Cinde Rivera, February 13, 2013
"The mission of CCLA is to provide students with an exceptional education that is builit upon a solid, biblical foundation in a Christ-centered environment to prepare them for a successful life that glorifies God." God has given different abilities to each student. Our staff will take responsibility to stimulate and challenge each individual student according to his/her ability while seeking to develop the student's full potential.
This school has one of the best Preschool and Elem/MS program I have experienced. From a warm, inviting receptionist to the smiling teachers in each classroom. The hallways are decorated beautifully and extremely kid-friendly. I have never experienced my child's classroom over ratio and the new teacher is comfortable in her role. I'm astounded at the training and efficiency of each staff member. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
So glad to have found CCLA! They are a caring and loving school. I have a 4 year old in their Pre K and my nephew is in 2nd grade. The teachers are great and the administration is refreshingly competent. I am amazed at the level of educational instruction that goes on in a Pre K classroom!...it is amazing what wonderful curriculum with great teachers & staff can do for your child!
I have had the pleasure of working at Calvary Learning Academy for the last three years. It is an incredible work environment and a wonderful community of students, teachers, parents, and administration. I am so glad to be a part of such a genuine community and professional work environment. I feel truly blessed to come to work each day. I would not hesitate to recommend our school to my family and friends!
This is the most disorganized, unstructured daycare/school I have ever encountered. They could not keep staff which is a big red flag and my son had to go through constant change of teachers, assistants, and deal with constant chaos this caused. The administrators are not only indifferent to the problems and issues, but are not Christian like at all. They would straight lie to me and make up excuses for what the school is lacking. The hired un-experienced young care givers who could not handle caring for the children much less teaching them. My account was always off in some form or other and I never learned of any progress my child made if any. I can't imagine why anyone would leave their child in their very un-capable and uncaring hands.
This school has been a blessing for my children. They absolutely love it there, and enjoy taking part in the sports such as volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading. The education is clearly the main focus, and that's what I love about it. I would definitely recommend this school to any parent who wants a quality education for their children!
The programs at Calvary are excellent! The state test scores are above average. The musical programs and graduation ceremonies are so unique and wonderful. I love the staff, they care, they are motivated and they keep God first. The middle school program is excellent, lockers this year, 7 classes per day, we are looking forward to another great year at CCLA. Thank you staff and administration for all you do!
CCLA is amazing! The teachers and staff are caring and family oriented. Teacher and student retention is great! Glad to be here and call Calvary my school and church home.
CCLA is a oustanding School. I have two children attending CCLA. The preschool program is amazing. My duaghter loves her teacher and she is excited and eager to go to school everday. Her preschool teacher has a true passion for teaching young children and it shows in everything that she does. She is truly a blessing! My other child is in the 4th grade. Her teacher makes learning exciting and keeps the students motivated while ensuring they meet the high expectations. I thoroughly researched all public and private schools in the city before I selected a school for my children. CCLA is one of the best private schools in city; experienced teachers, small class sizes, Christian environment and reasonable tuition.
Very pleased, my two children will be returning for another year! The preschool program is excellent and looking forward to one of my children entering kindergarten! I am in the military where I had my children on base, where they didn't offer that much cirriculum. It is welcoming to know CCLA shows their appreciation to military families by offering a discount and to know there is staff and the prinicpal who are and have been prior military is a great plus.
I am proud to not only be a teacher at CCLA, but also a parent of two students who attend. My 2.5 year old comes home singing her prayers and talking about her friends. My 7 year old loves his class and his teacher! The principal is determined to give her all to the students and staff no matter what it takes. You can tell that she truly believes in the mission of CCLA. I can't imagine working anywhere else. I surely can't imagine sending my children to any other school.
