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Calvary Christian Academy

Private | K-12 | 100 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $255,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,550.

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Posted July 4, 2010

his school is an absolute gem! Principal Yip is a great leader...fair, approachable, very involved in her school. Teacher quality is excellent. Many of the teachers have been there 10 years or more. My daughter said that her 5th grade teacher is the nicest teacher she's ever had! She has had a tough year this year...this is her 4th school this year. So we are new to Bella Vista, but after such a difficult year and dealing with uncaring staff at other schools she has blended right in at CCA. Please check out this school as another option in for your child! Very diverse student population and a state of the art computer lab. The teachers are people I will stay in touch with throughout my child's life.
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Posted July 4, 2010

WONDERFUL TEACHERS!!!! CCA is safe, affordable, academically rigorous and fantastic in every way. I cannot over-emphasize the difference CCA has made in my son's academic and social-emotional life.
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Posted March 1, 2010

Although Calvary Christian has great spirit and attempts to teach a great curriculum, I will not send my child back or recommend other children to attend. I have had a problem with my child s teacher not correcting her homework correctly (or at all) and a shortage of students. This school lacks the fundamental resources to help my child become progressive such as a library and computer lab. With all the fundraising, I still question why my child s teacher still lacks basic classroom supplies. With 2 hrs of homework a night, I am concerned about my child s retention especially when very little is being applied or assessed while in class. Don t get me started on disappearance of chapel attendance I m sure Calvary is working with what they have but unfortunately that isn t good enough for my family needs. I d rather save the money and take my chances at a public school.
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Posted December 6, 2009

My child had been there for two years. This child made A's throughout the years, however I discovered that the classes did not include science. I transferred her to a public school, and found the work to be more challenging. I feel as though I have waisted my money. And that I basically paid for my child's safety.
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Posted September 15, 2008

I love it! My children have been there for two years. The school seems like family and the teachers really want to help my kids -- they call home with good news, not just bad news about my children's progress.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 39%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 16%
Two or more races 13%
White 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Spanish
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  • Spanish

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Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Sue Blankenchip
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (510) 222-3702

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  • Volleyball

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4892 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803
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Phone: (510) 222-3828

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