From the Senior Administrator-
The imminent return of the Calvary Christian School students and faculty is always a time of reflection for me personally. This year my thoughts have turned to the profound opportunity we have as Christian educators to stand with Christian parents to shape not just the mind of a child or young person, but their spirit and heart. This is truly what has captivated me over the years regarding the Christian education ministry. Please consider with me the three words in “Christian education ministry.”
As our culture spins hopelessly while trying to find the foundation and values upon which to build itself, we know the truth: Lives must be built upon the only foundation that has endured- God and His Word. In a time when each generation redefines the precepts and values that are ‘norms’, we can truly have comfort as we trust and rest in God and His written Word. Some say that this idea is backward and proceed state a long list of grievances that are rooted in the ideology and psychology of “self”. This is the essence of a culture that has made man, god and has rejected the sovereign God. As Christian educators and Christian parents, we must equip the children and young people to not just embrace the Christian faith, but also equip them to live, defend, and grow in that faith. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
The cultural concept of ‘self’ has engulfed secular education. Rather than seeing the God-given possibilities that resides within every student, size, expediency, and most of all: the lack of the true foundation, have allowed secular education to become a petri dish of experimentation. This in turn has defined education by intellect alone and not the whole human being. Because God’s truth does not inform the knowledge gained, there is an initial lack of a framework for the application of intellect in life. Rather than the intentional and purposeful construction of a Spiritual foundation in the educational process, young people are left to define this aspect from the culture and their experiences. A simple survey of the society around us is evidence of the dismal results of this method of education. As Christian educators and Christian parents, we must be diligent in creating a world view within our children and young people that connects the use of intellect with God’s values and plans for their lives. The result should yield an individual which understands that their relationship with God will “Be a lamp unto their feet, and a light to their path.” (Psalms 119:105)
Finally, we should consider the last word in Christian education- ministry. The brokenness within our culture, as well as the individuals and families within that culture, should compel us to live out what we are endeavoring to teach our children and young people. We all need ministry. When we are hurting, we need someone to share the love, compassion, and the grace of God. When families are in despair, we need to be encouragers and do our best to bring the love of God to each person based upon His Word. We must be living testaments of our faith. I know that many are jaded because of perceived or real hypocrisy in a believer. When these charges are made against us, we need to point to our Lord who was without fault or blame. I also know that some have been hurt by people within their Church, but it must be remembered that we are imperfect people seeking to do His perfect will.
I am excited about the opportunity to pour into our students and the school community for another school year. I pray that we will consider the wonderful journey that is ahead of us this year as we work together to raise a generation that will love and serve our Lord!
Parent and Student Handbook
New Uniform Information
2019-2020 Supply List
Initial Registration Form and Rates
Virginia School Physical Form
Medication Administration Form
August and September Key Dates (Full Calendar)
August 24 Saturday Back-To-School Saturday at Triangle Baptist Church 10:00 AM
August 26 Monday First Day of 2018-2019 School Year
August 26 Monday First Fundraiser Begins- Claire’s Gourmet
September 2 Monday Labor Day – No School or AM/PM Day Care
September 24 Tuesday Interim Reports for First Quarter Go Home (Grades 1 & above)
Reminder to All Parents
Please complete your family's and student's information online through our Information Management Portal. If you are unable to do this, please send in the paper applications, and our administrative staff will do the entry. The information you provide not only helps us meet federal and state guidelines, but is directly involved in providing a great education, as well as safe and healthy experience for your child or young person.
Saturday, August 24, there will be a meeting of all parents, students, and faculty. The meeting will be the time that students will get to see there classrooms, and parents will meet with the administrator to review things that are done at Calvary Christian School to keep the school community safe and that allow us to effectively educate each student. We request that every family attend. If this is not possible we ask that one parent and the student attend. We will begin at 10 AM sharp.
First Fund Raiser Kick-Off!
This fund raiser has become a tradition at Calvary Christian School- Clair's Gourmet! This company has the best cheesecake, pastries, cakes and pizza's which are handmade with the best European traditions in Baltimore. Parents really support this because of the products quality. Samples will be shared at Back-to-School Saturday so that everyone can see what the excitement has been about in past years. Catalogs and order forms will go home the first week of school, so please get involved. Orders may be taken through sharing the catalog or by sending friends to their website. Proceeds will purchase ten need tablets for the shared use in the classrooms!
