Wait Pool

Maranatha Christian Academy has experienced growing enrollment over the past few years. With a large number of prospective students each year, the number of applicants can exceed the number of seats available in a designated grade level for the current or upcoming school year. Our goal is to maintain an optimal class size in each grade level and the wait pool process helps to achieve this goal. 

Wait pools are not prioritized waiting lists. If an opening becomes available, the admissions committee selects the most appropriate candidate from the wait pool. Maranatha Christian Academy reserves the right to give priority consideration to qualified siblings of current students, staff children, and alumni children applicants. 

We will communicate with families in the wait pool posted if spaces become available. Please note that we always welcome students to reapply next season if we have not been able to offer them admission from the wait pool.





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*Students are not normally considered for mid-year transfers in 12th grade. Exceptions may be made for families who are relocating. 

Please contact the Admissions team at [email protected] or 763-314-3870 for any wait pool questions or needs.

When will we begin offering places to candidates in the wait pool?

While seats may become available at any time throughout the school year, there are some key dates to note in the wait pool process. 

April 2023: Current families must notify us our their intent to withdraw. Wait pool families can typically expect to be notified of new openings beginning in April for the upcoming year. 

June 2023: The end of the school year can often be a time of transition for families that are considering a relocation. The first tuition payment for the upcoming school year is also due in June. Grade-level openings may occur this month.

January 2024: If an enrolled family must make a mid-year school change, they will let us know in January, which may result in openings at second semester. 

What is the process if a wait pool candidate is offered admissions?

If a seat becomes available in a grade level, families will be notified via email and phone. Families will have 48 hours to enroll before the seat is offered to another family in the wait pool

When does the wait pool close?

The wait pool officially closes September 15, 2023, unless a candidate requests to be considered for mid-year admissions should an opening become available. Applicants who wish to reapply for the 2024-2025 school year will be eligible to begin the process in November 2023.