We would love to talk with you! No question is too big or too small, so please feel free to call or text our Admissions Office at 763-314-3870 or email us at [email protected]. To assist you with some of our most common questions, please review the FAQ's below.

What are school hours?

Lower School (PreK – 4th grade) is from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Upper School (5th -12th grade) is from 8:15 am – 3:10 pm.

Do you offer after-school care and enrichment programs?

Yes; we offer a quality after-school program for students in preschool though grade four (Extended Day).

  • PK: Extended Day is included in Pre-Kindergarten tuition.
  • K - 4: Extended Day is provided for an additional fee.

Under the watchful eye of experienced staff, children play and work in a challenging, stimulating environment in a relaxed, non-stressful atmosphere. 

Our Enrichment Programs are offered for PreK – 4th grade and include afterschool classes and clubs such as knitting and crocheting, Math Club, Book Club, Spanish Club, pottery, cooking, video game programming, floor hockey, golf, basketball, and many more.

After-school care for 5th and 6th grade, students will take place in the Upper School Learning Commons from 3:20-5:00 for a fee ($10/day). During this time, students will receive a snack, have a quiet space to work on homework, read a book, play board games, or chat quietly with their peers. At 5:00 pm, any 5th and 6th-grade students still at Maranatha will go to the cafeteria to be supervised by the administrator on duty until 5:30 pm.

Does Maranatha provide transportation?

Families residing in School District 279 may opt-in to morning bus transportation.  A Transportation Request Form can be completed as part of the enrollment packet.  Our Business Office will submit the Transportation Request Form to District 279.  District 279 will then contact you late summer with a pick time and location (usually at your home or the cross street/corner near your home). Students are brought to the High School closest to their residence (either Osseo, Park Center, or Maple Grove High School) and then transfer to the bus going to Maranatha, arriving at Maranatha about 7:30 am.

After-school bussing is not available.

When do we begin the application process?

Applications for the next school year can be submitted beginning in January. Most families begin the process in the fall by first attending an admissions event and/or scheduling a campus tour. Please see the Visit section of our website for more information about upcoming admission events and scheduling a campus visit.

When should we schedule a campus visit?

While campus tours are not a requirement of the application process, we highly encourage families to attend an Admissions event or schedule a personal tour.

How do I request an application?

Maranatha’s application can be accessed from the Apply section of our website. All applications are completed and submitted electronically via our secure online application portal.

At what age may my child enroll in Preschool and in Kindergarten?

Applicants to Maranatha Preschool Program (ages 3 – 5 years old) must be 3-year-old and fully potty trained for our 3/4-year-old classroom. Students enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1.

What criteria do you consider in the admission process?

Admission to Maranatha is competitive and takes into consideration a variety of factors, including the applicant’s academic strengths, students’ and families’ Christian faith, as well as space availability in the grade to which the student has applied. In carefully reviewing each application file, the Admissions Committee seeks to identify the applicants who present the strongest academic promise and fit for Maranatha’s community and culture.

Is a standardized test required for admission?

Testing requirements vary by entering grade. For applicants to Kindergarten, a Kindergarten Readiness Test is administered during the Admissions interview with our Principal and Dean. For applicants to grades 1-10, students who have not taken the NWEA Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment in the previous year will be invited to Maranatha to take a shortened version of the MAP Assessment. The MAP allows us to see a snapshot of a student’s aptitude in the core areas of language, reading, and math.