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2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

TuitionYearly
Pre-Kindergarten (Calvary ELC Graduate) $7,500
Pre-Kindergarten $7,900
Kindergarten $8,700
Grades 1 - 5 $9,000
Grades 6 - 8 $9,600
Grades 9 - 12 $9,800
The Soccer Academy $16,800
(Soccer Academy tuition does not include housing)

List of 5 items.

  • REQUIRED FEES

    Tuition Commitment for Pre-K & Kindergarten $200*
    Tuition Commitment for Grades 1-12 $500*
    (No family pays more than two Tuition Commitment fees.)
    *If returning families pay the Tuition Commitment Fee by April 1, 2019, there will be a reduction per student of $100 for Pre-K & K and $200 for grades 1-12.
       
    All-You-Can-Eat Daily LunchLower School$650 ($3.61/meal)
     Middle School$750 ($4.16/meal)
     High School$850 ($4.72/meal)
    TechnologyPre-K - Grade 1$140
     Grades 2 - 5$190
     Upper School$220
       
    Facility Maintenance $200
    (No family pays more than two Facility Maintenance fees.)
       
  • ADDITIONAL SERVICES

    Before/After School Program
    • Before School Care $110/month
    • After School Care $210/month
    • Before and After School Care $240/month
    • Extended Carpool $125/month
    • Drop-in Care $25/day; Holiday Care $45/day
    Bus Transportation (assessed per semester)
    • $600/semester for first child
    • $500/semester for second and third child
    • No charge for additional children
    Enrichment Center (Tutorial Services)
    • $1,200/semester
    Student Management & Care Program
    • $500/semester
    Sport Participation Fees
    • Grades 5-8: $75 first sport ($40 per additional sport)
    • Grades 9-12: $100 first sport ($50 per additional sport)
  • DISCOUNTS

    Hometown Heroes (Active Military, Police, Fire, EMT)$500(first child only)
    Calvary Alumni$500(first child only)
    Active Calvary Baptist Temple Members$500(first child only)
    Third and all subsequently enrolled children$1,100 
    Calvary New Student Referral Program$100(Some restrictions apply)
  • SMART TUITION

    NOTE: All Calvary families are required to create a SMART Tuition account.
    All Calvary families are required to create a 3rd party SMART Tuition account. Returning families’ SMART accounts will automatically roll over from the previous school year. A $50 SMART enrollment fee will be added by a 3rd party to the Tuition Commitment fee for this service. Applicable transaction fees will be added to any payment made by credit or debit card.
     
    Full Payment - Automatic withdrawal August 1st (3% pre-payment tuition discount and waiver of the $50 SMART applies).
    Semi-Annual - Automatic withdrawal for one half of the total, due on August 1st and remainder of balance on January 2nd

    Monthly Payment Plans (Automatic withdrawal through SMART Tuition):
    10 Installments paid through SMART Tuition automated bank draft (ACH) on the 16th of each month, July to April
    12 Installments paid through SMART Tuition automated bank draft (ACH) on the 16th of each month, June to May
  • FACT SHEET

    VALLEY DINING SERVICES
    All students are required to purchase the yearly lunch pass which will be added to monthly tuition. Our cafeteria is serviced by Valley Dining Services and is an all-you-can-eat program. Calvary students now have many dining choices available every day, from hand-made pizzas and made-from-scratch entrées to healthy salads and a wide variety of beverage options.
    TECHNOLOGY FEE
    Technological knowledge and skill are essential to student success in college and beyond. At Calvary we pride ourselves on our purposeful and relevant use of 1:1 technology for all Pre-K through 12th grade students. Pre-K through 1st grade students use tablet-based technology, and 2nd through 12th grade students use Google Chromebooks. Our 1:1 technology is supported by industry-leading internet, dynamic wireless service, and multiple layers of filtering both on and off campus. We are a Google for Education school, providing the best leading-edge technology and cloud-based resources to our students and faculty. Our technology fee helps to expand and maintain our technology infrastructure. This expense will be added to monthly tuition.
    FACILITY IMPROVEMENT
    Each year we select a major improvement project for our campus. For the 2018-2019 school year, our project was the complete remodel of our kitchen and cafeteria and the addition of a coffee shop for students and parents. This $600,000 improvement was paid for through donor contributions and the facility improvement fee, which will be added to monthly tuition.
    BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE
    We provide before care and after care for Pre-K through grade 8. While daily rates are available, utilizing this service monthly is far more cost effective. Our students enjoy planned study time, homework help, free time, and crafts. We also provide care on holidays for families in need of coverage for their kids. This expense will be added to monthly tuition.
    BUS TRANSPORTATION
    The Calvary transportation program currently provides three different pick-up/drop-off locations: Savannah Westside at Berwick (Kroger Plaza), Pooler (Food Lion), Port Wentworth (Bojangles). As transportation needs increase, we will add additional bus routes. This expense will be added to monthly tuition.
    ENRICHMENT CENTER
    Our Enrichment Center (EC) has been a remarkable success in the lives of our participating students by providing personal care, hands-on learning, heightened organizational skills, and individualized instruction to meet specific student needs. Our Lower School students come to the EC at least twice each week for individualized and small group instruction; our Middle School students come to the EC during their elective class at least every other day or as needed; and our High School students receive specialized instruction prior to and after school. All EC students may utilize the facilities after school for additional help. This program is a valuable tool to help students succeed at their highest level. This expense will be added to monthly tuition.
    STUDENT MANAGEMENT & CARE PROGRAM
    This new program will provide parents with organizational assistance with their child's workload by helping organize homework schedules and multi-day test preparation to assisting with the OnCampus parent portal. School liaisons will provide a daily written schedule of necessary homework and test preparation for each student. Parents will receive a daily report outlining what their student needs to accomplish each evening to reach success. This program runs from 3:00pm-4:00pm daily and is available for parents of 1st-12th graders. Space is limited, and this expense will be added to monthly tuition.
    SPORT PARTICIPATION FEE
    This fee covers both basic equipment/uniform expenses and managed homework completion time for student-athletes. Offering award-winning athletics is expensive, and this per sport fee will help offset this expense. In addition, we recognize the time commitment of practices and games and want to help student-athletes succeed academically as well. For students who must remain on campus prior to a practice or competition, homework sessions will be required to encourage homework completion and academic success. Billing will be based upon finalized team rosters, and the full fee will be added to monthly tuition in the next available monthly billing cycle.
     

