Elementary Program

Characterized by college preparatory curricula, Calvary Christian School has the ministry of equipping students with the necessary skills and content to help your child start to realize their full God-given potential. The high academic expectations for the child set in a Christian environment enhance student learning.
The elementary program effectively prepares students with a spiritual foundation to love God, love others, use the Bible, and understand that God has created every person to glorify Him. 
We are blessed with Christian teachers who are creative, caring, and certified in their area of teaching. They create a classroom environment that encourages students to explore new learning, feel safe and secure, treat others with respect, and know that Jesus loves them.
Our elementary program includes first through sixth grades.

Academic Goals for Elementary

  • To provide a Christian education that strives for academic excellence, which will enable all to proceed to a level of higher learning or training to which they may aspire and of which they are capable.
  • To inspire youth with a love for learning.
  • To teach the basic foundations in language arts, foreign language, social sciences, mathematics, science, and the practical and fine arts in the light of God’s word.
  • To teach critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • To teach good study habits.
  • To promote character development, good citizenship, and leadership. 

Additional Academic Offerings


Students in grades 1-9 participate in regular physical education classes that develop skills and self-confidence while promoting teamwork and good sportsmanship. Physical education is the foundation for all of our competitive sports. Instructors focus on fitness and sport skills to develop the whole student. Proper shoes and uniforms are essential for improving skills and the fitness level of each student. High school students must have at least one year of physical education to graduate.


Students in grades 4-8 take a typing class at least once a week to learn good typing technique and to start to develop computer and technology awareness and skills. 


All elementary grades have library time at least once a week with the librarian to check out books, spend time reading, or work on projects. The library is equipped with books at K3-12 reading levels, reference materials, and nonfiction selections.


Students in grades 1-6 take Spanish class once a week taught by a native Spanish-speaker, Mrs. Almanza.


Students in grades 1-6 participate in a music class weekly and a choir session weekly with our music and choir director Mrs. Midulla. The elementary choirs perform at events like Grandparents Day, the Christmas Program, various chapel services, and other special occasions.

There are also additional, optional music programs that students can enroll in, including Kindermusik and private music lessons. Click here for more information on our fine arts opportunities.

Meet the Elementary Faculty

Lorrie Crockett, first grade, Elementary Supervisor

Mrs. Lorrie Crockett joined the CCS family in 2021 as a first-grade teacher. She has two sons who attend Calvary. She became the elementary supervisor in 2022.

Jacqueline Edge, third grade

Mrs. Jacqueline Edge is in her fifth year teaching third grade at CCS. She has three children who also attend Calvary, in 11th, 9th, and 5th grades.

Debra McCoskey, first grade, online learning

Mrs. Debra McCoskey joined the CCS family in 2021 as a first-grade teacher. She has two children and she and her husband are both retired from the U.S. Navy.

Harriet Lang, fourth grade

Ms. Lang is Calvary's longest-tenured teacher. She is in her 45th year of teaching fourth grade!

Sandra Brenes, second grade

Mrs. Sandra Brenes has been a second-grade teacher at CCS for more than a decade. She has had two children graduate from Calvary and also offers private tutoring lessons to elementary students.

Teresa D'Errico, fifth grade

Mrs. D'Errico has been teaching at CCS for nearly 10 years. She has a daughter who recently graduated from Calvary and another daughter in 10th grade. She is a CCS alumna, and her mother also taught fifth grade at CCS!

Bailey Brown, second grade

Ms. Bailey Brown joined the CCS teaching staff in 2022 as a second-grade teacher. Ms. Brown is currently working on a master's degree in early childhood education from Grand Canyon University.

Danielle Cassidy, sixth grade

Ms. Cassidy has been at Calvary for more than 10 years. She also is the volleyball coach for JV and varsity.