Learning Resources Program


Calvary Learning Program
Welcome to Calvary Learning Resources ~ sometimes referred to as the CLR!  We are an enrichment area of Calvary Day School and delight in joining the school in the phenomenal efforts of helping students think, learn, and live for Jesus Christ.

Believing every student is “fearfully and wonderfully made,” it is our pleasure and joy to come alongside students who may need to use the extra academic assistance that we offer within our resource area. The CLR offers Orton-Gillingham language therapy, testing accommodations, subject tutoring, and speech language therapy. Our staff is committed to excellence and, with expertise and compassion, strives to meet the needs of each student. In each of these areas, we endeavor to point students toward the understanding that God is faithful to be their help as Psalm 121 reminds us, “…where does my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Calvary Day School offers the following academic support:

Orton-Gillingham Language Therapy

Students whose dyslexia has been documented by a licensed PH.D psychologist may receive Orton-Gillingham (OG) language therapy if space is available within our program. This therapy is provided four days per week during the school day. Students may participate after school as scheduling permits.

The fee for Orton-Gillingham language therapy is $7,500 per school year, and the language therapy schedule operates on the school calendar. There is an additional $200 registration fee each year. The registration fee is due upon acceptance into the program. Students enrolled in language therapy receive testing accommodations for no additional charge. Testing accommodations include extended time, separate setting, read-aloud and/or scribe as specified by the psychologist.

Testing Accommodations

For students who are not enrolled in our Orton-Gillingham language therapy program, as outlined above, we offer fee-based testing accommodations which include extended time, separate setting, read aloud, and/or scribe.  These are provided based on recommendations detailed in a current educational psychological evaluation (within the last three years) from a licensed PH.D psychologist. Students will be monitored by trained proctors who strive to ensure an environment conducive to optimum assessment. Read-aloud and scribed testing will be done one-on-one with proctors for an additional fee. Every effort will be made for students to begin their testing during the time that their class is taking the test.  Students who enroll in this program will be allowed to take all their regular tests, including standardized tests which are offered on Calvary’s campus, in this environment.

Speech Language Therapy

    • Screenings and evaluations are available per parent and/or teacher request.
    • Speech language therapy scheduled and provided by an independent contractor, Speech Language
       Pathologist, Rebecca “Becky” Sluder, M.A., CCC-SLP, owner of SPEAKtacular Speech Therapy, PLLC -
    • Speech language therapy conducted during school day hours on Calvary’s campus



  • $1100/year for students who need extended time, separate setting testing accommodations.
  • $2200/year for students who need extended time, separate setting, read-aloud and/or scribe testing accommodations.
  • Speech Language Therapy
       * Speech Screening - $10
      * Speech Language Evaluation - Fees vary
      * Speech Language Therapy - $100/hour

    *Accommodation fees will be assessed at the beginning of the school year and are non-refundable.

Additional Accommodations

Classroom accommodation (not including testing accommodations) for students with documented learning needs are performed by classroom teachers. There is no additional fee for these services. These accommodations are based on the current educational psychological evaluation (within the last 3 years).

Subject Tutoring

If a student needs or desires a private tutor in a specific subject, the Calvary Learning Resource coordinator will provide parents with information on the availability of approved tutors and will assist in making the tutoring arrangements.

Subject tutoring can range from one to five sessions per week.  A session is 60 minutes if conducted during a study hall period within the Upper School, and all after-school sessions are 60 minutes.  For Lower School students, subject tutoring sessions are held after school.

Subject tutoring is provided at a rate of $55 per session and billed monthly after tutoring services are rendered.  Questions? Contact Marsha Kunkel @ mkunkel@calvaryday.school.

The Disabilities Grant is available to help meet the financial needs of students with disabilities who enroll in a participating non-public school. This program provides funding up to $8,000 per year.