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About This School

Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools is a private high school in Murrieta. The principal of Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools is Mr. Desmond Starr. 1,097 students go to Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools is 17:1. Oak Grove Institute is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 3%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is the best ever!!! My life is forever changed because of this school!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Calvary Murrieta Christian is a great school. The teachers are loving and make a great effort to individualize time and attention to each student. Calvary keeps the class sizes small as to allow more time with each child. The Principal Mrs. Sharpe takes time to get to know all of the students by name. She is a wonderful god loving woman and excellent leader. It amazes me how all of the staff and teachers know all the kids by name. Jesus and the Bible are the platform and the curriculum is built around his word. Our daughter has learned so much this first year reading well into a first grade level by the middle of kindergarten. The kids and parents in my daughters class have all gotten to know each other a lot of friendships have grown out of this year. Our family is looking forward to the new school year and new growth friends and experiences.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended this school for two years now and has enjoyed every aspect of his education there. As in all things you have to take into account that this Is a Christian school and therefore those values will be the foundation of all teaching. This is exactly what our family wanted and we've been very blessed with our decision. One caveat is that my son would probably do well academically anywhere at this point in his growth we are concerned with experiences he would be facing in public school with impacted classrooms and other social concerns. While we do not shelter our child from everything I am a teacher and school counselor in the community and have seen enough first hand to know CMCS is the best choice for our on and family. The families and staff have been warm and welcoming.

  • (1 year ago)

    Please be warned that all of the negative reviews you read on this post are true. I am actually surprised that this school is still open. They blame their drastic drop in enrollment to the economy but it is actually due to the way they treat their teachers and the children and parents who are not part of the "in" crowd. It was the worst school experience of my children's school careers! I have been a Christian since I was ten years old and never experienced more ungodly behavior in my life! The dishonesty backbiting gossip and nepotism from the staff as well as the parents was evil! Please do not subject your children to this horrible environment!

  • (1 year ago)

    Very loving environment for children to learn. Couldn't ask for a better school for my daughter!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had my 2 boys at Calvary Chapel murrieta their entiire education. They are in 7th and 9th grade. Excellent school. Christ centered and a top quality curriculum. I would not want them anywhere else.

  • (3 years ago)

    Calvary is wonderful! The teachers and administrators are incredible servants who always go above and beyond the call of duty. We are blessed to have our kids in a school that is outstanding both academically and spiritually.

  • (3 years ago)

    We've attended CCCS for 12 years. My oldest is a senior at a private university now and has a 4.0 GPA. He took several AP classes at Calvary and was completely prepared for college. He applied to 14 colleges and was accepted at 13. He will be going to medical school next year with 2 other CCCS graduates. My middle son got into trouble at one point and was dealt a very harsh punishment by the administration. He returned to CCCS the next year to find that the administrators were very negative and unforgiving towards him. I witnessed this at one point and was appalled. I hoped it was limited to one staff member but it was not. He felt penalized emotionally and psychologically by the administration/staff and it was so severe that we ended up taking him out of CCCS the next year. Although I believe the academics and extra-cirricular activites are on par with public school and I believe that the environment is safer than a public school; we don't plan to send our youngest to CCCS once he reaches junior high because we are so disappointed in the administration on the upper level campus.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent School. The Teachers Faculty Admin Students are fantastic and dedicated. Students learn ALL fundementals and we are very pleased with both of our childrens' progress. 5 stars +++ I have 2 childern in this school and thank GOD everyday for such an wonderful learning institution.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my children attend this school and love it. The curriculum is challenging and definitely prepares students for college as well as life. The school has a fantastic sports and band program too. If you are looking for a Christ centered school that teaches to the whole child this is the place to be!

