Early Education

  • Overview
  • General Information
  • Statement of Philosophy
  • Admissions Forms & Fees
  • Special Events


Welcome to Calvary Christian Academy Preschool!

Dear Parents,

It is our joy and privilege to be a part of the lives of your very special and precious children.  Calvary Christian Academy Preschool is an important and valued ministry of Calvary Chapel San Jose.  It is our desire to provide a place where you can feel confident that your child is in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.

Our primary purpose is to bring glory to God in all that we do.  We also strive to be a blessing to each child and their family.  We do all that we can to fulfill this purpose.  Our teachers and staff are filled with a love and passion for Jesus.  We seek to integrate the bible throughout all our subjects; keeping a spiritual and academic atmosphere that edifies and nurtures our children.  It is our prayer and our goal that all of our students will come away from CCAP with the love and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and that our fun and loving school environment will instill in each child a love for school and for learning that will continue on with them throughout their lives.

Thank you for your interest in our school.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

In His Service,
Mrs. Melinda Tiopan
Preschool Director

General Information

The school year begins August 21, 2017 and will end June 1, 2018.


New student applications are accepted year round.  To schedule a tour of our preschool call us at (408) 269-2222 or you can reach via email at preschool@calvaryca.org.  We encourage families to bring their preschool child along with them to tour our school.

We can enroll children starting at age 3 years to 5 years of age.  Students are required to be fully potty trained. We can enroll students for half day or full day programs. 

Preschool Hours

Summer Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Regular Office Hours during the school year are Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm. 
Preschool is in session from 7:30am to 5:30pm. We offer half day and full day programs.
Early Risers: 7:30am to 8:30am (Offered during school year only) 
Regular morning drop off is between 8:30am - 9:00am
Morning class time begins at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm
Extended Enrichment Class begins at 12:00pm and ends at 5:30pm

You can call us at (408) 269-2222 or you can email us at preschool@calvaryca.org.


We currently use Handwriting Without Tears, Zoo Phonics, Horizon Math and the Beginners Bible for our chapel time. Additional approved materials are used, as well.


The staff uses verbal warnings, redirection, thinking time and communication with parents.

Spiritual Life

Prayer and worship is a part of the student life at our school.  Students have a daily bible time in class and attend group chapel once a week.

Summer Program

This program consists of fun educational summer activities and special events. We are offering four super fun summer camps: Science, Art, Music and Cooking..  These camps are set up in two-week units which will not only help your family plan summer vacations but are specifically designed to strengthen your child's learning abilities through hands on approach to teaching scholastics. To learn more about our 2017 CCA Preschool Summer Camps click here.

Statement of Philosophy

Calvary Christian Academy Preschool welcomes children of all cultural, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Our school proudly reflects love for all children. As a nondenominational Christian school, Calvary Christian Academy Preschool provides a safe, loving environment in which children may develop spiritually, socially, physically and academically in the knowledge of God’s word. Our school has a strong emphasis of building solid basic learning concepts.

In accordance with Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it,” our school serves as an extension of the educational training in the home and the church.

Our program is based on the following concepts:

  • God has created each child uniquely in His image and has given that child special talents which should be developed and enhanced in a manner that is glorifying to God.
  • The way a child should go is clearly stated in terms of Christian character development as revealed through the Word of God. Every classroom uses Biblical stories as well as contemporary children’s literature which identify Christ-like characteristics that enhance the quality of their life (i.e., reverence to God, love for neighbors, kindness, obedience, patience, etc.), and point the way to personal faith and trust in Jesus, for eternal life.
  • Training should be appropriate for the child’s developmental level, even though it may not necessarily coincide with chronological age.
  • A well structured learning environment is essential to developing good academic skills and helping children to feel secure and free to enjoy their school experiences.
  • Children “blossom” when they are nurtured with love and praise, toward self-discipline and confidence in their own abilities.