Student Life

LUNCH PROGRAM

The Calvary Baptist School and Foundations Christian Preschool Lunch program is run by the PASSTA coordinator. More information about our PASSTA group and how parents can volunteer can be found in our “What is PASSTA” document below. Any additional questions about menus or volunteering in the kitchen can be directed to our PASSTA coordinator.

Lunch Purchasing

The kitchen staff publishes a preschool, elementary and high school lunch menu weekly, and the monthly menus listed on this page are tentative and subject to change. Students are always welcome to bring their own packed lunch to school.
Preschool– Foundations Christian Preschool provides lunch and an afternoon snack for students each day. The lunch plan is provided in certain preschool tuition options. Please direct questions to Jamie Desiato, Preschool Director, jdesiato@cbs.edu.
Elementary– Menus and order forms are sent home each week with elementary students. Completed forms can be given to the school office, and orders will be billed to the student’s tuition account.
High school– Food can be purchased during the lunch hour with cash, pre-paid lunch cards, or pre-approved tuition billing. More information about this can be found on our “Lunch Room Food Purchasing- Secondary” form.

Dietary Restrictions

The CBS kitchen is a nut-free zone and does not prepare or serve any food with nuts.
If your child has a debilitating food allergy or a dietary restriction because of health or religion, please inform the school office and school nurse. The PASSTA coordinator will keep a record of this and inform you of potential procedures.
Please be mindful that the kitchen can only accommodate students with dietary restrictions to a certain extent. Christine Maffin, PASSTA Coordinator; cmaffin@cbs.edu

FUNDRAISING

Calvary Baptist School hosts various fundraisers throughout the school year. Some favorite past fundraisers include our Scholastic book fair, Holiday Bazaar, homecoming events, family fun nights at local activity centers, and more. We look forward to new and improved fundraisers every year. All fundraiser income is designated to different areas within the school including, but not limited to, classroom supplies, elementary and high school classes, and the senior trip. Fundraisers are led by the school office, administration and teachers as well as our parent volunteer committee. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of our fundraisers, please contact the school office or the parent volunteer committee. Please note that all volunteers need to have PA state clearances. Please see our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information. SchoolOffice@cbs.edu parentvolunteers@cbs.edu

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is composed of a select group of students from seventh grade through twelfth grade. These students, nominated by both peers and teachers, serve for one year.  The purpose of student council is to build unity among the student body from the preschool through the secondary grades.  Some of our projects include adopting an elementary class each month, sponsoring activities to introduce our diverse student body to each other’s cultures, help with cleaning up the lunchroom, as well as being on call as hosts for various school events. Student council members are Christ-like examples of servant leadership and are a vital part of Calvary Baptist School’s mission to inspire students to serve Christ.

honor society

The KCEA Honor Society is composed of students who have maintained a 3.25 GPA, are in good disciplinary standing, and have a consistent Christian testimony. The purpose of Honor Society is community outreach. Honor Society students volunteer monthly at Manna on Main, a local organization that provides services to those in need; sponsor diapers and wipes drives for North Care Pregnancy Center; support missionary efforts of our alumni; and represent the school at various community events.

GUIDANCE

Guidance counseling services are available to all students and parents.  Services include SAT/ACT prep classes and advising, college application and entrance assistance, career counseling, college information and visiting opportunities, and help with financial aid.  Counseling is also available to students in elementary through high school who need spiritual, academic, or emotional support.  Counseling is also available for parents who are in need of guidance in helping their children for decisions post-high school.

POST GRADUATION RATES

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Colleges Attended by Recent Calvary Baptist Graduates Include:

Anderson University Bob Jones University Cairn University Cedarville University Eastern University Geneva College
Grove City College Houghton College Lancaster Bible College Liberty University Maranatha University
Mount Olive University North Greenville University Palm Beach Atlantic Univ. Pensacola Christian College Summit University of PA
Alvernia University
Arizona State University
Baylor University
Binghamton University
City College of San Fran
Cornell University
Delaware Valley University
Drexel University
George Washington University
Indiana University
Kutztown University
Marymount University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Moravian College
NYU
Northeastern University
Ohio Northern University
Oregon State University
Penn State University
Saint Joseph’s University
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
Temple University
University of Arizona
University of Cal-Irvine
University of Mass-Amherst
University of Mount Olive
University of North Carolina
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Florida
US Air Force Academy
Villanova University
Va. Commonwealth Univ.
Washington State University
Ace Pilot Academy (Allentown)
Fox School of Business (Temple)
Lansdale School of Cosmetology
Penn College of Technology
School of Visual Arts (NY)
Williamson School Technology

DUAL ENROLLMENT

CBS is offering various dual enrollment courses through Liberty University for juniors and seniors. More information can be found here on Liberty University’s website. However, some course restrictions apply based on CBS credit and graduation requirements as well as appropriate semester schedules and current CBS course offerings. Juniors and seniors can speak to the guidance counselor about dual enrollment opportunities.

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

Psychological and academic testing services are available to students upon request of teachers and parents through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU). The MCIU provides evaluation and guidance for students who are not performing well academically because of psychological, emotional or behavioral factors. The MCIU does not diagnose, but, rather, evaluates and provides guidance for possible solutions to challenges. If you are interested in more information about Montgomery County Intermediate Unit referrals, please contact Kirsten Harris in the school office at kharris@cbs.edu.

Student Support

Student Support Services at Calvary Baptist School provide a unique opportunity to care for and educate students with academic needs of support or enrichment. As God’s Word tells us we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). We all have value and unique ways in which we can impact the world for Christ and bring Him glory.

Remedial Support

Our programs exist to serve non-traditional learners who have needs which require additional services through our remedial support programs. Students who would not otherwise flourish in the traditional classroom setting are able to receive services through these programs which meet on a schedule and frequency determined by the program instructors. Personalized attention to a students’ strengths and weaknesses are addressed through a variety of diagnostic tools, teaching methods, and remedial techniques. The goal is to help individuals meet with success and grow as capable students who enjoy learning.

enrichment

As we try to bridge the gap for some students, we also understand other students need additional opportunities to be encouraged and stimulated to use their God-given gifts. In addition to our growing STEM program, which is open for all students, we are also able to offer once a week enrichment sessions for teacher-recommended students who are successfully achieving in their classroom and are available to meet during the enrichment periods.
The branches of our support services are stretching. Some services have been offered at CBS for over 20 years. We are thankful for those who had a vision and the dedication to reach out to students and families who often had nowhere to turn for a Christ-centered education. Some of our services are fairly young and growing stronger. As we try to meet the needs of a diverse student population, we see our branches stretching further; that is our future. We cannot be everything to everyone, but we will strive to be the best we can be to help parents train their children for Christ, to help students walk in confidence, and to bring glory to God. Questions about Student Support services can be directed to the school office.

OUR MISSION

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.
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