Calvary Church Preschool and Calvary Church Elementary are closed today.

Where children learn to passionately pursue Christ.

Applications for the 2024-2025 School year are now being accepted.

Calvary Preschool

Calvary Preschool staff strives to glorify God by providing an orderly, nurturing, and stimulating atmosphere for development as children begin to explore the world around them. Each child in Calvary Preschool will grow mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually as they interact with a loving, caring group of adults and peers outside of their family. The Calvary Preschool program’s daily environment includes guided exploration with toys and educational manipulatives that stimulate learning, peer interaction that stimulates social growth, and a creative, hands-on academic and Bible curriculum that is appropriate for each child’s spiritual and academic growth and development.

2024 – 2025 School Year Plans

applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now being accepted

If you have questions contact us at 505.338.0183.

2023 – 2024 School Year Plans

enrollment is closed for the 2023-2024 school year

If you have questions contact us at 505.338.0183.

Quick Glance School Year Calendar

2023 Fall Semester

Aug 14 & 15

Parent Orientation

Aug 17 & 18

First Day(s) of School —
School Starts at 9am

Sept 4


Sept 7 & 8

Crazy Hair Day / Hop a Thon

Oct 5 & 6

Harvest Day

Oct 12 & 13

NO SCHOOL-Fall Break

Nov 10

NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day

Nov 13 & 14

OCC Packing Party
(your teacher will let
you know what time to come)

Nov 15


Nov 20 - 24

Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Christmas Program

Dec 22-Jan 5

NO SCHOOL-Christmas Break

2024 Spring Semester

Jan 8 & 9

First Day of Spring Semester

Jan 15


Jan 22

Returning Student Registration

Jan 25 & 26

Individual & Class Pictures

Feb 5

New Student Registration

Feb 19


Feb 29 & Mar 1

Fairytale Day

Mar 11-15

NO SCHOOL-Spring Break

Mar 27-28

Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic

Mar 29 & Apr 1

NO SCHOOL– Easter Break

Apr 25 & 26

Parent/Teacher Conferences

May 2 & 3

Parent Appreciation Morning

May 22 & 23

Last Day of School

May 24

Pre-K Graduation

Calvary Preschool Virtual Open House

Get to know Calvary Preschool with Director Teresa Garcia.


We endeavor to have a very clean and exciting environment that stimulates learning. 

Skip Heitzig

Dear Friend,


On behalf of our family at Calvary Church, I want to welcome you to Calvary Preschool.


The goal of Calvary Preschool is to make disciples of Jesus Christ through a biblical environment that prepares students to glorify God spiritually, physically, academically, and socially. Our supreme desire is that our students will learn to value the mandate to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).


God has clearly identified parents as the primary educators of their children. You are their first line of defense and instruction. But we would love to come alongside families and help them develop godly character in their children by providing quality Christian education. We recognize that this partnership calls for the like-mindedness of all involved in the education process, so that each student’s academic and spiritual development may reach maturity. We value the trust you place in us as we pursue our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ, and we look forward to co-laboring with you in this venture.


For the glory of God,

Skip Heitzig, Senior Pastor


Calvary Preschool is accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We are also a proud member of Calvary Chapel Education Association.

Calvary Preschool is a Five Star facility, licensed by the State of New Mexico, Early Childhood Education & Care Department. A current copy of the state regulations is available in the preschool administration office for your review. Our licensing review occurs annually. A copy of our current annual survey report is posted outside the school administration office.

Our Philosophy of Education

Developing the Textual Community Alongside the Integration of Convergence Culture and Media by Skip Heitzig – Discover the Biblical base for textual community in this dissertation by Skip Heitzig.

Pastor Chuck Smith encourages a Christ-centered education, comparing and contrasting the prevalent mindset of government schools with a Christ-based education. He offers encouragement, analyses, and insight to the goal of Christian education; drawing the conclusion that education is to be both academic as well as Christ-based.

The Master Teacher by Brian C. Nixon – Written as a primer for Christian schools, Sunday schools, and church-sponsored education groups, The Master Teacher discusses the Biblical base for developing a philosophy of education. Focusing on the foundation, framework, and fruit of a Christ-based model.

KLYT radio interviews Brian Nixon about the unique paideia form of education implemented at Calvary Church schools.

