Calvary Christian Schools

About Our School

Partnering with parents to equip students
toward personal excellence and the pursuit
of God’s purpose for their lives.

Since 1980, CCS families in the greater Lakeshore area have chosen to be part of an educational community that understands the advantages of the local homes, local churches, and a family-friendly local school constructing a framework for life upon the same firm foundation.

Never has a solid Christian education been more important. By developing a credible Christian worldview, CCS students more fully understand the significance of life, the consequences of ideas and actions, and each individual's need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Calvary strives to remind students that the self-discipline, responsibility, and accountability of an individual are essential to the success of any group of individuals. By learning to think for themselves, live congruously with the Truth of Scripture, and work well with others, CCS students are on their way to becoming valuable members of their families, churches, neighborhoods, and communities as they impact the world around them for the glory of God.

Calvary Christian Schools is an independent school with a diverse student body coming from over 40 churches. Upon graduating, over 85% of CCS students pursue higher education at college. Calvary is the only accredited Christian K- 12 program in the area, holding credentials through both Advanc-ED and the Association of Christian Schools International, assuring our families that their experience at Calvary is truly an...

Education You Can Believe In!

Tom Kapanka -- School Administrator


Top Reasons Families Pick CCS:

  •  Family Atmosphere
  • Better Learning Environment
  • Better Education
  • Smaller class sizes
  • More individual attention for your child
  • A Christ-Centered Education
  • Better student discipline

The key difference however you will get from other education systems is a Christian Worldview woven into school. Watch this video about how worldview can make such a big difference in even the textbooks we choose.


Video by BJU Press



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The Kindergarten through 5th Grade program exposes students to many different learning challenges and opportunities. Students learn important concepts in the areas of Bible, math, science, social studies, language arts, computers, music, art, and physical education. Our Spanish program spans kindergarten through 12th grade.

Each grade has its own content specific objectives that students must master before going on to the next grade. In addition to the established curriculum, there are special highlights, educational trips, competitions, weekly chapel services, and unique learning experiences for each grade level.


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At the middle school level, students move throughout the building for a variety of classes. Students have many different learning experiences to choose from at this stage. Students take core courses in English, math, Bible, Spanish, science, art, physical education, computers, and social studies. Middle school students also participate in choir and band. Students in middle school have many special events, field trips, and activities that are just for them.


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Most high school students take a traditional college prep program that emphasizes core courses (English, social studies, science, Bible, and math) and electives. Spanish is offered at the high school level along with band, art, and choir. High school students who qualify may dual enroll with Muskegon Community College and other participating colleges.

Another option juniors and seniors have is to take career and technical education classes at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, which also offers free college credit to select colleges and universities.

A general education track is offered for students who do not currently plan to go to college. Students in high school have many special events and traditions that highlight this important time of spiritual growth and learning.

Beginning with the class of 2017, CCS students who live within the MAISD boundaries (not necessarily Muskegon county) and have at least a 3.5 gpa will be eligible for the Muskegon Promise -- free tuition, fees and books for two years at MCC or Baker College.  (This is a program that has been phased in over the last few years, adding several districts each year, with CCS students becoming eligible with this graduating class.