Looking to the Future
There is an ever-growing problem in our world. This problem starts at the roots of our society: the education of our children. The need for a high-quality, morally upright, Christ-centered education that cultivates independent-thinking, confident, well-communicating adults has never been greater. While there are exceptional individual educators all throughout private and public school systems, their hands are often tied by a culture and institution that rarely values original thought, Christian morality, and absolute truths. Private Christian schools stand as a beacon of light and hope in the world of education.
Private schooling, particularly Christian private schooling, is on a national downward trend. Enrollment numbers are down all across the country. Since June of 2016, we've held a particular focus on what the future of Maranatha Academy can be shaped like. We spent countless hours answering the question, "Where do we want to be in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?" We've worked diligently to look at numerous different approaches to our organization and how changes could potentially affect our families as well as new enrollment. We have evaluated what we do well and what needs work, and we've developed action plans to help us shape our future.
From the beginning, one thing has been very clear: nothing we change will compromise the core of what makes us who we are - a Christ-centered education. In fact, any changes we make should only strengthen that core. We wanted to make a change that would help us be distinct from any other educational model offered in our area. We wanted something that would benefit our current families and help us grow our enrollment at the same time. We're very excited to announce the results of the last year's work.