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John Knox Christian School - Brampton

   
82 McLaughlin Road South, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 2C7

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Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
JK to 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
$11,950/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
10 to 24
Enrolment:
Day: 200 (Gr. JK - 8)

School Address
82 McLaughlin Road South, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 2C7

About this school:

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For almost 60 years, John Knox has been walking alongside parents in Brampton and Mississauga to provide children with quality academics in a Christian learning environment. Explore our website to learn more about our strong, faith-based academics, competitive tuition rates and our well-rounded program that includes sports, music, drama, and extra-curriculars. Give your child an education that will last a lifetime. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of John Knox Christian School - Brampton

our takeThere is of course a great range of approaches across Christian private schools, from those that reflect only the values of the Christian church, to those that use those values in consort with Biblical teaching to inform all aspects of the curriculum and its delivery. John Knox is very much the latter, rightly placing pride in the school’s ability to grow a student’s sense of their faith. The school is non-denominational, and the faculty is comprised of accredited Christian instructors. For the families that enroll here, that is a principal draw. The school is smaller than the national mean, affording a very personal, community feel, as well as extensive opportunities for individual instruction. The ideal student in one able to thrive in a challenging yet supportive academic environment.





Principal's Message

principal

George Van Kampen, Principal

JKCS Vision

At John Knox Christian School, progressive, caring staff, exceptional programs and facilities, and a vibrant supporting community inspire students to learn, grow and live in the Light of Christ.

A school isn’t just a building or a classroom.  At John Knox Christian School, we believe that a school should be a community where teachers, parents, staff and students work together to nurture children into whom they are meant to be. 

This starts by providing children with a solid foundation from which they can see the world.  At John Knox, we help students develop their “roots” in Jesus.  We teach children the Bible and solid Christian values, but we also equip them to find God in scientific cycles, math equations, works of art, and literature and to express their faith in everything they do.

 The next step involves “cultivation.”  At John Knox we believe that education starts at home and that parental involvement is an essential component to your child’s learning. We strive to communicate clearly and frequently with parents so that we can work together for your child’s education.  All parents are also encouraged to volunteer either in the classroom, on school trips, or on one of the many committees that help the school function. 

This cultivation is continued in the classroom where our team of excellent and committed staff challenge students to learn and grow in the areas of science, math, literature, language, social studies, art, music, physical education, and French.  At the same time, children learn life lessons, friendship, relationship skills, and perseverance as they work, play, and grow together.

As with any great crop, as students grow they begin to produce fruit.  At John Knox, these gifts are celebrated frequently through musical performances, science fairs, athletic competitions and more.  They are also shared with the community through times of service and outreach.

We hope you’ll consider John Knox for your family, so together we can inspire your children to learn, grow and live in the Light of Christ.


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What JKCS says: Our programs are designed to create authentic and rigorous learning experiences for all students. Our curriculum is based on the Ministry of Education’s expectations, and is supplemented by a variety of curriculum resources including that of the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools (OACS), and Christian Schools International (CSI). Our classrooms will foster “High Quality Student Work”; putting less emphasis on the amount of material covered and memorized and more on making connections, thinking through issues, and solving problems. Learning will concentrate more on the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating). We want our students to be reflective leaders of their own learning, supporting them to produce high-quality work as they complete their daily learning activities, set individualized goals, create projects, and author presentations. We target the traits of self-assessment, creativity, collaboration, effective communication skills, and critical thinking. Our approach encompasses characteristics from Differentiated Instruction, 21st Century Learning, Project Based Learning, and Expeditionary Learning. It is our vision to equip students to “learn, grow and live in the Light of Christ.”

  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Academic Christian (Non-denominational)

    If you want to learn more about faith-based education, check out our comprehensive guide.
    If you want to learn more about Christian education, check out our comprehensive guide.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What JKCS says: Math instruction at John Knox includes problem solving, direct instruction, investigation, assessment and practice. It allows students to learn with understanding, develop proficiency, learn mathematical ways of thinking and attain an appreciation for how math is used in everyday life. Students are given the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways – individually, cooperatively, independently, with teacher direction, through hands-on experience, through examples followed by practice. In addition, mathematics requires students to learn concepts and procedures, acquire skills, and learn and apply mathematical processes.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: The grade 1-5 mathematics program uses JUMP Math. The grade 6-8 program uses Math Makes Sense. Many additional resources are used including Reflex Math for math fact fluency, and plenty of math manipulatives. The kindergarten program uses many hand-on activities.

