Cognia Accreditation

About Maranatha Baptist Academy

Maranatha Baptist Academy partners with parents, prepares students academically, and promotes living for Christ. Founded in 1973 as a ministry of Maranatha Baptist University, the Academy provides a traditional, Christ-centered education that prepares students for the challenges of college life. Both athletics and fine arts are an important part of Academy student life. Opportunities include concert choir, concert band, speech and drama classes, an annual Academy play, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball. The success of the school is reflected in its over 900 graduates who serve in various vocations while faithfully ministering in their local churches. Maranatha Baptist Academy holds regional accreditation through Cognia since May, 2016.

About Cognia and NCA CASI

Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, Cognia is the world’s largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students.  Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of Cognia, stated “NCA CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. Maranatha Baptist Academy is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”

Parents and interested community members can learn more about Cognia’s accreditation standards at