Kindergarten - Grade 5
Nurturing and supportive teachers maintain high expectations for students. Partnering with our Student Support Teachers, Talisha Stent and Director of Teaching & Learning, Kristi Cooper, our elementary teachers seek to teach each child at their level of readiness and encourage them to step out of their comfort zone to grow and develop a love for learning. Coupled with innovative instructional activities and project-based learning strategies, our advanced literacy program leads to strong academic development.
KCS believes in an innovative and holistic approach to education. We offer high quality, education from Preschool through Grade 12 with intentional, interwoven progression. We work together with families to help each child grow academically, socially and spiritually. Core competencies of our Kindergarten program include: Communication, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Positive Identity, and Socially Responsible. It truly takes a village to raise a child and we feel privileged to join you on the journey. We love and care deeply for all our students!
We have chapel every Wednesday! This year we focused on how each Bible story we learn about connects to God’s greater story. We also have class led chapels, where specific classes lead us in songs and teach us. Our community chapels focus intentionally on building school community between grades and classes. In community chapels, we have multiple class grades work together to showcase what they are learning in school and connect it to God’s story. CLICK HERE to get a sneak peek at how fun our chapels are.
All students are involved in at least three Me-Third opportunities throughout the year. We mix local and international projects with opportunities to contribute money, time and acts of service. On an international level, we partner and support Child of Mine, a children's home in India, through coordinating various fundraising events. As a school community, we also help and serve local organizations like The Salvation Army (food hampers) and Shoe Bank Canada. Finally, we reach out to others through individual class Me-Third projects too. These are based on their passions, interests or personal connection to a cause.
In addition, classes walk with their teacher and parent volunteers to visit their “senior buddies” at Mountainview Residential Care Village on KLO Road. With their senior buddies, students may sing songs, present projects they have been working on, do crafts, interview residents or plant a garden. It is a real serving experience that sometimes takes students out of their comfort zone in serving others who may not be able to respond.