Welcome to our Maranatha’s Elementary School Virtual Open House! MCA has more than 35 years of experience offering Christian education to elementary students in Windsor-Essex. Our dedicated teachers provide a quality and well-rounded education in which a Christian view of life and of the world permeates all subject matter and all school activities.
From Junior Kindergarten, we encourage all our elementary students to discover and develop their God-given abilities, including their leadership skills. Throughout the elementary years there are many opportunities to participate in math, science, speech, writing, spelling and music competitions.
At MCA, we strive to provide strong programs that equip students to become lifelong learners. For more information about our programs, our extracurricular activities and our approach to curriculum, please watch the videos below. As a bonus, our wonderful teachers have all provided short bios!
One of the unique qualities of MCA is our Bible-centered education. Each year, we select a theme verse for our elementary school to help develop our students spiritually. These themes influence our chapel topics as well as our weekly memory verses.
In the 2020-2021 school year, our theme verse is 2 Peter 3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. Throughout the year, we will ask the questions: What does it mean to grow in grace? How do we grow in grace? Why is it important to grow in grace?
We always have opportunities for students to join our Panthers Athletics teams, which include: cross-country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, ice hockey and track and field. In addition, we offer a chess club, where students get a chance to compete locally and sometimes provincially. Students can also the Panthers’ Infinity Too (Lego) Robotics team, which is both fun and educational.
Our Student Support Services Director Dianne Van Rooyen and other staff work hard to create a community where all are valued, where all gifts are shared and where everyone is celebrated. This begins in the classroom where teachers, using ideas from Responsive Classroom, intentionally put in place practices to create safe joyful classroom communities. Our aim is to create an inclusive place where all our students feel like they belong.
In the Student Support Services room, our team builds on what is already happening in the classroom. We work with students with learning challenges either one-on-one or in small groups to help them succeed and reach their God-given potential. We value their personal gifts and put in place strategies to help them achieve both academically and socially. Parents partner with us as we put these strategies and support in place. It is our hope that every student of all abilities experiences a place where all belong.
Determining if Maranatha can meet a student’s needs
Striving to meet the unique needs of each student to the best of our ability is a challenging process that, at times, requires discussion and review. MCA is privately owned and operated and seeks to provide an affordable Christ-centered education for its students. As such, the limited resources we have may affect the amount of specialized education Maranatha is able to provide. Maranatha will accommodate enrolled students to the point of undue hardship in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Admittance of a student with exceptionalities requires significant and intentional communication to determine a student’s strengths and needs and the ability of Maranatha to meet those needs. At times, a student’s needs may be better met elsewhere. A procedure for admittance of a new student with exceptionalities is available as well as a procedure for access to additional support for a current student of Maranatha.
We use the Singapore Math curriculum, which exceeds the Ontario curriculum as it teaches techniques and skills to easily and accurately perform mental math. Even before we adapted Singapore Math, our students have consistently performed well in the Gauss Math contest, a world-renowned math contest sponsored by the University of Waterloo. Below are some recent results that show how we compare against about 1,600 Grade 7 and 8 students in other Ontario Christian schools.
Here are just a few of the most recent accomplishments by MCA students. We encourage you to follow us on social media as we post about our students’ successes on a regular basis.
2019 Panthers’ Infinity Too Robotics team came in first for robot design out of 19 teams in the FIRST LEGO League Windsor Competition at St. Clair College
2020 MCA swept the podium at the Bluewater Fluid Power Challenge in London, winning first, second and third after working on a prototype using simple hydraulics for six weeks.
2019 Bluewater District Christian Schools Science Fair – MCA students placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in various categories (Physical, Biological, Technological, Christian Perspective)
2018 Bluewater Invitational Ice Hockey Champions
2018 John Knox Invitational Volleyball Boys Champions
2018 Bluewater District Track Meet Adjusted Points Champions
2019 Grade 6 student is published in the Polar Expressions Publishing Short Story Contest for Young Writers
2019 2nd place in the Junior Division – Royal Canadian Legion for Remembrance Day Poem
2019 1st place in the Junior Division – Royal Canadian Legion for Remembrance Day Poster
2019 2nd place in the Intermediate Division – Royal Canadian Legion for Remembrance Day Poem
Get to know our teachers and some of our elementary programs.
The Loscher family has been part of the MCA community for nine years, and their eldest is now in our high school. Kari is one of board members and an active volunteer. She talks about how their family has been blessed by MCA.
Are you interested in other parts of Maranatha Christian Academy? Visit our other open house pages for a complete view of our school!
For more information and next steps in the admission process, please contact the MCA Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay in touch with our school, follow us on social media where we post highlights of our school life.