School Life

After School Program

The Calvary Christian School After School Program is offered to enrolled students in Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade. There are 3 eight-week sessions during the school year. Classes will be offered Monday through Friday.  ASP runs from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, and a snack is provided. A variety of classes are offered including sports, homework clubs, Accelerated Reader, performing arts and technology programs, chess, Lego robotics, and more! 

Classes are an hour long, with carpool beginning at 4:15 and ending at 4:30. Most classes are $250 per child. You can pick up your child in the Preschool parking lot beginning at 4:15.

Please contact Shay Talboys with any questions.



 

Cougar Club is offered Monday through Friday!

Cougar Club is offered as a flexible after-school program for TK-8th Grade students. Cougar Club provides after-school care Monday through Friday until 5:00. This is the perfect opportunity for children to do homework and have some extra study time on an as-needed basis. Please note, there will be adult supervision and some homework help, but tutoring services will not be provided during Cougar Club.  Younger children and older children will be in designated areas to allow for study time and play time in age-appropriate ways. You can buy a Cougar Club Pass for each trimester for $550 per child, or for the full year for $1500. We hope this eases the afternoon schedule for working parents and those who have children participating in different activities.

Second Trimester Pass ($550) - November 30th through March 10th
 

ASP Dates

Our three 8-week ASP Sessions for the 2022-2023 school year:
  • Session 1 begins September 26th
  • Session 2 begins January 9th
  • Session 3 begins March 27th

2nd Trimester ASP Classes


Tuesdays & Thursdays

Class name: BIG Monster Mandarin
Outside Vendor: Paul Sri
Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 3:15-3:55pm
Price: $704
Grade Levels: K-2nd Grade
BIG Monster Mandarin is a play-based, immersive learning experience for kids of all ages. Whether your kids are already fluent or just starting out, they'll end up having a blast learning Mandarin with our amazing teachers. Come join us for arts & crafts, singing & dancing, story time, science experiments, and board games -- all in Mandarin!


Mondays

Class name: Mad Science Experiments 
Teacher: Mrs. Soberal (Preschool teacher)
Grade Levels: K - 5th Grade
Day of the week: Mondays 
Kids will explore the weird, the messy, and the fantastical of the world around them in this science class that leaves students amazed. Students will have fun working as teams to set off chemical reactions, watch explosions, and discover the magic of science beyond the classroom. 
 
Class name: Math Fact Fun
Teacher: Alison Schutz (2nd grade teacher)
Grade Levels: 1st - 3rd Grade
Day of the week: Mondays
Math facts are a fundamental skill that your child will use for the rest of their lives! This class is the perfect opportunity for your child to practice addition and subtraction facts through multiplication and division. This time will be perfect for your child to boost their confidence with their math facts while having fun. There will be math games and activities along with individual practice time.
 
Class name: Calvary Robotics Team
Teacher: Mr. Rapo (Innovation teacher)
Grade Levels: 4th - 8th
Day of the week: Mondays- 3:15-4:45 (Runs 11 weeks from November 28 to March 13)
Come participate in an exciting adventure here at Calvary by joining Calvary’s Robotics Team! Students will develop skills in programming, communication, planning and executing, team work, and research. Our team will have at least 1 qualifying competition with other schools in January. In order to prepare for competition, the class will continue working on programming for specific challenges and combine designing, coding, and presenting skills. We have a new challenge set to work with, which means that the robot will be designed specifically to meet over 10 specific challenges including lifting, moving, turning, sensing, and rotating. Points will be issued for each challenge completed. 
Kids will also get a Calvary Robotics league t-shirt to wear during Spirit Days! 
Please note- this class goes until 4:45, runs 11 weeks, and costs $495 for the trimester.
This class has already started, please email Mr. Rapo if your child is interested in joining late.


Tuesdays

Class name: Superheroes 
Teacher: Mr. Coffey (PE teacher)
Grade levels: TK - 3rd
Day of the week: Tuesdays
Come join Batman aka Mr. Coffey for a fun filled afternoon of games, crafts, puzzles, riddles, and exercise as we enjoy and play as our favorite superheroes. For girls and boys all ages, learn to train, think, play, and act like a superhero. Can’t wait to see you there!
 
Class name: AR Reading! 
Teacher: Mrs. Blackwood (1st grade teacher)
Grade Levels: 1st - 3rd
Day of the week: Tuesdays
At Calvary we use a reading program called Accelerated Reader (AR) in grades 1-5. This class is the perfect opportunity for your child to become familiar with our AR program and become an expert at taking quizzes on books they've read. It is also a great chance for kids who want to get ahead and need time to take extra quizzes! This class will boost your child’s confidence in reading and allow them to practice independent reading in a relaxing and motivating environment. 
 
Class name: Comics and Cartoons!
Teacher: Mr. Ruff (Art teacher)
Grade Levels: 2nd-8th
Day of the week: Tuesdays
Learn to draw cartoons, design characters, and make comics! Spend time after school reading comic strips, getting inspired by videos, making mini animations, and having fun while improving drawing and writing skills. Everyone is welcome!
 
