The regions Brampton Christian School offers busing from are:
Additional notes: We offer busing as an optional service to the surrounding areas.
How we see Brampton Christian School
How Brampton Christian School sees itself
"Kids learn best in a setting that is caring and structured. Our teachers are certified, innovative, and passionate about their students and learning. Our academic program is accountable and effective, refined over the past 40+ years and delivered in a Christ-centered environment. Our facilities are modern, well-designed, and inspiring, rising from the fields on 65 acres at the end of Hwy #410 on the edge of Caledon. "
"Our Christian faith inspires and underlies our commitment to excellence.
We plan, teach, assess, communicate, and reflect with excellence because we are motivated to represent Christ well to our students.
Our teachers are our greatest strength; engaged, life-long learners themselves, they are positive, encouraging, and love their vocation! They collaborate excitedly with one another, dialogue incessantly about learning, and model collegial and inspiring relationship for our students."
"Families share that they choose our school for:
- a caring, Christian, environment;
- a high academic standard and track-record of success at the post-secondary level;
- a structured, safe, and encouraging atmosphere;
- an administration that is engaged and active in resolving discipline issues promptly and effectively;
- teachers that are committed to their child’s flourishing beyond just academics."
"Families will be pleased to discover the value of having a cross-divisional school that goes from JK all the way up to Grade 12. Although separated into different wings of the school, students in various divisions will share the same frame of reference and there is a sense of security in that. Curricular and extra-curricular cross-divisional activities create a wonderful familial rapport among students, staff, parents, and even grandparents."
"The fact that our teaching staff all share a fairly unified Christian worldview is sometimes undervalued, though it provides the foundation of our communal teaching practice. This worldview emphasizes the student as a thoroughly-loved child or God, capable of growth and change and development, and rich with God-given potential. This is the common lens through which each of our teachers see each student, and a truth to which they are held accountable in their decision-making."
"- The success and character of BCS graduates are the strongest testaments to the quality of our school.
- The Christian faith of our teachers underlies their sincere pursuit of excellence and impact.
- BCS’s land (65+ acres), location (on the Etobicoke Creek), and facilities are sources of inspiration!
- 3 distinct and thriving divisions on 1 campus
- Growing and thriving for more than 45 years"
How people from the school’s community see Brampton Christian School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Andy Cabral, Principal
M.A., B. Ed., OCT, PQP
For those who don’t know him already, here are some things you should know about our Principal, Andy Cabral.
Firstly, you should know he’s got all that ‘academic’ stuff you’d expect! He completed his first degree and teacher-training program at McGill University (Montreal). His Master’s Degree from Middlebury College (USA) also included graduate courses taken on site at Lincoln College, Oxford University (UK). He is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and did his Principal’s Qualification Program at York University (Toronto).
Secondly, he’s got experience! He’s been teaching since 1996 and has experience in public and private schools, both near and as far away as Seoul, South Korea! He’s been a teacher at BCS since 2001 and led the High School division as the Vice-Principal prior to becoming our Principal.
Thirdly, he’s thoroughly invested in BCS! With his wife Annette, a long-time teacher in the Junior High, and 4 kids enrolled at BCS this year from SK up to grade 10, Mr. Cabral is a major stakeholder in this place!
Finally, you should know he has a heart for God and for helping kids of all ages develop a relationship with Him through Christ. His favourite verse is Matthew 5:16— “Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify the Father in heaven.”
Make sure to take the chance to introduce yourself, any time you see him around the school. You may find him in the office, coaching a sports team, leading a Mission trip, directing traffic, or simply chatting with our students!
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
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