Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in Maranatha Christian School. Listed below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions that you may have.
MCS is most effective when working with families who share our commitments. Maranatha Christian School admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Our teachers are certified with the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, which requires teachers complete yearly training to maintain their certification.
Our students study a course selection that includes Bible, math, English, science, and history. We also include art, music and fine arts instruction. For grades K5 through 8th we use the ABeka curriculum for all subjects other than Bible, where we use the Positive Action for Christ and Summit ministries curricula. The ABeka curriculum and Bob Jones Press is used primarily in the high school, though we use a variety of sources for specific remedial or honors classes. and our course of study meets or exceeds the requirements for the state of South Carolina.
Bible and Chapel
Bible is a required subject at MCS. Chapel is held once a week. Our Chapels include one for K5 through 5th grade, one for middle school and one for high school.
Athletics & MCS Youth League
MCS offers athletics on the elementary, junior varsity and varsity levels. We belong to a youth athletic league complied of local private and Christian schools. We are members of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools 2A for varsity sports. We offer girls volleyball, cheerleading, basketball and soccer. We offer boys soccer, basketball, and baseball. Youth leagues are provided for soccer, basketball and cheerleading. Our gymnasium contains locker rooms, bathrooms, and concessions. We have soccer and baseball fields for outdoor sports.
Test Point placement tests are given to all new 2nd grade-12th students who enroll at MCS. The results are used to determine academic deficiencies and to establish grade placement. Each spring, the Iowa Achievement Tests are given to all students in grades K5 through 11th grade to insure on-going academic development. The 10th graders take the PSAT test. Prior to graduation students must take either the SAT or the ACT test.
Arrival and Departure Times
Our Childcare opens at 6:30 am. All other buildings are unlocked at 7:45 am. Classes begin at 8:00 am. Classes are dismissed at 3:00 pm.
Lunch is provided daily for students in our preschool and childcare. The fee for lunch is included in the weekly fee for preschool students.
Older students may bring their own lunch, or they may purchase lunch a month in advance through Myschoolworx. A meal is cooked and provided by our cafeteria staff for purchase three days per week. Students may also order catered lunches via Myschoolworx. Catered lunch costs will be determined by the vendor.
Before & Aftercare Program
Childcare is available to Maranatha students before and after school for an additional fee. Our childcare opens daily at 6:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm.
While academics are important, we like to have fun. MCS has class parties, spring field days, field trips, Spirit Week, Grandparent’s Day, Christmas concerts, piano recitals, Thanksgiving celebrations, Book Fair, camps and much more.