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For 2016-2017 Elementary New Student Information, please contact the elementary school office.

2017-2018 Elementary 1st-6th Grade New Student Information (Kindergarten see below)

Maranatha Christian Academy was established in 1973 to meet the educational, social and spiritual needs of the children of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, pastored by Brian Brodersen. MCA is a ministry of CCCM building up Christian leaders in mind, body and soul through biblical truth, character development, and strong academic pursuits enabling students to serve and enjoy Christ and their community. All of our classes are taught by teachers that love Jesus, love teaching, and love their students. It is our desire to build a solid foundation of knowledge while also ministering to the needs of the whole child.

Below you will find some basic information about our school. We encourage you to apply online and make it a matter of prayer. Calvary Chapel Schools admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our schools. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship, athletic and other school administered programs.

Admissions Policy

Calvary Chapel Schools seeks students who will benefit from an education taught by teachers who are knowledgeable and passionate about their field of study, compassionate and excited about the students they teach and substantial in their Christian faith, thought and character. Candidates for admission are considered on their academic record, discipline records, standardized test scores, evident enthusiasm for learning and parental support of the vision and mission of Calvary Chapel Schools. All students must have a desire to attend Calvary Chapel Schools and agree to honesty and wholeheartedly apply themselves to the study of God's Word. They also agree to be courteous and respectful to their peers, staff, faculty and others. Calvary Chapel Schools reserves the right to select students and families based on their worldview, lifestyle choices, academic performance and personal qualifications including the willingness to cooperate with the Administration and abide by the school policies.

 

Applications: Online applications are available now. The link to apply is at the bottom of this page. Applicants are required to upload a copy of their most current report card, a copy of their most recent standardized test scores, and behavior report. If you need assistance with uploads, you may bring your student’s report card, standardized test scores, and behavior report to MCA School Office Building J Room 100, or fax it to us at (714) 751-3718. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Requirements: California law requires a health examination for all children entering 1st grade. School Entry Health Exam forms are available in our school health office, or can be downloaded at: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/formsandpubs/forms/Forms/ChildMedSvcForms/pm171a(bi).pdf

Acceptance Process: Once a completed application is received, the application will be reviewed and evaluated. The sooner the application is processed, the sooner an admission decision can be reached.

Open House: All are welcome to visit classrooms at our Open House on Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM.

School Year: We have a traditional school year, September - June.

Tuition: Please refer to the chart under the tuition tab.

Discounts: Multiple child discounts are: 2nd student discount of $500, 3rd student discount of $1,000, and no tuition is charged for the 4th student on. For those who regularly attend and financially support Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, we offer a Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa family discount of $600 per child. Tuition is payable in 10 monthly payments due the first of the month, August through May.

Enrollment Fee: The yearly enrollment fee of $365 per student includes student accident insurance, materials, yearbook, and curriculum. No portion of this fee is refundable.

Book Fee: There is no book fee for grades Kindergarten - 6th.

Extended Day Care: Offered Monday through Friday before school 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM. and after school 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Day Care fees are $3.00 for mornings and $10.00 per day after school or $5.00 per day through a monthly contract.

Car Pools: Parents interested in carpooling may submit an information card. The car pool information cards are indexed by city and made available to parents to refer to in the elementary school office. Parents may then make their own contacts and arrangements.

School Lunch Program: Students may purchase lunch through the classroom before 9:00 AM to be included in the lunch count for that day. Milk may be purchased separately. Lunch fees are $3.00 for kindergarten and $4.00 for 1st through 6th grades.

Dress Code: Students are required to wear collared polo shirts and pants. Shirts and outerwear must be solid colors: navy blue, yellow, black or white with no logo. Jeans or pants must be blue, black or khaki and at least to the knee, no cutoffs, no holes. School sweatshirts are also acceptable.

Discipline: The school uses a warning/natural consequence/detention system for correcting behavioral problems. Repeat offenders will be sent to the Principal or Vice Principal for prayer, exhortation and if necessary, suspension or expulsion from school.

Spiritual Life: Bible study and prayer are encouraged and each class begins in the morning with a devotion time. During the school day, students are encouraged to seek the Lord’s will in every situation in their lives. Children attend chapel weekly and have a worship time each week.

