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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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2401 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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(954) 905-5100
(954) 556-4480
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September 08, 2014
We absolutely love CCA! After homeschooling (and loving it) for 3 years we couldn't ignore what we were seeing at CCA and decided to give it a chance. We weren't disappointed! Our son made friends (which he had difficulty in doing while homeschooling), is excelling in his classes, and comes home with amazing insight into the Bible and God and Jesus. All three of our kids now call CCA their home. Trying to do pickup is an ordeal as our kids go through a gauntlet of hugs to get to my wife or myself. We love CCA and so do our kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
I am a Highschool Senior at this school right now, & I have been here since the 5th grade. I can 100% say that I am so thankful for this school & everything that it has taught me. For everyone writing bad reviews, you don't know what you're missing! I have gone through SO many hard breaks in friendships, relationships, etc. & I can say that I have gotten such great support from teachers, friends, & staff. In middle school, I hated how Christianity was "shoved down my throat," but that was only because I didn't love Jesus & I was extremely immature. God seriously changed my life the summer before freshman year, & that's when I realized how extremely blessed I am to be going to this school. Sure, not everyone is a Christian here, & maybe some people are "mean and horrible", but that will happen ANYWHERE you go to school! That's life, people. But there are SO many great kids at this school. We have so many great options here for so many different things. I may not agree with all of their "rules & regulations" but that doesn't change my view on this school. I have learned so much here! I can 100% say that after being here for 8 years that I recommend this school to anyone & everyone!

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2014
I was here at CCA for my Middle School year. I left the school because of the lack of kindness the other students show in this school. Most of them are careless, ruthless, rude, and VERY selfish. I'm going to be homeschooled for my high school year. If you want to be popular in that school all you got to do is use crude humor... And your a big score... Other than that, students treat you like your another can in the dump... If your thinking about enrolling your child, do be wary that the kids in this school are probably some of the saddest excuse for christians I've seen.

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2014
Wow...just wow. I went to my interview today at Calvary Christian Academy expecting there to be a hint of spiritual discussion, and a more intensive discussion about my teaching experiences and qualifications for a teaching opportunity. Instead--I was met and judged by a Pharisee claiming to be a "Christian", who decided early in the interview that I would not be able to be hired at their school due to my not being married, and that this is because their school is a "Covenant school" and not an "outreach school". How does not being married impact my capabilities as an educator?! This woman even said that they are the same way with parents looking to enroll their children there. WELL! These are not the kind of people I care to work for, nor do I want them to EVER educate ANY of my children in the future! Although I will thank her for praying before and after my interview, because God blessed me with the following passage about these prideful Christians called the Pharisees, of which this school is part! Matthew 23:13-36 says it all about this sorry excuse for a "Christian" school...if you want to call it that!

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2014
Parents please prayerfully consider if this place is where you wish to send your children. The administration is incompetent as they try to move people around to find jobs for them. The teachers are not qualified to teach the upper level courses, especially at the AP level. The most disheartening aspect is the FAVORITISM given to members of the church and/or staffs children. It is evident in the fine arts, athletics and class preference. It doesn't matter if your child is extremely talented, they will not be selected. As to the biblical standards, how can a school founded by an adulterer , who is still being idolized by a majority of the church members, not be full of hyprocrisy??

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
I currently go to this school and I'm a junior and all the kids here are hypocrites like its been mentioned a couple times. I came here to go grow closer to God and do better in academics although the teachers only want to degrade and fail you if you are not good enough. I came here thinking that people were going to be friendly like Christians are supposed to be but no, they are heartless and inconsiderate. There are too many unfriendly people here and also new people are treated like trash. Lastly, this school teaches you to be closed minded and just like everyone else.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2014
I am a high school student at CCA, and have been attending the school since the 4th grade. It's AMAZING. Honestly, I could not even imagine a better school. The staff does an incredible job at making and keeping the experience Christ centered. It's a very positive and happy environment, the education is great, and you can do EVERYTHING extracurricular. Performing arts (fabulous program), sports (also amazing), engineering, photography, ceramics, outreaches, starting your own ministry, etc. They offer mission trip opportunities to Hungary, Mexico, Thailand, Bahamas, El Salvador and the U.K. It really is amazing, and the student body is great. Please do not allow some of the negative reviews to affect your decision on attending; the school is unbelievable and your child will fall in love with it. :)

