Established in 1932, Niagara Christian Collegiate boasts a unique, family-like environment, making it a peaceful, friendly and nurturing home for local and international students. NCC prepares students for life success by shaping character, building intellect, and instilling self-discipline. Students in grades 6 through 12 are surrounded by enthusiastic teachers who clearly communicate course content integrating faith, values, and knowledge, preparing students to serve each other, the community, and the world.
Learning at Niagara Christian Collegiate during COVID-19
What learning looks like now: Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara Christian Collegiate's administration, faculty, and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students successfully completed their school year, stayed connected to our school community, and continue to feel greatly supported in their overall health and well-being. We are proud of our students' efforts, achievements, and resilience during those challenging months.
During the summer, NCC’s administration, faculty members, and Health Centre staff have been researching, planning, preparing, and ultimately focussing on how they could bring all of our students back to school in-person, everyday, in a way that was both safe and effective.
We have developed a comprehensive plan for the health and safety of everyone on campus, and are ready for the doors to re-open. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students to campus. We are prepared to make this school year one where our students can continue to thrive - in spite of Covid-19!
Click on the link below for more detailed information on Niagara Christian Collegiate’s “Return to School Plan”.
Gr. 6 - Gr. 12
Can boarders live on-campus? Yes
What Niagara Christian Collegiate says: NCC is moving forward with a model of learning that sees each high school student engaged in one course at a time, allowing
for a robust learning experience, full-week in-person classes for all students, authentic engagement with peers, the safest experience of school for a student or a teacher, and also a manageable, meaningful model of education for learners who need to engage remotely.
Middle school students will be cohorted by class, and they will have dedicated classroom spaces, and already small class sizes.
The NCC gymnasium hosts a number of tournaments each year.
NCC offers separate state of the art fitness rooms for boys and girls
NCC students showcase their talent every year at Red Ribbon Arts Festival.
We won first place!!
Music is an important part of our curriculum at NCC
The NCC campus has received several awards from Communities in Bloom!
Niagara Christian Collegiate enjoys beautiful views of the Niagara River situated just minutes from the thundering waters of Niagara Falls.
A beautiful fall day on campus!
NCC Girls Dorm
NCC Boys Dorm Lounge
NCC partners with Safari Niagara
NCC Student Services Centre
Our girls enjoy the private fitness facilities at NCC
NCC provides several quiet and comfortable Study Hall locations throughout the campus.
Our chefs prepare meals that reflect our multicultural campus! Yummy foods from around the world!
Insider Reviews and Perspectives
Our Take: Niagara Christian Collegiate
Niagara Christian Collegiate can be a bit deceiving, at least at first glance. The setting is rural, with the nearest community of size being Niagara Falls to the north. The Niagara Parkway—the route through which NCC is accessed—is a sleepy, scenic drive along the eastern edge of the Niagara peninsula. The campus, for anyone driving by, can seem sympathetically sleepy, a world away from the hustle of urban life. Which, to some extent, it is. What you don’t see—and perhaps what even locals don’t accurately grasp—is the breadth and the diversity of the academic programs as well as the school’s student population. Half are international students, arriving from as close as the US to as far afield as Japan and Tunisia. The curriculum has a similar breadth, and the goal of the school is to deliver a comprehensive, international education through the lens of Christian values. The ideal student is one who is interested in all of that: growing within their faith and gaining a sense of their place in the world alongside peers of a like mind.
Niagara Christian Collegiate - School Parent Video - 2022
In this Perspective:
00:59 - What was the process like for choosing this school?
04:02 - How has your child responded to being at this school?
05:10 - What does your child appreciate most about this school?
06:10 - As a parent, what do you appreciate most about this school?
07:15 - Was there anything that surprised you about this school?
08:41 - How are the school's values put into practice?
11:55 - What is the typical family like at this school?
13:13 - Is there something your child has done at this school that they are proud of?
14:37 - What has your experience with teachers and administration been like?
17:10 - What are the three biggest reasons why a family should choose this school?
17:47 - What advice would you give to new families searching for a school?
Niagara Christian Collegiate - School Alumni Video - Takeshi Y - 2022
In this Perspective:
00:38 - What did you appreciate the most about this school?
