As we plan for the 2022-2023 academic year that begins in less than a month, I once again stand amazed at what the Lord has done to recreate and refine our school. Every aspect of preparation has seen His hand move to help us provide for the school community this coming school year. Here are just a few updates:
Enrollment: It appears that the school will be at full enrollment before the first day of school. The interest in how we educate and the Biblical values that undergird our school culture are of great interest to many parents as they seek refuge from a world that is rejecting what they want these parents want for their children. We thank God for every student who has the privilege of sitting in a seat at Calvary Christian School.
Facilities: In addition to the normal painting and carpet cleaning that goes on during the summer each year, we have had a major remodel of our school restrooms. The playground is scheduled for maintenance in August.
Technology: In addition to upgraded internet security, faster internet installation, and an additional access point, we are bringing online a Chromebook powered by Google classroom for every student and teacher at CCS. This will provide exciting options for creative teaching while using our current, strong backbone Abeka curriculum. This tool, along with expanded robotics and drone classes, our Ipad Lab, and Virtual Reality Lab, place our school head and should above most programs in the area and are sure to improve our student’s education.
Communications: If you review our website, you will find a totally revamped view to better communicate with the school community and those that are interested in the school for their family. We have also revised our new handbook and hope to have it ready before the first day of classes. Finally, we are sharpening our use of SchoolCues, the CCS app. All of this is to help you easily communicate with our school and stay in touch with what is happening in your student’s education.
Faculty: The Lord has added to our team this school year. I would ask that parents help us find teachers and aides as listed on the website as “needs”. Like every school in the area, adding quality faculty has been difficult. But unlike most schools, we are looking for those who can teach to the heart as well as the mind. This makes this task harder, but our faculty is the key to God using this place to provide a great education for every student. Let us know if you are aware of someone who would be a great addition to our faculty.
As you can see, our school is positioned for another excellent year, and we are grateful for the families that look to us as we serve their children.
Finally, I ask that you pray for our school, its students, teachers, administration, and other families. This is a community Christian school, and as we stand together in prayer, our Lord will continue to show His favor upon the ministry as we live out our mission of “Reaching another generation for the cause of Christ!”
John R Wallace, Jr.
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 under the Quick Links at the bottom of the home page.
Please go to the New Student Entry Portal and complete a short form. Then, call Calvary Christian School at 703.221.2016 to arrange a time to meet. We look forward to spending time together to learn about your family and its needs.
School Office Phone: 703.441.6868
Administrative Phone: 703.221.2016
After Hours Emergency: 703.622.9649
Administrator Email: JWallace@calvary-christianschool.com
Calling All Calvary Parents! Please download the CCS SchoolCues App from your favorite app store or marketplace. The app is a handy tool to help you stay connected using your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer! Through the app, you'll receive school communications, and complete digital forms (for field trips, tardy notices, and absences). Using the calendar, you can schedule conferences, and check out events specific to your child!
We're working to include online lunch purchases and payments for incidental, non-tuition payments. Before long, you'll be able to check your child's academic progress through online grade reports and homework notices!
Contact Ms. Spear in the school office if you need help.