Life at Maranatha

Every year, new students comment on how welcomed they feel at Maranatha, and what a loving community this is. Maranatha faculty and staff are highly relational and involved in all areas of student life. Maranatha is a welcoming place because we truly do love each other and want to know every student.

Maranatha recognizes the need for students to develop as whole persons and we are committed to training them to be skilled students of Christ, intentional learners, invested citizens, and skilled communicators. Because of this recognition, we purposefully offer a wide selection of opportunities and activities to allow students to connect, find their niche, and develop leadership skills. We strive to encourage the interpersonal growth of our students through student activities, clubs, and other social opportunities. These opportunities prepare our students to live balanced lives, learning to meet their rigorous academic responsibilities while celebrating and developing their God-given abilities and talents, and altogether enjoying life together in the context of community.

We also desire for each of our students to develop a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and a meaningful Christian worldview. Not only is faith integrated into every aspect of our curriculum, but Maranatha provides multiple co-curricular opportunities to enhance their faith through all areas of living, learning, and serving. Students attend weekly chapels on campus to celebrate Jesus through the diverse Christian community of Maranatha. Advisory groups, House meetings, retreats, missions trips, and multiple service opportunities are also offered. We are also committed to seeing our students live out Christ's example of service to others, and we see this commitment on full display as all students, faculty, and staff complete service hours during the fall semester. These service opportunities give us unique opportunities to serve others with an attitude of grace and love as well as make a difference in the communities of the greater Los Angeles area.

Student Life Department Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Joseph Chai

    Joseph Chai 

    Assistant Principal of Student Affairs
  • Photo of Serene Babikian '16

    Serene Babikian '16 

    Dean of Students
  • Photo of Aaron Holbert

    Aaron Holbert 

    Dean of Students, PE Chair
    626-817-4000 x1917