Calvary Nursery School is located in the Education Building of Calvary Presbyterian Church at the corner of Fillmore and Jackson Streets in the Pacific Heights neighborhood.
With views of the Golden Gate Bridge from our rooftop playground and located just one block away from Alta Plaza Park and Playground, our school benefits from the physical beauty and amenities of Pacific Heights’ Fillmore Street neighborhood.
Our community includes families from across San Francisco, and we welcome families from all neighborhoods, ethnicities, and affiliations in our community.
There is ample street parking around the school and we also offer a dedicated white zone during pick-up and drop-off times.
The school is directly served by the 22 and 24 MUNI bus lines. The 1-California MUNI line is five blocks away.
Calvary Presbyterian Church is a vibrant San Francisco church community that is growing in impact, depth and number.
Calvary Church is welcoming of all people and actively champions diverse causes such as Black Lives Matter and the LGBT community.
Calvary Church maintains active volunteer and social programs, giving back to those in need through organizations such as New Door Ventures and Rafael House.
Calvary has a rich history in San Francisco. It was formally organized as a congregation in July 1854 with 63 members, including the mayor of San Francisco. In February 1904, the Calvary congregation began worshiping in the sanctuary at our current location on the corner of Fillmore and Jackson Streets. The building survived the 1906 earthquake and, in 1978, was entered into the National Registry of Historic Places and named as a San Francisco Landmark.
Parents from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and family structures are drawn to Calvary Nursery School for its nurturing, inclusive, child-centered community.
Calvary Director Deb Anaya and her team of teachers relish developing personal relationships with each child and strive to create daily experiences that are responsive to their current interests and learning needs. The Calvary teaching team strives to cultivate consistency, security, and confidence through a combination of loving relationships, structures, and routines.
Calvary’s motto, “kind and caring friends,” is embraced by both children and adults, creating a close-knit community in which lasting friendships emerge and families regularly help each other out day-to-day with after school activities or childcare, or in times of need.
Calvary offers regular opportunities for families to learn alongside their children, including kids’ cooking and regular parent coffees in which teachers share valuable knowledge and insights about early childhood education from their extensive experience working with young children.