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9050 Maranatha Drive
San Diego, CA 92127

(858) 759-9737
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May 02, 2015
Please don't waste your money at this terrible school. My child went to Maranatha k-4. Yes, there are some caring teachers in the lower grades but his 4th grade year was a nightmare. The teacher had obvious anger issues which she took out on many of the kids. The administration was also far too harsh with discipline, and did not take parent concerns seriously. My child switched to a fantastic local public school and the quality of education is 100 times better. He was so far behind in math from his years at Maranatha, we had to hire a tutor in order for him to catch up (yet Maranatha consistently gave A's to almost all students). My child is fortunately doing beautifully now. Don't believe the hype about this school. They do not practice what they preach.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2015
My son was having troubles, including bullying, at his neighborhood public high school. He transferred to Maranatha in the middle of the school year and has not looked back. He had 30 new friends after his first day of school. In his words, kids are "way, way nicer" at Maranatha. My son is an athlete working on acceptance to a D1 college athletic program. One huge factor in this transfer (besides the rigorous college prep academics and Christian curriculum) is the school's new Athletic Director and baseball coach. This school is undergoing a transformation into a place where serious athletes can develop with Christian coaches who will prepare them for athletic careers beyond high school. What a wonderful blessing!

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July 01, 2014
We moved from out of state, mid-year, to this school and all three of our children have experienced kind, thoughtful teachers and students and have the opportunity to jump into the school culture. Academically, we couldn't be more pleased!

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September 02, 2013
We have had children in this school for over 10 years and couldn't be happier! The high school students are almost all accepted into the best of colleges and are strong spiritually as well as academically. Every teacher we've had from kindergarten through high school have been well educated, good teachers, and emotionally supportive. Especially under the new superintendent, the school is always striving to improve and expand the academic offerings, security for the kids on campus, performing arts, sports and extracurricular activities. Tuition is reasonable compared to other private schools in San Diego. We highly recommend!

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May 10, 2013
Words cannot express how much I love this school. My children are doing great, I love what I see academically and spiritually. I feel the homework has been appropriate from high school to the elementary. In my experience, the administration has been willing to listen to concerns expressed, but they do not conduct meetings immediately upon request. I think it is not a bad idea as it gives everyone time to ensure emotions are in check and goals are achieved.

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June 03, 2012
We have three children at Maranatha have been there for almost seven years now. This is an excellent school both spiritually and academically. I feel that the MAP scores are just as high and higher as the public schools in this area. My child also had a WONDERFUL 4th grade expereience with the same teacher the other person is talking about that did not have a good experience....The school is under a new superintendant now and he is making positive changes for our school. Our seniors are getting excepted into quality colleges and our sports programs are starting to excel. Our children are spiritually growing in their faith and are encouraged in positivel not negative ways. We are very happy with our overall experience at Maranatha.

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November 19, 2011
My granddaughter and grandson have gone there.My granddaughter was in first graduating class and grandson is in fifth grade. They both have loved it and didn't mind the homework. Wonderful teachers, learned a lot and in a great Christian atomasphere. Very pleased

- submitted by a community member

January 31, 2011
We have attended this school for several years. My son LOVED his 4th grade teacher and actually thinks it was his best year ever. The teachers have been nothing but caring and loving to our children. Although there have been a few concerns with administration in the past it has been nothing to leave the school over. No school is perfect and you can always find something with any school if you look under a magnifying glass. I can only speak for my family and say this is an excellent school in our opinion... Spiritually and Academically

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2011
Dont waste your money at this school. The administration is horrible and they dont do anything about your concerns. Everyone so excited about the new campus they forgot the mission of the school. They need to fire that superintendent and elementary principal and start over. Constant poor decision making.

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November 18, 2010
Elementary lower grades are great; however, starting fourth grade please watch out as one teacher emotionally inflicts harm on students and administration does not listen. It was a terrible experience and we left soon after. There is a culture of hardline discipline that goes too far.

