Pasadena, California | Founded in 1965


Maranatha High School promotes a rigorous academic curriculum for high school students who are committed to the challenges of a college preparatory program. With over 100 courses offered in nine different departments, our students are challenged daily to develop their intellect through academics and to make a positive impact for Jesus Christ in our community. Headmaster, Dr. David Gyertson states the thrust of Maranatha’s mission is to, “serve as partners with parents to achieve their goal of ensuring that their children get a quality college preparatory education in an intentional Christ-centered context.”



Every year, new students comment on how welcomed they feel at Maranatha, and what a loving community this is. Maranatha faculty and staff are highly relational and involved in all areas of student life. Maranatha is a welcoming place, because we truly do love each other and want to know every student.

Maranatha recognizes the need for students to develop as whole persons. Because of this recognition, we purposefully offer a wide selection of opportunities and activities to allow students to connect, find their niche, and develop leadership skills. We strive to encourage the interpersonal growth of our students through student activities, clubs, and other social opportunities.