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2013
This school is fabulous and I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews and I'm shocked to even see complaints like this. My daughter has been going here for over a year and we love the teachers, administration and couldn't be happier with this school. My daughter has excelled in every aspect and her behavior is positive and loving! All the parents that I talk to are happy with the school as well and it's not true that this school is for rich snobs. Take a walk down the hallways, playground, gym, etc. and all you'll see is smiling happy faces!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
If you want your child to learn how to have a closed mind, send them here. If you want your child to be pressured to be someone they aren't, send them here. If you want your child to be judged and frowned upon for every "mistake" he or she makes send them here. This school is for rich snobs who think they are better than everyone else. I was bullied at this school from 9-12 grade just because I wanted to be myself and not like everyone else. This is a school where you CAN'T be different. The staff will reevaluate your spot at this school if you think differently and they will question your beliefs and morals as if they themselves are 100% correct and perfect. I made zero friends there because i was always pointed out as the differnt one when in reality i was the only sane person there. Its almost as extreme as If you go out past 12 am on a school night you are considered the devils assistant. You have to have the same opinion as everyone else there to be accepted and that is the worst thing we can teach our children.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2013
The administration here is a joke. Unfortunately, they have incompetent teachers promoted to principals and it is a recipe for disaster. Such is the case of the middle school principal; who lacks all the characteristics of a true Christian. His agenda is to bully parents whose children are somewhat struggling academically and refuses to accept any student that needs a little push in the academic area, regardless of his/her Christian walk. The school would truly benefit by replacing these people and place administrators that really care and portrait true Christian character. They must be an example. It is sad that this academy became the money seeking academy.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2013
I see that some parents and students are upset that they were not accepted to CCA. Unfortunately there are about 120 spots open each year for all grades and 1,500 applications. The administration must accept children that they feel will do well and thrive with the environment of the school. I am in the application process currently at this school and others. I have spoken to many parents from different schools and ALL have been pleased with Calvary. If you are not accepted, do not be discouraged but continue to search for the right fit for your child.

- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2013
Terrible experience from the begining. I decided not to sign up my daughter there after having a horrific (to say it lightly) that my cousin's child was not accepted there because she was having some problems at her public school, and the reason she was having some peoblems was because my cousing had lost her 4 year old son, and since then their family has been going to a difficult time and it has affected the behavior of their daugher. CCA just did not accept her daughter because she was a "behavior" child, despite the circumtances. Really ?

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2012
I am a student at CCA, there is alot of criticism, and groups here. It leaves us out alot( the kids who are new). They painted this picture like CCA was going to help me grow in God, but it brings alot of us needing help kids down . Theres alot of bullying in CCA. Dont expect to see youre kid exeling in their relationship with God or grades if they take what people say seriously.. Theres alot of degrading here. The staff are nothing but rumor spreading adults that act like children to get paid. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE.. please.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2012
I am a student. Do not send your kid here. This school is full of hypocrites. CCA is turning into a "commercial" christian school. They are changing everything!!!! Its ridiculous. All the teachers have favorites and everyone else suffers through it. Most of the students do baaaaaad things......There is a lot of bad influences. I do not enjoy going to this school and plan on switching schools when this year is over. Take my advice: Do not send your kids here.

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2012
Unfortunately there is a lack of christian values in this school,,So much hipocrisy very sad place all about MONEY.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
As a high school student at Calvary and it being my first year, I absolutely loved it. Having small groups and chapel really helped me grow as a Christian. The teachers helped me to better understand the subjects that they were teaching but through a Christian perspective to better defend my faith and not be strayed from the truth. Just like any high school, there were the rude kids that didn't have a lot of self-control in their actions, but there were also the kids who demonstrated true Christian values. This school is an amazing school that has impacted me in such a way that is unforgettable! Oh, except for the awful stairs but everyone needs exercise!!

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2012
I have been a parent at CCA for 7 years. The school has been a tremendous blessing for our family. Administration and teachers are dedicated professionals that pursue, with focus and vision, the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. The body of the school is a great reflection of the church body. I am amazed at the range of student gifts and talents (spiritualy, academically, fine arts, athletics) that can be met and nurtured. There is not a better investment that you can make in private education than CCA. There must be a reason why CCA is the largest evangelical school in Florida! Let's pray that God continues to bless and direct CCA.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
I go to Calvary Christian academy and haven't liked it all the kids around me are bullied,taunted,and mocked I hope that you don't invest your money and time in this school

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2011
Honestly this school is amazing. The teachers really care about the students future & making disciples. The students are all friendly & outgoing, its hard to get bored throughout the day. The school becomes like a second home & there are always things going on. Calvary also excels in art, video, dance, theater, music, etc. The campus is also gorgeous & there are many options for lunch. Small groups & chapel are a great part of the school & its a great experience, along w/ all the the outreaches, retreats, & missions trips. Now that CCA & FLCS joined together there is great diversity & overall the students are morally good/godly. I love this school & have made priceless memories here.

