May 13, 2021 and May 14, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021 

8–8:30 a.m.     Pre-K–Grade 4 Guest check-in LW main lobby
8:30–10:45 a.m.     Pre-K–Grade 4 performances, visit book fair, art displays, STEAM lab
Performance Schedule:
     Pre-K & Kindergarten     8:30-9 a.m.
     Grades 1 & 2                 9:15-9:45 a.m.
     Grades 3 & 4                10-10:30 a.m.
10:30–11 a.m.     Grades 5–6 Guest check-in LW main lobby
10:30 am–12:15 p.m.*     Lunch on campus, food trucks and vendors (Bring Cash/CC)
12:30–3 p.m.     Grades 5–6 performances and activities
Performance Schedule:
     Grade 5 Wax Museum     12-1 p.m.
     Grade 6 Theater             12:30-1 p.m.
     Grade 5 & 6 Choir           1:30-2 p.m.
     Grade 5 & 6 Band           2:30-3 p.m.
3:00 p.m.     Dismissal of Grades PreK – Grade 5
3:10 p.m.      Dismissal of Grades 6-12

*Students who do not have an adult staying for afternoon programs must be checked back into their classrooms by 12:15 p.m.

Friday, May 14, 2021 

8–8:30 a.m.     Grades 9–12 Guest check-in LW main lobby
8:30–11 a.m.      Grades 7 & 8 in regular classes
8:30–11:30 a.m.      Grades 9–12 performances and activities
Performance Schedule:
     High School Theater     8:30-9:15 a.m.
     High School Band         9:30-10 a.m.
     High School Choir        10:30-11 a.m.
     Jazz Band                   11-11:30 a.m.
11–11:30 a.m.     Grades 7–8 Guest check-in LW main lobby
11:15 am–1 p.m.*      Lunch on campus, food trucks and vendors (Bring Cash/CC)
1:15 p.m.      Grade 9–12 students report to class/guests dismissed
1–3:10 p.m.      Grades 7–8 performances and activities
Performance Schedule:
     Grade 5 Wax Museum      12-1 p.m.
     Middle School Theater     1:15-1:45 p.m.
     Middle School Band         2-2:30 p.m.
     Middle School Choir         2:30-3:10 p.m.
3 p.m.     Dismissal of Prekindergarten-Grade 5
3:10 p.m.      Dismissal of Grades 6-12

What is Experience Maranatha?

Our event this year has expanded to two days and will be hosted live and on-site!

  • Thursday, May 13 will feature programs and activities performed by our PreK – Grade 6 students.
  • Friday, May 14 will feature programs and activities performed by our Grade 7-12 students.

ALL MCA parents, grandparents, special friends, & students are invited to take part in these very special days. This event will showcase our music program with concerts, our visual arts and photography programs with displays, our STE(A)M labs and robotics programs with exhibits, our theater department with dramas, a wax museum put on by our fifth graders, and our annual book-fair fundraiser for our media centers and more!

We will have a variety of Food Trucks and Vendors onsite for lunch in a new space – just outside the MCA doors with seating available in the gym and under a big top tent by the trucks, both days.  You won’t want to miss out on all the happenings! Please be sure to bring cash!

All performances will be available to view on our live stream on our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/mcamustangs.org


Art | Music | Theater

Experience Maranatha! will feature visual arts from students in a wonderful display throughout the building.

The concerts at Experience Maranatha! are the feature acts of the day! Both the Lower School and Upper School will show off the musical talent of our students.

Be on the look-out for a pop-up thespian production throughout the day, or make your way to the theater to witness a mini-theater.

A wax museum will be portrayed by our 5th grades each day. Be sure to check them out, ask questions, and learn about how the person they studied impacted history.

STE(A)M & Robotics

The STE(A)M Lab hosts grades 6–12 elective classes, such as Design and Modeling, Graphic Design, and Computer Science. We have projects and robotics' displays from middle and high school! We also feature our competitive robotics teams’ awards and recognitions. Come see the amazing work from our creative problem solvers! Don’t forget to buy some Ice Cream to support our Robotics’ Booster Club!

Maranatha Christian Academy Book Fair Private Christian School

Food | Books | Fun

Food trucks are all the rage, and they're at MCA for Experience Maranatha! This year we have moved the trucks to the MCA end of the building to help serve you better! More seating will be provided in the gym and under the big tent too!

If you thought Black Friday was busy, just wait until you shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. While it is extremely busy throughout the day, the staff's organization and knowledge make this an enjoyable experience for all. Plus, the Book Fair gives you the opportunity to purchase books in time for your student's summer reading. The Book Fair will be available on Thursday, May 13 only. Located in the gym.

The fun of Experience Maranatha! is ever-present. You will have an opportunity to see all of the new, exciting, and innovative spaces at the Academy, meet the staff, see demonstrations, and so much more!

RSVP Deadline: Monday, May 10

All Guests Must Register!


Invitations were sent home with all students in grades Prek-Grade 12 the week of April 19.

Please take a few minutes in the next couple of days to read the invitation, save the date on your calendar, and pass any invites on to the guests you are inviting to this special day.

To see an electronic copy of the invitation, please click here

Invitations can also be picked up at Student Service.

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of parents and students to help with set-up, check-in, take down, and a variety of other tasks for this special day. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up!