The hustle and bustle of drop off and pick up…Children full of energy…Pages turning and pencils moving…These are just a few of the signs that school is back in session.
At Calvert Catholic, the first few days of school look a little bit different than they might for public school students…And that’s on purpose! Here’s an up-close look at how we ease kids into the start of a new school year so they’re positioned for success.
An early look.
Before school starts, we hold an open house for children in all grades. Students get a chance to see their lockers, classrooms, and meet their teachers before the school year begins, so they can become familiar and comfortable with their surroundings.
We start in phases.
Day 1: The older leaders. The first day of school will include the older grades in each building, grades 9 through 12 and 4th and 5th. We bring in the oldest kids from each building first, to set expectations for these older students so they can be leaders and role models for the younger students in the building.
Day 2: The younger kiddos. On the second day of school, kids in Pre-K through 3rd grade, and 6th through 8th grades come in for the first time—without the older kids present. This gives the younger students a chance to experience their new classrooms and surroundings without the overwhelming addition of a bigger crowd.
Day 3: One big happy family. On the third day of school, every grade is present and the normalcy of the new school year begins. From the very first day, however, students will be surrounded by Calvert’s full staff, teachers, and both priests to create a welcoming, helpful, and nurturing start to the year.
All School Mass.
During the second week of school, we hold an all-school Mass on the East Green at the outdoor amphitheater. This kicks off the school year with Mass for all grades, and all families are invited to attend, setting the tone for the new year and bringing the entire school community together in an exciting and welcoming way.
Special classes and events.
Each new year brings new opportunities for our students. We offer special classes to help set our students up for success in their next chapter of life, and we encourage students to be involved in the Calvert community.
Every senior is required to take a financial literacy class. With this basic financial knowledge under their belt, we trust that our seniors will move into life after high school as knowledgeable, responsible adults. In addition, our middle school students take courses throughout their three years at the Academy called “Badging Classes.” During these classes, they learn life skills and study skills, such as time management, note-taking, health, safety, and household responsibilities, self-awareness, conflict resolution, and communication.
We encourage all of our students to get involved in the Calvert community, whether it is through participating in extracurricular activities or cheering on your fellow classmates. To help students get to know each other and support one another, all Calvert Catholic students have the opportunity to attend home sporting events for free. Are you ready to start your first day at Calvert Catholic?
Calvert Catholic is a private, Christian school in Tiffin, Ohio. Calvert provides affordable private education for children Pre-K through 12th grade focused on academic excellence in a nurturing environment. For more information about Calvert Catholic Schools, visit our website.