Maranatha's Mission

We are a Christ-centered, evangelical college preparatory 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.

Maranatha's Vision

Maranatha is a Christian college-preparatory school of the highest caliber that develops and supports students as they seek and achieve excellence in their diverse interests and passions.

Core Values

The purpose of Maranatha High School is to provide a quality college preparatory education in an intentional Christ-honoring context guided by the beliefs and practices of the conservative, evangelical, Scripturally-anchored interpretations and expressions of the Christian faith.


We believe that faith is both an act and a gift from God. Faith is a persistent reliance upon the person and promises of God as revealed through His Word, His Church, His Spirit, and His Son, Jesus Christ. As a community, we place God first, seeking to be Christ-centered in each and every word and action.

  • “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” Romans 5:1-2
  • “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10
  • “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1


We desire as a community to pursue truth and promote academic excellence. We work with perseverance to gain knowledge, discipline, insight, and wisdom; to develop the skills to think logically, critically, and masterfully; and, as leaders, to skillfully communicate these truths. 

  • He [Jesus] answered“, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with your entire mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27
  • “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 14:6
  • “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” II Timothy 1:7
  • “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15
  • “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.  To him belongs eternal praise.” Psalm 119:10
  • “Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.” Proverbs 1:5
  • “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.” Proverbs 3:13-14

We seek to be a community where love is prevalent—to love as Christ loved. We believe that each of us has been created with tremendous value. Therefore, we celebrate diversity and the distinct socioeconomic, ethnic, and academic differences and gifts present in our community, understanding that through Christ we are one unified body with many parts.

  • “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” Philippians 2:1-2
  • All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.” Acts 4:32-33
  • “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:4-6
  • “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

As humble stewards of all the Lord has given to us, we seek to love our community, our city, and our world by giving of our time, talents, and resources. As we have freely received love, grace, and forgiveness from God in abundance, we are inspired to offer it to others through service out of our grateful hearts.

  • “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4
  • “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13



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