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Kelowna Christian School

   
2870 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 2E3
3285 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 3N4
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Curriculum:
Progressive
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$3,600 to 6,500/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
23 to 25
Enrolment:
Day: 750 (Gr. PS - 12)

School Address
2870 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 2E3
3285 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 3N4

About this school:

highlights

Established in 1978, Kelowna Christian has an outstanding reputation for providing quality, holistic education. Our passion is to create a challenging and engaging environment that nurtures the next generation of leaders to discover their true potential and impact in the local and global community. Our approach to education is transformational – one that strengthens the heart, mind and soul – and values community, discipleship, excellence, integrity, creativity, rigor, perseverance, and real world connections.

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The Our Kids review of Kelowna Christian School

our takeKelowna was founded in a broad evangelical tradition, created to express a set of ideals rather than those of a specific congregation. The academic tradition is strong, and that constitutes a significant draw for the families that enroll. Of course, values do too, including the delivery of the curriculum through the lens of Christian belief. The scriptures and biblical truths form the foundation of the life of the school and the lessons taught here. Students are encouraged to apply their learning through leadership and stewardship within the school community and beyond. The goal, no matter what career path is followed, is to live in service. The ideal student is one who shares the values of the school and who chooses to live through them, and who is able to thrive in a challenging yet eminently rewarding academic atmosphere.



Academics


Curriculum Progressive

Primary Curriculum: Progressive


What Kelowna Christian says: Kelowna Christian exists to educate and inspire our students so that they can be effective, active and engaged servants of Jesus - both in their life at school and in their lives beyond school. Our Design Principles for Teaching and Learning are simple and clear guidelines that facilitate our missionally-centred educational excellence. As Christian educators, these are principles we strive for in our classrooms and throughout our school: student focused, real world connections, commitment to rigor, teacher as designer, and teaching for transformation. Learn more at: www.kcschool.ca/programs/academics

  • 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
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • 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
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • 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 Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education British Columbia curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in British Columbia
    Body parts K K
    Nutrition K K
    Human development K K
    Puberty Gr. 4 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene
    Reproduction
    Pregnancy
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 6 Gr. 6
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Contraception Gr. 6 Gr. 6
    Consent Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Sexual orientation Gr. 6 Gr. 6
    Gender identity Gr. 6 Gr. 6
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 5 Gr. 5
    Bias and stereotyping about sex
    Sexual harassment K K
    Body image issues Gr. 4 Gr. 4
    Mental illness Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Social justice and diversity

    What Kelowna Christian 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 Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

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

    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

    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 Kelowna Christian says: Learn more about our Preschool program here: www.kcschool.ca/schools/preschool Learn more about our Kindergarten program here: www.kcschool.ca/schools/kindergarten


    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 Kelowna Christian says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What Kelowna Christian says: A culture where commitment to rigor,integrity,excellence,perseverance and creativity are encouraged.


    Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Spiritual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

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

    What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

    Mild difficulties

    Kelowna Christian can provide support for mild disablities. Kelowna Christian does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

    • 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

    Gifted Learner Support 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: Acceleration and enrichment (There is an equal emphasis on acceleration and enrichment.)

    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 Kelowna Christian 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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesPSK12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day 1/day No recess No recess No recess
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 40 40 40
    Lunch recessAmount 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 0 0 0

    What Kelowna Christian 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. Recess segmentation: This school segments recesses by grade

    What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.



    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Kelowna Christian says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs offered: None


    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Day (Half day)
     
    K123456789101112
    Day$4,600$5,300$5,700$6,100$6,500
    Day (Half day)$3,600
    What Kelowna Christian says: Tuition discounts available for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th child enrolled by family. Learn more at: www.kcschool.ca/admissions/tuition

    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: K to 12
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid0%
    Average aid package size$0
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid0%
    Total aid available$175,000

    Application Deadline:
    August 31, 2017 Repeats annually

    More information:
    www.kcschool.ca/admissions/financial-assistance

    Application Details:

    This school works with Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). for processing financial applications



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 750
    Average enrollment per grade47
    Average class size23 to 25
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    PSK123456789101112
    Day Enrollment6046494257514954556846532959

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewK - 12
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Kelowna Christian says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

    Type of student Kelowna Christian School is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    00000000000000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size60
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


    Associations

    Associations
    • Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) Associations
    • The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Associations


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