Maranatha High School

169 South Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105-0910
     Tel: (626)817-4000
Grades: 9 - 12 | 580 students
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The Mission of Maranatha High School is to prepare students for living lives of purpose and distinction, as reflected by character, competency and community, by developing the whole student through relationships, to honor the Lord Jesus Christ.

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 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 580 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 47%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Photography, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP United States History, AP World History, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 3 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,750
Tuition Notes Registration $750 Application $75
% on Financial Aid 28%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,000
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John Rouse
Admissions Associate Debbie Middlebrook


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Adventure Club, Ambassador Club, American Sign Language, Art Club, California Scholastic Federation, Cheer, Chess Club, Choir, Comedy Sportz, Dance, Diverse Student Union, Drama, Drumline, Earth Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, International Trips, Key Club, Math Club, Mentor Program, Missions Program, Modern Languages Club, National Honor Society, Orchestra, PISF (Pasadena Independent Schools Foundation), Speech and Debate, Sports Medicine Club, Student Chaplains, Student Council, Worship Team, Yearbook Adventure Club, Art Club, Cheer, Chess Club, Choir, Comedy Sportz, Dance, Drama, Drumline, Earth Club, Key Club, Math Club, Mentor Program, Orchestra, Worship Team, Yearbook, Ambassador Club,
American Sign Language,
California Scholastic Federation,
Diverse Student Union,
Habitat for Humanity Club,
International Trips,
Missions Program,
Modern Languages Club,
National Honor Society,
PISF (Pasadena Independent Schools Foundation),
Speech and Debate,
Sports Medicine Club,
Student Chaplains,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Maranatha High School was founded in 1965 by a group of Christian leaders who shared a vision to establish a college preparatory high school predicated upon Biblical principles and an unalloyed commitment to Jesus Christ. Maranatha High School is the only interdenominational Christian college preparatory high school in the San Gabriel Valley. With over 130 different churches represented in the school community, Maranatha enjoys a diverse religious expression. Located in Pasadena, California, Maranatha High School provides an exceptional education for students desiring an opportunity to be fully equipped to pursue higher education. The distinctions of a Maranatha education that guide our students' high school experience are: • Critical Thinking: Advancing their ability to think critically through a worldview that is distinctively Christian and brings depth to the educational process, linking intellectual growth with the formation of character. • Competency: Gaining competency in their ability to excel in the academic disciplines. • Community: Growing in compassion for others as reflected in their commitment to our community through community service. • Character:Developing character as they strive to emulate Christ likeness in both word and deed.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Waverly School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is International Montessori Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Waverly School (0.3 miles away)
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