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2011
I absolutely love this school and the teachers and kids who spend their time and efforts making this the best education I could hope for. If you are not satisfied, I don't know what planet you are on, or what schools you have attended in the past, but it just does NOT get any better!!!! My Senior said in the car today "my only regret graduating is graduating; I would love to spend another year in this motivating, kind and loving environment." There are so many areas to get involved for the students as well as parents. Get involved and embrace the best education you could possibly dream of. I thank God for this place, every single day. Of course when you gather hundreds of humans in one place it can never be perfect, but I really feel this is very close. PS I am not "rich" nor related to anyone at the church or school.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2011
Pros: Facilities and afterschool activities are great. Cons: Bullying, Hypocrisy and politics - until you have the chance to see it, you may not want to believe that this is true at this Christian school. Expect sin, and don't expect them to admit it. This school is not backing its student population based on Biblical standards. There are a handful of people using their own lives to and experiences to judge you and your children. Decide if you need to pay for that kind of attention and "support"

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
I have two kids who have gone to CCA since kindergarden. I've read most of the reviews here, and there is some true, and some not. 1. Its a bible based school, if you are not reading the bible at home, you won't get the commitment here to Gods word. 2. Rich and not so rich, bullies....this is society today its everywhere including the work place. 3. CCA is a very disciplined school, they don't like you showing up late, neither will your childs future employer, so its good to get them use to being on time. 4. Am I happy all the time at CCA, no. I would like to see CCA do a better job in getting more skilled & certified teachers. I would also like them to think about the greater good of the many and lower the tuition so that the school would be open to more middle class income families which it is not. Otherwise, until something better comes along my kids will most likely graduate from CCA. God willing!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
spiritual preparation is awesome, small groups, chapels, and mission trips. Facilities are gorgeous, won't believe it till you see it. my kids have great peers and my graduate is doing excellent in college. the school is only ten years old but growing by leaps and bounds. exciting things are happening, get on board, your family will love it as much as mine!!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
Unfortunately there is a lack of christian values in this school. The richest and pastors kids are fine in this school, everyone else is just a source of revenues for them. They are not educators. If you are not rich and not a republican please do yourself and your kids a favor: Do not send them in this school. They made my kids feel incompetent and insecure it took a lot of work and love to instill their confidence back. I read all these comments and they are not true. So much hipocrisy . They never take responsability for mistakes and if you point them out, they will tell you to look at yourself not at others and pray about it. There some rules for you and no rules for them. What a disappointment. What is pastor Bob Coy doing , does he know that kids with autism have been invited to leave the school because they want only the best and the brightest? I hope this review will be publishe as i wrote others and I never seen them published.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2011
My daughter was a student at this school she in in PreK. The teachers are amazing and they are extraordinary with the kids and parents. There is a lot of structure..so if you can't be there on time this school is not for you , even if its 2 minutes. My daughter loved it and so did I. You must really be involved its like an extended family. The negatives are that if you are not a militant Christian you are in for trouble...they are not there to hold your hand you have to be responsible and if you can't pay for the school for any reason they still charge you even if the child will no longer attend and you can't afford it. ..so if you happen to get laid off..expect a bill for the full year. Everyone that is really involved with the church like 7 days a week has their child here and I can see why , it is a great place but I also believe they are treated different. I love the school if you are for sure you will always be able to afford it I recommend it, if you are not making a significant amount of money don't...they will tell you " you knew what you were getting into".

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2011
Our three kids have been in the school since elementary school. Two are now in middle school and one is in high school. The politics at the school are out of control. The kids of the parents that give the most money get preferrential treatment. This is a large school. There are many pastors, administrators and teachers with children in the school. Their kids receive much favoritism in the sports programs. The kids that show up on time to practice, put forth the most effort and demonstrate the best ability should make the teams and receive the most playing time. This is far from the truth here. We are removing our kids after this school year. We don't feel comfortable giving any more money to this school. They preach one thing and then don't follow through with their actions. Ultimately God will be the judge. I can only pray for them.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2011
My wife and I heard very mixed reviews before enrolling our children in Calvary Christian Academy. We decided to give the school the benefit of the doubt. None the less, we are very disappointed. Many of the school pastors, administrators and teachers are very pompous and rightous. They think they are an extension of God and judge others very harshly. I'm not a pastor or an expert on the word of God. Although, doesn't God say 'Judge youself before you judge others?" I hope they will "see the light" and change their ways.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
My son has attended here since second grade. The school is a full on family blessing. The coaches,teachers,principals and staff are true mentors. When entering the campus, a true peace is felt every time. The facility is safe,loving and real in its misson to make men and women of Jesus.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
An absolutely INCREDIBLE experience to attend there. Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere from the classrooms to peers and teachers. State of the art technology, fabulous teachers that truly work with us kids, an exceptional campus that you want to practically live on! I have been given nothing but the best at CCA. The Christ/fath-based everything is just the cherry on top!!! There is not an unkind word to say about this wonderful place. From chapel to small groups and even test-taking, we pray before everything, and everything is just GREAT! I love this school. Its the best place in the world. I cannot imagine anyone that would not have an amazing educational and social experience here.

