June 23, 2015
This is truly a special place for children and families.
Thinking about the love, care and support we have received, and seen others receive, makes me quite emotional. More importantly, we have seen this love, care and support play out anywhere from grave situations (eg, death or serious illness) to small, every day struggles (eg, a child or family going through a tough patch at home or at scool).
Every change we have seen in the administration over the last few years has been extremely positive. The Head of School, Mr. Downey, has boundless energy (I've heard him referred to as the Energizer Bunny!), and the kids, teachers and parents are all better off today (at least as it relates to Calvary) than they day he started. The examples to support this abound, but for starters they include even stronger programs in the classroom, greatly improved athletics (in terms of both participation and results), decrease in turnover of faculty, and improvements in teacher statisfaction and compensation packages (our family and several other close family friends have heard this from teachers across grade levels).
Lastly, one of the most impactful changes has been the hiring of Ms. Clark as the new Director of Admissions. Ms. Clark has a strong faith and a very welcoming personality. In addition, we have seen her be quite effective at establishing relationships with new families and repairing relationships with families who had been alienated and/or driven away by the underwhelming performance of the prior Director of Admissions. The improvement in the quality of academically qualified students and the quantity of families with strong faiths has been noticed by our family and many others, and we have every reason to believe this teen to continue.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a loving and caring school environment that is faith-based and has strong academics, Calvary Christian School should me at the top of your list.
- submitted by a parent