What makes your school different from other schools?
Our vision, purpose, mission, motto, and goals make us different from most other schools.
What curriculum do you use?
Our curriculum comes from a variety of sources. Much of it comes from two of our affiliated organizations – the Ontario Alliance of Christian School (OACS) and Christian Schools International (CSI).
How does the Bible fit into your programs?
We have a formal Bible curriculum but more importantly we integrate the Bible’s teachings into all curriculum areas. For example, in science we teach that the world was created by God and in math we help students to understand that the world was created with order, pattern, and inter-relatedness.
Why do people send their children to BCS?
Parents send their children to BCS for many different reasons including the Christ-centred education, assemblies and daily devotions, healthy culture within the school, desire to have their children make Christian friends, strong academics, good discipline, teachers who care about the whole child, and home, church, and school all working together.
Are all the teacher fully certified Christian teachers?
All of our teachers have their Ontario Certificate of Qualification and have or are working to obtain their Christian Schools Teachers Certificate. We are blessed to have teachers who are not only very qualified but also deeply committed and dedicated to their calling as a teacher.
What are the average class sizes at BCS?
Our class sizes vary from year to year depending on our enrolment. The average number of students to teachers is 22:1 for grades JK – 3 and 25:1 for grades 4 – 8.
Is discipline at BCS different from other schools?
The purpose of discipline at BCS is to encourage the sincere desire to walk obediently in the ways of the Lord. The word “discipline” is derived from “disciple” which means “follower”. Part of following Christ is demonstrated by respect for God, others, and property.
In the Christian school community, discipline is intended to produce the state of order which is most conducive to teaching and learning. Order is not intended to restrict students in their development, but rather to provide a structure within which openness of expression and freedom of thought may thrive.
Within this environment, each child is encouraged to achieve the best academic performance that is consistent with his or her God-given abilities.
Is BCS affiliated with one specific church?
No, BCS is not affiliated with any specific church denomination.
While we were started by members of the Christian Reformed Church and still use curriculum which is in line with reformed beliefs and teachings, we welcome families from all different church backgrounds. Presently we are blessed to have families from over 40 different churches.