Our Story – Calvary Weekday School
Calvary Weekday School was created in 1964 and is a ministry of Calvary United Methodist Church. The school is located in the education building behind the main church facility in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. Our school provides a safe, nurturing environment where children have the opportunity to learn, play, and grow through developmentally appropriate practices. The teachers hold college degrees and are assisted by highly qualified assistants. Our staff participates in the Maryland State Department of Education Credentialing Program and follows a Maryland State Department of Education approved curriculum. The classroom environment invites children to observe, be active, make choices and learn through new experiences. We encourage children to resolve conflict in a respectful, positive way. We believe the education of young children is a partnership between families, teachers, and students. Our school welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with families during this exciting time in your child’s school years.
Calvary Weekday School Mission Statement
Calvary Weekday School is a ministry of Calvary United Methodist Church. We will provide a safe, stimulating learning environment which encourages development of the whole child. Our staff has experience in Early Childhood Education and will continue to develop through ongoing training. Continual assessment and communication between staff and families allow us to evaluate and improve our program.
Calvary Weekday School is dedicated to providing an environment which meets the cognitive, social, emotional, and psychomotor needs of each child. By providing a school setting rich in language, exposure to a variety of materials and areas of study, along with positive social interactions, children will develop lifelong learning skills.
Our Kindergarten curriculum, which includes instruction in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies is based on Maryland Department of Early Childhood College and Career Ready Standards. The Preschool Program follows the Maryland State Department approved Houghton Mifflin curriculum, which includes activities and learning centers that are developmentally and age appropriate. In addition, our kindergarten and preschool classes receive instruction in Music, Spanish, Art, and Media. All classes participate in physical activity on the playground or in our indoor activities room.
The classroom environment invites children to observe, be active, make choices and learn through new experiences. Teachers see students as individuals, each with unique interests, experiences, and abilities. Small classes enable our teachers to focus on each child’s individual needs. Our goal is for children to have fun while learning in a creative, nurturing, and safe environment. We encourage children to develop strong self-esteem and social competency, by problem solving and resolving conflicts in a respectful, positive way.
Staff and Classroom Ratios
Each classroom consists of a teacher and an assistant. The kindergarten teacher/assistant ratio is 1:9 with a total of 18 children in a class. Preschool classes have a teacher/assistant ratio of 1:8 with a total of 16 children. Our teachers hold a degree in Early Childhood or have completed the 90 hour Early Childhood Certificate.
Calvary Weekday School
131 West Second Street, Frederick, MD 21701