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UPDATE: Far West Academy opens door to former Calvary Christian students

Posted at 8:55 AM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 13:23:18-04

UPDATE MARCH 28: Far West Academy is offering free tuition to students impacted by the closure of Calvary Christian Learning Academy.

The offer is good for the rest of the school year.  Administration says next school year, tuition would be determined on a case-by-case basis. 

"With this being the Easter season, it's a great opportunity for us to share to another group of Christians our beliefs, and to also bring them in," says third grade teacher, Bob Lystrup. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Some families are left scrambling after being told that their kids' school was shutting down.

"I'm a single mom," says one pre-K mother, Lauren Wright.  "I work hard to pay for my daughter's daycare, I receive no assistance, and at this point I can't afford to send her anywhere else.  I don't know what to do."

Calvary Christian Learning Academy told parents last night via email that they were filing for bankruptcy. The email was sent out around 6:30 p.m. saying that they were closing both the school and the daycare immediately.

Here's a look at the email sent to parents regarding the closure:

We regret that the decision, made by our trustee, to officially close the daycare and academy, was out of our control. The administration and leadership were not given prior notice. Our hearts break alongside yours and are praying for everyone affected by this.

Families are now scrambling to enroll their students in other schools before the end of the school year. On top of that, many parents already paid for this year's tuition and it's not clear if they'll get their money back.