potential through academics, arts and athletics.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1991

Student Body

Total Students 759 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Maranatha Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Photography, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D Design, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History,
Average SAT score 1664
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,767
Tuition Notes K-5: $8,779 6-8: $10,025 9-12: $10,756
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Doris Thurman
Admissions Associate Carrie Barnard


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Show, Associated Student Body, Band, CIF Baseball, CIF Basketball, CIF Cross Country, CIF Football, CIF Soccer, CIF Track and Field, CIF Volleyball, Choir, Competitive Cheer, Drama & Musical Theatre, Drama 2 (UC Approved), Graphics Design, Ministry Trips, Missions, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Photography, Robotics, Science Fair, Student Led Worship, Studio Art, Video Editing, Yearbook Art Show, Band, CIF Baseball, CIF Basketball, CIF Football, CIF Soccer, CIF Volleyball, Choir, Ministry Trips, Missions, Orchestra, Photography, Robotics, Science Fair, Studio Art, Video Editing, Yearbook, Associated Student Body,
CIF Cross Country,
CIF Track and Field,
Competitive Cheer,
Drama & Musical Theatre,
Drama 2 (UC Approved),
Graphics Design,
National Honor Society,
Student Led Worship,

School Notes

  • Maranatha Christian School's mission is to train up the next generation of leaders. Our goal is to make sure our students are well prepared for college and university to impact their families, communities, our nation, and the world for Jesus Christ - " Transforming Lives, Transforming the World."
  • MCS' learning environment is just as strong academically as it is in Christ. MCS is committed to both.
  • We are a premier College Prep School featuring college preparatory academics and innovative learning opportunities.
  • High School Division
  • -AP Test scores track in the 80th percentile (statewide schools track at 60 percent)
  • -100% of graduating class 2015 have matriculated to college or career
  • -10% of high school students are recognized by College Board as AP Scholars
  • Junior High Division
  • -Rigorous academic program includes math competitions and a variety of STEAM 
  •  activities.
  • -Broad choice of competitive sports programs, enrichment and co-curricular activities
  •  prepares students for future college admissions requirements.
  • Elementary Division
  • -Academically challenging program provides a launch pad for higher level learning.
  • -STEAM oriented program prepares students for the rigor of Junior High and High 
  •  School.
  • -Focus on extracurricular participation gets students on the path toward college
  •  acceptance.
  • Preschool Division
  • -Well-rounded program encourages and challenges age appropriate development.
  • -Hands on curriculum in in literature, math, art, science and music (STEAM activities)
  •  are a regular part of preschool curriculum.

Profile last updated: 09/15/2015

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School Reviews

Last year, my son transferred into MCS mid-year as a high school sophomore. He found the courses more challenging than those at his high-performing public high school, and yet he said learning was easier because "the teachers really care at this school." His demeanor changed immediately from a stressed-out, frowning teen to a smiling, relaxed young man. I saw the smile he had lost in middle school again. This school is a loving environment with a true Christian world view. My son has no social pressure here. he is challenging himself more to perform academically this year because his friends take school seriously, but they also have fun. Finally, my son is a very competitive baseball player, and he has found challenges and support from the new athletic director and first-rate coaching staff. They are helping him take his baseball to the college level. Finally, the college and career counselor is the best! This is a beautiful school in a beautiful setting with a beautiful vibe. You need to visit to really experience it.
- Posted by Parent, 09/19/15

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