Summer is coming upon us quickly, and we are ready. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the new Executive Order from the Governor issued on Thursday, April 23rd, Maranatha will be suspending summer programming until after the July 4 weekend. We will still be providing childcare during the summer for students entering pre-k and kindergarten and also Grades 1-6 in our Project Summer Program. To secure your place today, click the Details and Registration button below. We will be reevaluating summer programming after July 4 as more information becomes available. In some cases, pricing has been updated and we were able to move programs online. Please click on drop-down options for more information.

As we all know, the months between school years represent a terrific opportunity for our students to have a lot of fun, learn new things, take on new challenges, and make new friends. This summer our goal was to offer a diverse array of camps across athletics, engineering, math, science, the arts, culinary, and woodworking! These camps are great for students who are looking to explore a new area of possible interest, for those looking to build athletic conditioning prior to the next sports season, or for someone just looking for a creative outlet—there was something for everyone. Please check back as we approach the July 4 weekend for any updates.

Click the Details and Registration button below to browse through our summer offerings. Programming is listed in date order, and can be filtered by grade, date, and time for your convenience. Register today; spots are limited!

We will continue with our 12-month childcare model, if you would like to enroll in this program it will remain a fun and engaging program as planned. Due to the uniqueness of this program, to register, please contact our Summer Semester Coordinator, Laura Vincent at or leave a message on our main line at 763-488-7900.

This summer experience will provide enriching, innovative and fun activities for children entering Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten (must be three years old before attending). Each week students will have a thematic adventure with our highly-qualified teacher while adhering to a daily routine (this will include out-door learning, hands-on learning, theme based activities, gardening and more). Students will also experience an age-appropriate daily bible story/lesson and a special weekly chapel with a message and worship.

The full-day experience will be offered from Monday, June 1 to Monday, August 31; in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, there will be no childcare on Friday, July 3. Students must bring a bag/cold lunch from home each day; MCA will not provide lunch.

With the new 12-month Pre-Kindergarten offering, students entering Pre-K through Kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year will be part of this program during the summer.

For more information, please contact Summer Semester Coordinator, Laura Vincent at or leave a message on our main line at 763-488-7900.

Classroom Daily Activities*

Time Activity
7-8:30 a.m. Sign in / Table activities
8:30-9:30 a.m. Morning Meeting/Center room activities
9:30-10 a.m. Snack
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Themed activity to include academic concepts/ music/ art/outdoor learning/bible and chapel
12-1 p.m. Lunch and recess
1-1:30 p.m. Story time and quiet activities
1:30-1:45 p.m. Nap preparations
1:45-3:45 p.m. Nap
3:45-4 p.m. Wake up/snack or second meal
4-5 p.m. Outdoor or themed activities
5-6 p.m. Center Room time and pickup

*Schedule is subject to change

This program will be a source of childcare through the month of June. Students will still receive the same kind of care that you would expect from Maranatha, and safety standards set in place by the government and CDC recommendations will be followed. During the month of June, we will revisit opening to more students and having more services offered based on government restrictions/recommendations in July. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have made program adjustments (no off-campus field trips), resulting in new discounted rates for Grades 1-6. Please see the registration page for more details. Thank you!

The original plan for Project Summer was to provide enriching and fun activities for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2020. All campers are exposed to daily activities that help them sharpen their academic skills in a hands-on, project-based way, be exposed to a new skill or interest, and have fun with new and old friends. Project Summer is conducted Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., with X-Tended Day available for an additional charge until 6 p.m. In a typical week, students will participate in enrichment sessions Monday-Thursday, and Friday will be an off-campus field trip day. Students must bring a bag/cold lunch and beverage from home each day; MCA will not provide lunch. Project Summer will be offered from Monday, June 1 to Friday, August 21; in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, there will be no childcare Friday, July 3.

Families can choose to participate in either a 4 day/week option or 5 day/week option. Registration can be made for either the entire 12-week program (at a discounted rate) or weekly.  To register, please click here.

Project Summer Sample Daily Schedule*

Time Activity
7-9 a.m. Check-In
9-11:45 a.m. Enrichment Session/Activity
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch: Students bring a cold lunch from home
12:30-1 p.m. Recess
1:15-4 p.m. Enrichment Session/Activity
4 p.m. End of Project Summer
4-6 p.m. X-Tended Day: Snack/Social Activity/Creative Crafts

*Schedule is subject to change and activity times may vary

Register for Project Summer Here.

This program will be canceled or moved online until July 6th. During the month of June, we will revisit offering these services for students based on government restrictions/recommendations in July. Please click on the Details and Register button for details. Normally during summer, Maranatha offers a number of summer camps and classes for our students in a variety of areas: academic, athletic, and enrichment. These individual sessions are available for students entering Grades 1-12. Any camps/classes being offered currently and class descriptions, dates, and pricing can be found on the registration site.

