"We are an influential school of collaborators, innovators, and explorers grounded in Christian faith, empowering co-creators of tomorrow."
Our Culture in Action
Maranatha is not just a school, it’s a community with a heartbeat and a soul. Each student and staff member breathe life into and contribute to what makes up the culture of the school. Together we commit to become:
Leaders of integrity, who take the opportunity to serve others are the leaders we develop at Maranatha. Here, we look to examples from the Bible of leaders who were led by the Spirit to impact their generation for Christ. From serving in our annual all-school Meals for Minneapolis event, student annual service hours, and clubs serving around our school and community we are determined to be leaders who are the hands and feet of Jesus.
At Maranatha we don’t tell our students what to think, rather, we teach young minds how to think. Here, words like “why” and “how” are embraced and encouraged. From our earliest learners in pre-kindergarten to seniors who are preparing to explore beyond our walls, these questions never get old. This is why we choose to engage in project-based learning, inquiry activities, and partnerships with businesses and enterprises that lead to student internships. It is here students are able to experience deeper learning and be challenged to think!
Innovation is the key to the future and at Maranatha we are impacting every student and our world, by incorporating innovative concepts into every class, conversation, and idea. This happens when students observe a need, brainstorm and collaborate on how to address the need and then take action. It’s where students are able to think outside the box, ask challenging questions, design, fail, and design again to make an impact.
To create change and make a difference takes courage. At Maranatha, teachers and staff challenge students to be courageous changemakers by loving others, embracing uncertainty, challenging the status quo, and making a difference in their school, community, and world.
Gracious Community Builders
It is the community at Maranatha that sets us apart. Classes that encourage individual student growth, the Mom’s group, monthly Breakfast with Brian meetings, dads passing out coffee during morning drop off, high school prom, character hour, and kindergarten graduation are just a few ways we value and develop community. Students are encouraged to graciously serve and love one another in building community. We love the Maranatha community, but don’t take our word for it, ask one of the 15 alum who are on staff today.
Empathic Problem Solvers
Focusing on others and finding solutions that create win/wins are the kind of problem solvers we launch at Maranatha. When students approach a problem at Maranatha, it is a regular practice to complete an empathy map on the people/person the issue effects. Empathy challenges students to see others through the eyes of Christ. I think we can agree that the world could use more compassion, understanding, and empathy.