Radio Interview – Day 1

Radio Interview – Day 2

Parent Handbook

We know you have a lot of questions and want to ensure that Calvary Church Preschool is where you should send your preschooler. We want to give you all the information. That is why we are making the parent’s handbook available for you download.
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The Curriculum

At Calvary Preschool, we have strategically chosen our curriculum to accomplish our educational goals of fostering a whole-child approach embodying our four pillars of education: wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with man.



We do this with the understanding that children are uniquely created by God and mature and develop at different rates. Our program is unique in that it provides a solid academic foundation that is teacher-directed with a hands-on learning approach that engages students in a fun and interactive environment.



The teachers do this by implementing some of the best approaches to learning, such as: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, student discovery, and problem-solving.

  • Wisdom

    • Grammar
    • Logic
    • Rhetoric
    • Numeracy
    • Science
    • Aesthetic Creativity
    • Geometry

  • Stature

    • Physical Development
    • Motor Skill Development
    • Health and Well-Being
    • Play

  • Favor with God

    • Daily Chapel
    • Prayer
    • Bible Stories
    • Bible Verses
    • Bible Concepts

  • Favor with Man

    • Courage
    • Carefulness
    • Tenacity
    • Fair-Mindedness
    • Curiosity
    • Honesty
    • Humility

The Schedule

Calvary Preschool is an academic school that follows an academic calendar year. We make every effort to follow the APS school year calendar. Our school year session has a fall semester and a spring semester. There is no class on Labor Day, fall break, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, spring break, and Good Friday. You will be notified if another day off is necessary, i.e. for elections or a professional development day for the teachers and director.



Parent/teacher conferences are held in the fall and spring. There is no school on these days. Please refer to the school calendar (issued with the registration packet) for dates.

Hours of Operation and Programs

  • Threes
    • Must be three years old by 8/30 before the school year starts
    • Tuesday/Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm*
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 am – 1 pm*

  • PRE-K
    •  Must be four years old by 8/30 before the school year starts

    • Tuesday/Thursday, 9am – 1pm*

    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9am – 1pm*

    • Monday-Friday, 9am – 1pm*

    • Monday-Friday, 7:30-8:45 am

    • Monday-Friday, 1-5 pm

  • Notes
    • All programs are subject to an admission process and a registration fee.
    • * Programs are a full-school-year financial commitment.
    • ** Program subject to change based on required minimum enrollment numbers.

Daily Schedule


7:30-8:30 am

Before-Care Program

8:40 am

Check-in/Doors Open

9:00 am

Program Start

9:05 am

Chapel/praise and worship

9:20 am

Circle time

9:30 am


10:00 am


10:30 am

Outdoor time

11:00 am

Center rotation

11:30 am


11:45 am




12:30 pm

Closing circle/story/prayer

12:50 pm


1:00 pm



1:00 pm

Transition/restroom break

1:10 pm

Outdoor play**

1:40 pm

Transition/restroom break

1:50 pm

Read aloud/nap prep

2:00 pm

Quiet/rest/nap time***

3:30 pm

Transition/restroom break

3:50 pm


4:00 pm

Art Activity

4:30 pm

Read aloud/cleanup

5:00 pm


* Schedule varies depending on program; this is an example of a typical Calvary Preschool day.
** Activities may vary based on projects and individual teacher lessons. If weather does not allow us to go outside, our students will be able to participate in a teacher-led indoor gross motor development activity.
*** Quiet/rest/nap time: Every day, the Aftercare Program has a quiet/rest/nap time as required by the New Mexico Child Care Regulations.


Service Projects

Calvary Preschool will participate in three service projects during the school year.


Operation Christmas Child

Feed New Mexico Kids

Amigo Fiel


We use these projects to teach children about spreading Jesus’ love by giving to others in need. Each project is connected to a fruit of the Spirit to teach Christlike character.


Please know that donations are voluntary. You may choose to participate in one, two or all three projects. Your child will participate in all three projects regardless of whether you donate items to the project or not and will learn the biblical principles behind giving.


Calvary Preschool is committed to instilling Bible Truths into the hearts and minds of our students. In line with our school’s philosophy, we strive to educate the whole child, in wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with man.


We recognize that each child is unique and created in the image of God. We desire to come alongside our families and students in the instruction of God’s Word so that each student will understand the magnitude of God’s love for them. At the preschool stages of development, children understand the world around them in a concrete and literal sense. Our program is designed to help students understand that the Bible is a historical, God-breathed document. To communicate these concepts to our students, we partner with two established curriculums, DiscipleLand and Storybook, to create a specialized program for daily Bible instruction and chapel.

