Who We Are


Mission Statement

At CCCS, our desire is to provide a Christ-centered education for our students.

Calvary Chapel Christian School Downey is a Christ-centered school that integrates the Word of God throughout all disciplines with the goal of sending disciples into the world to reach the lost with the Gospel (Matthew 28:19). We are training the Christian leaders of tomorrow!

 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” We want all subjects to be measured by the standard of God’s Word and to teach our children creationism, morals, ethics, and what it is to be an Acts 2:42 Christian, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers.”

Oh, how we’ve grown…

From a small elementary school to a school ministering to nearly 800 pre-school through 12th grade students. We are excited to have our pre-school available to bless families with younger children from 2 years to 4 years old. We also have close to 100 students in our Grizzly Academy satellite school.

Over the years…

We’ve gone through many transformations, continually growing until finally we were able to add our high school. Our campus now includes a gym, weight room, biology lab, chemistry lab, science lab, choral and instrumental music rooms, art room, computer lab, elementary and high school libraries, and many more classrooms.

We’ve seen triumph in our staff…

Faculty members, students, and administrators alike! You can recognize and experience the victories going to chapels, school plays, musicals and games, as you walk the hallways, and sit in the classrooms! Yet, we are living in evil days. This year’s theme is, Living Water , “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38

God is good!

Our staff has become one of three necessary supports for our young people. The most important support is that of being raised in Christian homes with parents who love and follow Jesus. A second support comes from the students’ own church lifting them up in prayer and ministry. As for the third aspect, it’s been our awesome privilege and responsibility as teachers, coaches and mentors to support our students in this part of their journey, to grow in their knowledge, love, and relationship with Christ. 

Our prayer for the future is that we will continue to raise our children up in the ways of the Lord, that they would live life’s pleasing to Him. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

We look forward to all that God wants to continue to do through our school. We are expecting great things from God and should He tarry we desire that many should come to know Him here. 

In the love of God,

Pastor Art Reyes