The vision for, and roots of, the School extend back to our Dutch migrants in the early 1950's. They sought to establish a school with a curriculum taught from a biblical world view. It was also important to the founders that the school be non-denominational and be governed by parents, as opposed to any one church. After about 20 years of fund raising and planning, Maranatha was officially opened on 7 March 1970 with classes from Prep to Grade 6
From small beginnings we have grown into a multi-campus school located in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We are a Christian community of people, from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, with common values and beliefs.
Our second campus opened in 1983 at Endeavour Hills, followed by our third campus which opened in 2006 at Officer. Our building programme continues as our school steadily grows. Maranatha Christian School currently comprises two Junior Schools (ELC – Year 5) at Doveton and Officer feeding into the Middle (Years 6-9) and Senior Schools (Years 10-12) at Endeavour Hills.