In Class Music Time

Calvary Preschool is proud to offer Little Virtuoso’s music time to students enrolled in our programs. Little Virtuoso’s is a customized fine arts program designed to build a musical foundation and verbal vocabulary through storytelling, active movement, and dramatic expression. Students learn to sing simple songs on pitch, tap a steady beat, tap and count different timing patterns, learn note names and their values, recognize names and sounds of musical instruments, and experience increased vocabulary of fine motor skill awareness. Our students are guided through an age-appropriate music curriculum with the instruction of an experienced music teacher.

School Celebrations

Calvary Preschool holds multiple special events throughout the year. Please refer to the school year calendar for all special event dates.

Calvary Preschool Special

Tuition Information

Registration fee for all programs: $100 (nonrefundable)
Supply fee: $50 (nonrefundable)

Payment Options

3's, 4's & 5's

3's, 4's & 5's

4's & 5's only

Annual (Full School Year Price)
10% discount if paid in full by August 1




Annual + Aftercare (Before Care included)
10% discount if paid in full by August 1




Annual + Before Care Only
10% discount if paid in full by August 1








Monthly + Aftercare (Before Care Included)*




Monthly + Before Care Only*




*9 Payments due on the 1st of each month – August thru April

Tuition Information

Registration fee for all programs: $100 (nonrefundable)
Supply fee: $50 (nonrefundable)

Payment Options

3's, 4's & 5's

3's, 4's & 5's

4's & 5's only

Annual (Full School year Price)
10% Discount if paid in full by Aug 1st




Annual + Before & After Care
10% Discount if paid in full by Aug 1st




Semester (2 Payments - Aug 1st & Jan 1st)




Semester + Before & After Care




Monthly (9 Payments due on the 1st of each month - Aug thru April)




Monthly + Before & After Care




Calvary Preschool Playground

It’s an investment

As parents, we know these years are precious and few. Our goal is to provide a learning environment and curriculum that allows your child to grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially. We want to foster each child’s ability to establish healthy relationships, to find joy and satisfaction in creative work and learning, to respect themselves and others, and to build a greater awareness of God as their Creator.

Enrollment Procedures


We ask that you carefully read and review the parent handbook. By becoming informed, you will be able to decide if Calvary Preschool is the right fit for your child.


Once you have decided that Calvary Preschool would be a great place for your child, fill out the online application.


You will be contacted by email within 5 days of applying. If you are selected as a candidate for admission the email will contain a link to finish the online registration process. If it was determined that the preschool is not a good fit for your family the email inform you.

Parent/Guardian Meeting With Preschool Leadership

Once your registration is complete, you will be contacted and an admissions meeting will be scheduled. This meeting is an opportunity for the preschool director to become familiar with the student and meet each family individually. Approval for school enrollment will be decided at this time.


After the completion of the above steps, your child will become an official Calvary Preschool student. The registration and supply fees are due at this time.

We are committed

Our teachers and staff are committed to our students and their needs. Together, we will work hand in hand to make their early education years a positive and memorable experience. We understand that each child is a unique creation and will grow and develop at their own pace. It is our privilege to help each student reach their full potential while at Calvary Preschool.

Calvary Church

We are a fellowship of believers who pursue the God who is passionately pursuing a lost world; we do this by connecting with one another, through worship, by the Word, to the world.

Our Mission

Connect Up

We express our adoration of Jesus through dynamic worship and uncompromised obedience.

Connect In

We explain the relevance of the Bible to empower and transform lives for service.

Connect Out

We extend hope to a hurting world by proclaiming the gospel and demonstrating Christ’s love.

Created Equally

All children were created by God for a unique purpose. Providing an excellent environment in which godly teachers co-labor with parents in the discipleship of their children will equip our students with the academic, physical, social, and spiritual tools necessary to accomplish the plan God has for their lives. We are honored to work alongside each and every one of you toward this end.


Calvary Preschool staff strives to glorify God by providing an orderly, nurturing, and stimulating atmosphere for development as children begin to explore the world around them.

Skip Heitzig, D.Min, D. Phil

Skip Heitzig is the president and CEO of Calvary Preschool.

Brian Nixon, M.A, D. Phil.

Brian Nixon is the director of education and publishing at Calvary Church.

Teresa Garcia

Teresa Garcia is the Director at Calvary Preschool.

Preschool Staff


    If you have any questions, call us at 505.338.0183.

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