    • Calculator policy: Calculators are used for some activities at the discretion of the teacher.


    Early Reading Balanced Literacy

      Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What JKCS says: At John Knox, we use the 4-Blocks Literacy Model to teach reading, writing and spelling. The 4-Blocks Literacy Model is a framework of instruction where time is spent everyday on Guided Reading, Self-Selected Reading, Writing and Working With Words. Early Reading instruction in grades 1-3 is differentiated so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks through a structure called Daily Five and Cafe. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while teachers provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students. Grades 1-6 participate in the Accelerated Reader program wherein students select books at their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer to reach an agreed upon goal. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What JKCS says: PM Benchmarks is a program used in the Primary grades to access reading.


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What JKCS says: Writing instruction is differentiated so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks through a structure called Daily Five and Cafe. Students receive whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while teachers provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students. The 6 Traits of Writing is used to teach students writing skills - ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation – for a deep understanding of the writing process. Across the curriculum, students explore different forms of writing – narrative, recounts, procedures, reports, explanations, expositions, and using grammar.


    Science Inquiry

      Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: Following the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations science instruction is built around the following four strands: Life Systems, Structures and Mechanisms, Matter and Energy, and Earth and Space Systems. Students are taught to relate science to God’s world by understanding our role as stewards of creation and developing scientific inquiry and problem solving skills. Project Based Learning (PBL) is also used to meet these expectations. Project-Based Learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Traditional

      In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What JKCS says: Grades 4-8 curriculum includes World of Literature (Christian Schools International) as well as novel studies, book reports and literature circles.


    Social Studies Expanding Communities

      The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What JKCS says: John Knox follows the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations in social studies instruction. It is built around two strands, 1) Heritage and Identity and 2) People and Environments. Students develop an understanding of who they are, where they come from, where they belong, and how they can contribute to the society in which they live. To meet these expectations, John Knox uses the Creation Studies units developed by the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools. It gives students the opportunities to meet the ministry exceptions through a Christian worldview.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What JKCS says: Students in grades 7 and 8 study both history and geography from a Christian perspective. The history program provides an overview of Canadian history that begins in colonial North America during the early eighteenth century and extends to issues that Canada faced prior to World War I. Students learn how to investigate and make judgements about issues, developments, and events of historical importance by gathering, interpreting, and analyzing historical evidence and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources. in order to investigate and make judgements about. The geography program provides students with opportunities to explore the world around them, analyze how people and environments affect one another, and develop their ability to become environmentally responsible citizens.


    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What JKCS says: As Christians learning a second language, we are blessed with opportunities to demonstrate a desire to love our neighbour by learning about other peoples, their cultures and their language; practice humility and a willing heart by stepping out of our comfort zones; celebrate the diversity that God has created in his world; develop our skills and attitude for service.\n\nStudents realize the vision of the French curriculum as they strive to use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings; learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures; appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community; be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups; use effective language learning strategies; become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens.\n

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What JKCS says: The Arts curriculum at John Knox has three main components - Drama, Music and Visual Arts. The expectations for each strand are grouped under three subheadings: creating and presenting/performing; reflecting, responding, and analysing; exploring forms and cultural contexts. \nAll John Knox students receive two periods of music per week. In grades K-3 this takes the form of a rhythm and vocal music program, incorporating drama and dance components. In grade 4 students meet curriculum expectations as they learn to play the recorder with some instruction in choir and performance opportunities. In grades 5-8 students participate in a band program with woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Students in Grades 7 and 8 are given two drama periods each week which includes participation in an Arts Festival held each spring. There are additional opportunities for drama instruction through our annual Christmas program and skits performed in French or various other subjects.


