Academics

 

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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.

Providing quality education for over 40 years, Calvary Academy opened in the fall of 1978 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1981.

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.

 

 

 

High School  

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

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.

Assessments

Report cards are issued quarterly to all students.  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. 

Expected Student Outcomes

As we strive to attain our vision, we will develop curriculum, programs, learning opportunities, and learning environments designed to yield student development in three general areas: Biblical Perspective, Academic Competencies and Cultural Awareness.  

 Biblical Perspective

Graduates of Calvary Academy will:

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Know their identity in Christ
  • Know that their standard of behavior is based on Biblical truths from the Bible
  • Apply Biblical truths to their lives and demonstrate the Fruits of the Spirit
  • Articulate their personal testimony
  • Know how to share the gospel and present the plan of salvation to others
  • Know the historical overview of the Bible
  • Have the knowledge base to defend their faith in a secular society

 
Academic Competencies

Graduates of Calvary Academy will:

Have the ability to clearly articulate their thoughts in an organized manner in both oral and written language using proper writing conventions

  • Have the ability to use critical thinking skills and analyze information in a variety of genres and texts
  • Have the ability to read and comprehend a variety of genres and texts
  • Have the ability to apply problem solving skills and logical thinking in the areas of math and science
  • Have the knowledge to function in a global economy
  • Have the ability to use technology as a resource of information


Cultural Awareness

Graduates of Calvary Academy will:

  • Understand the worth of every human being worldwide as created in the image of God
  • Understand, value, and engage in appropriate social (community) and civic (political) activities
  • Understand, value and engage in serving others both locally and globally through the use of their gifts and talents