Kelowna Christian School is one of British Columbia's leading independent Christian Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School education providers.
Our passion is to create a safe, challenging and engaging environment that nurtures the next generation of leaders to discover their true potential and impact in the local and global community. We believe in an innovative, holistic approach to education that strengthens the heart, mind and soul. One that values:
Stories are powerful... They are the fabric of society and one of the most powerful methods of education. Jesus taught through parables and lived the greatest story of all. Storytelling evokes emotion, encourages connection and invites the listener to engage in a deeper way to discover their story within the one being shared. At Kelowna Christian School, we believe each moment and learning experience provides the opportunity to help our students discover their own unique and meaningful story. Most importantly, their place in God’s story as a disciple of Jesus.
Our desire is to partner with home and church to create a challenging and creative learning environment to inspire students to discover and develop their unique role and impact in our local and global communities. We seek to be a Christ-like community passionately transforming our world. Students that are not only leaders of the next generation, but also caring servants in His kingdom through authentic, relationship with Jesus Christ.
Kelowna Christian School provides transformative, excellent education that builds a strong foundation of identity, knowledge, purpose and Christ-like character. We are passionate about education that equips and inspires students to be disciples who are world changers that love and serve God and others.
Our Admissions Office will assist you in completing the various pieces required to complete a full application. Please CLICK HERE to download the Preschool and K-12 Application Packages for the current school year. Next year, 2020-2021 will be open January 21st.
A decision regarding acceptance is usually communicated within several days of the interview. Class placement decisions are usually made during the summer; however, with current year applications (if space permits) decisions are made around the same time as acceptance and will be communicated to your family by the school principal.
Re-enrollment is an annual data collection process schools use to update enrollment records of the current student body. This important information is used to make plans for the following school year. Basically, the simple question schools need an answer to is: “Who is coming back to our school next year?” Our KCS leadership team needs to know with confidence how many students will be enrolled on the first day of each school year.
KCSinvests a significant amount of time planning each year to ensure that we’re well prepared to fulfill our mission to the fullest extent possible. Knowing with confidence that existing KCS families are committed to return the following year enables the school to make solid plans for staffing, programs, materials, curriculum and facility usage. We take the stewardship of tuition dollars entrusted to us every year very seriously. We strive to invest these tuition dollars wisely in order to deliver the very best education and experience possible for all students.
In the past the re-enrollment process had been an “Opt-IN” program. Annually we asked every family, “Are you coming back?”. Since the large majority of our KCS families (on average over 90%) commit to return each and every school year, we introduced Continuous Enrollment to flip the re-enrollment process to an “Opt-OUT” process. In other words, once you complete a Continuous Enrollment Contract, you’ll never have to worry about re-enrolling again.Our re-enrollment approach at Kelowna Christian School is “once enrolled, always enrolled”.
Yes, students in good standing are continually re-enrolled from year to year, until they graduate at Kelowna Christian School. However, there area few important conditions. With Continuous Enrollment, a student’s annual re-enrollment is automatic and guaranteed unless the:
In January each year, KCS will issue a school e-newsletter announcing the updated Tuition Pricing Schedule, enabling families to calculate their tuition fees for the new school year. With Continuous Enrollment, existing families need to proactively contact the Admissions Office ONLY if:
There are two deadlines for families to dis-enroll; that is, to “Opt-OUT” of Continuous Enrollment:
KCS families that are continuously enrolled, but dis-enroll their student(s) after the specified date, are obligated to provide one (1) full calendar month’s advance written notice and pay one month’s tuition as a withdrawal penalty. While the penalty may seem steep, many schools require a semester or even a year of tuition once an enrolled student or family withdraws.
First -Simplicity. Families who have experienced Continuous Enrollment in other schools love the fact that they don’t have to do anything if they are returning; not adding one more thing to their already busy schedules.
Second -Guaranteed placement for qualified students. With increasing enrollment, we are either at or near waitlists in many of our grades. Consequently, placement in next year’s class is becoming an increasingly sought after spot. By opting into Continuous Enrollment, you’ll be locking down that coveted seat for your child until graduation