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Craig’s Calvary Baptist encourages Christian elements in education

Private school shares faith with community

For students of Calvary Baptist SchoolCalvary Baptist School, the curriculum includes subjects like math and English, but both in and out of the classroom, sharing their faith with the world is part of the learning experience., the curriculum includes subjects like math and English, but both in and out of the classroom, sharing their faith with the world is part of the learning experience.

Calvary Baptist School, the curriculum includes subjects like math and English, but both in and out of the classroom, sharing their faith with the world is part of the learning experience.

Calvary Baptist School is a private education establishment that operates through Calvary Baptist Church as an outlet for students in kindergarten through eighth-grade.

With more than 40 kids enrolled and even more included in the adjacent Eagle's Nest Preschool, the school is going strong after beginning in 2010.

Founded as a program that incorporated elements of Christianity into its lesson plans, Calvary emphasizes living the faith, said teacher Amber Snow, who oversees first- and second-graders.

The school has attended many of the same regional highlights that Moffat County School DistrictMoffat County School District has, such as the Meeker Sheepdog Classic and Dinosaur National Monument. has, such as the Meeker Sheepdog Classic and Dinosaur National Monument.

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Moffat County School District has, such as the Meeker Sheepdog Classic and Dinosaur National Monument.

However, other field trips are intended to be a reflection of the religious tenets they teach.

Kids and teachers from Calvary recently visited Sandrock Ridge Care & RehabilitationSandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation to visit elderly and disabled residents, students sharing their favorite books with them, passing out fruit and also singing to them. to visit elderly and disabled residents, students sharing their favorite books with them, passing out fruit and also singing to them.

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation to visit elderly and disabled residents, students sharing their favorite books with them, passing out fruit and also singing to them.

"We've been talking about being kind to the elderly and really being kind to everyone in general, living out their actions," Snow said, noting that the parable of the Good Samaritan is an important guideline in how to treat the people of the world with compassion.

As a parent of three in Calvary's programs, Snow said she appreciates the kind of morals that her kids receive as part of their education.

Becky Smith began teaching fifth- and sixth-grade students this school year and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

"It's essential teaching them about God," she said. "A lot of them have no idea that this world is in such peril, and it's good that they want to help."

The smaller private school environment is one that Smith said has an impact on how kids interact with each other, stating that a larger setting can overwhelm some students and make it difficult for them to feel accepted.

"Here they can just be themselves," she said. "They don't have limitations of other kids telling them, 'no, that's not cool.' They get excited about being who they are and being individuals."

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