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1010 North Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 973-2056
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 14, 2015
These teachers are wonderful!! First and foremost, they love my children and pray for them. They are firm, fair and consistent. My children have adored their teachers and I am forever grateful for the love they have showered on my children.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
June 14, 2015
I am not a big fan of homework and while I think there is too much, I appreciate that the teachers try to choose assignments that are encouraging my kids to learn HOW to study and HOW to cement what they have learned.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 14, 2015
My children have been challenged to think, read, write and grow far beyond what they thought they were capable of doing. The most rewarding moments are those that come after the struggle when my child can look at what she was able to do despite the challenge it presented.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 14, 2015
All of the teachers we have experienced so far in grades K-6 have taught and reinforced the concept of respect with my children. I appreciate that they mirror the values we have at home.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 14, 2015
As a parent, it s difficult to accept and believe that your child is fallible but it is true nonetheless and I so appreciate that the teachers at Calvary encourage my child to be honest but are also willing to correct them when they are wrong or reward them when they choose right.

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June 14, 2015
I am so grateful to this school! My daughter has ADHD and pre-diagnosis (in Kindergarten and 1st grade), her teachers went out of their way to support her then unknown learning needs. They worked with our family to help us understand her and the way her mind works. Then once we had an official diagnosis, her 2nd grade teacher as well as the pull out teachers went above and beyond to not only meet her needs but to do everything in their power to help catch up in skills and knowledge. She went from a kindergarten reading level at the start of 2nd grade to a 4th grade reading level by the end of that same year. Calvary is a school that knows it takes a village to raise our kids and these teachers do everything they can to love, care for and support their students. My 6th grader also had amazing experience. The growth and skill development in her writing alone was astounding. It was a very challenging program but she happily rose to the expectations set by her teacher. I am over the moon thrilled with how much my children have grown, I appreciate the love they have been shown and the Christ-centered focus is what I want for my children.

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June 08, 2015
What a Blessing to have found this school! I have two kids at CCS. We pulled them from a 10/10 rated school in Irvine that we were extremely dissatisfied with. The Irvine school was run like a corporation with no feeling for the students. The Irvine school had 33 kids to a classroom and teachers were clearly overworked. Upon coming to CCS, where there are about 18 kids to a classroom, my kids immediately made a new group of friends. Their new teachers are dedicated and caring..they communicate constantly with parents and are always approachable. My kids are growing in their Faith as well. The administration staff of Troy, Leah and Lauren are all superb to work with. They are personable, kind and most importantly- In it for the kids! I cannot say enough good things about this school. My only issue is it ends at 8th grade- wish it could continue through 12th.

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February 18, 2015
It is a great school. The staff are very friendly and caring. They do a great job at teaching my 3 year old about Jesus and the love Jesus has for him. I also amazed how far my son has come along in just 1 year. How he has Learn to socialize and make friends and the academics our outstanding. The cover everything from religion to computers to music and science and of course the regular academics like counting painting ABC's. I very please with my sons education especially for his age.

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February 18, 2014
We have had both of our children here starting in 2008 and could not be more pleased with the teachers/staff, curriculum, and commitment to academic excellence alongside Christ-centered teaching. It's been an absolutely positive experience for our family.

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October 06, 2013
We have one Jr High student and two elementary. We've been attending since 2006. There have been so many changes for the positive. Having a child with learning disabilities, the Head of school has embraced a resource-style program to help my child succeed. They have prayed for my children, taught my children academic excellence, fine arts and physical education, all with a biblical world view. The Junior teachers are amazing. The elementary staff is fantastic. What a truly wonderful place to send my children every day. If you haven't checked out CCS, you should!

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October 06, 2013
I love CCS from the teachers to the administration! We have 2 kids at the school and plan on staying!

