Ask the MCA

Anyone in the Maranatha community can tell you about the Maranatha Difference. We asked a few people to share the impact this school has had on their lives. We hope you will consider their experience as you decide whether your family is a good fit for our family.

Alumni Families

Janis & Erwin Daichendt

Back in 1992, as our eldest daughter reached school age, we were very concerned about whose care and influence she (and eventually her sisters) would be under at school. Since we would be entrusting our girls to its care for 30 hours per week, we wanted a school that shared our biblically-based values and goals. We also wanted the teachers/coaches/mentors who would influence them to be trying to walk in a loving, respectful relationship with God like we were trying to do. We felt all these things would greatly impact who our girls would grow to be in mind and spirit. 

We were looking for a school that would partner with us in raising our girls to know, love and respect God and help them to hopefully choose to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their Saviour. The primary responsibility in all this was ours, as their parents, but we hoped to have a school that worked alongside us during these crucial formative years. 


MCA did, indeed, become that partner and was a very positive part of shaping our girls mentally and spiritually. We are so thankful for the beautiful impact that Maranatha’s teachers, curriculum, extracurricular activities, coaches and mentors had in each of our daughters’ lives. We currently have 3 grandchildren living in Windsor, and we are delighted that they, too, will be attending MCA (our eldest grandson entered JK there this year). We continue to value and appreciate this school that has been such a blessing to our family.

(Erwin is also currently serving as an MCA board member.)

Our Graduates

Josie Shantz
Class of 2017​

“When I think of Maranatha, I think of opportunity – to be in sports, clubs, performing arts and student council. I did everything, learning about myself and my gifts. I also loved the many outreach and ministry opportunities within the city and beyond. The Grade 12 missions trip is where I heard God call me into the mission field, and that is where I am serving today.”

Josh Neposlan
Class of 2014

“When I reflect on my time at Maranatha, I think of how I grew in those years. It’s a small community that helped me see the bigger picture. The teachers gave me confidence in my academic, athletic, and social abilities. I developed my intellectual curiosities along with my relationship with Christ. As a recent graduate in global health, I look forward to integrating these principles in my career.”

Steven Hu
Class of 2019

“When I think back to my time at MCA, I learned how to love. As an international student, the teachers and my host family really took care of me. Not just my courses, but also my spiritual life. Their unshakable faith moved me and gave me the courage to turn to Christ. Now I’m studying computer science at University of Windsor. And I hope to glorify our Lord more and more, and spread His love.”

Our Students

High School Student

“I like that the teachers really care about me and I get a lot of one on one attention with them. I like that I get to grow in my faith at school, and I also have lots of mentors here. It’s a really great school and a really great community and family, and I think you would really enjoy it here.”

Elementary Student

“I look forward to coming to Maranatha every day because I can’t wait to be taught. Bible, gym and math are my favorite classes and why Bible? I like that we learn about God. I hope to graduate from Maranatha because it’s a very nice school and I want to be here as a long as I can.”

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High School Student

“What I love most about the school is that in every class, the teachers point the lesson to Christ…” 

Ministry Leaders

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Calvin Smith
Answers in Genesis Canada

“I would highly encourage parents to consider Maranatha Christian Academy to help infuse a solid education founded in the truth of God’s word…”