ACCREDITATION: Calvary Academy is fully accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Association of Christian Schools International.
Academics, Status & Staff
Calvary Academy is a comprehensive, private Christian school enrolling approximately 250 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grades. Pre-K (3 & 4 year olds) and Kindergarten are offered as Full Day programs. New for 2018/19 is the introduction of our Child Development Center for 24 months - 3 year olds.
Calvary Academy opened in the fall of 1978 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1981. The 2018/19 school year will be Calvary Academy's Jubilee year, celebrating its 40th Anniversary!
Calvary Academy is registered with the New Jersey State Education Department and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. Curriculum meets or exceeds NJ Department of Education guidelines.
Calvary Academy students continue to perform above the national average in SAT scores as well as on their TerraNova 3 Standardized Tests.
All full-time faculty are highly qualified certified teachers, holding Bachelor Degrees at a minimum, and some have a Doctorate or Master's Degree, or are currently in the process of pursuing it. Teachers have an average 10 years of teaching experience. All faculty are required to continually earn CEU's towards their certifications, and participate in various ongoing professional development, including technology training from a Microsoft certified expert.
Calvary Academy is certified to provide education to International Students, and currently has students from China, South Korea, Spain and Vietnam enrolled.
At Calvary Academy, students are involved as thinkers, producers, and contributors. Our goal is to instruct and assist as they begin to discover their place in this world by providing them the intellectual skills, the knowledge, and a strong faith to respond to the challenges of the world. AP classes and Dual Enrollment college credit classes are available, allowing students to already have college credits as they enter college.
Middle school students are unique in all respects. They spend three years responding to new curiosities, developing new interests and strengths, and asserting new levels of independence. We love being a part of the process as we prepare them for high school and as they begin to give us glimpses of the wonderful young Christian adults they soon will become.
Elementary, Pre-School 3 & 4, & Child Development Center 24 mo.+
Every day is an important day with impact in the classroom. It may be an act of kindness by a teacher, it may be an "a-ha" moment as a math concept comes to life, or it may be discovering a new friend. An environment of caring and acceptance sets the stage for greater ease of learning and growth.
Report cards are issued quarterly to all students. Students in grades 1-5 receive letter grades. Students in grades 6 - 12 receive numeric grades. Grade weighting is determined by the amount of instructional time and difficulty of the class. A student's GPA is a helpful tool in evaluating overall academic performance.
At Calvary Academy, assessment includes giving the TerraNova 3 and InView tests each year to students in grades K through 11. These test results assist us in evaluating the success of our curriculum and teaching staff. It also becomes an aid for determining the strengths and weaknesses of our students so that we can meet their unique needs. Over the past several years ours classes have scored 15 - 30 percentile points above their peers across the nation.
Other assessment tests that are taken by Calvary Academy students may include the PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AP (Advanced Placement) Exams, as well as a vocational aptitude assessments test called Career Direct. Calvary Academy students consistently score above the national average on the SAT's. In cases where students need assessment beyond the normal classroom setting, the Independent Child Study Team is available to provide in-depth educational and psychological evaluations that can assist in meeting a student's unique needs.