Maranatha High School

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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
516 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Maranatha High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 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
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Uniforms from Mills

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Registration $850 Application $75
Summer Program Cost
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.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nick Frankowski '99
Admissions Associate
Rachel Ponton '09



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
55 extracurriculars
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:

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 21stcentury to truly make a difference. We invite you to discover the Maranatha Difference!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Maranatha High School cost?
Maranatha High School's tuition is approximately $24,000 for private students and $990 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Maranatha High School?
The acceptance rate of Maranatha High School is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Does Maranatha High School offer a summer program?
Yes, Maranatha High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Maranatha High School offer?
Maranatha High School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Maranatha High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Maranatha High School's ranking?
Maranatha High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Maranatha High School?
The application deadline for Maranatha High School is Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Appreciate the stand and focus of the school immensely! Awesome school.
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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $21,294 for elementary schools and $36,036 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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