The mission of Calvary Day School is to partner with parents to equip students to think, learn, and live from a biblical worldview by integrating God and His Word into every aspect of life, so they can impact the world for Christ.
Never has the classroom been more important. Students need stability, and parents are seeking quality education experiences that enable their children to grow and thrive. For the parents of more than 875 students, that need is being met at Calvary Day School, a private school located in Winston-Salem and based on the foundation of biblical teaching.
Calvary Day School offers a comprehensive education from Preschool through 12th grade. For 50 years, Calvary has taken pride in nurturing students and encouraging them to pursue their God-given talents, as well as preparing them for higher education and future careers.
Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten
“We cannot say enough about how much Calvary Day School means to our family. From early education through high school, the teachers, administration, staff, and coaches have invested in our children’s lives. There truly is a Calvary difference.” ~ Michael & Tiffany R., Calvary Parents
Preschool classes are available for children ages two and up. Students are given the opportunity to learn through play – with demonstrated activities that promote academic readiness in science, math, art, reading, and music.
Calvary Day School does an excellent job of ensuring the child/teacher ratio is low for optimal individual instruction. Additionally, the preschool classes are based on age-appropriate games and activities that foster a sense of curiosity and an eagerness to learn.
“Teaching at Calvary Day School has been a joyous ministry. Educating and guiding students about our Lord Jesus Christ is a great privilege. I deeply appreciate the opportunity to teach here at CDS.” ~ Catherine Beddard, Second Grade Teacher & Spelling Bee Coordinator
Calvary Day School offers Kindergarten through 6th-grade classroom instruction where strong academics and biblical teaching are complemented through additional learning opportunities in technology, music, physical education, and art. Students in the lower school are given ample opportunities to grow and develop through a variety of learning strategies.
Upper School – 7th & 8th Grades
“We are so grateful for Calvary Day School. This is the second year our children have attended, and we love the Bible-based education that our children are receiving. The teachers and staff are incredible, and we are thankful to be a part of the Calvary family.” ~ Andrew & Stephanie W., Calvary Parents
The transition from elementary to middle school is often difficult for students. But, as they become more independent, Calvary Day School continues to use Bible-based education to help students develop critical thinking skills and attain the wisdom needed for life.
The middle school curriculum challenges and prepares students for the rigors of high school. During the 7th and 8th grade years, students begin to maximize technology use in the educational process, and our 1:1 Google Chromebook initiative enhances their window for learning.
Upper School – 9th – 12th Grades
“Calvary Day School means the world to me. I have attended the school for nine years, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I am thankful for my teachers and the wonderful and safe environment to learn and grow.” ~ Garrett R., Calvary Student
The 9th through 12th-grade students at Calvary Day School are offered a rigorous college preparatory curriculum which includes 40 honors-level and 15 advanced placement opportunities. The CDS track record is impressive, with a 100% college acceptance rate for their students. The Class of 2021 graduated 73 students, who combined, were awarded more than $9.3 million in scholarships. Similarly, this year’s graduating class, the 22nd in CDS history, is expected to be just as promising.
To complement the successful work taking place in the classroom, CDS requires students to complete service hours throughout their tenure in high school. Students may choose activities they are passionate about, or participate in monthly service opportunities that the school provides within the Winston-Salem community.
Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
“Calvary Day School is a special place. CDS is not only building strong minds and bodies through our classes, programs, and activities; it is also giving our young people the opportunity to grow their relationship with their Maker. It has been my pleasure and joy to serve alongside such a wonderful faculty and administration as we strive to model, challenge, encourage, and inspire those students entrusted to our care.” ~ Max Floyd, Instructor & Leadership Institute Director
While Calvary Day School places a tremendous emphasis on academics, faculty and staff know that athletics and activities are a part of a well-rounded educational experience. Calvary Day School offers 14 different middle-school, junior varsity, and varsity level sports. Those sports include cross country, soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball, swimming, baseball, softball, wrestling, golf, and cheerleading.
Additionally, the dedicated Fine Arts department offers students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular drama and musical productions, as well as explore and enhance their talents through classes in art, photography, praise band and chorus.
“Calvary Day School has strengthened my relationship with the Lord and has helped me discover my passion for serving others.” ~ Austin N., Calvary Student
Christ is the center of all academics and activities at Calvary Day School. Students are encouraged to study the Word of God as well as pray. In addition, all students attend weekly Chapel services. It’s truly a place where academics and worship meet. With biblically based learning, students can learn how to make Jesus a part of all aspects of their lives.
During a time when the classroom is under such scrutiny, Calvary Day School parents, teachers, and even students agree that the biblically based direction is making a difference in the lives of these students – today and in the years to come.
Calvary Day School is located at 134 South Peace Haven Road in Winston-Salem. Visit the school website, CalvaryDay.School, or call the school office at 336.765.5546. You can also like Calvary Day School on Facebook or follow them on Instagram (@calvaryday_school).
Read what other parents, students, and teachers have to say!
“Calvary Day School is a second home. It has given me my best friends, and I am thankful for all I have learned over the past 11 years. I am thankful for CDS in preparing me for a strong walk with Christ, even after graduation.” ~ Olivia V., Calvary Student
“I am thankful for Calvary Day School because I learned to see the world like God does when I was a student here. I am grateful for the opportunity to help students do the same today while teaching.” ~ Catherine Stancil, Computer Science and STEM Teacher
“Calvary Day School has been our family’s school for 20 years. We wanted to ensure that the Christian values so dear to us were nurtured and reinforced in our girls. In addition, we felt that Calvary would challenge them intellectually and that their talents would be cultivated. Calvary has exceeded our expectations, making it the best decision we could have made.” ~ Jerry & Christine R., Calvary Parents