Applying to Maranatha High School

Admissions Process

Click HERE to proceed to the online application process. Once you have created an account and submitted an application, you will be able to complete additional application steps and check on your progress through our application protal which may be accessed at any time by the "Admissions Application Portal" botton on the left. 

Maranatha High School has an Early Admissions deadline (December 1, 2016) and a Regular Admissions deadline (February 1, 2017).The Early Admissions deadline is for students who are applying only to Maranatha and want to receive notification of acceptance before Christmas. 

Admissions Checklist

    Student and parent(s) need to submit the online application.  Please click HERE  to proceed to the online application.  
    Register online for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) at Click “Register For ISEE At A School Test Site” and fill in the required information. Click “Select a Test Center Consortium” and scroll to Pasadena Consortium. Maranatha's school code number is 052686. Registration is required at least 3 weeks before the date of the exam. (This step is for incoming 9th graders only.)
    Submit the four reference forms (School Administrator, Math Teacher, English Teacher, Pastoral/Mentor) through our application portal to the appropriate people at the student's church and current school. They will then be able to submit the completed reference forms to Maranatha with the link provided them.
    Upload a copy of students 7th and 8th grade transcripts (or complete high school transcripts to date for transfer students) through our application portal or submit the Transcript Request Form to the student's current school to have the school send them to us. 
    The transcript request form is available as a fillable PDF form.  You may download a copy of the PDF form to your computer and submit it to the appropriate person to complete.  

After receiving all of the above information, the Admissions Office will contact parent(s) to schedule an interview. The interview is for the student applicant and at least one parent. The interview is the last step in the admissions process. Interviews will be scheduled for qualified candidates when their admissions file is complete. Interviews for Early Admissions will be scheduled the beginning of November 2016 through December 15, 2016. Regular Admissions interviews will begin January 6 through March 1, 2017.  Please contact Rachel Pontón, Admissions Coordinator, at (626) 817-4021 to inquire further about the admissions process.

Admissions Criteria

Prospective candidates are evaluated for admission to Maranatha High School by the following criteria:

  • Requisite Academic GPA and ISEE Test Scores
  • Exemplary Character
  • Attendance/Involvement in a local church
  • Personal References (Faculty/Administration/Pastoral)
  • Acknowledgement of Maranatha’s Mission and Belief Statements

Students with learning needs must also supply current (less than 3 years old) documentation of assessment testing and/or make arrangements to have tests completed by March 1, 2017. The psycho-educational assessment will include academic as well as psychological testing. Decisions on admissions will occur when the school has received requested documentation.



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