  • (4 years ago)

    My husband and I have supported three children through this school and completely regret it. The staff and teachers are anything but what I would consider a christian example. I am appauled that this institution is allowed to stay in business. Our oldest child who is now a senior in college said that we shouldn't send our youngest there because he will never learn to think for himself. That was completely enlightening for us since he attends a Christian college. The administration is nasty and has no business being in charge of children and their futures. Don't waste your time or your hard earned money.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Calvary Chapel Christian School (CMCS) because of the many courses I learn as well as a Christian base foundation that I know will help me once I get into college. I learn much about my faith and it is nice to know that one can bring a Bible to school and not be sent to the principle office. The First Amendment is no problem here. The faculty have a heart for the students there and do their best.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the poster who said 'if you believe education is of great importance don't send your children here'. I live in a community where the public school system is CA Distinguished and when I compared the work side by side throughout the entire year - it did not compare. My children are being transferred to another Christian school that is known for their college-prep courses and challenging curric. Calvary's faculty is very kind and loving though... some of the parents who claim to be Christian are a horrible example. A couple of years ago a small group if them went after a teacher with such vengence I honestly had never seen such hatred in the 3 years my child was in public school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our two children have attended for over 6 years now. The quality of education is at a minimum on par with public schools if not better. The extracurricular activitities are great. Subjects are taught from a Biblical worldview they do not ignore other viewpoints. We have found most teachers helpful and receptive if there are problems. There is almost no emphasis on social engineering or subjects outside of the core subjects (math english history etc.) this is what we want. There is about an hour a day of additional class time compared to the local public schools as well as fewer 'short days'. We have also noticed that there is definitely an emphasis on college prep which was apparently lacking in the past.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had 2 children attend Calvary Chapel Christian School one in elementary and one in junior high school. Their experience at Calvary Chapel Christian School established within them strong Christian and moral character. Academically they soared. One of these daughters just graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University. My other daughter maintains a 3.5 or better at a local public high school she currently attends. Without the support and quality education they received from Calvary Chapel Christian School they would not have the successes they have today.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended Calvary Chapel Schools from start to finish. Two other schools that she attended in her life one was Temecula Valley Christian Academy and Calvary Chapel Downey. Ashley was one of the first students at the newly built lower campus of Calvary Chapel Schools. The good outweighs the bad points with this school. Teachers and staff at Calvary are a chevron in quality standards and morals. It was no mistake in sending my daughter to this school; it was Gods direction it was the best recipe. She is presently attending Vanguard University with a 3.1 grade point average in Business Marketing. She has attained an internship with an investment firm in Irvine California. I feel that the Lord and the Calvary Chapel Group have been a tremendous blessing to my family and daughters life. I give highest accolades for this school honestly caring for its students and parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have been at Calvary for many years (elem. thru high school) and have been pleased with the education and moral values instilled. They hold the students to higher standards both in character and academics. Our opinion is that you can get a great education at many of the public schools in the area but we are more concerned with the 'whole' child. The importance of character discipline respect and self-respect has become secondary to most parents and kids. This school helps to instill those things on a daily basis while offering a great education. The students there are the kind of kids you want your kids to be around every day. Calvary has been such a blessing to us. It's a great K-12 school.

  • (7 years ago)

    If you believe education is of great importance don't send your child here. But if Christian values and Bible study are your priority this school is for you. My submissive softspoken child goes here and feels safe is doing well... but assertiveness and self-confidence are undermined by the generalized emphasis on subservience. My insightful inventive child hated it here. Too much conformity is required of students here which thwarted inspiration and hindered growth...this child had to be rescued by public school. This is not a horrible place to send your kids- it's a nice protective environment; but beware of mediocre basic education high demand for unquestioned obedience and emphasis of the Bible as the paramount authority on science history and morality.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 1 in Kindergarten and we love it so far. We were a little concerned with the class not being challenging enough for her at first but the Teacher was very receptive to our concerns and now provides additional work for our child. Our daughter has participated in Cheer camp and there always seems to be activities she can participate in. The level of parental involvement is higher than public schools mostly because the school demands more from the parents. Our experiences are very good thus far and we recommend this school for Kindergarten...we are hoping this trend continues throughout the higher grades as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our children attended this school for six years. It got worse every year. Poor leadership. A word of warning if you're not 'in' at this school don't bother trying to get involved. There is definitely a double stantard in place here. You couldn't pay me to send my kids back there.

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