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FAQ

Q: Is Calvary Chapel Schools open for in-person instruction?

A: Yes! In spite of the challenges of the COVID pandemic, we successfully and consistently remained opened to in-person, full-day learning on our campus. This has been made possible through the ingenuity and earnest efforts of our administrative team, implementing safety in several ways, including but not limited to:


Temperature checks twice a day

Smaller class sizes 

Increased classroom ventilation 

Toys sanitized twice a day


For additional information, you can view our Safety Plan to read about all of the safety measures we are taking during the COVID pandemic. 


Q: What are the requirements to enroll in CCP?

A: Your child must be two years old to enroll in our Toddler Program and does not need to be potty-trained. Three -six year old’s do not need to be potty trained to enroll in our Preschool Program.  


There are 2 steps to enroll your child:

  1. You must apply online at calvaryschools.org.
  2. Once your application is accepted and you turn in the required state paperwork and immunization documents, you will receive an enrollment email from our Admissions Office. 

Q: Is there a waiting list?

As of January 2021, there is not a waiting list for the 2021-2022 school year.


Q: Do the students need to be immunized?

A: Yes,It is a state requirement for all schools.  Students are required to be up to date on their immunizations to enroll in school. 


Q: How many students are in a classroom?

A: Our toddler classes have an 8:1 student: teacher ratio and our Preschool classes have a 12:1 student: teacher ratio.  


Q: What is the nap time schedule?

A: Toddlers: 12:00-2:00; Preschool & Pre-K 12:30-2:30; TK 1:00-2:30


Q: Do you have an after-school program?

A: Yes, our Eaglet’s SOAR Program offers dance, sports, arts & crafts, life skills & STEM. Our Extended Day students are included in these daily programs at no additional cost. All other students may attend on an as needed basis or you may sign up your child for only the program(s) they are interested in. The cost for our SOAR Program is $6.00 per ½ hour beginning at 3:30pm.  

Monday: Dance, Tuesday: Sports, Wednesday: Arts & Crafts, Thursday: Life Skills, Friday: STEM


Q: Does preschool require uniforms?

A: No; however, closed toe shoes are recommended.


Q: What type of curriculum do you use?

A: We use a curriculum that is strong in phonics, math, and writing and aligns with the MCA curriculum for students 3-5 years old. All students receive instruction from our social-emotional curriculum. Bible instruction is part of our daily curriculum for all students. 

 

Q: Do you have Chapel or any other additional programs?

A: We have Chapel once a week and each day includes at least one Bible lesson.

 

We also offer the following:

P.E. (daily) 

Music class (weekly)

Gardening class (weekly)

Enrichment class (weekly) - Life skills, STEM, art, and monthly themes

STEAM Lab for TK students (weekly)

* Toddlers attend P.E., Music, and Chapel


Q: Any other information that I should know about?  

A: We are a school and not a day care center, hence, we follow the elementary school calendar.  Once your child joins our Calvary family, we will lovingly engage, educationally equip, and personally empower your child for success. 


Each student will receive a parent/teacher conference in February and participate in events such as our Back-to-School Picnic/Trike-A-Thon, Kindergarten Observation Day, Bring a Parent to School Day, & End-of-the-Year Family Night.  We also have “all school” events such as Orientation, Meet-the-Teacher Day, Homecoming, Veteran’s Day Parade, Open House, Family Legacy Day, End-of-the-Year School Bash, and participate in all emergency drills.


We anticipate your child will be a central element to Calvary Chapel Schools for the next 14-15 years. With that said, everyone on our staff has a heart to invest in you and your child. We will join you through the victories and trials on the road ahead. We are excited to get to know you and develop a relationship that lasts through generations. We have several teachers who have attended CCS as a child, are currently on our staff, and have their own children attending CCS . We hope to one day come alongside your children’s children and say, “I remember when your mom/dad was your age…”


May the Lord richly bless you and guide you in selecting the “perfect school” for your family.


Please contact our director, Leslie Steinhaus, or Holly Vasquez, our Administrative Assistant to schedule a school tour or to answer any other questions you may have. 


Leslie.steinhaus@calvaryschools.org, 714-556-0965 ext. 2272

Holly.vasquez@calvaryschools.org, 714-556-0965 ext. 2292