Are you looking for a Christian school that will provide your child more personal teacher time?
Aldergrove Christian Academy is a Kindergarten to Grade 12, Group 3 (non-funded) independent school located in Aldergrove with classes Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday is a home learning day that provides time for family, hobbies and community involvements. The curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 8 is by Bob Jones University Press. Grades 9-12 students enroll in DL courses that fulfill the B.C. Dogwood Graduation requirements. Multi-grade classes encourage healthy peer relationships and prepare students for the adult world. ACA teaches a biblical worldview with in-class devotions, daily Bible classes and a weekly chapel for all of the students. ACA provides low student-to-teacher ratios with a maximum of 15 students per class. ACA has a very reasonable per student tuition rate with a portion income tax deductible for religious education. For more information visit www.rosbc.com and select Aldergrove Christian Academy. Please call to arrange to visit the school with the ACA-for-A-Day program for guests.
Many years ago, British Columbia Christian Academy determined that if we are going to be successful in our mandate of “Equipping students to impact the world for Jesus Christ,” then we would have to be intentional about setting an example of godly living to every single child who calls BCCA “home.”
So, since we believe that God has called us to love Him and love others wholeheartedly (as Moses famously commissioned the Israelites), it would be important that we should plant these commandments in the hearts and minds of our students, because school encompasses much more than academics, sports and music. We should actually tie them as symbols on their hands and write them on their foreheads (Deuteronomy 11:18,19) and talk about them in all sorts of places every chance we get.
Now, even if it’s for a good reason, we don’t encourage writing of notes on hands or foreheads but we do use our halls and walls and classroom instruction, our chapels and story times and morning devotions and even our conflict resolution opportunities to instill the 3-C’s – Community, Compassion and Christ – into the hearts and minds of our students.
Essentially, we invite each one to become part of a vibrant community that demonstrates the love of Christ to all people, respecting and honouring each one, made in God’s very image and therefore, treasured and valuable. Further, we practice compassion through creative local initiatives and international projects that reach out to others with the love of Christ, bringing hope to many who have lost it.
Finally, we dive into the Word of God every day in multiple ways to teach by Christ’s example, using every opportunity to proclaim the good news and to build a rock-solid faith in each one that will equip our students to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
Join us on a tour or drop in to book your child’s spot for 2018-19. Like free hot chocolate at an outdoor skating rink, our seats are disappearing fast.
Cornerstone Christian School has been described by some of our families as the “best kept secret in Abbotsford.” A small, faith-based school with low teacher/student ratio, CCS is a warm, friendly environment that focuses on the individual needs of students. Teachers and students are fully engaged, exploring the new BC curriculum from a biblical perspective. We are a multicultural and inter-denominational community. We offer inclusive sports teams and music/drama classes. Check us out at www.cornerstoneschool.ca and call today to book a personal tour.
Delta Christian School is situated in the heart of Ladner, BC. With a rich, sixty-three year history, DCS is thriving as a vibrant learning community. Teachers and support staff walk alongside students, encouraging a partnership between home and school. Students graduate from DCS with a strong foundation in reading, writing, and math, but more importantly, an identity as image-bearers of Christ. In his second year as principal, Mr. Young brings a fresh perspective.
Students are equipped as twenty-first century learners with the school’s implementation of inquiry-based approaches, a focus on technology and computational thinking, and shifts in how assessment and reporting of learning are taking place. DCS graduates have priority placement into Richmond Christian School for grade eight.
Prospective families are invited to visit the school to see all the great things taking place. The school is comprised of families from Delta and the surrounding communities. Transportation services are available to students from Richmond and Delta. Admissions applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now being accepted.
In today’s world, it takes more than the name “Christian” to make a school worth attending. It takes a strong foundation of values and real-life learning to prepare young people for what is happening in both their local and global communities.
At Fraser Valley Adventist Academy, we believe that helping students build strong characters is equally as important as the academic lessons. Teachers spend precious classroom time teaching and modelling communication skills, building social interaction competencies, and making real-life connections to the Bible principals of respecting others and living godly values.
Whether we are engaged in local community clean-up projects, ministering to others with great need, or travelling in Belize to help build a school, our students learn the joy of giving and encouraging others. They come to realize that the powerful academic programs we provide are tools in helping them reach their God-inspired goals.
Hope Lutheran Christian School is committed to working with the home to educate the whole child. In late August, every family receives a home visit from one of their children’s teachers to develop a partnership from the beginning of the school year. Our small classes and caring staff allow our teachers to continue growing these relationships as they get to know their students as individuals.
HLCS is a unique community because it is more than just parents and teachers supporting students. The school theme this year, “It’s All about Jesus”, continually points students to the cross and reminds them of the gospel message. Both Christian families and those from various faith backgrounds are welcomed at Hope, which truly makes our school a mission field. It is a blessing to hear students share their developing faith with their peers, teachers, and families.