High school summer athletic workout schedules can be found on the Mustangs Athletic Calendar.



New this year is the opportunity for parents and adults in our community to join Summer Semester! Wanting to encourage the kids in your life to have a love of learning? No better way than to be a life-long learner yourself; browse through the adult summer class options on the registration site.

Grades 1-12
Lower School Contact: Stacy Huether at
Upper School Contact: Jerry Oehler at

The summer reading program at Maranatha Christian Academy is designed to inspire literacy in our students. All students entering grades 1-12 are required to complete a summer reading assignment to maintain reading skills developed over the school year and to introduce students to great books. Assignments are designed to keep students on a reading track to success.  Reading assignments are tailored to the needs of each individual grade level. In May, all assignments are sent home with students and are posted on the school website and Schoology. These assignments and reading requirements are to be completed over the summer by the beginning of the next school year.

Go To Summer Reading Here.

Are you looking for a way to help build your student's academic self-confidence, prevent summer learning loss, and maintain learning momentum? Do you need to give your student extra skill practice to master concepts or get a head start on next year's curriculum?  If so, register for summer tutoring through Learning Support Services.

LSS offers affordable tutoring by our own highly qualified MCA staff, who are familiar with your child and school curriculum.

Contact Tanya Marvel at or 763.488.7867 for more information.

Summer tutoring days and times will be matched with family needs and available tutors. You will receive an email or phone call with exact days and times after registering.

No refunds or make-up sessions will be offered for missed sessions.

This program is available to MCA students only.

Due to the Executive Order issued from the Governor, tutoring sessions will be online until July 2. We will monitor the situation and adjust as necessary as more information becomes available.

Dates: June 9-August 13; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Times: as scheduled
Location: LSS Room 100
Fee: Click Here for pricing

Does your child struggle with reading and or spelling?  Are grades starting to fall? Have you considered looking into dyslexia as the reason?

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”
Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002.

For more information go to:
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
International Dyslexia Association
Or contact Darlene Denmark-Brown or Tanya Marvel in Learning Support Services.

A dyslexia screening can be conducted to determine, with a high degree of accuracy, whether or not your child fits the classic profile of dyslexia, and if so, it will reveal which type of research-based intervention (tutoring) is needed and a list of classroom accommodations will also be provided. Dyslexia screening consists of parent interview, review of grades, prior testing and current work samples, 10 screening tools, and a written report. Cost $500.

Recommended tutoring is a minimum of two hours per week using the Barton Reading and Spelling System (an Orton-Gillingham based program). Cost $35/hour.

Due to the Executive Order issued from the Governor, tutoring sessions will be online until July 2. We will monitor the situation and adjust as necessary as more information becomes available.

Contact Learning Support Services: Darlene Denmark-Brown at or 763-488-7912 or Tanya Marvel at or 763-488-7867.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, Driver's education classes are canceled until further notice. Maranatha partners with Passion Drive to provide students the opportunity to take Driver’s Education classes at Maranatha’s campus. Registration is processed through Please check back on Passion's website for updates.

Passion Drive Full Comprehensive Program: $299

  • 30 Hours of Classroom Training (Ten 3-hour Classes)
  • 6 Hours Behind the Wheel Training (Three 2-hour Sessions)
  • Preparation for Learner’s Permit Written Test
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Preparation to pass Driver’s License Road Test

The following sessions will be offered this summer at Maranatha:

  • Session 1: June 1-12 M-F, 9am-12pm - CANCELED
  • Session 2: June 15-26 M-F 1pm-4pm - CANCELED
  • Session 3: July 13-17 & 27-31 M-F 9am-12pm - CANCELED
  • Session 4: August 3-14 1pm-4pm - CANCELED


Krista Lundblad graduated from Bethel University with degrees in piano performance and sacred music, and has been teaching piano lessons at MCA since 2001.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Piano Instructors, National Guild of piano instructors, Minnesota Music Teacher’s Association, and Music Teacher’s National Association.   She currently lives in North Branch with her husband and two sons.

Phone:  (651) 341-5172 (Cell)

Violin and Viola

Heidi Sawyer holds a degree in violin from Luther College and a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University. She has extensive teacher-training in the Suzuki method and has been teaching since 1985. Heidi also teaches at her home studio and at the University of Northwestern. She is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and frequently freelances around the Twin Cities. When she is not playing violin or teaching, Heidi loves to read, bake and spend time with her husband and two daughters in St. Anthony.

Phone: (612) 281-4716 (cell)

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