Calvary Day School Has Record Enrollment While Building Future Leaders


Calvary Day School in Winston-Salem has continued to grow its student body, adding a preschool class and a kindergarten class before the start of the 2019-20 school year, and welcoming these new students to campus.

“Calvary Day School set a record this year by having its highest student enrollment in school history, with more than 760 students making Calvary their choice for education,” said CDS Head of School Richard Hardee. “We are excited about this development and look forward to continued growth as we move into the 2020-2021 school year, Calvary Day’s 50th year!”

Hardee said the school leaders are preparing for the future of CDS and looking forward to embracing new families and students at CDS.

“While we welcome prospective families to visit our school at any time, we have scheduled the following dates for Admissions Open House sessions: February 25th and April 15th for K-12 and March 10th for our preschool,” Hardee said.

Admissions Director Becky Wood said she is also excited about the school’s growth and new faces in the school family.

“I have the privilege of meeting new families as they consider choosing CDS and welcoming them as they transition into our CDS community,” Wood said. “As a parent of two Calvary graduates and the host mom to four international students, I also have a unique perspective that I enjoy sharing with new families as they tour the school and attend our Open Houses.”

CDS is committed to providing an encouraging, safe and engaging school community, where students are challenged to fulfill their God-given potential, develop strong character, and impact the world for Christ. With the large variety of advanced-placement classes and leadership training courses built into the school’s core curriculum, CDS is developing its students into future leaders. Students at CDS are engaged in a love of learning, from the beginning years of two-year-old preschool, all the way through the last days of graduating seniors.

Year after year, CDS graduates earn 100 percent acceptance to college. Graduates are consistently well above the national average in acceptance to top colleges across the nation. The most recent graduating class earned more than $7.9 million in scholarships with 59 graduates. More than $15 million in scholarships have been awarded to CDS graduates in the past two years alone.

Also, CDS has recently received two category awards as the favorite private school and favorite daycare/early learning in the 2019 Readers Choice awards for the Winston-Salem Journal. CDS was also named the best Christian high school in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area by and favorite preschool by Triad Moms on Main.

Hardee said CDS was honored to receive these accolades recognizing the hard work of the CDS staff.

“The administration, faculty and staff work each and every day to bring our best comprehensive educational program with a Kingdom focus—leading a student to Christ, building the student up in Christ and equipping the student to serve Christ,” Hardee said.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, please visit or call 336-765-5546.


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