One of the core values at HLCS is discipling our students to become servant leaders. Students are provided with regular opportunities to serve the school and surrounding community. We have been blessed with growth in our elementary program and have needed to find additional space to accommodate all of our students. Our Port Coquitlam campus is home to our elementary (K-5) program. Since September 2016, our older students have been housed at our Pitt Meadows campus. Although we will not be offering grades 9-12 after this school year, we are looking forward to further developing our middle school program (6-8) at the Pitt Meadows campus.
No fake news here!
But there is plenty of good news of God’s working throughout our community as LCS students learn about God’s world, discover the calling and gifts God has given them, pursue Christ-like discernment and seek their life’s calling. Guided and nurtured by teachers, support staff and administration who are committed to integrating faith and learning within an environment that seeks to challenge students to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and aesthetically; our students are educated to make a difference in their homes, their community and the world.
Well-educated ‘global’ students, created in God’s image, gifted in His image and sent in His image recognize their ability to make a difference within their communities as beauty creators, community builders, creation enjoyers, earth keepers, God worshippers, idolatry discerners, image reflectors, justice seekers, order discoverers, sabbath embracers and servant workers.
Utilizing a robust curriculum and offering a broad selection of electives, students at LCS explore a dynamic range of offerings that stimulate life-long learning from Kindergarten to grade 12.
If you’d like to know more about Langley Christian School, visit our website or better yet, stop by for a tour and an educational consultation—they’re both free and we’d love to talk to you!
Human skills and the 21st Century workforce
“It’s human skills – not technical skills – that we need the most in today’s work force.” This headline ran in the Globe and Mail in August 2017. The writer, Scott Stirrett from Venture for Canada, expressed how technology, a knowledge-based economy and globalization have shifted the needs of the work force.
Today’s worker needs to be able to solve complex problems, work in teams and have strong human skills. The definition of these human skills is surprising. Stirrett lists them as self-control, productivity, wisdom, perception and influence.
The exciting news is that Maple Ridge Christian School has adapted our teaching methods and curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st century work force—all from a Biblical worldview. Through inquiry based learning, our students work in groups to collaborate on projects. Not only do our students learn the material, but valuable communication skills.
Our Kindergarten to Grade 12 environment fosters human skills. By structuring time when students need to learn how to engage with students older and younger than themselves, they are learning perception and influence. Plus, our small size cultivates community.
We are also working to ensure our facility enhances the 21st century learning taking place. To begin, we plan to revitalize our Library Learning Commons. Our goal is to design an innovative space for all our students that will enrich collaboration and the development of the human skills needed in today’s world.
To learn more about MRCS and their vision to see every student thrive, please visit mrcs.ca
At MEI Schools experience God with head, heart & hands. Ensuring that the students of MEI Schools have the opportunity to fully understand and experience the “Rock of their Salvation” is a responsibility that is taken very seriously at MEI. So much so, that a committee has been formed for this very purpose. The “Spiritual Formation Committee” has been meeting regularly for nearly a year to discuss a number of questions that need to be asked, if MEI is to continue to graduate students who have experienced God with their head, heart and hands. Questions like . . . 1. What do we want our students to know about the Bible? 2. How do we ensure that our students are equipped to defend their faith? 3. How can we help our students connect to a local church and remain so after they graduate? 4. Should a “Spiritual portfolio” be a grad requirement? If so, what should it look like? 5. Have all our students had opportunities to serve others at home and abroad? 6. Do our students have a biblically-based response to the current issues that are facing the church today? One of the initial tasks of the committee was to create a K-12 scope and sequence for our Bible teachers. Along with outlining the specific Bible content to be covered, it also contains clear doctrinal statements that are to be taught.
These biblically supported statements are based largely on the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith Document (www.mennonitebrethren.ca/resource/the-mbconfession-of-faith-detailed-edition). The goal is to have this scope and sequence guiding the teaching of our Bible teachers campus-wide by the end of this year. We view it as a privilege to provide support to those who are leading our students to become disciples of Jesus who love God with their heads, with their hearts, and with their hands.
Training young people to develop a Christian worldview is a vital part of their future success. For over 39 years, Regent Christian Academy has been training students to become critical thinkers that will positively impact our world.
Education is a three-way partnership between the home, the church and the school. Teachers at RCA understand their role in this partnership to provide the guidance and support necessary for students’ success in their schooling and beyond. All academic programs are designed to guide the next generation of leaders and influencers to develop a perspective of the world around them rooted in Biblical principles.
