As a Christian parent, you have the wonderful (and sometimes terrifying) responsibility to raise your children up in a God-honoring way. The Bible tells parents to “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4) There are plenty of forces working against you, your child’s school shouldn’t be one of them. Maranatha Academy is dedicated to partnering with Christian parents to accomplish the vital work of teaching and training the next generation of Christ-followers. Your child, from pre-K to twelfth grade, will receive a Christ-centered educational experience designed to grow and nurture their Christian worldview. Cultivated by highly-qualified, dedicated teachers working in low student-to-teacher-ratio classes, your student will be encouraged to achieve their best both academically and spiritually.

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Keith Russell, Administrator

Maranatha: A Christ-Centered, Private, K-12 Academy

Maranatha is a private Christian school serving the Twin Ports region. Set in the context of a Christ-centered education program, we are committed to inspiring students to reach their highest levels of academic achievement and spiritual growth. We understand each student will choose a different life path. Therefore, we work diligently with each student and their parents to prepare them well for their life after high school. The Maranatha team has the experience, training, dedication, and love for students needed to assist parents in giving their children a solid foundation in life.

Maranatha: A Christian Classical Academy

Above all else, we are Christian. No educational model, classroom structure, textbook, theories, or anything else can replace this central fact. It's our identity and it has been in the DNA of Maranatha Academy since its inception in 1983. Through the generations our vision has remained unwavering: to provide a Christ-centered education that raises up the next generation of Christian leaders in our communities, country, and world.

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.

Christian classical education gets straight to the heart of the problem.

For education to be effective, it must go beyond conveying facts. The most effective education cultivates thinking and articulate students who can develop facts into arguments and convey those arguments clearly and persuasively. The ultimate task of education is teaching students how to learn.

The influence of progressive teaching methods and the oversimplification of textbooks has made it difficult for students to acquire the mental discipline that traditional teaching methods once created. The classical method develops independent learning skills on the foundation of language, logic, and tangible fact.

Classical education develops those skills that are essential in higher education and throughout life – independent learning, critical thinking, logical reasoning, and a love for learning.

“The sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves.” – Dorothy Sayers

“If education is beaten by [vocational] training, civilization dies.” – C.S. Lewis

We're different because we start with different goals.

At the core of education is what Classical Schools have called The Trivium. The Trivium is a means of describing the learning stages of children as the mature. It focuses on the educational method to best develop a knowledgeable, thinking, and articulate student. As the name implies, there are three stages represented in the Trivium: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. Grammar is emphasized at the elementary level (K-6), logic is emphasized at the junior high level (7-8), and rhetoric is emphasized at the high school level (9-12).