Calvary Episcopal School began as a Mothers’ Day Out program prior to the establishment of the school. The plan for converting this program into a school was envisioned in 2001, and Calvary Episcopal School opened in 2003. The school served two, three, and four-year-old children. Kindergarten launched in the fall of 2007, followed by first grade in 2010, second grade in 2011, third grade in 2012, fourth grade in 2013, fifth grade in 2014 and sixth grade in 2015. In the summer of 2022, Calvary answered the call of the community and moved forward with plans to add 7th grade in the fall of 2022 and 8th grade in the fall of 2023.
Calvary Episcopal School is a parish day school located in the heart of historic downtown Bastrop off Main Street, where many of the buildings also have historical markers from the State. Calvary Episcopal School is an independently incorporated 501(c)(3) organization. The Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church chairs the board of trustees, which governs the school. The Head of School is responsible for the daily operation of the school, including hiring personnel, developing the program, and communicating with parents. Calvary Episcopal School applied for and received accreditation status from the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) in 2008.
Calvary Episcopal School currently occupies all or part of three buildings – two buildings of approximately 3,000 square feet each, a 1,500 square foot modular building on the church campus. A 2016 expansion to our satellite campus was necessary to accommodate the school growth.
Following a gracious commitment of land for a new school site, Calvary engaged in master planning and a feasibility study. In February 2022, Calvary formally launched our Deep Roots New Horizons campaign in order to fulfill the dream of a new campus site. The future is bright!