Calvary School Reaches Record High Enrollment

Calvary School Reaches Record High Enrollment

Enrollment has risen at Calvary Adventist School in Newport News, Va. In the spring of 2010, the kindergarten through eighth-grade school had only 14 students, and faced the possibility of closing. This year they enrolled 47 students.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Enrollment has risen at Calvary Adventist School in Newport News, Va. In the spring of 2010, the kindergarten through eighth-grade school had only 14 students, and faced the possibility of closing. This year they enrolled 47 students. The school board and parents worked collectively to make cosmetic and technology upgrades to the classroom. They started providing transportation, and they began a hot lunch program. They marketed and recruited in local churches and their community. They also began offering before and afterschool care, opened an early learning center and an annual summer camp. “We have a dedicated team of teachers and staff that go above and beyond the call of duty to instill a love of learning in our children. Our children are achieving academically and demonstrating Christlike characters,” says Trevor Kinlock, pastor of Calvary Church and school board chair.

Fourth-grader Cierra Guilford and fifth-grader Jhamal Nelson are a part of Calvary Adventist School’s growing population.

The school board and parents worked collectively to make cosmetic and technology upgrades to the classroom. They started providing transportation, and they began a hot lunch program. They marketed and recruited in local churches and their community. They also began offering before and afterschool care, opened an early learning center and an annual summer camp.

“We have a dedicated team of teachers and staff that go above and beyond the call of duty to instill a love of learning in our children. Our children are achieving academically and demonstrating Christlike characters,” says Trevor Kinlock, pastor of Calvary Church and school board chair.