01:19 - What do you feel differentiates this school from others?
04:58 - If this school were a person, what are three personality traits it would have?
05:09 - What connects the students at this school?
07:48 - What do you believe the school’s values are?
09:53 - What would students and families find surprising about this school?
12:05 - How do you think your experience at this school has shaped who you are today?
14:09 - How could your experience have been better?
15:29 - How has your perspective of the school evolved over time?
17:17 - What are three reasons for recommending this school to other families?
19:16 - What would you say to prospective parents about this school?
21:10 - What advice do you have for new students?
Niagara Christian College - Ourkids Insider Perspective - Alumni 2021
In this Perspective:
Scott Sutherland is a fifth-generation graduate from Niagara Christian Collegiate in 2015. He has then completed a 5-year co-op degree in civil engineering. The impact of the school still runs deep with him and his family.
01:20 - What Scott appreciates the most about Niagara Christian Collegiate
02:35 - The uniqueness of Niagara Christian Collegiate
03:40 - Niagara Christian Collegiate’s personality
04:21 - The general traits that describe a student
05:30 - The school’s implicit values
06:32 - A school full of diverse experiences
07:50 - The school’s lasting impact
09:05 - Room for improvement
10:11 - Scott’s shift in perspective
11:14 - Reasons to attend the school
12:54 - Tips for prospective families when considering the school
13:54 - Scott’s advice for new students
Niagara Christian Collegiate - Our Kids Insider Perspective: Alumni
In this Perspective:
1:27 What have you been up to since graduating from Niagara Christian College?
2:19 What would a resume of your experience at Niagara Christian College look like?
3:45 How did Niagara Christian College influence your choice of post secondary study?
4:48 What is your proudest moment from Niagara Christian College
5:28 Why did your family choose Niagara Christian College?
6:19 What did you appreciate most about attending Niagara Christian College?
7:54 What differentiates Niagara Christian College from other schools?
8:52 What characteristics would you choose to describe Niagara Christian College?
11:57 What are the highest values Niagara Christian College practices?
12:34 What do you think students and their families would find surprising about the school?
14:13 What is the typical Niagara Christian College student like?
16:23 How has Niagara Christian College shaped who you are today?
17:54 What would you change about Niagara Christian College?
19:20 How has your perspective on Niagara Christian College evolved over time?
20:40 What are three reasons why you would recommend Niagara Christian College?
23:16 What advice do you have for a family considering Niagara Christian College?
24:50 What advice do you have for a newly enrolled student at Niagara Christian College?
Q&A Roundtable Niagara Christian Collegiate - Admissions Pathway 2020
In this Perspective:
5:49 - What an alumni appreciated most about his time at the school
7:26 - How Niagara Christian Collegiate differs from other schools
9:28 - One thing to change for the better at the school
11:16 - The most surprising thing about the school
13:26 - How international parents have found the school
16:25 - Advice for new students
19:31 - The school's personality
25:26 - Reasons to choose the school and how it did or did not met expectations
30:17 - The biggest impact of the school on students
34:51 - What students have to say about the school
Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Curriculum approach at NCC: Traditional
NCC has a Traditional approach to Curriculum (as opposed to Liberal Arts, Progressive, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf approach).
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Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.
Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net
Traditional - 15%   Liberal arts - 17%   Progressive - 17%   Montessori - 17%   Reggio Emilia - 17%   Waldorf - 17%
What NCC says: As a school community, NCC supports students as they pursue academic growth and achievement in preparation for post secondary education. This preparation begins in our middle school program which offers a unique combination of discovery and inquiry-based learning alongside more traditional approaches in mathematics and language. This combination prepares students exceptionally well to transition into NCC's more traditional secondary school. NCC is focussed on providing our students with every opportunity for success and this success-centric approach is integral to our program. High expectations for learning are placed upon students and this is accompanied by a high level of support by our caring, dedicated, and enthusiastic faculty.
The process approach to teaching beginner writing aims to get students writing “real things” as much as possible and as soon as possible. The goal is to create the right environmental conditions to encourage a love of writing and a motivation to write well. With children invested in the writing process -- through assignments children find meaningful -- students are then given feedback on how they can improve.
