Maranatha Christian Academy is an outreach of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa and as such, it is maintained primarily for the children of its members, as well as children of parents attending other churches who desire a Christian education.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,935 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Maranatha Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12

Student Body

Total Students
1,935 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Maranatha Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
42:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Maranatha Christian Academy's ranking?

Maranatha Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Maranatha Christian Academy?

The application deadline for Maranatha Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I have 3 children in this school. The attentiveness, love, and quality of academic material at this school are wonderful. My kids are thriving there. The will hopefully attend this school PreK-12th grade, as it is one of the more affordable private Christian schools in Orange County.
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5  
I wouldn`t dream of sending my kids anywhere else. Can`t say enough about the love shown to the kids here. It`s like a big family. Academics constantly improving. My kids have been going here since prek and God willing will be here to 12 grade. Highly recommend this school.
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5  
My son is in 5th grade. So far all of his teachers have been great. The students tend to be much more mature and moral than the local public school that my son went to for K-3. The facilities are very well kept. The security on campus is great. There are volunteer security because it is also a large church. Parents seem to very involved in the students lives. Many of the students mothers stay home, which is a huge positive and definitely makes a difference in the attitude of the children. The academics are the best part, because there is no homosexual indoctrination like the California public schools require. There is also no teaching on evolution and other topics that are just plain wrong to teach a child as fact like they are taught in the public schools. And most importantly, the children learn about the Lord. They learn the Bible and they learn what is right and wrong. Again, the public schools are hugely lacking in this area.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,935 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Santa Ana, CA is $13,531 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Ana, CA is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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