Calvary Day School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (336)714-5479
  • Calvary Day School in Winston-Salem is a private co-educational school offering college preparatory Christian education to students in 2 year old Early Education through 12th grade.
  • Our mission is to teach and train students to embrace a God-centered world view.
  • A ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, CDS has an enrollment of over 600 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language Therapy
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 619 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Calvary Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Earth & Environmental Science, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP United States Government and Politics
Average SAT score 1230
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition range: approximately $1250-$10195..
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,625
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Pam Dell'Aquila
Admissions Associate Nickol Tompkins


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors Club, Art Club, Calvary Crazies, Chinese Club, Club Worship, Culinary Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Ethics Club, Executive Leadership Council, Latin Club, Mission Service Club, Mock Trial Team, Moot Court, Mu Alpha Theta, National Forensic League, National Honor Society, Orienteering Club, Origami Club, Outdoor Club, Praise Team, Prom Committeettee, Science NHS, Simple Pursuit, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council, Tech Club, Volleyball Club, Youth and Government Art Club, Chinese Club, Club Worship, Culinary Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Ethics Club, Latin Club, Moot Court, Mu Alpha Theta, Origami Club, Outdoor Club, Praise Team, Science NHS, Simple Pursuit, Tech Club, Ambassadors Club,
Calvary Crazies,
Executive Leadership Council,
Mission Service Club,
Mock Trial Team,
National Forensic League,
National Honor Society,
Orienteering Club,
Prom Committeettee,
Spanish National Honor Society,
Student Council,
Volleyball Club,
Youth and Government,

School Notes

  • MOTO: "Think, Learn, and Live for Jesus Christ"MISSION: The mission of Calvary Day School is to teach and train students to think, learn, and live from a Biblical worldview by integrating God and His Word as the primary source of knowledge and truth under the lordship of Jesus Christ.ENROLLMENT: Total enrollment for 2015-2016 is 681 in grades PK - 12th. ACCREDITATIONS: Association of Christian Schools International. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.HISTORY TIMELINE: 1968- Kindergarten program established by Calvary Baptist Church. 1971- First grade program established and grew to K-6. 1984- Middle School added to the existing PK-6 program. 1997- High School program began with a 9th grade. 2001- First graduating class with 20 students.ASSOCIATIONS: Association of Christian Schools International. Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. North Carolina Association of Independent Schools.STUDENT PROFILE: Average to above average academic ability; interested in college preparatory program.TEACHER PROFILE: North Carolina state licensure and teacher certification with the Association of Christian Schools International. Average number of years of teaching experience: 15.CURRICULUM: The biblically integrated curriculum, developed by professional teachers using educational research and best practices, ensures that each child has the opportunity to advance as far as he/she is cognitively able. All classrooms are wired for internet access in addition to a computer lab on campus. The High School program is a college preparatory program featuring college prep level, honors level, Advanced Placement classes through the College Board, and cooperative learning opportunities with local colleges and universities. A variety of extracurricular activities (athletics, fine arts, service organizations, academic competition teams) is available to middle and high school students. Daily, students and faculty at CDS join in prayer, and students learn to hide God's word in their hearts through mediation and weekly verse memorization. Chapel services are conducted weekly.TESTING: The school uses nationally normed standardized testing. In using TerraNova3, our scores average between the 82nd and 92nd percentiles school-wide. Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) average 1102 and ACT average 24. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
Calvary Baptist Day School is a great school. My son started school there in middle school and he's gotten a first rate education. His future is bright becuase of CBDS.
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5  10/31/2015
Great school. Strong academics in a Christian environment. Would recommend to anyone with school age children.
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5  10/28/2014
I have been at Calvary for 10 years now and it is truly a great school!! The academics are incredible and the teaching is great! Having a College Prepatory Christ centered education is an amazing combination. I highly recommend Calvary Baptist Day School!
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