Many high school students make a global impact through international mission trips to disadvantaged areas of the world and come back stronger in their walk with God. RCA provides an experiential and innovative foundation for success both academically and spiritually.
A spirit of community is noticeable at RCA, as high school students are often seen encouraging and working with younger ones while displaying a level of respect and decorum that brings honour to God. The positive attributes seen in RCA graduates are the result of years of focused training and teaching —and by the blessing and grace of God.
Sixty years ago, Zion Lutheran Church in Cloverdale had a vision to build a small school to provide a Christ-centered education for families seeking this type of education for their children. Since then, thousands of students have walked the halls and studied in the classrooms of the school, as teachers educated for responsive discipleship, helping students understand that what they were learning was connected to their everyday, walking around life outside of the school. The school has provided a strong academic foundation for many students over three generations, while also attending to the emotional and spiritual well-being of its students. The school has always focused on sharing the love of Jesus in the context of helping students develop and discover their gifts for the sake of the kingdom.
Originally the school was called “Zion Lutheran Christian School” before changing its name to “Cloverdale Christian School” about 10 years ago. Now, Cloverdale Christian School is excited to announce that it will be partnering with Surrey Christian School. Surrey Christian School (SCS), whose history dates back over 50 years, is a Pre K – Grade 12 school of over 1,000 students in the Fleetwood area of Surrey. While this partnership means the school will change its name once again, it will maintain its robust vision for Christian education. The school will remain in the same location, situated next to Zion Lutheran Church, but will now be known as “Surrey Christian School – Cloverdale Campus” and will continue to offer Preschool – grade 7 education, before and after school care, as well as daycare.
This partnership means that the SCS Cloverdale Campus will have access to more resources as well as having a Secondary campus that its graduates can seamlessly transition to for grade 8. The addition of bussing services will also allow students to move between campuses smoothly. While these resources will be a blessing to the SCS Cloverdale community, the school is committed to maintaining the unique blessings that come with being a smaller school of 200 students.
Over the past year, Surrey Christian School and Cloverdale Christian School have been intentional about working together. Whether that was the all-staff kickoff in August, getting together for professional development days to better understand how to implement the new BC curriculum, or students from grade 5 – 7 participating in mini-courses together, for many this new relationship feels very familiar.
As Cloverdale Christian School becomes a campus of Surrey Christian School, we are excited about the potential of our new relationship and committed to serving the Cloverdale community for many years to come.
70 Years Strong: Christian Education in the City of Vancouver
Vancouver Christian School will be entering its 70th year of operation in the fall of 2018, with a K-12 program under one roof for the first time in its history. Aside from its beautiful location and contemporary west coast architecture, the new building has been planned with 21st-century learning in mind, including moving walls and flexible learning spaces. Building on its history of incorporating the best of traditional and progressive methodology within the framework of a Christian worldview, Vancouver Christian School will offer three divisions of learning–K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
The K-12 Advantage:
- Purposeful spiritual formation starting in Kindergarten and culminating in Grade 12
- Students are known by staff members from an early age through to graduation
- Student profiles developed over time, ensuring unique needs are met; no falling through the cracks
- Leadership opportunities within the school program
- A consistent academic program, developing strong skills over time
- Comprehensive, multi-year athletic skills development
- Multi-age, real-life learning opportunities
- Thoughtful and progressive IT skills and citizenship training
- Mentoring and role modeling responsibilities
- Cultural outreach and service training, beginning in primary grades and culminating in Grade 11
- One site; one purpose
Vancouver Christian School’s core strengths are built on: a healthy parent/school partnership, meeting the needs of each unique learner, a vibrant and dynamic educational program, and a nurturing and welcoming environment. 70 years ago, the doors of Vancouver Christian School were opened by parents who wanted a school that was rooted in faith and God’s word; VCS is now poised to enter the next 70 years with the same purpose and mission.
“25 Years of pursuing excellence in Jesus’ Name”
West Coast Christian School is a ministry nf West Coast Christian Fellowship, both located in East Vancouver. Our School exists to provide families an affordable and distinctively Christian education for their children from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
This January, WCCS will be celebrating 25 years of service in quality education. Beginning with 17 students in 1993, we presently have an enrollment of 163 students. We go beyond the BC Ministry of Education expectations by providing a distinctively Christian approach to learning. The diversity of our community offers many opportunities for students, staff and parents to explore together the rich biblical practices of hospitality, friendship and grace. This is evident in the interaction between grades and in such classes as our Community Outreach Group, which is made up of high school students who regularly prepare meals and snacks for special school events or to help out families in our community.
Our partnering ministry, East Village Kids, rounds out our services by offering families pre-school classes, as well as before and after school care.
Come visit us at Vancouver Mission Fest, Booth #Q 02 and watch our website for coming special events www.westcoastchristianschool.ca