Lower School Experience

Calvary’s lower school is dedicated to developing strong minds and Christ centered values, laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our students are ready for the day ahead, with a warm welcome and school wide pledges each morning. In addition to core academic subjects, lower school students also take weekly physical education, art, music, and library classes. Beginning in Pre-K, students begin studying a foreign language. Field trips, special visitors, clubs and organizations round out the lower school student’s day.
 

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  • PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

    • Maximum class size of sixteen students
    • Full day comprehensive program: 8:15 am-3:00 pm
    • A Beka Reading and Math program 
    • Weekly instruction administered by certified specialists in physical education, art, music, computer technology, Chinese, library, and Bible
    • One-to-One Tablet Initiative
    • Certified Teachers with Early Childhood Degrees
    • Certified Paraprofessionals 
    • Accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) and SACS AdvancEd
  • KINDERGARTEN

    • Average class size of twelve students 
    • A Beka Reading program 
    • Open Court for Young Scholars Reading program 
    • Starfall Reading program
    • D’Nealian Handwriting program
    • Accelerated Reader program
    • Phonetic and Literature curricula 
    • Weekly instruction administered by certified specialists in physical education, art, music, computer technology, Chinese, library, and Bible 
    • One-to-One Tablet Initiative 
    • Listening skills, oral language development 
    • Hands-on Math Skills / Singapore Math 
    • A Beka Math program 
    • Integrated Science, Social Studies, and Art curricula
    • Accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and SACS AdvancED
  • GRADES 1-5

    • Average class size of sixteen students
    • Open Court Collections for Young Scholars
    • Book Studies (grades 3-5)
    • Accelerated Reader program
    • A Beka Language, Spelling, and Math
    • Sadlier-Oxford Grammar/Vocabulary
    • D’Nealian Handwriting program (cursive starting in 2nd grade)
    • 1:1 Tablet Initiative for First Grade
    • 1:1 Chrome Book Initiative for Second through Fifth Grades
    • Duke Talent Identification Program for qualified 4th and 5th graders
    • Accredited with Quality by Georgia Accrediting Commission & SACS AdvancED
  • STUDENT RECOGNITION

    • Duke Talent Identification Program (4th-5th)
    • Nine Weeks Honor Roll (1st-5th)
    • Principal’s List
    • High Honor Roll
    • Honor Roll
    • Yearly Honor Roll
    • National Elementary Honor Society (4th-5th)
    • Outstanding in Bible Award (1st-5th)
    • Citizenship Award (3rd-5th)
    • Presidential Award (5th)
  • SPECIALS

    • Art
    • Bible/Chapel 
    • Foreign Language
    • Media/Library
    • Physical Education
    • Music Appreciation & Chorus
  • CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

    • Art Club
    • Band (grade 5)
    • Chorus (grades 4 and 5)
    • Flag Majors (5th)
    • National Elementary Honor Society (4th-5th)
    • Safety Patrols (5th)
    • Science Club (3rd-5th)
    • Show Choir
    • Student Council (3rd-5th)
    • Quick-Think-A-Thon (2nd)
    • Yearbook (3rd-5th)
    • Coastal Crusaders (Football for 1st-5th)

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.