Maranatha High School: Scoring Well Above Average

Maranatha High School, voted Pasadena’s Best Private School two years in a row by San Gabriel Valley News Group readers.

Maranatha High School, voted Pasadena’s Best Private School two years in a row by San Gabriel Valley News Group readers.

Maranatha High School was founded nearly 50 years ago as a small school, but has grown to one of the area’s leading private school options. Located on the former Ambassador College campus just off the freeway near Old Town, Pasadena, they have been voted Pasadena’s Best Private School two years in a row.

Maranatha fills a unique role in the assortment of area private schools as the only non-denominational Christian high school in the San Gabriel Valley. The overall goal of the school is to provide students with a college preparatory education in an intentional Christ-honoring context. Excellence is pursued across all areas of the school resulting in a diversity of exceptional opportunities as well as notable academic advances.

Maranatha offers 32 Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses and has seen consistent growth in AP scores over the last few years. The AP Student Pass Rate at Maranatha is currently at an impressive 82 percent, approximately 20 percent higher than both state and national averages. Additionally, 32 percent of Maranatha’s AP subject areas received a 100 percent pass rate last year!

MHS students have also excelled at the SAT test. The total average score for the top 25 percent of graduates is 2070, compared to the national average of 1500.

Maranatha has an enrollment of 680 students from 67 different zip codes, 70 different middle schools, and 160 different Christian church backgrounds.

Prospective families are encouraged to join them on Tuesday, Feb. 11, for their “Closer Look” event. Come speak face to face with administration, faculty, and students and get all your questions answered. The event will be held on campus on the 2nd floor of their Student Center at 7 p.m. No RSVP is required. As always, learn more about the school or apply online at maranatha-hs.org. Maranatha High School is located at 169 S. Saint John Ave. in Pasadena. For questions, call the Admissions Office at (626) 817-4021.

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