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Calvary Christian Academy (CCA) was founded in 1987 as a ministry of Calvary Chapel San Diego. CCA is a private Christian school located in Chula Vista, California. It is a Pre-K through 12th grade school with a population of approximately 485 students.


Calvary Christian Academy exists to educate thinking disciples who seek truth through an ongoing, interactive, relationship with Jesus Christ. CCA pursues this by partnering closely with parents in the biblical training of their children. CCA seeks to honor God by providing a solid liberal arts education, taught from a biblical worldview, enabling each student to flourish in vocation while representing the transformational power of Jesus Christ in the world.


Calvary Christian Academy exists to help prepare children to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. CCA seeks to honor God by giving our students a quality education designed to show that man’s knowledge is a reflection of God’s plan. CCA will honor God by instilling a desire for and love of Christ in each student so he/she will want to exemplify Him in all areas of life.

Servant leadership is exemplified by the staff and practiced by the students at CCA. Staff members serve the student body as stewards of Christ in many areas such as coaching sports, academic tutoring, and student counsel. CCA students are given the opportunity to serve each other, the staff, and the community at large. As part of servant leadership and academic excellence, CCA students are encouraged to become fluent Spanish speakers and are offered Spanish instruction Pre-K through 12th grade.

Students accepted to CCA have agreed that while attending CCA they will do their best to represent the finest values, morals and ideals of Christ in every circumstance in every way, every day of their lives. Students are accountable to God, their parents, and the school for their behavior 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year on and off campus.

Calvary Christian Academy believes the Bible clearly teaches that parents are primarily responsible for their child’s upbringing, discipline, and restoration. It is our desire to be a support, not the primary solution in a child’s upbringing (Proverbs 22:6, 13:24, 23:13-14, 19:18). CCA has set Biblically-based expectations as a firm foundation to be backed by consistent encouragement and consequences in the spirit of Proverbs 22:6, 23:13-14, 19:20 and Hebrews 12:1-13. We firmly believe that God speaks to us through circumstances. Any major infraction, especially a behavioral zero tolerance infraction, is a red flashing light for parents to review their involvement in their child’s life. All disciplinary decisions are made prayerfully. It is the intention of the administration to shepherd the heart of each child. This will include active listening, teaching correct behavior, and aiding the student in reconciliation with others as well as with Jesus.

Calvary Christian Academy serves the community in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ by providing loving Christian care and high quality Christian education for children of parents that desire a Christ-centered education. In turn, as a school, we serve others through various outreaches locally and abroad.


Calvary Christian Academy is registered from K through 12th grade with the California State Department of Education.

CCA High school courses are approved by the University of California "a-g" Subject Requirements. CCA Advanced Placement (AP) Program® courses have been authorized by the College Board.

CCA Preschool -12th Grade is fully accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

CCA PK2 through PK4 operates in accordance with childcare licensing standards of the California Department of Social Services. We are accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)


Calvary Christian Academy prays, plans, and executes a series of policies and procedures that result in academic excellence. It is a supernatural and volitional approach to excellence in academics. CCA students will be provided with a full educational curriculum developing the spiritual, mental, social, and physical facets of the student’s personality and character – thoroughly equipping them for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17). CCA is committed to educating students, that they may grow in wisdom, stature, and favor before God and men (Luke 2:52). To accomplish this, CCA stimulates the student’s mind and body and encourages students to be disciplined in their spiritual and social growth. CCA is committed to providing opportunities for students to make the best use of their gifts by offering AP classes, CIF sports, Dual Credit Courses, Online Courses and participation in the Visual and Performing Arts.

The rigorous grade level requirements are designed to put students on the path for eligibility to the UC and CSU systems, in addition to private colleges and universities. AP courses: Spanish Language and Literature, U.S. History, World History, English, Calculus, Biology, and Government. In addition, Bible courses and a wide variety of Visual and Performing Arts courses are offered.




Calvary Christian Academy participates in the Southern League which oversees the Citrus Conferences; both of these are under the jurisdiction of CIF San Diego High School Athletics. The following CIF sports are offered during the 2017-2018 school year: Basketball (M/W), Flag Football (M), Soccer (M), Volleyball (W), Cross Country (M/W), Softball (W), Swimming (M/W) , Cheer (M/W), and Track and Field (M/W) and Baseball (M). The official school mascot is the Royal Knight.


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