Maranatha Christian School Florence SC


Important Information
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 staff has an average of 13 years of experience in the classroom. MCS is an accredited school through South Carolina Association of Christian Schools.

Class Sizes

We try to maintain a ratio of no more than one teacher for each 20 students, even less than that in our childcare. (Ask childcare director for childcare ratios). Our average teacher/student ratio during the 2018-2019 school year in K5-12 was 1:16.


Our students study a course selection that includes Bible, math, English, science, and history. We also include art, music and fine arts instruction. We us the A Beka curriculum 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 softball. We offer boys soccer, basketball, and baseball. Youth leagues are provided for soccer, basketball and cheerleading. Our gymnasium contains locker rooms, bathrooms, concessions, and weight room. We have soccer, softball, and baseball fields for outdoor sports.


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.

Achievement Tests

Test Point placement tests are given to all new K5-12th 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 first 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 Program

Maranatha provides an extensive list of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, snacks and drinks that the students may purchase each day. The lunch items are listed on MySchoolWorx. Parents are asked to pre-order for each student's lunch a week in advance. The fee for lunch is included in the weekly fee for preschool students. 

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.

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