Have You Discovered the Maranatha Difference?


The tradition of Uprising, a day of wacky fun and community building, included games such as Human Foosball and culminated with an all-school paint battle where teams attempted to splatter each other with paint. What a great way to kick off the school year! Happy to be dripping in paint are, from l, Claire Lee, Scott Andersen, Nikola Tavani, Sierra Trimmer, Greg Moushegyan and Amanda Shankwiler.

As the school year begins at Maranatha High School, there is a sense of enthusiasm in the air as students reunite after summer break, eager to see what opportunities await. For years, families across the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas have chosen Maranatha for their child’s education. With the addition of a new student van pool servicing the East San Fernando Valley, students from Toluca Lake, Studio City and neighboring communities are also discovering the Maranatha Difference!

Maranatha High School welcomed the new students to campus on Aug. 17 for their first day of school, uniquely titled “Epic Wednesday”. Freshman students were greeted by cheering crowds of upper classmen and the school’s Drumline. The new students participated in team building activities, such as the blind-folded balance course and build-your-own cardboard boat races in the pool. The enthusiasm continued the following week with an annual tradition called “Uprising”. The entire Maranatha community gathered for a fun-filled day of interactive games and competitions designed to unite the school community at the start of the new year. Students played “Human Foosball”, enjoyed unique water games and concluded with a school-wide paint battle. What a great way to start the school year!

Maranatha High School invites you to “Discover the Maranatha Difference” as you consider which high school is the best match for your student. Maranatha is a college preparatory Christian high school located on eleven picturesque acres in Pasadena (adjacent to Old Town). At Maranatha, individual talents are celebrated and nurtured, students are prepared for a successful college experience, and growth is encouraged in the areas of faith and service.

Students from the East San Fernando Valley are also discovering the Maranatha Difference! The Student Van Pool provides transportation to and from the North Hollywood area daily. Pictured here, from l, Mara Farrand, Sydney Sierota, Julia Baklayan, Noah Sierota amd Matthew Frias.

With a rich, 45+ year history, Maranatha’s programs continue to expand, creating a wide variety of opportunities for our students. The school’s athletic program boasts 44 teams in 18 sports and features a state-of-the-art athletic field, pool and gymnasium. Performing arts students showcase their drama, music (vocal/orchestra) and dance talents on stage at the renowned Ambassador Auditorium. The sharpest minds are challenged with 29 AP and Honors courses from which to choose, and every student can find their niche in one of the 19 student clubs and organizations including international travel opportunities and leadership training.

It’s no wonder that Maranatha students enjoy acceptance to a wide variety of 4-year colleges, including Yale, MIT, Cal Tech, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Westmont, USC, Seattle Pacific, Wheaton, Harvey Mudd, Point Loma, West Point, NYU and art and design schools.

Maranatha’s Admissions Open House is November 12 at 1 p.m. For more information, call the Admissions Office at (626) 817-4021 and visit the school’s website at www.maranatha-hs.org. Tuition assistance is available. Maranatha is accredited by WASC and ACSI.

We look forward to seeing you!Have You Discovered the Maranatha Difference?

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