We are a Christ-centered, evangelical college preparatory high school that celebrates the whole student by equipping hearts and minds to reflect God`s glory through academics, as well as the arts, athletics, and service.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 524 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,800
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Maranatha High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1965
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$990
Summer Program Cost Notes
Tuition for a one semester course is $495 and $990 for a two semester course. Tuition for Enrichment classes is $250.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
524 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Maranatha High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: Drawing and 2-D Design, AP U.S. Government, AP United States History, AP World History, Seminar
Average SAT score
1270
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms from Mills)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration $750 Application $75
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nick Frankowski '99
Admissions Associate
Rachel Ponton '09

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
55 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
PISF (Pasadena Independent Schools Foundation)

Club or Organization:
Ambassador Club, American Sign Language, Architecture Club, Art Club, Badminton Club, Be The Change Club, Board Games Club, California Scholastic Federation, Coding & Electronics Club, Comic Book Club, Creative Writing Club, English Club, Environmental Awareness Club, Feminist Club, Future Business Leaders of America Club, Future Hollywood Club, Girl Up Club, Helping Hands Club, Hispanic Honors Society, Honors Math Club, Hope for Humanity Club, International Trips, Jazz Club, Junior State of America, K-Pop Club, Life Group, Life Skills Club, Magic Club, Marvel Club, Mentor Program, Missions Program, MIT Launch Club, National Honor Society, News Club, Paintball Club, Philosophy Club, Science Club, Shepherd's Club, Speech and Debate, Sports Medicine Club, Student Chaplains, Student Council, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Video Game Club, World Cultures Club, Worship Team, YAF Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Dance, Drama, Drumline, Orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheer

School Notes

  • Maranatha High School is full of rich tradition including timeless core values. While anchored in our historic foundations, we embody a program that is alive with energy, situated on a stunning, collegiate campus, and looking to the future. Today`s students need to be fully prepared to adapt to the changing landscape of this global community.  At Maranatha, we recognize this critical task to prepare our students in partnership with our parents. Maranatha offers a transformational education model with an exceptional educational program that truly transforms not only minds but also hearts, as it prepares students for living lives of purpose and distinction. We are committed to the highest educational standards, strategically designing curricular and co-curricular programs to engage the whole student, maximize their God-given potential, and enable them to be the change agents of this new generation. Woven into all our programs is the principle of Christian integration, enabling and engaging students to think critically and intentionally about the application of a Christian worldview, which seeks to honor Jesus Christ. Faith, scholarship, community, and service are Maranatha`s core values that inform our academic and programmatic agenda. Indeed, these values are catalysts to challenge our students to think critically, to communicate effectively, to collaborate respectfully, to love passionately, and to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Our students will be well-prepared for this 21st century to truly make a difference. We invite you to discover the Maranatha Difference! 
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School Reviews

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Three of my children attended this school. Maranatha high school prepared my children for college. They had numerous AP courses, they have loving teachers and your child will get a firm foundation in their faith. What I like best is that they have so many extra curricular activities (sports, music, art, drama etc) for every possible interest that your child may want. This allowed my children to flourish in the areas of their own interest. I also appreciated that it is co-ed. This is important because you want to have a true reflection of what your child experience in college. And for me another great aspect was the parent association. Parents are very supportive and we were allowed to be involved. I made great friendships.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 524 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,800
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling

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