Maranatha Christian Schools

School building courtyard


High School is the launching point for spiritual, academic and personal success. MCHS prepares students for life beyond secondary education in a rigorous learning environment that is challenging and encouraging. Students sharpen their skills in communication, problem-solving and critical thinking while broadening their creative potential through a variety of co-curricular activities. More importantly, they will be well-rounded and equipped for the important transition to higher education.

  • Innovative Education Program for Grades 9-12
  • Small Class Sizes and Low Student-Teacher Ratio
  • Rigorous Academic Program with College Prep, Honors, & Advanced Placement Courses
  • STEAM Offerings Provide Challenging Content and Curriculum
  • Digital, Fine and Performing Arts Programs
  • Competitive Interscholastic Sports (CIF Members)
  • Highly Qualified and Credentialed Staff
  • Exceeds UC (“a-g”) Credit Standards in Each Content Area
  • Exceeds NCAA Division 1 Athletic Eligibility Standards


Maranatha Christian Schools, a non-profit educational institution and ministry of Maranatha Chapel, was established in 1991 as a preschool. The school grew by grade level each year and in 2006 the high school was launched with grades 9 and 10. The school is located on a 17.5 acre campus just west of Rancho Bernardo’s 4S Ranch and east of Rancho Santa Fe. Maranatha serves students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2006 we began an International Program.


A ministry of Maranatha Chapel, Maranatha Christian Schools partners with parents to provide a community where students experience God’s love, are encouraged to fulfill God’s unique call and purpose, and excel in their God-given gifts through academics, arts, and athletics.


MCS is dually accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). MCS holds membership in the College Board and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).

  • 70% of MCS High School students participate on Varsity Teams
  • Small class size allows many opportunities for students to play sports and be in the game
  • Two tier program allows students to play sports at one level for personal enjoyment, or at an advanced level for college-level athletics
  • Athletic PE classes which emphasize off-season sport training and conditioning
  • CIF sports for High School students enrolled in our PSP program


Our goal is to provide a Christ-centered environment while teaching advanced performing and instrumental arts skills. Our mission is to utilize creative arts to help children realize their talents are a blessing from God. We want to encourage students to use their gifts to glorify God while using the platform of Performing Arts to minister to others.


  • 6th Grade Exploration Drama
  • 7th & 8th Grade Drama
  • High School Drama 1
  • High School Musical Theatre/Drama 2 (Performance based)
  • High School Play


  • 5th Grade Band
  • Drumline
  • Junior High | High School Band
  • HS Advanced Instrumental Music


  • TK-4th Grade
  • Elementary Christmas & Spring Performance
  • Junior High Choir
  • Junior High Victorian Christmas Carolers
  • High School Worship Team
  • High School Show Choir


  • Fall Musical – 1st-8th Grade
  • Spring Musical – 6th-12th Grade


9050 Maranatha Drive

School Details

Year Established: 1991
School Type: Private, Co-ed, Christian
Grades: K-12
Grades For International Students: 6-12
Campus Size: 17.5 Acres
Total Enrollment: 700
High School Enrollment: 286
AP / Dual Credit Courses: 16 AP
SAT / ACT Average: 1178