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Calvary Baptist Christian Academy

Private | K-12 | 44 students


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Posted August 19, 2014

What a failure of a school. This is hardly an educational institutional rather a facility for psychotic, right-wing, fundamentalist indoctrination. Don't send your kids here, they won't come out normal or anything close to well-adjusted. This is an inbred institution filled with the children of the overly reproductive staff of the church. Teachers aren't qualified, technology is nonexistent, and facilities are dated.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 18, 2013

We feel blessed to have our children go to this school. It is a safe environment, and provides a conservative Christian education. It is small and does not offer the "extras" you would find at larger schools, but feel that we can supplement those extras on our own.
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Posted August 27, 2009

If you are looking for a conservative Christian viewpoint, you will definitely find it at CBCA. Its smaller size makes it feel more like family. It's the next best thing to home-schooling, for those unable to home-school. Our 7 year old has been there since kindergarten, and are looking forward to our 4 year old attending next year. The curriculum is a Christian curriculum, and does have that bias. (Praise the Lord!) The public schools have a highly slanted curriculum too, but in the wrong direction. I feel very blessed for my son's teacher to want to teach reading so that her students can read the Bible. The teachers care deeply for the students. This school is a very healthy place for young Christians to grow and is certainly a much better alternative to many of the situations in public schools. (And this is written by a public school teacher!!!)
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Posted March 28, 2008

This school is a disgrace. Highly slanted curriculum, technologically inept, and lacking qualified teachers. I would not recommend this institution.
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Posted March 17, 2008

Me and my wife pulled our child out of CBCA a while back after observing negligent teaching practices and a several cases of teachers verbally abusing students. This school is not a healthy place for children to be receiving their elementary, junior high, or high school education. I would recommend seeking out other Christian learning institutions, this one needs to be closed down.
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Posted February 4, 2008

Don't know who is writing these reviews. I went to school there K5-12th grade. I would send my kids there in a heart beat. Ones who gave negative feedback have not been there in a while. Science department has really improved, they have a teacher that is getting their doctorate in Physics.
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Posted November 30, 2006

We consider the education of our children to be a top priority . . beginning with kindergarten. We have a 9, 6, and 4 year old that attend and I can honestly say without a doubt that this school has been one of the best decisions we have ever made (with prayer of course). You can not place a price tag on their sucess and quality of learning, a secure environment, friendship with their classmates, kind and caring teachers, a compassionate principal, reasonable tuition, super nice staff, but especially knowing we all have a common bond in our love for Christ. We are always well informed of current events. It is such a joy to know that when we drop our children off each day that we do not have to worry about them!
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Posted March 16, 2006

Parental involvement is phenomenal. Teachers know each and every student. There is a real sense of concern from all involved. Class sizes are small and multi-aged. Unfortunately, this can slow down the more advanced children as they tend to wait on the slower ones...but overall, the children seen advanced. Science program is weak. There are a few extracurricular activities but this is limited.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 51%
Hispanic 9% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2106 East Windsor Road
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: (217) 367-2262


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