History and Mission
In 1974, under the leadership of Robert S. Weeks and John A. Gregory, Calvary Christian School was founded as a ministry of Calvary Bible Church. Initially, only kindergarten through second grade was offered, and later, grades three through twelve were added. Enrollment has steadily increased over the years, resulting in ever-expanding academic, fine arts, and sports programs that provide a well-rounded education.
The goal of Calvary Christian School is to give each student the maximum knowledge of the various subjects and the essentials of culture in the light of God’s Word, “that in all things He might have the preeminence” (Col. 1:18). Even though knowledge is factually the same for the believer and unbeliever, no subject can be taught in its truth if the Originator is ignored. Recognizing that spiritual truths are spiritually discerned, only teachers who have personally accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord can possibly teach in a way pleasing to God. Consequently, only a Christian school with born-again teachers can give a child the education God expects in keeping with His instruction in Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Our entire school program is designed to help parents fulfill this command of God. Any parent with different educational and spiritual expectations for his child is likely to be dissatisfied with Calvary Christian School.
We believe there are three essential components for the successful education of the child. These three components are listed in order of responsibility to God for the training of godly men and women.
Parents – The God-given primary responsibility for the training and education of children is that of the parents. The success of a student at Calvary will be directly correlated with his parents’ faith in Christ as personal Savior and their commitment to honoring God’s Word in separating from the sinful practices and lifestyles of the unsaved world.
Church – Next in importance is the ministry of the local church in the life of the family. We strongly encourage every family to be committed, through attendance and participation, to a “Biblical” church. A “Biblical” church is a church that adheres to the fundamentals of the Christian faith and endeavors to keep itself pure from worldly practices and ecumenical movements (toleration of unbiblical teaching and practice).
School – Finally, and in proper order, is the school that the parents have chosen to help them with the education of their children. The school will never be able to stand in place of the parents or church. However, in proper order these three components play a stabilizing and strengthening role in the education and development of a child.
When these three are in agreement in philosophy, standards, and convictions, the outcome will be the development of men and women who are firmly grounded in Truth and able to function faithfully in the world around them. When there is inconsistency and disagreement in these three, there is a propensity toward disrespect for one of these authorities and may result in rebellion to authority in the life of the child.
Calvary Christian School is a ministry of Calvary Bible Church and is the extension of the Christian home. We believe there is a Biblical perspective for every academic discipline. We believe that true knowledge can be gained only as each discipline is taught and learned from the perspective of the principles of God’s Word.