What NCC says: "Education is the key to success for young students. As an educator, we motivate students by ascertaining their educational strengths and abilities and discovering what truly inspires them. We intend to create a stimulating learning environment that encourages a community of learners, while fostering individual confidence in each student in order for all students to reach their full potential. Students learn best when actively engaged in lessons and provided with multiple instructional modalities. When students make connections to past experiences they will not only retain information longer, but they will also master material and become more confident with their own abilities.
Anthony Haughton, NCC Middle School Lead Teacher
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.
Teaching approach: It is the goal of the science department here at NCC to engage every student through inquiry and problem-based learning. There is no better way for a student to become passionate about science than to engage in hands-on trial and error. In our science curriculum, we employ a healthy mix of written problem solving and practical investigations.
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.
Literature at schools on OurKids.net
Traditional - 34%   Social justice - 33%   Equal balance - 33%
What NCC says: Literature students are encouraged to engage with texts using active reading and listening strategies and to respond to texts critically and reflectively. Students are taught to use the terminology of various genres to consider how a text's formal features are used to communicate meaning. When communicating in writing, students consider rhetorical situation to write for specific purposes and audiences. Students develop their oral communication and presentation skills through small-group and seminar-style discussions. An important emphasis on critical thinking and analysis means that students learn to trust their own thinking and consider texts from multiple perspectives to develop and defend their arguments.
Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
What NCC says: Our PBL program is a hybrid of all three approaches combined. With a focus on 21st-century learning skills communication, collaboration and critical thinking students engage in authentic learning projects where they take on the roles of historians, geographers, and scientists working to solve real-world problems. Students in our program are challenged to take on leadership roles and creatively present curricular content through authentic learning exercises.
What NCC says: The humanities help us understand others through their languages, histories, and cultures. They foster social justice and equality. And they reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual, and intellectual sense of the world. The humanities teach empathy. And finally, the humanities encourage us to think creatively. They teach us to reason about being human and to ask the important questions about our world.
The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
What NCC says: All students can become successful language learners who appreciate the value of learning a second or additional language. Students can use the international language to communicate and interact in a variety of social settings. Students learn to appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of foreign languages in the global community. Students will understand the importance of valuing language diversity and of learning another language for personal, professional, and social reasons. All language learners will develop the skills that will enable them to engage in lifelong language learning and cultural exploration for personal growth and for active participation in society.
What NCC says: At Niagara Christian Collegiate the visual arts and music programs play an integral role on campus.
The visual arts program focuses on the refinement of students artistic skills and knowledge in the visual arts. At NCC we try to encourage students to work through the creative process while exploring different media and giving students several creative opportunities. We have our own arts council which has been involved in several competitions, juried art shows, and National Youth Arts Week.
The music program focuses on developing well-rounded musicians who can sight-read, improvise and compose. The program offers instruction in winds, brass, percussion, piano and vocal. Annually, we present two showcase concerts and compete in local competitions. Our new facility offers four soundproof practise rooms where students can practise their own music and collaborate with friends.
A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.
Computers and Technology at schools on OurKids.net
Heavy integration - 33%   Light integration - 34%   Medium integration - 33%
What NCC says: In Computer Science, students are able to explore how computers play a major part in 21st Century life. They begin in Grade 10 with understanding and "building" computers as well as learning the societal impacts of using computers for various activities. Our Grade 11 curriculum focuses on programming Robots while gaining experience programming in "C". The Grade 12 curriculum integrates what they have learned in the past and moves forward to understanding a new programming language, "C#".
What NCC says: The physical education department at Niagara Christian Collegiate equips you as a student to embrace and articulate a Christian perspective of physical activity and stewardship of the body that enables lifelong service to God. At NCC, physical education is based on the vision that the knowledge and skills students acquire in the program will benefit them throughout their lives and enable them to thrive by helping them develop physical and health literacy. Physical Education allows a student to acknowledge God's amazing creation of the human body and encourages continuous development and a commitment to lead healthy, active lives that glorify God.
Sex and health education approach at NCC: Not Ontario curriculum
NCC has a Not Ontario curriculum approach to Sex and health education (as opposed to Follows provincial curriculum approach).
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The sex education curriculum does NOT follow the provincial one taught in public schools - either in terms of structure, pacing, focus, and/or tone.
