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
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
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
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sandy Thoma
Admissions Associate
Deborah Meiners



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
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