The academic needs of your child. Consider: Teachers in Christian schools are Christians who care, are knowledgeable, creative and who are professionally certified to teach in Canadian schools. The respectful and focused academic climate of Christian schools provides for a high quality education. Christian school graduates are very well prepared as they move on to next levels in education. Many schools provide programming for students with special needs with modified or enriched programs.
What opportunities are there for your child? Consider: Christian schools take advantage of their smaller size to create excellent opportunities for students to participate in extra curricular activities. Whether in sports, music, drama or through class and school activities, Christian schools offer wholesome, creative and challenging opportunities outside of the class room. In athletics, most schools compete against other Christian schools, along with the schools in their local community.
Will your child be encouraged to grow spiritually? Consider: The Christian school effectively supports Christian homes and churches as children and teens travel the road of their spiritual journey. Most Christian schools start and end the day in prayer, have devotional time for students and staff, and have assemblies or chapels. The integration of Christian and Biblical principles in each class provides a faith-based environment where students, parents, staff, and volunteers work as a team to ensure the growth and success of each student. In our culture, students are continually bombarded with messages that relegate the Christian faith to the margins of personal life. These messages come both subtly and overtly. Christian schools provide students with a foundation for understanding contemporary culture and give them the tools and support they need to live their Christian lives more fully.
What is the long term goal for your child? Consider: When you’re a parent, you are in it for the long haul – you only get to do it once. You want the best – not just what’s “good enough” – for your children. Parents want to give their children the best of opportunities and support so that their children are prepared as well as possible to face the challenges of life. Numerous studies show that a high percentage of students wander away from their Christian faith after their high school years. Along with Christian homes and churches, a Christian education helps solidify a strong foundation for life.
Testimonials from SLKCS Alumnai
I attended SLKCS intermittently from 1997-08, for grades 3-6, and 9-12. SLKCS has helped lay a strong foundation to help me through all of life’s experiences, big or small, whether positive or negative. My confidence grew as I opened myself up to allowing God to speak to, and through me. The opportunities to share Christ’s love and message of salvation have been plentiful; two instances are especially meaningful to me; as a young student, I was challenged to go home and ask one person what would happen to them if they died. I asked my grandma and she didn’t really have an answer/ From there I had the chance to share some scripture with her, and she was saved that day! The second opportunity, that is just as near to my heart, was the day my daddy was saved. He was at our school’s Easter production, and the gospel message pierced his heart, and was saved right then. I will be forever thankful for the education I received, the friendships that were formed, and the life lessons I’ve learned; each of these have formed the person that I am today, and I look forward to seeing my children grow personally and spiritually, in their walk with God, as they now begin their great adventures at SLKCS! - Kayla-Dawn B., SLKCS Alumni and Current SLKCS Parent
I just wanted to write a message to teachers and parents alike: Having graduated from the Christian school in 2009, and having spent much of my education there, I can't stress to parents and teachers the importance of a scripture -based Christian education. I remember having the memory verses in Bible class but I could never have imagined or seen their value, then, like I do now! There are times, whether or not I had been currently studying my bible or even praying, where scriptures popped into my head at the most opportune times or when I desperately needed them. There are so many situations in which my education has been an asset that I could not name them all. No matter what life path your child chooses to take please know that if you've instilled God's Word into them they will be thinking about it and it will pop up in their mind at the best times. It's such an important foundation for our children so I encourage all you teachers and parents to continue on and know that God WILL use the work that you have done (whether or not you see the results immediately). - Rebecca G., SLKCS Alumni