Great School with an open campus environment. We have searched this valley high and low, looking for a place to call home. By the grace of God, we found Calvary Chapel. It's truly our new home and community. I would recommend this school to anyone. We have had our kids in this school for the past four years and don't plan on leaving. Our children are getting a great education and getting the word of God. We have tried the public school system and realized quickly how far behind our children were when they arrived. I will say the work load is heavy, but that's to be expected.
To the parent that entered a post on 5/26/2014 A lot has changed in 5 years since your child was at Calvary. My kids have had a great experiences and they probably were in class with your child. I was the room mom for both teachers They worked so hard for all the kids. 4th grade is a difficult year anyway. As parents it's our job to partner with the school and not expect the teachers to do it all. Why are you posting something 5 years later? How is your child doing now? I bet very well.
Update on my prior reviews. A lot of the good teachers have resigned at this school. When talented individuals leave, that should be a cue to parents. I don't mean one or two, I mean more than that and in combination of both Elementary and High School levels. Very sad, but unfortunately when you have administration who cannot see why they lack talented teachers, there is always a reason: "a shaky foundation who is in denial for change." If you want to live in fantasy land, bring your kids here but you will have a wake up call when they attend college. Then you will see where the inconsistencies lied in their education. You are better off letting them watch the 700 Club and follow those teachings than sending your kids here!
Thursday, I witnessed grace under fire. I heard and watched a parent scream, cuss, and throw things at the ladies in the school office because SHE owed money to the school and did not want to pay it. These ladies work so hard for our school and did not deserve this kind of treatment. They are so sweet and kind to all the kids and parents that come into the office. Kudos to Cheryl, Deana, Laura, Judy, and Jan for you patience and hard work. You are a blessing to our school.
My daughter has been in this school from Kindergarten to 3rd grade. This year they hired a new 3rd grade teacher who is probably the worse teacher in this school. Students are tranferring to the other section to avoid this teacher, sadly we were to late to transfer my daughter to the other section. It has gotten so bad that my daughter wishes to transfer to another school. They have a lot of favoratism in this school and it shows. The tuition keeps on increasing even when they say they will not raise if we participate in the fundraising. I am now looking to transfer my daughter to another school. I am very disappointed at this school.
I need to mention that also a lot of favoritism among the staff of the school. If your child is not talented or athletic, no problem...anyone can be part of the team or play as long as your parent volunteers and does not complaint about anything. You need to pretend everything is fine and dandy, and you will have your child participate in a sport or be part of a performance. You have children who are talented in a sport, but do not see them participate in games, but sitting on the sideline because the children who are favored are normally the ones who will be performing, praying in class, receiving the awards, etc. etc. Everything here is one sided and no change is a dictatorship on the part of its superintendent. The superintendent is the one who dictates everything to the point that he will participate in the plays of the school, and other school performances.The ambiance of the school staff is artificial and not authentic; artificial smiles, and pretending that a Christ like philosophy is being followed. Not true at all; you teach about God, you also walk the same way without taking sides with students...everyone is treated the same...consistency and no favoritism.
This school does not follow what they teach. The teachers are one sided and have their favorites and the principal and superintendent believe they are above the law. My children are high school students and behind in every subject. This is because they do not hire qualified teachers and they make them teach subjects they no nothing about all due to budget cuts. Yes the school is cheaper then other schools but they will get you every week with a fundraiser, additional sport fees etc. Don't send your child here if you want them to learn!
We love Calvary! Pastor Derek is a wonderful pastor who cares about his church and the school, even when his children did not attend at the time. Each family makes their own personal choice and they chose to homeschool during the early years. Just updating information for people interested :)
This school is so involved in the development of the whole child. Many families receive scholarships so their students can attend. Only a few parents are involved in the school leaving most of the work up to the school staff. The staff at this school works long hours and really care about our kids. No school is perfect. I read some of the comments probably written by disengaged parents and students. The students and parents who are involved and really care about the school love it. I am so glad my children go to school here.