Admissions Overview

Is CCA the Right Fit for You?
  • Is CCA the Right Fit for You?
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Application Process
  • Open House & School Tours
  • Tuition & Fees

Is CCA the Right Fit for You?

Our families value commitment to Christ in all that we do. Our school motto, which is “To God be the Glory,” is an integral part of a CCA education. Children memorize entire chapters of scripture regularly and are taught to live according to them. We often hear of parents pulled aside by their children’s Sunday school teachers, who wonder how their children know so much about the Bible. We pray and work hard to help children translate what they learn here into a life of service to Christ. If you share these values, you probably will fit well at Calvary Christian Academy.

Our behavior standards are rooted in love and structure. We believe all children are created in the image of God, and we deeply respect the uniqueness of their personalities. All children are prone to misbehavior on occasion, so we do not expect your kids to be perfect (or even close). However, we do expect parents to support their teachers and the administration as they lovingly but firmly discipline children, who act out. If you are looking to partner with a school that will uphold high behavioral standards, you will do well at Calvary Christian Academy.

Our school is generally recognized in the community for the academic standards we uphold. This comes with a standard of work that requires a little more of both parents and students. Parents are often called upon to be actively involved with their young children as they do homework.

Many parents find that by the 4th or 5th grade, Latin, history, and other subjects exceed their ability to help. However, parents still remain actively involved to ensure students are diligently working to prevent frustration from poor study habits. Some families may find it difficult to trade-off recreational or entertainment time to focus on academics, but our graduates commonly thank us for their training. Other families misunderstand our work ethic. We do not desire or expect children to work excessively—certainly, children need time to play.  For this reason, we restrict the amount of homework allowed each week.

For those who wonder why we have higher expectations for our students: Hundreds of families have found that their children thrive in our environment because they enjoy being challenged. What expectations characterize your family? If you are serious about finding an educational partner with you in preparing your child for life, we invite you to visit and see what is possible.

Some families want a mainstream education like they had. If you were satisfied with your education (assuming you were educated in a mainstream public or private school) and do not see any reason to want more, then you probably will not find our form of education appealing. From our uniforms to our study of the great books to our emphasis on writing, we are different from most schools.

Often, the people who most identify with classical Christian education are those who went to school in the eastern or southern United States, Europe, or any of the British and French commonwealths. A vestige of classical education remains in most of these areas, particularly in the preparatory schools. Because classical Christian education takes time to appreciate, those with a background in traditional Western education more quickly identify with the advantages gained in what has been called a “Western liberal arts” education.

If you are attracted to education that reaches beyond training to enrich the minds and the spirits of students as they learn to love learning, then you should consider our school.

The most consistent success factor for children at Calvary Christian Academy is the learning environment at home. Families, who love reading and learning, send children to our school because they want the world of language, books, history, science, and math to be an integrated whole. They want their children to use their love of knowledge to explore and seek truth.

Families that do not have many books in their home and rarely visit a library or bookstore probably will not find our value compelling. Having said this, many families discover the world of literature and information through their children’s experience at our school. If you would like to develop a love of books, knowledge, and learning in your home, CCA can provide a great start.

Admissions Requirements


Student Admission Requirements (K-6th)

A child must have reached the age of five years by September 1st of the year in which he or she would enter kindergarten; or six years of age by the first day of school for entrance into the first grade.

If an applicant has successfully completed the previous school year and his schoolwork and behavior compare favorably to CCA’s standards, he will be placed in the grade for which he is applying. However, if there is evidence that the child may not be adequately prepared for the next sequential grade level, he may be required to repeat the previous grade.  Only Kindergarten students are allowed to repeat that Kindergarten year. 

The student should understand that his parents have delegated their authority to the school during the school day. Therefore, the child is subject to the instruction and discipline of the teacher and the Principal in their prescribed roles at CCA.

Student Admission Requirements (7th-12th)

Transfer students are required to provide transcripts and standardized testing results from their previous school sometime after they have applied, and before the assessment or family interview.  If a child has demonstrated academic strength in his or her previous school year and his or her schoolwork and behavior compares favorably to CCA’s standards, they will be placed in the grade for which they are applying.  Student acceptance will be based upon completion and review of the entire admissions process. 

