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Admissions Checklist

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Online Application

    To begin the Admissions process, click the "Apply Now" button on the upper right side of this page. You will be prompted to create an account in our portal, myMHS, then you will have the ability to begin the application. Both parents & the applicant have questions to answer throughout the application. The application fee is $75 and can be paid once your application is complete.
  • 2. ISEE Exam (Optional)

    Please Note: ISEE is only required for those incoming 9th graders who wish to qualify for a possible Academic Merit Scholarship (see the "Scholarships" page for more details).

    Register online for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) at http://erblearn.org/parents/admission/isee.

    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.)

    These test dates on our campus are closed to the public, therefore you will need an Event Code to access & register your student for a particular date. Please refer to the right side of the screen for access. 
  • 3. Reference Forms

    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.
  • 4. Transcripts

    Upload a copy of students 7th and 8th grade official 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.
  • 5. Parent & Student Interview

    As the last step in the Admissions process, once all materials have been submitted to the Admissions Office you will be able to request a date & time for your interview through your myMHS portal or by calling our office. A member of the Admissions team will send a confirmation email once it's been approved. At least one parent needs to be present during the interview, which is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Admissions Criteria

Prospective candidates are evaluated for admission to Maranatha High School by the following criteria:
  • Requisite Academic GPA and ISEE Test Scores (ISEE only required for those seeking an Academic Scholarship)
  • Exemplary Character
  • Active/Open to Faith
  • 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, 2023. The psycho-educational assessment will include academic as well as psychological testing. Decisions on admissions will occur when the school has received requested documentation.

Admissions Deadlines:
All Admissions materials must be submitted on or before the dates below, depending on the Admissions Season for which you are applying. Please see the ISEE Test page for date information.

Early Admissions Deadline & Tuition Assistance: December 1, 2022
  Notifications will be sent out December 16, 2022

Regular Admissions Deadline & Tuition Assistance: February 1, 2023
  Notifications will be sent out March 4, 2023
Applications for the 23-24 school year are now Live! Click "Apply Now" to get started today. 

- We are still accepting applications for the current 22-23 school year -



Please contact the Admissions Office at (626) 817-4021 to inquire further about the admissions process.

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