Financial Aid

List of 4 items.

  • Smart Aid

    The mission of Calvary Day School’s Financial Aid Program is to ensure qualified students have the opportunity to attend school without regard to financial circumstances. To assist in this, we have contracted with SMART Aid, an online financial aid application provider. The application can be located at www.smartaidforparents.com.   

    In regard to the application process, please note the following:
    • Application for financial aid must be completed on a yearly basis.
    • Online application must be completed no later than March 31. Because of the limited funds available, applications that have not been received by March 31 may not be considered for the upcoming school year.
    • To have your online application considered, you must complete all questions and mail all income information requested.
    • Apply online at www.smartaidforparents.com. Calvary Day School site ID #13441.
    • Processing Fee $35.00.
    • Completed applications will be reviewed in order of receipt. We will NOT review incomplete applications.
    • Notifications of aid will be mailed by May 1.
    • When you receive your award notification you will have 2 weeks to accept or decline.
    • The Goal Scholarship Financial Aid must also be applied for through SMART Aid. The State of Georgia will not accept an application without your most recent Tax Return.
    • Copies of your most recent tax return must be sent to SMART Aid. If parents are divorced, separated or not married, then each parent must submit an individual application. All awards are provisional upon review of your tax returns. The deadline for submitting tax returns is April 30.
    • Please view the Instructional Parental Application Video to help assist you in this process by clicking the link:  http://smartaidforparents.s3.amazonaws.com/story.html.

    You may explain in a letter your financial need and any facts you feel are relevant. If any of the following apply it is recommended that you address these issues:
    • List the amount of tuition or fees for which you are obligated to pay for children that do not attend Calvary (day care, college, other private schools, etc.).
    • If only one spouse is working, state the reason that the spouse is not employed.
    • If divorced and not receiving child support, state the reason for not receiving child support.

    If you have questions, please call the finance office at 912-351-2288.You will be notified should you be awarded financial aid and the amount awarded after all forms are received and your file reviewed. The letters of approval will be sent by May 1st.
  • GOAL Scholarship

    In 2008, Georgia’s elected officials had the remarkable vision to pass the Education Expense Credit law to provide families in our state with access to better educational opportunities for their children. Their legislative leadership resulted in what has been described as the nation’s best education expense credit law. Since inception, the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program has been leading the way in implementing this important legislation through our ethical, transparent and proven approach.

    To learn more about GOAL you can visit www.goalscholarship.org. To apply for GOAL go to www.smartaidforparents.com.
  • Arete Scholars

    Arete Scholars exists to help economically disadvantaged children reach their highest potential through educational opportunity. Through private contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, Arete awards need-based K-12 scholarships and empowers parents to place their children in schools that best suit their unique gifts and learning needs.

    Arete currently operates in Georgia under the state's Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Program and in Louisiana under the Tuition Donation Rebate Program. Scholarship eligibility is based on the income guidelines for the federal free and reduced lunch program (FRL), and award amounts range from $2,500 to $5,000 per year. Recipients are required to requalify each year.

    http://www.aretescholars.org/parents/
  • AAA Scholarship Foundation

    Our donors are companies and individuals who care about their community and desire the opportunity to partner with AAA Scholarship Foundation for low-income families in an effort to create a brighter future for all of our children.

    Each state has individual guidelines determined by the laws of that state and the accountability guidelines of the AAA Scholarship Foundation. Please choose your state to view details on participation. Please contact our office at 888-707-2465 for additional assistance in donating today!

    www.aaascholarships.org
     
Calvary Day School accepts students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Accredited by GAC and SACS AdvancED • Member of GHSA

Contact Us

Main Admissions Office
(912) 351-0700

Upper School Admissions
(912) 644-5055

Lower School Admissions
(912) 644-5054

Tuition Specialist
(912) 644-5098

admissions@calvarydayschool.com

Calvary Day School

Calvary Day School offers a Christ-centered educational experience for grades Pre-K – 12 through the development of the total student- spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. We provide the best, most affordable private education in Savannah, Georgia.