Parent Requirements

Parents should have a clear understanding of the biblical philosophy and purpose of CCA. This understanding includes a willingness to have their child exposed to the clear teaching of the school’s Statement of Faith in various and frequent ways within the school’s program.

Parents should have a clear understanding of our unique classical educational approach. Parents should carefully read the informational materials about the school. We also strongly encourage each parent to read the book by Douglas Wilson, “Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning,” as one of the best texts for explaining the kind of program we offer at CCA.

Parents are required to cooperate with all the written policies of CCA. This is especially important in the area of discipline and schoolwork standards, as well as active communication with the respective teachers and administration. In addition, parents are strongly encouraged to become active volunteers in other areas of the school.

Please contact our Admissions Director at or submit an inquiry by clicking below:

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Application Process

New student applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted beginning November 1, 2017. Applications will be processed and reviewed upon completion. Thereafter, applications may be submitted and will be considered based on availability. Enrollment for all new students who complete the admissions process and are accepted begins on February 1, 2018.

Parents are encouraged to attend an Open House and/or schedule a private tour of the Calvary Christian Academy campus to become familiar with the school and its programs.

An application for admission to Calvary Christian Academy can be obtained from the school website or the school office. The application must include a non-refundable application fee of $100.

The applicant’s current teacher must complete a recommendation form and mail it directly to Calvary Christian Academy.

Parents must sign a Transcript Request to submit to the administration of the applicant’s current school requesting an official transcript and standardized test records for the past two years.

An entrance assessment must be taken at Calvary Christian Academy and be proctored by a Calvary Christian Academy staff member. There is an assessment fee of $100 due on or before the scheduled assessment date. All new students applying to Calvary Christian Academy for grades K through eight will be given a grade-appropriate Calvary Christian Academy assessment to confirm their readiness and to determine potential strengths and weaknesses.

After review of the complete application, recommendations, transcripts, and assessments, the School Administrator will contact the applicant’s parent/guardian to schedule a family interview. The applicant must be present for the family interview.

Members of the Admissions Committee carefully review each applicant’s file. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Screening and selection are based on behavioral and academic performance at prior schools, the ability of Calvary Christian Academy to meet the student’s needs, assessment results, lifestyle choices, and a willingness of the student’s parents to play an active role in the education process and in cooperating with the administration and faculty to promote the growth of the whole student. At Calvary Christian Academy's sole discretion, the school reserves the right to deny enrollment to any applicant at any stage of the admissions process, provided that all decisions are consistent with Calvary Christian Academy’s non-discrimination policy as described in the CCA Handbook. All questions regarding the review process, or the outcome of admissions, must be addressed in writing to the Admissions Committee at Calvary Christian Academy.

Nondiscrimination Policy: Calvary Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Open House & School Tours


Kinder Coffee

Kinder Coffee is a special orientation to Kindergarten for parents of preschool students.  You will will learn what to look for in a Kindergarten, a teacher, and a school.  Feel free to invite friends who are looking for a Kindergarten!  Please RSVP with Lisa Stagi at

Wed., November 15, 2017 at 9:00am

Open House Details

Calvary Christian Academy will be holding an Open House on the following dates:

Wed., November 8, 2017 at 10:00am
Tues., October 24, 2017 at 6:30pm — Middle School
Wed., January 10, 2018 at 10:00am
Sat., January 20, 2018 at 10:00am — High School (lunch served)
Wed., February 7, 2018 at 10:00am
Wed., March 7, 2018 at 10:00am
Tues., April 17, 2018 at 6:30pm

For more information, please contact us at (408) 269-2222 or RSVP with Lisa Stagi at

Shadow Days

Calvary Christian Academy offers prospective students an opportunity to come and shadow our school for a day.  We will be holding two Shadow Days this school year:

Wed., January 31, 2018
Wed., March 21, 2018

For more information, please contact us at (408) 269-2222 or RSVP with Lisa Stagi at

Tuition & Fees