International Student Admissions

Maranatha High School has a global vision
to bring Christ to the world
and does accept international students.

Maranatha High School welcomes international students from around the world.  Currently, Maranatha has students from Benin, China, Honduras, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand.   We issue a limited number of I-20’s to college preparatory diploma-seeking students. Green card students are also admitted under the supervision and support of our international student program.

 Maranatha is looking for the following kind of students:

  • Representative of a variety of countries
  • Academically motivated and successful
  • Ready for full immersion classes taught in English*
  • Emotionally and socially mature
  • Willing to get involved in curricular and co-curricular activities
  • Respectful of world cultures and values
  • Open to studying and participating in a Christian environment

*Maranatha High School does not offer an ESL Program, but provides an English Language Development Course as optional support to our immersion program.

One of the unique features of Maranatha’s International Student Program is our HomeStay program.  Instead of a dorm setting, we believe international students living with American families provides a much better environment conducive for learning and a more focused social and emotional support for thriving as a student at Maranatha High School.  Host families are chosen after background and reference checks, and personal interviews. Orientation and ongoing support is provided to host families as well. Maranatha works in partnership with My American School , an independent organization to place International Students in loving Christian homes.

APPLY NOW: If you meet the above qualifications and would like to apply, please visit these links:

Maranatha High School is currently accepting 9th grade applications for the 2014-2015 school year.


Tuition and Fees:

Application Fee: $200.00

International Student Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $29,000.*

*2014-2015 International Student Tuition includes international student insurance, ancillary fees such as AP tests, lab fees, sports fees and sports uniforms, and many campus activities and events.  Students are responsible to purchase school uniforms, e-texts, and elective travel.

Summer Institute may be required for students entering Grade 9 (at an additional cost.)

Homestay Fee for the ten-month school year (August 2014 - May 2015) is $14,500.

Maranatha's Admissions Staff
is ready to assist you.
Melissa Wunderly
  (626) 817-4086
International Student Director    



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