Class name: PPBA Baseball Prep
Teacher: Mr. Ludwig (Middle School Head) & Mr. Martin (8th Grade Teacher)
Grade Levels: 1st-4th Grade
Day of the week: Tuesdays
There is nothing like being a kid in the Palisades playing baseball in our local league.  Mr. Ludwig and Mr. Martin have coached in the PPBA for years and are excited to get your son or daughter ready for another season.  League evaluations begin in January and teams are formed in February, so we don't have a moment to lose.  We will work in groups according to ability level on hitting, fielding, pitching, and running the bases.  Even if you don't play in PPBA, you are more than welcome.  See you on the field!


Wednesdays

Class name: Chess with Mr. Downey
Teacher: Mr. Downey (Head of School)
Grade Levels: 1st - 8th
Day of the week: Wednesdays 
Mr. Downey will teach an afternoon chess class for grades 1-8. Chess teaches students how to analyze, to plan and to perform, both over the board and in real life. The students learn how to concentrate, how to think ahead, how to solve complex problems, and how to make difficult decisions—all valuable life skills.
 
Class name: Spanish with Ms. Gomez
Teacher: Ms. Gomez (Elementary Spanish teacher)
Grade Levels: 2nd - 5th
Day of the week: Wednesdays
Ms. Gomez will teach students a variety of Spanish vocabulary words through fun games and activities. The more we grow our vocabulary in Spanish, the easier it will be to start forming sentences and conversations with one another! Learning a new language expands students' mental flexibility and boosts their critical-thinking skills.
 
Class name: CCS Cougars Cheerleading Squad
Teachers: Michelle Boehle (Cheer Mania) & Hannah Young (4th grade teacher) 
Grade Levels: 1st - 5th
Day of the Week:  Wednesdays
Calling all cheerleaders, gymnasts, performers and anyone with SCHOOL SPIRIT! Get ready to shake your pom poms and cheer for your team! Cheerleaders will learn proper cheer technique, create official Calvary school cheers, work on teamwork, while mastering stunts, tumbling and having a BLAST!
Possible performances include Spirit Day and performing at a basketball game!


Thursdays

Class name: Frosting on Top!
Teacher: Mrs. Marques (4th grade assistant teacher)
Grade Levels: 2nd - 5th 
Day of the week: Thursdays
Decorating a cake is another form of art. It’s mixing the perfect medium and creating the perfect color palette to bring any design to life! It’s a way of using your creativity and your painting and sculpting skills whilst having a lot of fun along the way! We’ll start off by creating a good foundation and practicing different techniques. We’ll be turning ordinary cupcakes into baby Yoda and other characters alike! Throughout the course, everybody will be working on their own idea to create their ultimate birthday cake design for the end finale. Everybody will get their own cakes, cupcakes, frosting, fondant and decorating station. The students will be able to take their creations home after every lesson. 
 
Class name: Canvas Painting for Kids
Teacher: Vanessa Venegas (School Psychologist)
Grade Levels: TK - 5th 
Day of the week: Thursdays
Canvas painting for kids is an excellent activity that fosters creative exploration, skill building, confidence boosting, and develops cognitive skills! With a step-by-step structure for painting instruction, your child will be amazed with what he or she can create and will certainly feel very confident! Not only will this be fun, but also very relaxing after a long day of learning!
 
Class name: Minecraft
Teacher: Mr. Rapo (Innovation teacher)
Grade Levels: 1st-5th
Day of the week: Thursdays- 3:15-4:15 
Come participate in group Minecraft where players can collaborate with friends here at school and build towns, cities, theme parks, stadiums, and other worlds!  I also have full control over the content and interactions of all the players because it is Minecraft Edu ( a platform for educators). Maximum 20 participants. This is a popular class and fills up quickly.


Fridays

Class name: Hablemos Español! (Let's Speak Spanish)
Teacher: Vanessa Venegas (School Psychologist)
Grade Levels: TK - 2nd
Day of the week: Fridays
Young children are the perfect age to soak up a new language! Knowing multiple languages is an extremely beneficial skill in modern times for employment, travel, and communicating with new people. "Hablemos Español" is a place for young children to learn Spanish in a fun environment with songs, games, stories, arts and crafts and so much more! ¡Espero Verte Pronto!
 
Class name: Ultimate Frisbee!
Teacher: Mr. Ruff (Art teacher) 
Grade Levels: 5th-8th
Day of the week: Fridays
Grab a frisbee and play a new sport! Learn how to throw a touchdown, make a diving catch, and practice good sportsmanship while playing Ultimate Frisbee. See you on the field!
 
Class name: Fun and Games
Teacher: Mr. Coffey (PE teacher)
Grade Levels: 3rd-5th
Day of the week: Friday
Come and join us as we play a variety of Calvary’s favorite games. Baseball games, basketball games, flag games, dodgeball games, tag games, and much more! Fun for all ages! An exciting way to learn and enjoy a variety of games that our kids love at Calvary with Coach Coffey!