Elementary School at Calvary Christian Academy

If you’re considering private elementary school options for your child, you likely have key priorities in mind...

You’re looking for a school that reflects your family’s values.

You want your child to be in a safe learning environment.

Maybe you imagine a place that sparks a genuine love for learning in your child.

Or perhaps you envision a Christ-centered setting where your child discovers God’s truth in every subject.

At Calvary Christian Academy, elementary students build a strong academic foundation through hands-on learning experiences. Our curriculum is designed to cultivate a biblical worldview in the early grades. And the relational environment is structured to support rich social and emotional growth.

Imagine the possibilities at Calvary Christian Academy. Learn more about our elementary program inside your Parent Information Packet.

Learning Environment

Inside an elementary classroom, you’ll notice students are actively engaged in a wide range of activities. Elementary students at CCA benefit from the following:

Engaging Student Experience

No time is wasted in the elementary classroom. Age-appropriate learning activities promote curiosity and an enthusiasm for new ideas and challenges. Homework is relevant, screen time is limited, and students enjoy project-based opportunities that accelerate growth.

Character Growth and Discipleship

Teachers mentor students to help them grow in their faith. Your child will participate in Gathering, our Bible class and devotional time, and service learning initiatives. Our dedicated Educators and Homeroom Shepherds model Christ-centered values to help prepare students to live God-glorifying lives.

Personalized Attention

Parents don’t have to worry about their kids getting lost in the crowd. Class sizes are kept small with a 12:2 student-teacher ratio in grades 1-2 and a 14:2 ratio in grades 3-5. We also encourage meaningful partnerships with parents in our community through class parents and our Parent Teacher Fellowship.

At CCA, every student has something to contribute. Your child will be encouraged and challenged to grow as they connect academic concepts to the world around them.

Program Overview

Your child can take advantage of an active program that incorporates physical movement and exercise to get  their body ready for learning.

Elementary School Day

  • 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Monday through Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

Daily Schedule

What does a day in the life of an elementary school student at CCA look like?

Monday – Thursday
8-8:30 a.m.Arrival
8:30-9 a.mGathering
9-9:45 a.m.Enrichment
9:45-11 a.m.English Language Arts: Reading,
Small Groups, Fully Integrated Readiness
11-11:30 a.m.Writing
11:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m.Lunch
12:05-12:25 p.m.Recess
12:25-1 p.m.Gathering Conclusion or Devotion
1-2:05 p.m.Math
2:05-2:40 p.m.Social Studies/Science
2:40-2:45 p.m.Pack Up and Dismissal
8-8:30 a.m.Arrival
8:30-9:05 a.mEnrichment
9:05-10:30 a.m.English Language Arts
10:30-11:35 a.m.Math, Science, or Social Studies
11:35 a.m.-12:05 a.m.Lunch
12:05-12:25 p.m.Recess
12:25-1:30 p.m.Gathering/Heartwork
1:30-1:35 p.m.Pack Up and Dismissal

Extended Care

Our after-school program offers your child an opportunity to enjoy extra play after a full day of activities. Extended care is available for an additional fee Monday-Friday until 5:30 p.m.

Imagine the possibilities at Calvary Christian Academy. Learn more about our elementary program inside your Parent Information Packet below.

For questions about our Christ-centered K-9 private school in Charlotte, NC, contact Mary Lenes, Director of Admissions, at mlenes@calvarychristianacademy.com or call (704) 242-9933.

Key Distinctives

From kindergarten to high school, we teach from a biblical worldview. That means everything we do is designed to help students understand the world in light of God’s Word.

The elementary school core curriculum includes:

English Language Arts

Students participate in guided reading groups to help improve fluency and comprehension. Teachers measure your child’s reading progress during private sessions. Quality read-aloud time encourages deeper thinking and enhances comprehension.


 In Grades 1-5, students develop a deeper understanding of key math concepts such as order, numeration, patterning, estimation, and classification. As they solve problems and complete projects, students develop important life skills, including perseverance, creative thinking, and the ability to express and defend their reasoning.


Students apply scientific and engineering practices through hands-on activities to address local and global challenges. During investigative labs, students transition to more independent activities, where they test hypotheses, make observations, and collect and interpret data.

Social Studies

We provide students with the opportunity to make connections between what they are learning in class and the world around them. Areas of focus include American history, geography, economics, civics, and government, focusing on the traits of a responsible citizen.

In addition to our core curriculum, students take World Language and Culture, Art, Music, and PE. 

During our Gathering time, students learn more about God through Bible reading, songs, and prayer. Homeroom Shepherds guide students through the story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.

“Students’ bodies stay active through hands-on learning, readiness practices, and ample time outdoors. Their minds are challenged by passionate teachers, project-based discovery, and relevant learning. Their souls are nourished daily by the full-time mentors or “shepherds” in every classroom, who focus on social, emotional, and spiritual development – just as important as their academic learning. We are so grateful for Calvary Christian Academy!”

–  Libba Armenta, elementary parent

Meet the Teacher

Ramsey Lawing

Credentials:  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Teaching Experience: 3 years

“My favorite thing about teaching is that I get to laugh at my job every day. Kids bring so much joy. They’re the reason I come to work.”


We understand that safety is a top priority for parents when considering schools.

We’ve made significant investments to keep your child safe at CCA. This commitment starts with safety measures that include locked doors, surveillance cameras, and a security officer and sheriff’s deputy on campus at all times.

Your family will find CCA a welcoming environment where the faculty and staff model healthy relationships based on biblical standards and practices.

Visit Us

As you search for the best private Christian school for your family in the Charlotte area, we invite you to experience our campus firsthand. 

You’ll explore the gym, auditorium, lunch room, enrichment classrooms, and learning environments, meet with administration, interact with students and teachers, and get an overview of the CCA learning model.

Schedule a tour and see why families choose Calvary Christian Academy for their children.