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What JKCS says: John Knox is a Google School and all students from Junior Kindergarten - Grade 8 are taught to use technology to enhance learning. Teachers use Google Classroom, SMART boards, email, student devices, Chrome books and a well-equipped media centre to enhance the school’s educational program. Students are taught digital citizenship and given opportunities to explore coding and animation software. We use computers to help us teach students to solve problems, to find information and organize this into meaningful presentations, and to collaborate with others. Students are encouraged to use computers in a way that leads them to develop their gifts to the best of their ability so they can be and become the persons God intends them to be.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What JKCS says: Our program is a mix of fitness, sports development and cooperative games designed to improve gross motor skills. We offer same-gender gym for grades 7 & 8.


    Religious Education 11 to 25% of curriculum
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What JKCS says: Students in Grades K-6 use Bible curriculum provided by Christian Schools International. Students in grades 7 & 8 also incorporate units from Prairie Association of Canada. All students start the day with devotions in their classrooms, Students have 2-3 Bible classes each week. In additional to classroom instruction, there are monthly Chapels based on a school theme and led by a local pastor. Our Christian worldview is woven through all subjects and relationships at John Knox.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 5 Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 5 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 6 Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity

    What JKCS says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    69 % of Our Kids' schools use a traditional approach for sex and health education

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What JKCS says: Our curriculum for sex-ed is taught from a Christian worldview using curriculum developed by Christian Schools International.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What JKCS says: JKCS is a place where students live joyfully and celebrate the excitement of learning. We provide a stimulating, rich and safe environment in which children can develop spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically. Each child is recognized as a unique individual, and is encouraged to learn about and experience the things of God's world, to discover and develop his/her talents and to interact with others in a caring, Christian manner. Our kindergarten programs are a balance of investigation, exploration, guided practice, and explicit instruction. Our Junior and Senior Kindergarten students enjoy numerous engaging activities that integrate learning with real life contexts.


    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What JKCS says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What JKCS says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Spiritual, Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Spiritual
    Individuals with inner resourcefulness, strong faith, and respect for God or a higher power.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What JKCS says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    JKCS provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What JKCS says: At John Knox the Special Education Resource Teacher develops a Student Profile or an Individual Education Plan for exceptional students in collaboration with the classroom teacher. These documents serve as the educational plan for the student. John Knox welcomes the enrolment of all students depending on the level of support needed, the commitment of the parents to our program, and the resources available.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • What JKCS says: At John Knox the Special Education Resource Teacher develops a Student Profile or an Individual Education Plan for exceptional students in collaboration with the classroom teacher. These documents serve as the educational plan for the student. John Knox welcomes the enrolment of all students depending on the level of support needed, the commitment of the parents to our program, and the resources available.


    Gifted Learner Support Dedicated class; in-class adaptations

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: This information is not currently available.

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What JKCS says: This information is not currently available.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 8, John Knox Christian School - Brampton students perform an average of 45 mins of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    JKCS15 mins15 mins15 mins15 mins15 mins30 mins30 mins30 mins45 mins45 mins
    Site Average5 mins7 mins16 mins18 mins24 mins29 mins34 mins40 mins53 mins58 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered gradesJK to 8
    Prose (narrative)-based feedbackJK to 8
    Academic achievement reportingJK to 8
    Habits and behaviour reportingJK to 8
    Parent-teacher meetingsJK to 8

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesJKSK12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
    Lunch recessAmount 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

    What JKCS says: This information is not currently available.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

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    What JKCS says:
    • JKCS Girls Senior Volleyball team won both of their Christian School Tournaments, and advanced to the Board Finals in the Peel Separate System!
    • JKCS students represented the school very well at the Peel Separate School Cross Country meet! See our Facebook page for details :)

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Animation
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Dance Club
      Debate Club
      Environmental Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Outdoor Education
      Robotics club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
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    Day$11,950
    What JKCS says: John Knox has a competitive, graduated family rate. We offer part time junior and senior kindergarten programs for families not looking for full time. Part time JK (3 days per week) - $7,400; Part time SK (4 days per week) - $9,700 Our full time, all inclusive tuition rates are as follows: 1 child - $11,950; 2 children - $14,900; 3 children - $16,200; $500 for each additional child.