Labor Day- Monday, September 2
Please remember that Calvary Christian School will be closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day. There will be no AM/PM Care on that day.
At the top of the Student Supply List which was mailed to every family and can be found in the 'Hot Links', there is a box that includes paper-goods for class use. These may be dropped off at Back-to-School Saturday or during regular office hours of 8:15 AM- 3:15 PM. Please be sure the office staff notes that you dropped these off in the records.
Lunch Tickets and Milk Program
The August-September Menu home and is available on this site. If your student is not on the Lunch Contract, you may purchase lunch tickets in the school office. Parents may also enroll in the Milk Program by sending in the form or stopping by the office.
We ask that all parents review the Emergency Plans for Calvary Christian School. Please remember that we will communicate through text, email, phone and this website. We ask that you keep your contact information up to date in our online registration system by logging in and making the needed changes. Parents will be sent a reminder at the end of each quarter to make nthe eeded changes.
2019-2020 Calvary Christian School Applications
Each year, it is a privilege to partner with parents who desire a Christ- centered education for their children. The school is completing the application process of our current students, and we are now interviewing new students.
If you are a new family to the area or have a child entering kindergarten student (K4T, K4 or K5), or you are not pleased with your current educational choice for your child, please consider making a call to the school for a personal visit to the school. We want to share with you the story of Calvary Christian School and what we are about as a ministry. We also want to listen to what you need for your children. This type of personal care is one of the things which makes our school special.
The Application Process:
1- Review the website (calvary-christianschool.com) to become acquainted with the school. You will find the CCS Student Handbook, Curriculum Information, calendar, and the current tuition and before/after school rates.
2- You can set up an initial profile to schedule an appointment at all for a personal interview. You may also call 703-221-2016 for more information. We request that both parents attend the meeting if possible. Parents should bring the most recent progress report which will allow the administration to see if additional educational evaluation is needed.
3- Parents will have five days from the date of the interview to make application along with the payment of the Registration and Book Fee. The school will review the application within five days. In the event the school is unable to accept a student, fees paid will be refunded.
Call the school office at 703-221-2016 to set up a campus visit!
Back to Regular Office Hours
Calvary Christian School's hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday: 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM
We are always glad to set up an appointment outside of these hours. This includes meeting on Saturday mornings.
CCS Summer Day Camp
The last day of the Calvary Christian School Summer Blast Day Camp is Friday, August 16. We would like to thank the parents and children that took part in this program!
Calvary Christian School Open House Dates
Calvary Christian School is please to provide perspective parents with the following Open House Dates:
Monday-Friday, August 5-16- 9:00 AM until Noon
Saturday, August 10th and 17th- 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
You may schedule an appointment outside these hours on our website portal or by calling 703-221-2016.
Calvary Christian School Online
Calvary Christian School is launching out online school. This programs meets the following needs of students:
4th-12th Grade Classes for Home School Families
High School Credit Recovery Classes
Over 200 New Classes for our High School Students
Joint High School and College Credit for our Juniors and Seniors
High School to College Programs: Calvary Christian School is pleased to provide up to 18 college credit hours of college course work to outstanding students in our high school. Juniors are allowed up to six credit hours of college credit and Seniors may have up to twelve credit hours of instruction. Parents are responsible for the additional textbook cost. To remain in this program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in both the traditional and online school.
If you have an interest and need in any of these areas, please click here for the current course listing or click here for high school duel credit classes. For ore information call the school at 703-221-2016.
CCS Refer a Friend Scholarship
One of the best ways for Calvary Christian School to attract new students is through the personal invitation of a current family. We encourage this by allowing a parent of currently enrolled students to offer a $500 scholarship to a new family they invite to the school. Once that family registers, we will then discount the referring family's tuition by $500 divided in equal monthly amounts over the school year. This is a way to share the community with others! We simply ask that both parties let us know their involvement in this program!
CCS Uniform Closet
Calvary Christian School has an ongoing uniform exchange. If your student has out grown their current uniform, you are invited to come and see what is available. You can either donate or swap out uniforms that are in good condition. There is no cost involved in this program. Click for Uniform Information.
Praying for You
One of the great privileges of our faculty is praying for members of the Calvary Christian School community. If you have a request, please let one of us know. We will only share with others on faculty if permission is given, but every request will be lifted to our Lord.
Verse of the Month from God's Word (Pick a Version)
5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;