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Applications (one per child) are accepted according to the registration dates on the Admissions Calendar. Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 on or before September 1. Students entering Transitional Kindergarten must be 5 on or before December 2. Students may be admitted during the school year if openings are available. Please refer to the Tuition and Fee Schedule for a list of current costs. Class placement depends on available space and is not confirmed until an applicant completes the following admission procedures.




  • Application Fee of $125 (non-refundable)
  • Transcript/Report Card – two years of applicant's report cards or high school transcript
  • Copy of IEP or 504 plan (when applicable, so that MCS can determine if the student's educational needs can be met.)
  • Standardized Test Results – please submit
  • Financial Clearance – if transferring from a private school, a letter on school letterhead stating that all financial obligations are cleared.


  • Two (2) Academic References – from current English and Mathematics teacher mailed directly to Admissions.
  • Pastoral Reference – from a pastor, coach or another adult who knows the student well.
  • Student Questionnaire/Testimony – students are asked to complete the questionnaire and provide a testimony as part of the online application process.
  • Parent/Student Handbook Agreement – review the online MCS handbook and submit a completed signature page signed by the parent/guardian and student (page 22 of the handbook)

Important Note:  It is the responsibility of the parents to follow up on the Pastoral and Academic references. We are unable to proceed with the application process until all documents are provided.

All applicants for Grades K-12 are required to take an entrance assessment. Grades K-5 will pay the assessment fee of $85 (non-refundable) at the time of submitting the application online. Grades 6-12 will make payment to Educational Records Bureau (ERB). ERB’s testing fee is $140. Testing dates are listed on the Admission’s Calendar.

Applicants for 1st-12th grade and a parent/guardian will have a personal interview with the Director of Admissions. After the application is complete, the Admission's Office will contact each family to schedule an interview. Kindergarten applicants are not required to have a family interview.

The applicant’s file is reviewed by the Admissions Committee and all discussions regarding applications are held in strict confidence. After notification of acceptance, parents and or guardians will be asked to complete the following:

  • Registration Packet and registration fee of $395 (non-refundable)


  • Student applications, beyond the number we are able to accept, will be placed on a waitlist
  • Applicants will be notified in March of their status


  • TK and Kindergarten Info Sessions: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 6-7pm for TK; 7-8pm for Kindergarten
  • TK-12 Open House: Friday, March 26, 2021

Please contact the Admissions Department for further information on these events.  Phone 858-759-9737.

Maranatha Christian Schools admits male and female students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, and color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies or other school-administered programs.


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