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Calvary Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 359 students

Mission: "Equipping the Next Generation to Impact the World for Christ"
 
 

 

Living in Covington

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $72,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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Posted September 20, 2013

Calvary Christian School has been a great blessing to us in a time that is very formidable in our child's life. The teachers stress the Word of God and the importance of a relationship with Christ Jesus, but they also deliver top academics, too. Our child has grown tremendously in her spiritual life, academic life, and social life. We have not had an issue that hasn't been addressed immediately. Not only do the teacher's take an active part in a child's development, but the administration and staff come along side of them with support, prayer, and love. I thank God for answering our prayer in CCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

I have a unique perspective with Calvary Christian School in that before I become a parent I also was a staff member, and being a staff member I had a perspective of the school from the inside out. The inside was and is what you see on the outside. Dedicated to teaching the students, genuine love for the students and their jobs, and always striving to be better at what they do. Calvary has so many opportunities for the students from sports, to scholastic achievement, to family fun, and encouraged school participation for the parents to partnering with them to achieve one goal, and that is to prepare the student to deal with life and to succeed in life as they move into the world as productive individuals. Calvary succeeds because they believe this is the best and only way to train up the youth, and that is to have parents committed and involved with them to better prepare the student individual for life outside the school walls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Calvary Christian School is a great place for a student to find support. Our son has been in city schools his entire life, he was harassed almost daily due to his gentle nature. Since he started this school he's been growing not only spiritually but emotionally too. He comes home now and talks about the other children he meets, the teachers he has and his countenance has just brightened. He never talked about school, he was never happy about it, he only spoke of the negative things that happened. At CCS he has changed, he is now involved, he takes Band, he gets involved in plays, and sports. He's happy, and this is a great thing for a parent to see. This school has not only treated my son as family, but my wife and I as well. I began to feel comfortable to get involved, I brought food to a meeting and was happy to find that it was enjoyed. People in this school have reached out to us as parents, as people and that is so important to us especially in a society where people are mostly closing themselves in. There is so much more I would like to say about this school, it's teachers, students, and facility but unfortunately the character ratio is not allowing it. Awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

CALVARY IS THE BEST!!! THEY TRULY LOVE AND CARE FOR YOUR CHILD PRE-K - 12th GRADE. THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE AND ON FIRE AT CALVARY!!! GREAT ACADEMICS, LOVING STAFF, GREAT STUDENTS, GOD'S WORD, CALVARY HAS IT ALL!!! I HAVE 3 SONS AT CALVARY AND HAVE SEEN FIRST HAND THE WONDERFUL DIFFERENCE GOD HAS MADE IN THEM THOUGH CALVARY. I THANK GOD FOR CALVARY AND ITS WONDERFUL LEADERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

Calvary Christian School provides the best Christian education, as well as high education standards overall, much higher than public schools in the area. Although the comments below, may have been valid when they are written in regards to lack of AP classes and bullying, these things have been more than adequately addressed by the new administration. If anyone has any question or doubt on this, please contact Dr. Dickens directly. Rumors and a subpar administrator prior to Dr. Dickens have caused some catching up. And CCS can improve in some areas but is making huge strides. The Fine Arts program is tops, particularly with the limited amount of funding, and stands up or exceeds any school program in the area. Parent involvement is good from those who do help, although as in many other institutions, likely 20% do 80% of the work. Thank you Dr. Dickens and staff for your love and heart for our kids, and keeping a Bible-based, Christ-centered atmosphere. WE ARE CALVARY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

We choose Calvary for our children because of the individual attention that each child receives, not only from the teachers but the entire staff. We not only feel the school offers a top education but a Christ-centered one, which is important to us as parents. Calvary offers its students a variety of athletics, performing arts classes, and advanced college-prep courses. You will be happy you choose Calvary too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

