Calvary Chapel Schools
Calvary Chapel Preschool (CCP), Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA), Chapel Junior High School (CCJHS) and Calvary Chapel High School (CCHS) are ministries of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM). In 1970, CCCM opened its doors, under the leadership of Pastor Chuck Smith. In 1974, Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) was started in response to a need from the church families who wanted their children to receive a Christian education. The junior high and senior high schools were designed to provide students with a challenging and comprehensive college preparatory program developing competence in Bible, English, mathematics, science, fine arts, foreign language, history and physical education.
During the 2012-2013 school year, MCA and CCJHS celebrated excellence in education of 40 years and CCHS celebrated its 25th anniversary. In doing so, the schools held alumni events and students were able to see the legacy that Calvary Chapel Schools has left on their lives.
Since its humble beginnings in 1973, CCS has continued to grow, by God’s grace, and impact our community in a variety of wonderful ways. CCS has a rich history as a major ministry of CCCM and is honored to continue to be life-long learners who continue to grow not only in faith but in their careers.