History and Heritage
Maranatha High School was founded in 1965 by a group of individuals who shared a vision to establish a college preparatory high school predicated upon faith-based principles and an uncompromising commitment to Jesus Christ. Maranatha High School has served the San Gabriel Valley for 50 years, and in 2004, the school acquired a permanent campus in the heart of Pasadena. The campus has a renovated Academic Center, a Student Center, a state-of-the-art athletic field with lights, a natatorium, a collegiate gymnasium, an outdoor amphitheater and several other facilities that enhance the high school experience.
As attractive as the beautifully landscaped campus is, Maranatha is not defined by its dramatic architecture or picturesque grounds, but rather by our commitment to a mission that seeks to embrace the unique differences of each student. Maranatha stimulates the pursuit of excellence in an enriched environment of intellectual curiosity from a Biblical worldview.
Maranatha provides an exceptional education for students desiring an opportunity to be fully equipped to pursue higher education. The school’s outstanding faculty provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, which cultivates within each student the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful college career. In addition to promoting academic excellence, our faculty and staff also nurture Christian character in our young men and women and encourage a commitment to community service.
Outside of the classroom, Maranatha is also committed to providing the finest possible co-curricular programs, which enable students to discover and improve their individual talents and interests. With 40 different athletic teams covering 20 sports, and 29 different school clubs, Maranatha recognizes the need for our students to develop as whole persons and have the opportunities to explore their interests.
With its traditions and philosophy rooted in the foundations of classic Christianity, Maranatha encourages each student to develop an informed and personal faith in Jesus Christ. With over 130 different churches represented in the school community, the school enjoys a diverse community of faith in which a student is enabled to thrive.