Calvary Baptist Day School

Private | PK-12 | 712 students


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Posted February 5, 2014

CBDS recently added a Learning Center in an attempt to better address children with LD's (not so much ADHD)-at additional cost. We pulled our child out the beginning of this year after 4 years of some assistance/recognition of our child's needs (at admin level and some teachers); however, damage done by teachers who believe they can discipline and humiliate ADHD out of your child has been devastating. A one-size-fits-all discipline system of demerits/detention/expulsion sets ADHD students up for failure. A teacher issued 4 demerits the first 3 weeks of school without discussion with our child. Demerits for asking questions without raising hand, forgetting a book once at home, once in car - all of which had written accommodations to address. The feeling of defeat was inevitable. If your child is dealing with an LD and you are ok with paying additional tuition for your child to receive accommodations as well as being part of a system that has changed 3 times in the last 5 years go for it. If your child is ADHD-Inattentive, I caution you to know each teacher. If ADHD-Hyperactive, CBDS was unable to understand and work with us on a consistent, professional and compassionate level.
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Posted August 4, 2013

We attended CBDS for 7 years. Our elementary experience was wonderful. The teachers in the elementary school are kind and loving. They celebrated each child's gifts and talents. When we graduated to the middle school it was an entirely different experience. My child was bullied by students and teachers. The academics are not as rigorous as the public school but we felt it was worth the sacrifice to get a Christian education. Half through middle school we decided enough was enough. It's a tough school for girls.
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Posted July 18, 2011

We have had children in this school for 13 years and it is an amazing place! Not perfect, and not going to cater to every parent or student's peculiarities, but the academics are excellent and the teachers truly care! The Headmaster has a tremendous vision for the school and is raising the bar each year. It is also the best private school value in the area. Most importantly, Christ is placed at the center of everything (as He should be). Highly recommend.
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Posted July 8, 2010

CBDS is legalistic. They "knit pick" students over every little thing and constantly remind students about the consequences of breaking rules rather than teaching them how to live as a spirit creature in Christ that lives by the Law of Faith. The teachers and administration have a preference for submissive and subserviant students, and do not encourage or channel leadership skills in their students.
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Posted February 12, 2009

I have taught at CBDS for eight years. I get up in the morning looking forward to teaching these bright students. We have a great mission statement that rings true with God's Word and our community. We incorportate parents, grandparents, staff and faculty to work together to develop students that think a God-centered world view. What a privilege to be a school with great students, co-workers, and administration.
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Posted September 23, 2008

Calvary is a great place to be! We've been there for 13 years now and over all it's been a great ride. Not perfect, but more good than bad. Middle school lacks in building up young men if they don't fit 'the mold'. Most teachers and staff are fantastic, but the parents are truly amazing! Academics are outstanding, God is truly honored and students are held to a high standard.
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Posted February 27, 2008

Great school. Strong values. Some fantastic teachers-excellent relevant curicculum
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Posted January 24, 2008

We moved to Winston-Salem because of this school. The teachers are very positive and there is a nurturing environment for the students. I am always impressed when I attend any school function and so glad I made the choice for my children to attend Calvary.
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Posted May 2, 2007

The high school principal is very involved and innovative. He handles all problems swiftly. The science and math teachers are excellent! A few teachers are not so great but most schools have those anyway. The school is safe and there are lots of activites for the kids to keep the them involved. A Christian education is stressed without losing sight of the real world. School spirit is high.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 53%
Asian 2% N/A
Black 2% 32%
Hispanic 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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5000 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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