Since when has the way things have always been done a good enough reason to keep doing them? At Maranatha Christian Academy, we`re not afraid of standing for something different and maybe that`s exactly what makes all the difference. Here, excellence is measured not only by the obligatory test scores and sky-high academic standards but by the unquantifiable. Curiosity. Perseverance. Faith. We`ve built a place where our students can learn from themselves, each other, and all of us, a place where failure is embraced and big questions serve as a golden opportunity for teachers to show wide-eyed minds where to look, but not what to see. If this sounds like a distinctly fresh, particularly intentional approach that`s not at all what you thought about school, then we`ve reached our passing grade. Because that`s precisely the whole point.
Maranatha's Mission: We are an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, empowering co-creators of tomorrow.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 871 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,620
  • Acceptance rate: 94%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia
Year Founded
1978
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
871 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Maranatha Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
34%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, History, Language/Composition, Literature/Composition, Spanish Language and Culture, United States History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Dress code includes select styles of clothing.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition shown is for grades 9-12. Tuition for middle school is $12,900, lower school is $11,160, and pre-kindergarten is $12,074 (5-day).
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Program costs vary depending on specifics of the program selected.
Acceptance Rate
94%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sandy Thoma
Admissions Associate
Deborah Meiners

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Adventures Club, Book Club, Chess/Strategy Games Club, Film Club, First Lego League Robotics, First Tech Challenge, Gaming Club, International Club, Missions Trips, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Student Council

School Notes

  • Maranatha's Mission: We are an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, empowering co-creators of tomorrow.
  • Maranatha is not just a school, it`s a community with a heartbeat and a soul. Each student and staff member breathe life into and contribute to what makes up the culture of the school. Together we commit to become:
  • Spirit-Driven Leaders
  • Curious Explorers
  • Impactful Innovators
  • Courageous Changemakers
  • Gracious Community Builders
  • Empathic Problem Solvers
Source: Verified school update