Maranatha Christian Academy

5.00 5 1 (8 reviews)
Tel: (763)488-7900
  • Maranatha Christian Academy, a pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 school, exists to provide students an academically rigorous college-preparatory education in a distinctly Christian environment of high values, character development, and exceptional student culture.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (ORUEF)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 667 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Maranatha Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, History, Language/Composition, Literature/Composition, Spanish,
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,166
Tuition Notes Tuition average of lower school and upper school. PK tuition is less and depends on 3-day or 5-day program
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jane Wallen
Admissions Associate Tia Meyen


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Adventures Club, Chess/Strategy Games Club, Literary Merit Club, Missions Trips, Student Council Missions Trips, Adventures Club,
Chess/Strategy Games Club,
Literary Merit Club,
Student Council,

School Notes

  • Maranatha Christian Academy, a pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 school, exists to provide students an academically rigorous college-preparatory education in a distinctly Christian environment of high values, character development, and exceptional student culture.
  • The Acadmey's mission is fulfilled through these core values. We purpose to: 1. Assist in the development of the "whole" person - spirit, soul, and body. 2. Assist each student in establishing a real and unshakable relationship with Jesus Christ by (1) presenting the gospel, (2) training them to use the Word of God with authority, and (3) promoting the development of a truly biblical worldview and value system. 3. Produce students who are academically qualified: well-educated, self-directed, and life-long learners. 4. Act as an extension of the home and church by instilling Christian values and thus, together, equip the next generation to live godly lives in an increasingly ungodly world. 5. Train young people to be positive role models and influential leaders who will carry out the "Great Commission." (Matthew 28:19-20) 6. Lead students by way of example and instruction into a lifestyle that places the needs of others above their own needs and wants. Maranatha Christian Academy. Academics. Faith. Excellence.

Profile last updated: 06/29/2015

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  2/25/2017
We can't begin to say enough great things about our school. From the minute you walk in the door you can feel the difference. The school has done a beautiful job of offering an academically rigorous curriculum while balancing a distinctly Christian atmosphere. One of the highlights is how much care and concern the teachers and staff have had for our children.
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5  6/3/2016
Maranatha Christian Academy is an incredible school that will set your child up to succeed in life! They hold high standards and offer innovative learning opportunities like an onsite STEM center and onsite college coursework. Best of all, it is built on a strong foundation of spiritual growth and character development. We are delighted with the results we have seen in our children and are so happy that we made the choice to enroll them there.
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5  5/17/2016
In MCA's mission statement it states its an academically rigorous college-prep school. As a parent, I couldn't agree more. You will definitely get your money's worth having your children attend MCA. Check out all MCA has to offer you and your family, you won't regret it.
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5  7/17/2015
Maranatha is an outstanding school! The staff and faculty reflect to the students that they really love what they do and that they care for the students. My kids love it at Maranatha! That is the highest recommendation a school can get!
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5  7/17/2015
MCA is a top-notch school. Our 4 children have and are currently attending and have loved their time in the school. Not only does MCA place a high importance on academics (2 of our boys have received academic scholarships to cover college) but, the teachers and staff are invested in caring for and encouraging all of the students!
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5  7/17/2015
MCA is a school that lives up to it's motto - Academically Rigorous, Distinctively Christian. The staff and administration are approachable, engaging, and nurturing. The academics prepare students for college and more. The athletic program is competitive and offers a variety of sports! MCA offers a multitude of extracurricular activities and clubs. Our teenagers have both attended since kindergarten and have become fine young men thanks to MCA and the incredible staff there.
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5  12/11/2012
The quality of teachers at MCA is like no other. Each and every staff member truly cares for my children. Where else can you get the best education, teachers who love your kids AND have teachers who will pray your kids through their ups and downs in life. I feel blessed that my kids attend MCA.
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5  3/16/2012
i would like my three year old son to join your school. please tell me more about your kinder- care program. my celphone number is 7632199066. Thank you and God bless
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