We highly recommend CCS. Both of our children graduated from Calvary, and we feel blessed that they were able to receive a quality education in a Christian environment. Our children chose the harder path...Physics, AP Physics, Calculus, AP US History, AP Literature, AP European History. All of these classes prepared them for the academic requirements in college. They also enjoyed participating in the arts...band and drama as well as being a part of the engineering team, student council, NHS, Beta Club and sports. Plus, the Christian world view presented by the CCS teachers prepared them to stand for Christ in the "real" world. We felt like CCS was an extension of what we were trying to teach them as parents. The administration and teachers want what is best for the students and are constantly evaluating how to make changes for the better. There is no "perfect" school. Our children were exposed to some of the same "worldly" problems as a public school. However, those problems were on a much smaller scale and handled in a Christ-like manner. We would definitely choose CCS again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

I am thankful to have found CCS when my daughter was in 2nd grade. She is now a senior. She has grown in academically and spiritually with the aid of CCS' staff walking alongside us as parents. We are a large family, and at this point, have been in the classrooms of most all of the teachers at CCS. Consistently we have witnessed teachers that are there because of their love for the Lord, and their desire to teach. It's not just a "place to work", but I have found the staff wholeheartedly puts their hearts into their work. They love the kids. They expect the best of the kids. The administration at CCS is professional and involved. I have never had any experiences of the administration being "hands-off", but have found they work with families to aid and address concerns. You hear that it takes a village to raise a family. With our large family, I totally get that. I believe the family atmosphere that is found at CCS through the administration, staff, and other families is hard to find elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

I could go on & on with the positives about Calvary....The best way I can describe Calvary life is that it is very 'COMFORTING'. Comforting to know that my Daughter is being taught by loving people. Comforting that she gets positive encouragement in what ever she does. Comforting that she is getting Christian life training which she will use for the rest of her life. Comforting knowing that her Christian friends and their parents are invaluable. Comforting to see her grow and be involved in every phase of education and extra curricular events while bathed in prayer. Comforting that she has be taught and believes the Christian experience is a very important part of her education. Comforting knowing because of the positive influence she is flourishing in all her subjects. She was behind in math when she started at Cavalry and was provided a tudor. She caught up and hasn't looked back. I don't want to compare Calvary to a public school but I can, because we went to a public school for 8 years. I don't worry about her near as much as when she attended a public school. I know she will be successful in what ever she does and now with a Christ-like attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

My daughter just graduated from Calvary Christian School on Taylor Mill Rd. All I can say is that she never wanted to miss school!! She was always afraid of what she might miss...she felt loved and encouraged by all the teachers and staff...I always had someone I could call or email with a prayer request...her guidance counselor always went above and beyond to get the necessary transcripts, recommendations, and "what-nots" to all her colleges she applied for. I know every day, when she drives by the school to get to NKU, she will cherish memories she'll never forget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

We have had two children at CCS, and overall, it has been a VERY positive experience. We disagree wholeheartedly with the previous comments that CCS is not academically challenging. Our older daughter just finished her sophomore year in Engineering, and has a 3.6 GPA, and is on scholarship at her university. The education she received at CCS prepared her VERY well for the academically rigorous major she chose. CCS offers a variety of AP courses for students to choose from, taught by qualified, competent and loving teachers.. As for the bullying, there is NO perfect school, and we are satisfied with the manner in which CCS has handled these issues. We heartily recommend CCS if you are looking for a school that is indeed academically challenging; that is a positive, safe environment; and that does not undermine what Christian parents are teaching in the home. If we had to start over again with little ones, we would definitely choose CCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

Calvary offers a premier Christian High School in the tri-state (starting with Preschool, continuing on through 12th grade)! CCS offers ample opportunity for students to grow and develop into who God intended them to be. The student body is among the most active and involved of any school I have seen, with many involved in multiple activities, including sports, student government, academic team, engineering team, techOlympics, band, art, chorus and the annual school play. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in outreach service projects through Beta Club, NHS and mission trips. CCS has a strong academic foundation with honors classes and 6 AP classes (English Literature, Physics, Spanish, US History, Euro History, Govt/Politics) and Honors Calculus with the AP option. Dual credit classes are available through NKU. CCS offers a high quality education, ample extra-curriculars for rounding and a strong foundation in the Word. Graduates have well developed character and academics and are well prepared to go into the world and fulfill their destiny. My children have been in the elementary, middle school and high school at CCS. We love CCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2011