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July 19, 2010
A wonderful School. We are exteremely happy with the school, teachers and staff. Parent involment is high. This is an exceptional school and fairly decent tuition for its location.

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February 10, 2010
I agree with previous parent. the teachers give so much amount of homeworks specialy high school students it 's very hard for the students had different activity outside of school.

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November 20, 2009
I went to maranatha for most of my life from first grade to seventh grade and the school was good. As you reach high school and eigth grade they give an extreme amount of homework out and the principal and staff do not care about the complaint of students and parents.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2009
Maranatha is not a college prepartory school and falls short of some of the acedemic expectations of parents and children who expect a four year college as thier child's next step. The school's vision is focused on Christian based education but lacks a diverse and broad view of education and the world. Therefore, the staff, and students are 'clickish' and are not open to new people or ideas. I would recommend visiting the church a few Sundays to get a feel of the school community. Many parents expressed a concern regarding an unfriendly environment. I would consider public school or some of the surrounding Christian schools as an alternative. Not enough 'bang for the buck'.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2009
Maranatha is a wonderful school. I go to Maranatha as a junior higher and my peers are a phenominal infuence on my everyday life. The teachers are amazing too because of the one-on-one attention everone gets. The athletics program is a bunch of fun, and the after school programs aswell. Marnatha is the best school I have ever attended!

- submitted by a student

February 13, 2009
Marantha is to small right now to deliver a quality high education at the levels they are striving to. I hope they are able to grow to that level where they can big enough to offer the diverse programs they aspire to deliver. Students diverse ideas and engagement are not encouraged, there seems to be a culture the encourages and demands strict legalism and dogma.

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October 21, 2008
This will be my son's second year at Maranatha and we couldn't be more pleased! Both his Kindergarten and first grade teacher have been exceptional and dedicated. There is a really loving, caring atmosphere on campus, along with a real sense of pride and striving for excellence. We have lots of friends whose children attend school in Poway Unified, and what our son is learning at Maranatha has been more than comparable. We commute a long distance to come here, and will do so until our son is a senior if we have to...the school is that remarkable.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2008
I absolutely love this school! We switched from another Christian school and we see such a big difference in our 1st grader. They have awesome teachers! A great staff! A beautiful campus! It's been a great first year! Maranatha deserves more than 5 stars!

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September 11, 2007
Maranatha has exceeded all of my expectations. The teachers and staff are excellent. The new campus is gorgeous and the classrooms are bright and very spacious. The school offers many wonderful after school programs.

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September 18, 2006
The school addresses the academic, spiritual and physical needs of my children. This school has been a great experience! The new school building is beautiful!

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April 10, 2006
Excellent christian education, overall great school and atmosphere

- submitted by a student

July 18, 2005
This is an excellent school to learn about Christ and grow in intellect. The student to teacher ratio is around 20:2 to 25:2. They are in the process of expanding and building on property located 15 minutes northwest of the present RP location. An excellent all-around education with an emphasis of developing Christ-likeness.

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April 24, 2005
We are very happy with the school. It is a school to grow spiritually and academically. They offer art and computer lab, and P.E.. They also offer after school enrichment classes that include sports. The school now has a parent/teacher group to add support and involvement. There is also a Moms in Prayer group which meets Monday mornings to pray for the kids. The teachers are highly dedicated to their rolls and responsibilities in the classroom.

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August 20, 2004
Maranatha has been such a blessing to our family. There is a genuine Christian atmosphere of love and respect for one another. My wife and I have come to believe that God moved us to San Diego just so our children could go to this wonderful school. The public schools in the area are some of the best, as public schools go. And I would have to say that Maranatha is one of the best as Christian schools go. It's so neat to see my 7 year old take such a positive inerest in reading his Bible, praying for his friends, and singing songs of worship. Academically, our son is an average student compared to others in his class. But compared to his friends that go to public schools, they're parents say he's way farther ahead. The best advice I can give: visit the school and see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent

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Maranatha Christian School
9050 Maranatha Drive, San Diego, CA  92127
(858) 759-9737
Last modified Maranatha Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Maranatha Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top