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CPS History

by on November 12, 2018


Calvary Preschool provides a developmentally, age-appropriate education for the preschooler in a loving, caring Christian environment. Child centered play and teacher directed activities stimulate and nurture learning. Because each child is unique, CPS fosters self-discovery as they learn and explore God's world around them.


  1. Provide a safe, loving environment in which to nurture and promote a positive preschool experience.
  2. Provide a quality education that addresses all aspects of growth: spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.
  3. Provide highly-qualified, educated staff that is required to attend annual continuing education opportunities including workshops, conferences, and in-services.
  4. Maintain open communication with the parents and family concerning their child’s spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

Our History

Calvary Preschool was founded in the fall of 1973 as a part of the Christian Education Department of Calvary Church. Under the name of Calvary Nursery School, 22 students were enrolled in two classes.

In the spring of 1992, the name of the school was changed to Calvary Preschool to better depict the programs being offered. In 1999, we moved from Esbenshade Road to Landis Valley Road when the new church facility was built.

We expanded in 2008, providing larger classrooms, a library, additional playground space, a welcome area including administrative offices, and a covered ramp. This year, our 40+ staff members will serve approximately 250 children and their families in 18 classes.


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