Maranatha to join new Skyline Conference in 2019-20

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The administration of Maranatha Christian Academy officially will join the new Skyline Conference, which will begin play in the 2019-20 school year. The new conference will include Athletics, Activities and Fine Arts.

The eight schools in the new conference are Concordia Academy and Saint Agnes from the Tri Metro Conference, Maranatha, St. Croix Prep, New Life Academy and Trinity at River Ridge from the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association, Cristo Rey Jesuit and Nova Classical Academy from the Twin Cities Athletic Conference.

The Mustangs are very appreciative of their time in the MCAA.  Many strong relationships have been formulated over the years.

Why Change Conferences?

The move into the new conference will give MCA a chance to align themselves with schools that are similar in enrollment, activities and athletics offered and an opportunity to provide competition for our fine arts programs. Activities Director Larry Tate stated “This conference is comprised of schools that are projecting the same steady growth as MCA.”

What will stay the same?

  • Post season play will not change. Those assignments are governed by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)
  • MCA will still maintain our current co-ops that we have in place.
  • MCA will still play in their assigned sections for athletics as appointed by the MSHSL

What are the next steps?

Maranatha will compete in the MCAA for the 2018-19 school year.  During that time, the Activities/ Athletic Directors for the 8 schools will begin planning the new conference activities and events.

Conference Mission

The mission of the Skyline Conference is to provide transformational education-based athletic and fine arts experiences for our students and communities of our member schools.

School Capsules


Concordia Academy (Beacons)
Location: RosevilleAthletic Director: Brian Brown
Enrollment: 265Website:
Head of School: Rev. Tim Berner


Cristo Rey (Pumas)
Location: MinneapolisAthletic Director: Robert Carpentier
Enrollment: 289Website:
President: Jeb Myers


Maranatha Christian Academy (Mustangs)
Location: Brooklyn ParkAthletic Director: Larry Tate
Enrollment: 250Website:
Head of School: Brian Sullivan


New Life Academy (Eagles)
Location: WoodburyAthletic Director: Kevin Kleiner
Enrollment: 235Website:
Head of School: Clark Gilbert


Nova Classical Academy (Knights)
Location: St. PaulAthletic Director: Christian Rovn
Enrollment: 272Website:
Executive Director: Jon Gutierrez


Saint Agnes (Aggies)
Location: St. PaulAthletic Director: Michael Streitz
Enrollment: 266Website:
Headmaster: Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt


St. Croix Preparatory Academy (Lions)
Location: StillwaterAthletic Director: Rich Dippel
Enrollment: 345Website:
Executive Director: Jon Gutierrez


Trinity at River Ridge (Tri Hawks)
Location: EaganAthletic Director: Pat Buchanan
Enrollment: 212Website:
Head of School: Beth Schmitz

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