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Carmel New Church School

Grades JK TO Gr. 8 — Kitchener, ON (MAP)

Carmel New Church School:

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  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    7 — 12 students
  • Tuition
    $2,000 to 5,000/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    60 day students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 40 Chapel Hill Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2R 1N2 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Carmel New Church School

The Christian programming and curriculum offered at Carmel New Church School educates kids holistically while protecting their innocence and promoting spiritual and academic growth. This small, peaceful school runs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 and prides itself on cultivating the development of unique talents, creativity, and high academic achievement. Extracurricular activities include musical theatre, choir, the school newspaper, photography, and a wide range of sports. Staff share the belief that a happy and productive life begins by developing an affirmative outlook toward God and through charitable conduct with one another. These values are reflected in the school’s programs and ensure that it provides a cohesive community in which kids learn, play, and form close and lasting friendships.

School's Perspective

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How Carmel New Church School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Established in 1892, Carmel New Church School offers a century of experience in a modern facility and rural campus. Our Christian school educates children holistically, protects their innocence, and promotes spiritual and academic growth. Customized programs inspire and support the development of unique talents, creativity, and high academic achievement. We believe that a happy and productive life begins by developing an affirmative outlook towards God and through charitable conduct with one another."

  • Ontario Curriculum enriched with Christian values
  • Low Teacher-to-Student ratios for more personalized teaching
  • Weekly Chapel services and daily worship in the classroom
  • Classes capped at 12
  • Ample greenspace for outdoor learning opportunities
  • Forest Playground with outdoor classrooms space, and nature inspired playspaces
  • Individual Laptops from 1-8
  • Part time Kindergarten program
  • Experienced, passionate, professional teachers
  • Supportive, connected community

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Our school seeks to provide a spiritual overlay to all the learning that takes place. Each day includes worship, and each subject is infused with Christian principles. Teachers and staff, working together with parents, can explore the ways that God would have students conduct themselves. Education for usefulness is a core theme."

What tradeoffs has your school made to serve families in this way?

"At Carmel New Church School, our commitment to core values drives intentional tradeoffs to serve families effectively. One significant tradeoff is prioritizing personalized learning over uniformity. While uniformity streamlines some aspects, personalized learning meets unique needs, fostering deeper engagement. We prioritize creativity over strict discipline, nurturing well-rounded individuals adaptable to change. Emphasizing classical education may reduce technology integration, but it builds critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These tradeoffs prioritize individual growth, creativity, and timeless wisdom. We value transparency to empower families in educational choices."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Parents choose us because of the faith-based curriculum that teaches loving the Lord and the neighbour on a daily basis. They see their child benefit from the personalized attention that comes with small class sizes and they develop closer relationships with their peers."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Since we are a Christian school, we encourage students to follow the Lord’s Word, We teach students to love and respect our Creator and all His gifts to us, including nature and one another. We believe in providing quality education and using that education to serve the Lord and our neighbours."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Since the school backs onto fields and forest, classes are often taken outside to learn and see their lessons in action. We are currently developing some of our outdoor space for outdoor classrooms and nature-based playspaces, as well as a garden area."

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Carmel New Church School

Written reviews of Carmel New Church School


Parent, Aishwarya Balan (2024)

JK (current) — My son loves his school. When he wakes up Saturday morning he is so disappointed that school is not ...


Alumnus, Ayla Van Der Meulen (2024)

JK to Gr. 8 — My best school experiences were at Carmel New Church School. The maximum class size I was in was ten...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Steph Kuhl, Principal

I believe in educating the heart as well as the mind. Through lessons from the Word and a caring, supportive Christian community, we give students a strong foundation to build quality character. We take advantage of our spacious grounds to take learning beyond the classroom and keep children engaged.

I am thankful to be part of CNCS and for the opportunity to teach and help children grow into themselves. As principal, I work closely with passionate educators and loving parents to ensure students’ needs are met and that they are given the best opportunities to encourage their talents.


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