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October 02, 2013
This is a wonderful school and a school that should receive more recognition. The teachers are truly dedicated in teaching the students. The open door policy from the teachers to the Head of School is OUTSTANDING. The teachers and staff truly demonstrate Christ-like teachings and actions. They do not just preach the words; they put the words to practice. Yes one class had to consolidate from 2 to 1 class this year; however both of the excellent teachers are present to co-teach. The teaching is top notch! And the top notch teachers are not just in the classroom; the drama teacher to the PE teachers are wonderful! I love the open communication I can have with both Head of School & Asst Head of School. And this openness extends to all of the teachers and staff. The teachers and staff make CCS a great school! Whoever complains about this school will complain about any and every school. What I love about CCS is that Ben and Megan try to improve this school for the better! Change is good! I am 100% for it and grateful that my child attends CCS! Your child should too!

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September 19, 2013
All three of my children attend this school. We have had nothing but outstanding teachers in every grade from kindergarten to 5th grade. The teachers truly love your child and build a great relationship with each student. The academics are high--we are very impressed with the new math curriculum. Though one grade this year had low enrollment, requiring consolidation of two classes into one larger class (of 26 students), we have generally had 22 or fewer students in every classroom. There is exposure to fine arts and after-school sports. Most importantly, the administration works diligently to provide a Christ-centered experience, emphasizing character development and leadership in all grade levels.

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September 19, 2013
Best part: Christ is still the centerpiece of the education. Academics have improved since the current principal began. We have had great teachers for all of our children, and the teachers that have been recently hired are incredible. It's no wonder that test scores for CCS grads are higher than nearly every public school system in OC. Arts/sports opportunities are growing. Principal Roberson's leadership and enthusiasm for growing the childrens' hearts and minds rubs off on all of the staff, and all the parents we know appreciate his commitment to high academic standards that prepare students for high school and beyond.

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August 28, 2013
The class size is going up, even though numerous kids are not returning. This is because they are grouping two classes together and only having to pay for one teacher. Many parents are upset with the principal (Ben Roberson), who claims this is best for the kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2013
The student to teacher ratio is not 15 : 1. That may have been true before, but times have changed. They cut teachers and increased the number of kids being placed in a class. The new principal thinks the class size should be 26 : 1. They are cutting services, while increasing tuition each year.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2013
We love Calvary Christian School and are so glad our kids are here. We have been at the school for almost a decade and are happy to say that the school has grown even stronger since we started there. The families are friendly and kind, and our kids have made amazing friendships with their peers. The teachers are fantastic and really invest in their students. The administration is constantly working to make the school even better and very open to listening to parent feedback. We cannot imagine having our kids anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2013
This school is a perfect model of hypocrisy. The administrator is not a man of God by any means. The morale among the teachers is terrible as a result of distrusting the Head of School. I think you would find it very eye opening If you research student enrollment figures, and teacher retention rate for the past 3 years since Mr. Roberson has been Head of School. Seek a better school.

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April 23, 2013
We love this school. Both my boys go here. The faculty is loving and very encouraging. The Head of School calls when your child is doing a great job. There is a good balance between academics and sports. There is a music program for all kids but the instruments are for the older kids (3 grade I believe). I would like it if they let the younger kids play instruments as well. My other complaint is that there is not a grassy area for the kids to run and play on.

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April 26, 2012
I absolutely LOVE this school. My daughter attended last year and my son is currently in preschool there. My children actually became more loving, kind individuals due to the loving environment the school provides. The teachers take the effort to make every child feel so special.

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March 19, 2010
I love working at Calvary because we are like a family. We work together to help our students and each other be the best we can be.

- submitted by a teacher

August 23, 2006
Extremely happy with the academic, social, and spiritual aspects of this school. Would highly recommend it and am so happy with my children's experience there.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2006
All four of my children are graduates of Calvary Christian School. You will [find] Calvary a very positive, loving environment where your children will be educated by spiritual, loving teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2006
This is a school where the Bible is taught but not lived by all. In our experience, the administration grossly neglected to be merciful, graceful, compassionate or loving.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2005
Good quality academic programs, Band instruction, Flag football, basketball, track and field and volleyball. Parental involvement thru PTA.

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Calvary Christian School
1010 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA  92705
(714) 973-2056
Last modified Calvary Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-9
Calvary Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top