Our Mission

Calvary Baptist School, a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, is a private school offering a challenging educational program in a nurturing Christian environment.  The purpose of CBS is to develop godliness of character and action in the lives of our students. We desire to be an extension of Christian homes and to reinforce the Biblical values taught at church and home. Our students are expected to demonstrate self-discipline, high morals, good habits, respect for students and staff, responsibility, and a love of God and country. One of our main goals is to help our students meet their potential for Jesus Christ is every area. The Bible, while not being the only textbook, will be taught and its principles will be the foundation for all other learning. We also provide an outstanding education in the core subject areas (math, science, English, history, and computers), along with a wide variety of electives.

Our History

In September of 1968, Calvary Baptist School began classes for kindergarten through 6th grade with 118 students. By 1973, all twelve grades were offered and CBS graduated its first senior class.

Foundations Christian Preschool was founded in the fall of 2005 with an initial enrollment of 21 preschool and kindergarten students and has grown to over 125 students.

Our total preschool through twelfth-grade enrollment has grown from 218 in the fall of 2005 to over 460 students. Graduates from Calvary Baptist School are serving Christ throughout the world through a variety of means.

Calvary Baptist School is a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church. Located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Calvary Baptist Church is focused on Loving God by knowing Him personally and worshiping Him collectively. Their vision is living God’s Word, growing with God’s people and investing in God’s work. 

Learn more about Calvary Baptist Church and their statement of faith here.

Our Core Values

Glorify God
The teaching and training of children is to be centered upon the person of Christ in spiritual growth, emotional development, physical nurturing, and academic training. The ultimate purpose of Calvary Baptist School is to glorify God and teach students to do the same. This purpose will be achieved by working closely with and assisting parents in accomplishing the God-given task of education.

Because we value this teamwork and the interdependence of the body of Christ that God designed, we value working together as staff along with parents and the church in our work with students. We can only succeed in teaching the students when their primary teachers—their parents—are playing their God-given role. (See Deut. 6:4-7; Deut. 11:19-22; Eph. 6:4)

Biblical Approach to Learning
We embrace a biblical approach to learning that seeks to incorporate a Christian worldview into all aspects of the curriculum and education process. Education cannot be separated from our Christian faith, but our faith must be integrated and woven into every aspect of our education. We have as our challenge and privilege to teach the children at Calvary Baptist School that the God of the Bible is living, true, and governs sovereignly over everything in existence. There is nothing outside of His handiwork and control. Calvary Baptist School was established on the foundation that all truth is God’s truth. All knowledge points us to Christ who is the incarnation of God’s glory and His purpose.
Biblical & Critical Thinking
We desire students from Calvary Baptist School to be both well versed in a biblical worldview and well  developed intellectually. We must give our children an academically superior Christian education that will equip them to be a positive influence on today’s culture. This influence comes as we seek to develop children with Christian hearts and minds who desire what is good, excellent, and of good report and who can think through the cultural deceptions as they seek the priorities that God has set for His glory. (See Php. 4:8; 1 Cor. 15:10; 2 Tim. 2:1; Titus 2:11-15; Heb. 13:8)
Academic Excellence
Calvary Baptist School seeks to provide an excellent, academically rigorous education for its students. It should be acknowledged that the pursuit of this goal involves hard work on the part of both teacher and student. Vigilance and accountability, as well as objective measures of progress, are required to meet this goal.
Lifelong Learners
Calvary Baptist School seeks to create lifelong learners by giving students a joy of learning. God created great mysteries and wonders to be discovered during and after formal education. There is infinitely more to learn about God and His creation than will occur during a child’s years at Calvary Baptist School. Therefore, our teachers use creative methods of instruction, classic literature, discussion, and nature studies to bring the learning process to life. With these methods and tools, students discover that learning occurs not just during school hours, but also in every moment and every event of life. (See Psa. 90:12; Deut. 4:9; 1 Cor. 14:40; Romans 15:4)
Stewardship & Service
Stewardship is the realization that all we have is God’s. Our resources (time, talents, money, energy) are given to us by God to be used for His agenda. When Christians realize this, they are gripped by how their potential can be developed for God’s glory. This is the foundation of generosity and self-sacrifice. A stewardship mindset also leads to a respectful use of school property and the property of others. (See Psalm 24:1; 1 Chron. 29:10-20; Romans 12:1)

All people are worthy of respect and should be treated with dignity. We value those whom God has made in His image. Sacrificial service toward others frees us from the poverty of living for self. Because we are created for fellowship with God and others, we thrive when we are purposeful.  Helping students develop selfless character and relational skills are essential for a Christ-like walk. (See 1 Cor. 13; 1 John 3:16-18; Acts 20:35)

Evangelism & Missions Awareness
We care about people who do not know God because God cares. We are convinced that the purpose of the church and the Christian life is to be a living witness of God’s love. Learning to represent God as an ambassador is at the heart of training children. The best way to help children learn this value is to have it modeled by their teachers. (See Col. 4:2-6; 2 Cor. 5:18-20; Mt. 5:14-16)

We are convinced that the deepest need of every person in the world is a relationship with the living God through Jesus Christ. Calvary Baptist School seeks to do its part to make our students aware of the needs of others, both physically and spiritually, at home and around the world and is committed to participating in practical efforts of assistance. (See Mt. 28:19; Acts 1:8; Rev. 5:9-10)


Calvary Baptist School inspires students to discover their purpose and to engage their hearts, heads, and hands in service to Christ both locally and globally.