Why Choose MCA?
Maranatha is committed to a disciplined and excellent educational environment that is constantly growing and improving. We have recently launched Project 25 with the goal of raising our average composite ACT score to a 25. Currently our score is a 23.4, which places us in the top 7% of schools in the state of Kansas. We have an amazing group of committed educators, strong curriculum, and a dedication to constant growth that enable us to glorify the Lord through excellence in academics. Maranatha Christian Academy is dually accredited by AdvancEd and the Association of Christian Schools International. Through our dual credit program, our graduates have had the opportunity to earn up to 30 college credit hours, enabling many to begin their college careers as a sophomore. That’s a huge financial advantage!
Our students have the opportunity to participate in a robust fine arts program that includes choir, art, drama, and band. The drama department produces two performances a year; most recently they presented three performances of Cinderella. Our Choirs and Band are award-winning, traveling groups that compete as well as minister to others. This year, our high school choir will be performing in Carnegie Hall in NYC.
Timeless Biblical values are the cornerstone of a Maranatha education. The thread of faith is woven through the fabric of Maranatha, nurturing students in our Gospel-centered classrooms. Students receive an excellent education with a Christian worldview woven throughout each subject area in addition to their daily Bible class, weekly Chapels, and special spiritual training activities such as attending the annual GPACS Christian Leadership Conference that Maranatha is hosting in January 2018. Our students are surrounded by a faculty and administration who are Christian mentors.
Family is at the heart of everything we do. At Maranatha, students are loved and cherished. Students are taught to honor their parents and pastors and faculty and administration seek to partner with home and church. We have a vibrant parent organization called Maranatha Association of Parents (MAP) which consists of many sub-ministries such as the Prayer Group, Bless our Teachers, and New Family Shepherds. The Green Machine, a student spirit group, dresses in their spirited clothing and cheers on our athletes in all seasons. As the Head of School, I seek to build and strengthen relationships within the school family. Three to four times a year there is a social event for the school family with the opportunity to socialize around tables and hear updates about the great things going on at school.
Maranatha fosters the development of Christian values in our students, raising them up into people of integrity. Our students are nurtured and encouraged to be faithful Christians, loyal and encouraging members of their family, kind, compassionate, and giving. At the end of 6th grade, there is a special blessing luncheon where parents speak words of encouragement and prayer over their children. At the end of 12th grade, there is a senior tea where the students bless and pray over their parents. At graduation, a rose ceremony where the graduates bless and show appreciation for their families and staff. It’s an amazing event!
The Application Timeline
All of Maranatha Christian Academy’s school levels have the same 4-step process from Inquiry to Registration.
If you have already begun your process and received confirmation or invitation to begin your next step you may return here at anytime to find your next step. Select the step you are interested in from below and you will be directed to the options available for your students.
Please note that there is often different information gathered based on the age of the student (i.e., Preschool vs. K-6) but MCA has worked very hard to make gathering information easier for our interested families. Be sure to check each of the age-appropriate steps for your family and note when we have made it easier for you to complete the steps for multiple children and school ages.