Maranatha Christian Academy is a school where learning, teaching and discipline are based on Biblical principles. The staff is instrumental in guiding all students in their academic growth and total development while helping them to develop and maintain a Christian view of life in their character, and in their social and moral values. Qualified teachers are selected and employed on the basis of their academic training, experience and spiritual maturity. Each teacher has a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and will use and develop curriculum materials which have a Christian perspective.
Teaching is directed toward helping the individual student reach full academic potential. Each student’s total development is evaluated regularly through tests and other means of evaluations and the results are reported to parents formally at least three times per year. Report cards are issued to the parents, reporting progress by means of letter grades (A, B, C, etc.) or number grades, so that parents can get a good idea of how the student is doing. All students from grade 1 to grade 8 are tested for academic progress by using standardized tests.
The elementary division provides education from Junior Kindergarten through grade eight using a well integrated curriculum which meets (and in many areas exceeds) the basic requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Common Curriculum. Our curriculum includes formal spelling and grammar, a phonetic approach to reading, Bible, math, social studies, science, physical education, French, art and music. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective, but not from any denominational point of view.
The secondary division offers courses that lead to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Courses offered are in excess of 110 hours to qualify and the school is inspected biannually by officials from the Ministry of Education and Training. The curriculum is achievable but challenging and our students have benefited greatly from an atmosphere that encourages a culture of learning.