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Serving the Crystal City area of Arlington, VA

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Calvary Children's School, Inc.
2315 S. Grant St., Arlington, VA  22202


 OPEN HOUSE was held January 23, 10-2  An additional Open House will be   February 20, 10:30-noon

Please e-mail the Director at for more information.

2015 Registration information

  2015 Application Form




If you have questions, please call 703-892-4112 or e-mail Beth Posey , Director.

Thank you for your interest in our school!

Please PRINT OUT the registration form and letter.  You MUST send the registration form in hard copy to the school.  We cannot accept electronic copies, per our state and county licenses.  Please be sure to complete all parts of the form (which is two-sided), including emergency contacts and health information.  If your child enters our school, this is your official record on file!

Calvary Children's School mission is to provide the highest quality preschool education in a Christian environment to the children of our community.  Founded in June 1998 by the Calvary United Methodist Church, we are a not-for-profit corporation, fully licensed by Arlington county and the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Our curriculum is structured to help children learn through play.  By modifying the environment, materials and experiences, teachers expand awareness and scaffold learning for later years.  Our program offers diversified opportunities for our children to develop positive feelings and attitudes about themselves and others.  It is our goal to help families develop happy, adjusted, secure individuals in a climate of freedom, with discipline and affection. 

Our school operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10am to 2pm.   Children do not have to be toilet-trained to attend.  There are two, three, and four day options for all ages.  Children of all religious faiths and ethnic backgrounds are welcome.  Scholarships are available.

Our staff includes a director, an assistant director, lead teachers, assistants and aides.  A teacher and an assistant teacher work with each classroom.  Our staff is selected because of their unique abilities to nurture young children.  Volunteer participation is encouraged and welcomed!  Our families are encouraged to share their experiences and abilities with our school.  As a parent with a child in the program, you are welcome to visit at any time.  We ask that written permission be given before any child is released to someone other than a parent or legal guardian.

We are located on the border of Arlington and Alexandria in the Aurora Hills neighborhood, on the corner of Grant and 23rd Streets.  Our playgrounds are the two closest county parks -- Nellie Custis and Nina parks.

Program opportunities are provided for self-expression through arts, music, dance, science, verbalization and other indoor and outdoor activities that are self- and teacher-directed.  A snack is provided by the school.  Parents provide lunches for their children. 

Our calendar runs September through May, with summer options most years.  The school calendar follows Arlington County for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter breaks.  We follow Arlington County Public Schools for snow and weather-related closings.  Please check for emergency closings.

Our staff-child ratios are a priority at Calvary Children's School.  We enjoy a 1:4 ratio for our 2 year old classes, and a 1:6 ratio for our 3 and 4 year old classes.

Parents and teachers communicate daily at drop off and pick up times.  Conferences may be requested at any time.

Registration begins in January.  Please download the application above and complete it, front and back. By the beginning of March, we will contact you about availability.  A non-refundable registration fee is required for your application to be complete.  A waiting list is maintained for all age groups.  Siblings and those on the wait list have preference in placement.  If you would like more information, please call 703-892-4112 or e-mail Beth Posey at

Calvary Children’s School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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