Our children attended CCS for 10 and 11 years until we recently moved them to a public school. We loved the school for their elementary years but found the jr. and high school curriculum below standards. If you look at the high school principal's education credentials he is not qualified to be a principal. The classes are very limited therfore prohibiting choices when making a career decision. Certain majors require specific classes that CCS does not offer. Physics is no longer an option . No one passes the AP Biology exam so they discontinued the class instead of improving their teaching ability. The bullying issues have been long over looked. This could be a great school if they had real educators working at the school. Time to get serious about being a real school instead of a place to just protect kids from public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

I have been at CCS since kindergarden. Every year almost all the students get A honor rolls. CCS is the best school I've ever been in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2009

My daughter is currently in K5 and has grown so much by having her at CCS. The Christian values and love that the CCS gives to my daughter is very apparent. I just pray that we can continue to afford to keep our daughter & our son (in 2 years) in the school. We will continue to make sacrifies to make it happen for them. Also, CCS has an awesome atheltic department which is lead my an awesome A.D. The programs keep all children very involved in the school which helps with the children's confidence level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

Bullying issues? i was not aware of any. i have gone there since kindergarten (i'm a Junior now) and i have had very few problems. I have all kinds of friends and the teachers are for the most part amicable and helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2008

I have no idea how anyone can say that CCS has 'very low academic' standards! My children are are on the honor roll and they have to work very hard at earning their good grades. If you want your children to get a quality education from wonderful Christian teachers who love the Lord and love your children, send them to CCS. As for the bullying, the administation has always addressed any concerns I have had. Because of the fact that we do not live in a perfect world, and due to our human, sinful nature, of course there are children who behave 'unchristian like', but the administration and teachers always try to handle any situation by the Matthew 28 prinicple, as we as parents should too. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

The middle school has very low academic standards. All writing instruction is poor as well as math instruction. Also, there is an amazing amount of bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

My three children have gone to this school since Kindergarten. I have one is H.S, one in M.S. and one in upper elementary. Overall, I have been very happy with the school. Academically, it is superb. The teachers communicate very well and are genuinely loving and caring. This year has brought about some changes in the leadership and faculty. Issues such as bullying and discipline are being addressed and I am happy with theses changes so far. One reason we chose this Christian school is the opportunity for the students to be active with many extra curricular activities. The music program is excellent and the athletics program is fantastic! We have loved our experience at CCS and would recommend it to anyone seeking a Christ- centered education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

I agree with the comments made about the bullying problem, I have addressed the problems with administration and for their lack of response and failure to address the issues, my family chose recently to withdraw our children from Calvary. Unfortunately we have spent the last 5 years at Calvary and my children have made very close relationships within their friends, and I now have to move them to a new school. Administration choose not to address any of my concern's nor to investigate the allegations. This is very disappointing when you are trying to raise Christian children and having to constantly explain or justify the actions of the staff and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 81%
Black 2% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 99% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Northern Kentucky University
University of Kentucky
Cedarville University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Odyssey of the Mind World Finals (2013)
  • TEAM Engineering Awards (2013)
  • HS Academic Team Awards (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Hoxworth Blood Donation Service Award (2013)

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

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)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Robotics club

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)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • It's Academic
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Bill Dickens
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (859) 356-8962

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
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
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • 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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • It's Academic
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • National Honor Society
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Robotics club
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2013-2014 School Theme ~ Celebrating 40 Years of Educational Excellence! "We are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works ..." Ephesians 2:10
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
359
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
359

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Northern Kentucky University
University of Kentucky
Cedarville University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 99%
Military - 1%
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5955 Taylor Mill Road
Covington, KY 41015
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Phone: (859) 356-9201

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