I am overall very pleased with this last school year. The sports program is absolutley amazing and has taught my child the fundamentals of teamwork and sportsmanship. Win or lose, they kids and coaches always had a good attitude. Although I am sad to see the previous principal leave, I am happy with the schools choice of the new principal and think she will be fantastic. The one thing I wasnt to pleased with was the Walk-A-thon. Having regristration fees, and what not having it every year was a bit much. That is my only complaint. Everything else is overall very impresive. I am happy to say that my child will be attending this school for a very long time.
I have multiple children who attend this school, it was our first year this passing school year. My children left a previous Christian based school that only learned off video. (that's why we left) I was pleased with the safety of the school and the activities they had to keep the children busy and involved. My oldest was in second grade and went on about 6 amazing field trips and my middle was a Kindergarten and did about 5. I was overall pleased with the teachers and the school year, although YES.. most of staff is related it did not effect my children education or our personal lives. My children will be returning next year!
My daughter began here last year in Pre-K ... I have had a few issues in regards to the behavior of OTHER students but they all seemed to have been addressed. Also, her Pre-K teacher, who seemed "out of touch" is no longer there. Problem resolved! My friend's son & my daughter are born a day apart. While in CCLA kindergarten, my daughter has learned how to read ... he is in public school and cannot read. His homework consists of tracing numbers & letters while my daughter is doing a variation of pre-algebra. While I do NOT have experience with public school education I can tell you my daughter's class has 12 students & my friend's son's class has 31 ~ That fact alone is enough to make the decision for me. ~~ In regards to all the teacher/staff being related or close knit ~ They treat my daughter & my family LIKE FAMILY! ~ EVERYONE affiliated with the school is given staff email addresses in order to help parents who have questions or issues ~ WE ARE HAPPY CCLA IS PART OF OUR LIVES!!!
My children have gone to CCLA for several years and they love it, next year my daughter will be in an accelerated class. The students will learn at their own pace, which will give her the opportunity to excel and maybe even get some college classes while in high school, where was this program when I was in school?. This year they have expanded the sports program with volleyball teams and basketball teams. It is great to know while other schools including public schools are reducing their programs CCLA is expanding. I really love the fact that my children come home with Bible verses instead of swear words from public school. After hearing about the security issues at other schools I can rest easily because the parents all must check in and give a code to enter the school. They even have a supervised drop off and pick up right by the playground so the parent can deliver the children and not even get out of the car. The day at CCLA starts out with a pledge to the American flag, the Christian flag, the Bible and a Bible verse. My children are learning Christian values, morals, and character from a caring Christian staff, while no school is perfect we really love CCLA!
Most of the teachers try their best, but education is not a priority at this school. They like to talk about how advanced their students are, but the curriculum isn't advanced at all. I have to agree with another parent who mentioned much of the staff is related and not much ever gets through to the principal.
This is an Excellent school with a great group of Teachers! We also started attending Church at this school and we love it! We would highly recommend this school!
I am so disappointed with this school. The school itself seems fine but is over-shadowed by my child's very poor teacher. The teacher is imature and unprofessional. The bigger problem is that the staff are all related in one way or another so the Dean is always defensive of the staff member so nothing ever improves. I feel the deeply intertwined personal relationships should have been disclosed prior to paying out a small fortune. I am paying private school rates and feel in exchange my child is receiving a terrible learning environment. The other parents that have the same teacher have expressed the same issues and problems but nothing gets resolved and the teacher continues to destroy the learning experience. Education is so important but it has been proven that kids learn better if they are having some enjoyment. Though it isn't supposed to be a party, a hostile, negative environment is not appropriate. When a child goes from loving to learn to absolutely hating it there is a problem!
Because they have great community events for free and are lots of fun
I am greatly pleased with this school, its staff, and the enviornment! My child is in the toddler program and my foster child is in the infant program. The teachers are very experienced and knowledgable~Our family loves CCLA!
My son has been going there for 2 years and just finished pre-k. Ms. Carrie was awesome! I love this school, but unfortunately due to a job loss, I may have to put him in public kindegarten in the fall and I am dreading it! He is so advanced from attending CCLA, and I know he will be bored! I HIGHLY recommend this school!
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