 

2017-2018 Kindergarten New Student Information

Maranatha Christian Academy was established in 1973 to meet the educational, social and spiritual needs of the children of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, pastored by Pastor Brian Brodersen. MCA is a ministry of CCCM building up Christian leaders in mind, body and soul through biblical truth, character development, and strong academic pursuits enabling students to serve and enjoy Christ and their community. All of our classes are taught by teachers that love Jesus, love teaching, and love their students. It is our desire to build a solid foundation of knowledge while also ministering to the needs of the whole child.

Below you will find some basic information about our school. We encourage you to apply online and make it a matter of prayer. Calvary Chapel Schools admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our schools. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship, athletic and other school administered programs. Calvary Chapel Schools reserves the right to select students on the basis of their Christian worldview, lifestyle choices, academic performance and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with MCA administration and to abide by its policies.

Admissions Policy

Calvary Chapel Schools seeks young men and women who will benefit from a college preparatory, liberal arts education taught by teachers who are knowledgeable and passionate about their field of study, compassionate and excited about the students they teach and substantial in their Christian faith, thought and character. Candidates for admission are considered on their evident enthusiasm for learning and parental support of the vision and mission of Calvary Chapel Schools. All students must have a desire to attend Calvary Chapel Schools and agree to honesty and wholeheartedly apply themselves to the study of God's Word. They also agree to be courteous and respectful to their peers, staff, faculty and others. Calvary Chapel Schools reserves the right to select students based on their worldview, lifestyle choices, academic performance and personal qualifications including the willingness to cooperate with the Administration and abide by the school policies.

Applications: Online applications are available now. Link is at the bottom of the page.

Requirements: In accordance with California state law, kindergarten applicants must be age 5 by September 1, 2017. Information on required immunizations for kindergarten is available at http://www.shotsforschool.org/. Documented proof of immunization is required to enter kindergarten.

Acceptance Process: Completed applications will be reviewed and evaluated. The earlier the application is processed, the sooner an admission decision can be reached.

Open House: All are welcome to visit classrooms at our Open House Night on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.

School Year: We have a traditional school year, September - June.

School Hours: Our Kindergarten program consists of a half-day or full-day schedule.

  • Half Day: Hours are 8:05 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:05 PM to 3:00 PM. We try to accommodate requests for AM or PM session as much as possible. Parents requiring childcare must make their own arrangements for the other half of the day.
  • Full Day: Included in the full-day kindergarten tuition is before and after school care from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Students may bring their lunch or purchase a school lunch.

Tuition: Please refer to the chart under the tuition tab.

Enrollment Fee: The yearly enrollment fee of $365 per student includes student accident insurance, materials, yearbook, and curriculum. No portion of this fee is refundable.

Extended Day Care (Limited): Half-day kindergarten students may utilize the extended day care at an additional cost, Monday through Friday. Morning half-day kindergarten students may utilize morning day care, 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Afternoon half-day kindergarten students may utilize afternoon day care from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Curriculum: MCA uses a Christian curriculum called ABEKA. Kindergarten students learn to read by using this structural, sequential phonics based curriculum. They will learn to count and print numbers to 100 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. They will also learn addition up to the 10’s family. Telling time and counting money are also introduced. This curriculum stresses the fundamentals. There is no entrance testing.

Car Pool Information: Parents interested in carpooling may submit an information card. The car pool information cards are indexed by city and made available to parents to refer to in the elementary school office. Parents may then make their own contacts and arrangements.

Dress Code: Students are required to wear collared polo shirts and pants. Shirts and outerwear must be solid colors: navy blue, yellow, black or white with no logo. Jeans or pants must be blue, black or khaki and at least to the knee, no cutoffs, no holes. School sweatshirts are also acceptable.

Discipline: The school uses a warning/natural consequence/detention system for correcting behavioral problems. Repeat offenders will be sent to the Principal or Vice Principal for prayer, exhortation and, if necessary, suspension or expulsion from enrollment.

Spiritual Life: Kindergarten students begin school with prayer and a Bible lesson every day. The students memorize a Bible verse weekly and have chapel and worship time each week.

 

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