    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: JK to 8
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid15%
    Average aid package size$1,500
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid15%
    Total aid available$33,000

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline

    More information:
    www.bramptonjkcs.org

    Application Details:

    Please contact Karen Piccolo at 905 451-3236 ext 123 or [email protected] for more information on the type of assistance offered. The amounts and percentages noted above are for the previous academic year; values change in relation to enrollment and need. Financial assistance is available to full time families, and an application is required. Only single child families are eligible for assistance in their first year of enrollment at John Knox.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 200
    Average enrollment per grade18
    Average class size10 to 24
    Gender (grades)JK to 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

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    Day Enrollment13151124241625211922

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview1 - 8
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)1 - 8
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What JKCS says:

    Our registration process includes completion of the registration forms and submission of proof of birth and immunization records, along with a $500 deposit. This deposit is non-refundable unless admission is denied by John Knox, but is not an extra cost, so will be deducted from your first year's tuition payments. Upon receipt of the paperwork, we will schedule an assessment, and following that, book an admissions meeting as the final step. Our tuition fees include textbooks, notebooks, and rental of musical instruments for grades 5 - 8.

     

     

     



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    95%

    Type of student John Knox Christian School - Brampton is looking for: John Knox welcomes all Christian families seeking a strong, faith based education in a caring environment to apply for our program. Our admission process includes academic assessment or a class visit (kindergarten) to ensure that we understand and are prepared to meet the unique needs of each student.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeJKSK12345678
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    9 (95%)10 (95%)6 (95%)9 (95%)5 (95%)5 (95%)8 (95%)1 (95%)5 (95%)6 (95%)

    Notable Alumni

    highlights
    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Jim Veltman 1980 James "Scoop" Veltman, a former lacrosse player who played for the Toronto Rock (captain for 10 seasons). Veltman won three championships with the Bandits and five more with the Rock.

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Blessed Through JKCS

    Our family has been truly blessed by the being part of the John Knox community. Our son (Grade 2) has received attentive teaching both in regards to his academic and athletic abilities, as well as direction in his character growth and formation as a young man. The opportunities to serve and participate in community are what make this school so unique. The John Knox community faithfully lives out Christian values by consistently demonstrating love, kindness, and generosity in the classroom, within the community and through outreach opportunities in our world. Supporting this school has given our family a greater appreciation of what a Christ led community can be. We are grateful for the impact this school is having on our lives and we are deeply blessed by the way the community joins together to support one another.  Esther and Rob

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    Flourishing!

    “My kids have been well supported and encouraged to flourish in their gifts, whether that’s in music, sports or academics. And now, I see that they have prepared my daughter well for her high school experience and we feel good about the next phase of her education thanks to the foundation laid by JKCS. And if that wasn’t enough, John Knox gave us as parents a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the community, and ultimately our children’s education. We have watched our kids and their classmates grow into wonderful children of God, enriched in His faith, and supported by brilliant, caring staff. We too have made everlasting friendships along the way, that have blessed our lives for the better. Thank you John Knox, for exceeding our expectations on academics, on faith-based learning, and for building a solid foundation of His love in our children; blessings!” Jody Keats, Parent at JKCS

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    So Happy With JKCS!

    “Our children (grades 1 and 5) are really enjoying the school. They have made friends quickly. They look forward to going to school each day. They love learning about God and taking part in prayers and songs to praise him. As parents we like the small school size and the fact that our girls can see each other throughout the day. The dance classes and hot lunches are a nice bonus, too!” Karen and Adrian, Parents at JKCS

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    In the News

    News

    May 8, 2017 - John Knox Brampton Celebration of Learning Event!

    Staff and students are gearing up for our annual Celebration of Learning event this Thursday evening!! ...



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    Associations
    • The Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools (OACS) Associations
    • Christian Schools International (CSI) Associations


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