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November 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
my child has been attending for 10 years and loves every minute of it. and it's a great social scene for teens

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September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
This school is a huge blessing academically and spiritually. The teachers and staff are wonderful and we look forward to seeing our 2 girls through from preK to 12.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2009
cca is the best school ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you would be crazy to not want to come here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trust me, i havent complained once about it and ive been here for 7 years!

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May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
its a great school. My child has been attending for awhile now. He is doing great and a lot of loving people. The teachers are great. They have great academics.

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May 22, 2009
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My Children have been going to this school since kindergarten, one in 3rd and one in 7th. They love Calvary so much. They dont want to go to any other school. The teaching about our Savior is the best. My children love the Lord and learning about about him.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
My son just started attending CCA this school year. Our experience has been outstanding. Our Pre-K teacher is without a doubt the type of teacher that any parent would want for their child. We feel very blessed with this school and our son' s teacher.

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January 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 26, 2007
Calvary, Where do you start? Top notch academics, Teachers whom truly love your child, children that are growing in GODS word. A growing and prosperous athletic program. With out a doubt the place to have your child become a Godly man or women. Bye the way they want the parents to be involved, what a novelty. This school is well worth the wait and red tape to get in.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
I have a son in the Varying Exceptionalities program and I have found the staff, both administration and teachers (and teacher's aide) to be excellent. They have been very understanding of his disabilities (deaf and autistic)and the problems that arise and have provided not only a loving and godly atmosphere but also an environment where he loves to learn. I must say that on the whole, the student body has also been very supportive. Students have even come up to say 'hi' to him in a department store. To know that he is not only loved by those who are in authority but by his peers is a wonderful feeling.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2007
L-O-V-E this school! A LOT of red tape in the beginning, but definitely worth the effort. Loving and competent teachers, excellent academic curriculum, great extra-curricular activities, all the electives you could want, parental involvement encouraged. And most importantly, solid, consistent biblical education involving the whole child. Oh, and did I mention the very reasonable tuition? A true blessing.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2006
Excellent academics, excellent music, sports, and Spanish. Beware though, if you don't live your life 'according to CCA', if you have an opinion that can't be quoted from The Bible, you will be shunned, not by all, by definitely by most.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2006
Both my children have gone to CCA since pre school. All kids are encouraged to do their personal best as well as be love, kind, diligent and knowlegeable about Jesus. The teachers are highly skilled, personable and very organized. CCA loves to have parents involvement. The principals is kind and knows each child by name. There are 3 principals and all of them are great example of a leaders! My children are at least one year ahead of their public school friends. CCA encouragement them to be the best which helps build thier confidence for their future careers.

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June 04, 2006
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May 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
This is a great school. It is strong in academics, the arts, sports and especially Christian discipleship.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Calvary Christian Academy offers a great christian education as well as great extracurricular sports and activities. Calvary is able to offer some of the best in teaching extras and aides. They keep a child focus upward. while teahcing them inward.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
Fantastic Christ-centered school. Top notch academics and facility. Staff is loving and godly, fostering a love of Christ in every student. We were so blessed to be accepted and feel we have found our home. Volunteering is welcomed and encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
Wonderful school with all around education, development, and care in a nurturing environment. Awesome extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2004
Great Solid Christian theological values! As the name implies, this school starts with Christ as the center, and builds a solid educational foundation out from there. This may be a somewhat new school, but the foundation is 2000 years strong and they seem to be always working toward excellence for our children. Calvary Christian Academy encourages active parental involvement both inside and outside the school walls. We cannot put a price on the value of the partnership of this school with our family. God willing plan to continue providing our children with this caliber of Christian Education through CCA Ft. Lauderdale. We pray Gods blessings on the staff and all who are actively involved both physically and financially. Oct. 2004

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Calvary Christian Academy
2401 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33309
(954) 905-5100
Last modified Calvary Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Calvary Christian Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top