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Calvary Lutheran Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 120 students

Christ-centered; HS/Coll. Prep; WASC / NLSA Accredited; International Program
 
 

 

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Posted March 23, 2014

Our son was placed in a box in the Public School. Once identified as a Special Ed child, he became despondent and lost all self-esteem. We are so thankful for God guiding us to Calvary Lutheran School. They opened the box and helped build his self-esteem. He is becoming a young man. God is good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

Calvary's SAT scores compare Nationally (PR) in the 70% to 90%. California STAR testing does not compare Statewide nor Nationally. CA STAR TESTS ONLY COMPARE WITH CA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.


Posted October 7, 2012

I have my daughter in this school and she loves it! Ms. Vincent and Ms Traci are such nice teachers! the school has great curriculum. I am so happy and feel blessed to have found this wonderful school for my daughter. I plan to keep her here until the 8th grade. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2010

This is an excellent school with dedicated, caring teachers and staff. A great place for children to develop strong academic skills as well as strong spiritual values. My daughter has attended Calvary since pre-school and is now in 4th grade, we feel blessed that she has found such nurturing place to grow and learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Small, secured campus, loving teachers, great education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Cares for my kids. Great education. Christian education also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

Calvary Lutheran School has made an amazing impact in San Lorenzo for the last 60 years and continues to do so daily! Calvary has an extremely dedicated staff who go above and beyond for each individual child. We are not just a school, but a very close knit community, and truly a family. Open communication between the teacher and parent definitely happens at Calvary, to better help each child and their individual needs. Each child is cared for, loved, and encourage to grow in all academic and non academic areas. Our parents and students love our school and would tell you with out a doubt that Calvary has impacted their child's life for the better!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2009

Our family loves this school and our son has attended calvary since kindergarten and will graduate this year. Curriculum is above and beyond standards, the teachers are wonderful and have Our family loves Calvary Lutheran School, it has become part of our family since our son was in kindergarten. He will be graduating this year with Christian values instilled in him for the rest of his life. With the high curriculum standards, the awesome teachers and staff and the after school sports our son has thrived. We know our son will succeed through high school and on to college with what he leaned here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I am so glad we decided to have our daughter attend Calvary Luthern School. She has been there since preschool. She is currently in the 3rd grade and she loves it! Calvary is an exceptional school with an extremely dedicated administration, staff and church members. This is what we like most about it. The staff is very caring! Class size numbers are small enough to give special attention to each child. The Teachers work extremely hard to assure each child s success. The school also offers a variety of extra curiculum events such a music bells class , student government, and a dedicated physical education department, and after school sports program. They also offer a wonderful extended care program that is so beneficial to us working Parents . I am proud to say we are a member of Calvary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Calvary is like an extended family. We have been here 4 years and I have never meet teachers and staff who love their jobs and the kid so much. The curriculum is challenging and yet balanced and my daughter has florished into a 4.1gpa student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

My son and daughter have both been fortunate to attend Calvary . This is a school where there is no political agenda but rather a deep concern that each individual gains an understanding that we have importance not because of what we have done but because of what Jesus did for us. In God we trust!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

It is a pretty good school, there is a really good bunch of teachers, and the pupils are growing in a really good care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

We are the best kept secret in San Lorenzo! Small classroom size, secure campus, loving, caring christian teachers and staff that personally know their students and families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Calvary Lutheran School has the most wonderful staff and teachers! CLS ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Calvary has a loving, caring, family atmosphere along with high academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Calvary Lutheran School is more than a school, it is a family. The Lord has blessed Calvary with wonderful teachers, staff, students, and parents who work together to ensure the success of every child. It is a wonderful place to learn and grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

I graduated and would send my kids here it is the best place to be both academically and spiritually.


Posted November 5, 2009

Calvary Lutheran has wonderful dedicated teachers that care about the whole child. I have three sons that graduated from Calvary Lutheran.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Calvary has put together a super staff, an excelent curriculum and the end result is great kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

The school has good and dedicated teachers. The school is very safe for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 45%
Hispanic 20%
Black 15%
Asian 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Korean
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • WASC (2011)
  • NLSA (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Fred Brauer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • churchsecretary@calvaryslz.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
Associations
  • ELEA
Fax number
  • (510) 278-2557

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Please go to:calvaryslz.org '14-'15 Calvary International Academy
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
120
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
150
Students typically come from these schools
Christian
Private
Public

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$6000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bishop O'Dowd
St. Mary's
Redwood
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17200 Vía Magdalena
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
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Phone: (510) 278-2598

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