Calvary Baptist Church Academy is a Kindergarten through 12th grade private Christian school and home school support group in Lakeland, Florida offering an award-winning fine arts program (choir, band, drama, visual art), junior varsity and varsity sports, other rotating electives, and academic record keeping. Calvary Academy was founded in 1996 as a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church. We offer classes all day on Fridays, a feature we call “Friday School.” Calvary families complete their home school programs using a curriculum of their choice Monday-Thursday. We also offer field trips, extra rehearsals, and special events throughout the year.
Students take part in a variety of activities such as drama and music performances/competitions, our end of year awards program, and high school graduation exercises. Calvary Academy gives students an opportunity to build their faith in a Christian environment. We encourage parents to participate and be involved in Friday School and occasionally request help in some areas of teaching.
Homeschooling Courses Offered
Using faith based curriculum, we are able to offer families in the Central Florida area the following courses to supplement their studies at home.
Choir, Band, Drama, and Visual Art
We are excited about our award-winning fine arts program at Calvary! Our high school music and drama students have earned numerous awards and accolades at both state and national levels. On Fridays throughout the school year, students enjoy:
Elementary: Choir, Drama, and Visual Art
Jr. High: Choir, Band, Hand Chimes, Drama, and Visual Art
Sr. High: Choir, Band, Drama, and Visual Art
We are constantly updating courses offered in attempt to give a variety of opportunities and a broad range of experiences to Calvary students. This year includes: Consumer Science/Home Economics, K-5 Conversational Spanish, K-8 Geography, and Yearbook Production.
As members of the Florida Christian Conference, our homeschool academy offers junior varsity and varsity athletics for 6th-12th grade girls and boys. Our teams have won multiple championships in soccer, volleyball, basketball, and golf. Our athletic director, Mark Pate, works alongside our coaches to teach our athletes the fundamentals of the game and train them in the areas of sportsmanship, team building, and Christian character.
In working with home school families we have found that many are seeking assistance with academic record keeping. Calvary Academy offers a full academic record keeping and transcript service to our enrolled students. We provide guidance to homeschooling families as they navigate the high school years and prepare for college and vocations. Although all academic instruction is provided by the parent-teacher; we partner with parents to maintain a complete academic portfolio and we provide a transcript and diploma upon graduation. Students in our record keeping program have access to online courses through Florida Virtual School (FLVS)and college dual enrollment classes at various local colleges including Polk State College, Southeastern University, and Florida Southern College.