Staff, Curriculum, & Testing
All students are given opportunities for art and music. Art instruction helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, following directions, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. Visual arts teach learners about color, layout, perspective, and balance: all techniques that are necessary in presentations of academic work. Students are exposed to and enjoy music in each classroom. Middle school students enjoy percussion class.
All classes participate in Physical Education five days a week to encourage psycho-motor learning in a play and movement exploration environment to assist good health, coordination, manipulation, dexterity, grace and speed. Students enjoy games, sports, rhythmic activities and fitness training. Each year ends with a field day.
Mt. Calvary Academy believes that well-nourished children are healthier, more attentive, and have better mental performance than children who are under-nourished. Students who select the option for school cafeteria meals can be sure to have access to a variety of nutritious foods for healthy growth and to reduce obesity risk. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are served daily. Menus are posted weekly. As an alternative, students may opt to bring their own lunch. A snack shop, with items available for purchase, is open during the after-school program.
The MCA Afterschool program is available to students enrolled in grades K-6th. Our Pre-K program is already a full day program. After school students enjoy a snack, homework time, game time, outside time, crafts and personal time. After-school hours are from 2:30 to 5:30.
Parent participation is encouraged as we know when a home and a school work together student success is maximized. There are many ways to get involved. You can become a classroom helper, work with the Parent Teacher Fellowship, accompany students on field trips, help with homework, volunteer for career day, field days and so much more.
We invite you to come into the school to enroll your child which is the first step to getting to know you and understanding your child's needs. You will receive a guided tour of the school and the forms needed to enroll. Parents are invited to attend orientation and open house.
Mt. Calvary intentionally keeps tuition and fees low to assist parents in obtaining a quality education for their children. We accept Step up for Students Vouchers, a limited number of Florida school Choice scholarships, VPK and School Readiness Funds and Private payers. Since fees are low, parents are encouraged to participate in school fundraisers.