HISTORY OF MARANATHA ACADEMY
The Maranatha Academy (MA)is an institution operated by the Turks and Caicos Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. Through the concerted efforts of Maranatha International Volunteers and other dedicated members of the church and community, the school was built and dedicated in August of 2001. Located on over five acres of land in a serene but rapidly developing area along the Millennium Highway, the building includes an auditorium that can accommodate approximately five hundred persons. In addition, it is equipped with spacious classrooms. Approximately ten acres of land adjoining the present site is earmarked for future expansion.
In 2006 a new building was constructed which houses a tuck shop a science laboratory, a guidance counsellor office and a classroom on the ground floor.
On the upper floor are: a computer laboratory, visual arts room, library and a wood work centre.
The school started with just three full time members of staff (Mrs. Maureen Tucker, Mr. Coleman, and Miss Tracey-Ann Trail) and the Principal, Mr. Reinford Trail. An enthusiastic group of thirty-two students wholeheartedly took on the challenge of this leg of their journey. The staff also consisted of two part-time teachers (Ms. Judith Robinson and Mr. Michael Dean) who taught the practical areas of Physical
The school’s philosophy, mission, code of conduct and rules are derived from biblical principles that govern over 5,000 primary schools, 1,000 high schools and 100 tertiary institutions operated by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church worldwide. The SDA church organization operates the highest number of educational institution worldwide among Protestant denominations.
The rules and code of conduct are not meant to make life for the students difficult and burdensome, but they are provided to promote the best standards of work and deportment that the school promotes.