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Our KCS Elementary School provides a safe, nurturing environment where learning is exciting, positive and encouraging. Through fun and engaging challenges, students are encouraged to explore the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy through individualized and project-based learning. Our classes are led by gifted Christian teachers who genuinely care and uphold strong Christian values.

KCS believes in an innovative and holistic approach to education. We work together with families to help each child grow academically, socially and spiritually. 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!

STRONG LITERACY PROGRAM
ES AcademicsNurturing and supportive teachers maintain high expectations for students. Partnering with our Learning Support Teacher, Dori Vinton, 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 lead to strong academic development. In fact, results show that our students read at least a ½ grade level higher than the grade in which they are enrolled.

Early literacy programs begin in Preschool at Kelowna Christian School. Learning Centres host play experiences that facilitate all areas of development, as well as directed teaching in literacy, numeracy and fine motors. Learn more about our Preschool program here.

COMMUNITY + CONNECTION
At KCS we believe that developing strong relationships among teachers, parents and students is vital and will ultimately shape their education. These relationships are formed by respect, love, positive examples, honesty, responsibility, guidance and forgiveness. All this is summed up by our "Me-Third" philosophy.

ES ShoeDriveCommunity is foundational to our school. Teachers, staff, parents and students are intentional about creating and participating in activities and programs that focus on fostering relationships and service within our school, city and global community. We raise funds for projects, collect shoes for the needy, serve other students, and visit our friendly elders at Mountainview Residential Care Village. Learn more below. Our lovable Class Moms and Parents In Action committee play a huge role helping make real world connections for our students in our local and global community.

Relationship and mentorship is very important in our school. We seek to build community, not only with our peer group, but also with “big buddies” in other grades at the Elementary campus. We also pursue and value strong teacher-student and parent-teacher connections.

ME-THIRD PHILOSOPHY
ES Community2We love to create opportunities to foster and develop loving, caring and Christian character in our students. Our Me-Third philosophy influences every aspect of our elementary school community. We teach and remind students to place everything under the umbrella of God first, others second and “Me-Third”. Through this approach, our students have grown to respect others, build honouring friendships and a love for serving our community. Learn more about how we serve our school, local and global communities below.


LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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  •     CHAPEL

    We have chapel every Wednesday from 8:45am – 9:15am. Parents are most welcome to join us at chapels! To ensure there are enough seats for students to sit with their class, a parent section is located at the back. We run a couple different chapels throughout the month. Pastor Barry Maurer teaches us a couple times a month, which follows an annual theme. 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.
  •     REACHING OUT TO OTHERS

    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, every Thursday a group of students 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.

  •     CO-CURRICULAR / EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    • Academics: Programning, Science Fair
    • Athletics: Swimming, Skiiing, Skating, Cross Country, Wrestling
    • Music & Art: Painting, Dance, Sculpture, Performing Arts, Christmas Concert
    • Community: Vernon Science Center, Gorman Mill, City Hall, Spaghetti Bridge Competition at Okanagan College, Westbank First Nation SIYA Festival
    • Outdoor Activities: Mission Creek, Hall Road Ponds, O’Keefe Historic Ranch, Gellatly Regional Park
    • Kangaroo Farm
    • Little Travellers' Safety Village

PRESCHOOL + ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5)
3285 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1W 3N4
P. 250.861.5432 // F. 250.861.5806

MIDDLE + HIGH SCHOOL (6-12) & ADMIN OFFICE
2870 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 2E3
P
. 250.861.3238 // F. 250.861.4844

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