Sex and health education at schools on OurKids.net
Does not follow prrovincial curriculum - 50%   Follows provincial curriculum - 50%
Approach to sex and health education: Fairly value-based
NCC has a approach Fairly value-based (as opposed to Mostly value-neutral approach).
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Sex 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 .
NCC has a approach Traditional (as opposed to Progressive approach).
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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.
What NCC says: At NCC, we believe that sexuality is a function of our bodies, minds, and souls. Therefore, for sexuality to be taught correctly, it must be taught within the context of a Biblically holistic approach. Our teachings are developmentally appropriate and addressed with sensitivity and respect for individual differences. NCC equips students with the knowledge to make sound decisions about matters affecting their health and well-being with Christ-centric teachings.
This refers to the rate at which students move through the curriculum (e.g., topics, textbook material, skills, etc.). Curriculum pace is often defined in comparison to provincial standards.
Curriculum Pace approach at NCC: Standard-enriched
NCC has a Standard-enriched approach to Curriculum Pace (as opposed to Accelerated, Student-paced approach).
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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.
Through the collective mindset of teachers, administrators, students, and parents, each school develops and maintains its own academic culture. This generally relates to the norms and expectations created around academic performance. Many parents look to private schools because they want a specific type of culture. Some want a rigorous environment that will elevate their child to new heights. Others want a nurturing environment that will help their child develop a passion for learning.
Academic Culture approach at NCC: Rigorous
NCC has a Rigorous approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Supportive approach).
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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”.
Academic Culture at schools on OurKids.net
Rigorous - 50%   Supportive - 50%
What NCC says: NCC's rigorous academic program is designed to prepare students for success at the post-secondary level. Each year, graduates of our program are not only admitted into competitive university programs but are highly successful within them. While our culture is one of rigour, it is also marked by personal care and attention as each student is supported by faculty to achieve at the highest level possible. Our goal is to ensure that NCC students achieve high standards while cultivating a life-long love of learning and intellectual exploration.
Schools have specific goals regarding how they want their educate and develop their students. This is part of a school's overall philosophy or vision, which is contained in its mission statement. While they tend have several developmental aims, schools tend to priortize certain aims, such as intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, or physical development.
Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
"Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
What NCC says: NCC seeks to develop young men and women who are prepared to excel academically, equipped to live a life of service to others, and empowered with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world.
Schools offer a wide range of approaches and services to support students with special needs. This may include individualized learning, one-on-one support, small classes, resource rooms, and learning aids. These supports may be provided in a number of different environments such as a dedicated special needs school or class, an integrated class, a withdrawal class, or a regular class with resource support or in-class adaptations.
NCC offers Resource Assistance
Students remain in a regular classroom for the whole day, and periodically receive break-out support (individually or in small groups) within the classroom from a qualified special education teacher.
What NCC says about their special need support: NCC is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience to any student regardless of his or her unique circumstances and abilities. The school has a staffed resource department able to offer a full package of accommodations and modifications to a very select number of students per school year. To determine our ability to support your child, please contact our Enrollment office.
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
Language Processing Disorder
This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
Drug and alcohol abuse
This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
Schools support students with gifted or advanced learning abilities in a several ways. Whether they offer a full-time gifted program or part-time support, they normally provide some form of accelerated learning (delivering content at a faster pace) or enrichment (covering content more broadly or deeply). Many schools also offer a wide range of in-class adaptations to support advanced learners, such as guided independent studies, project-based learning, and career exploration.
Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)
Homework is work that's assigned to students for completion outside of regular class time. There's a long-standing debate over homework. Should homework be assigned to school-age children? If so, in what grades? And how much homework should be assigned? In selecting the right school for your child, it's important to look closely at a school's homework policy.
In grade Gr. 12, NCC students perform an average of >2 hours of homework per night.
What NCC says about their flipped classroom policy: This information is not currently available.
While all schools measure individual progress and achievement in students, they have different ways of doing this. For instance, many traditional schools gauge progress through report cards, which give students lettered or numbered grades. Other schools, meanwhile, measure progress in other ways, either in addition to or instead of giving grades. For instance, they may offer prose-based feedback (i.e, comments), academic achievement reporting, habits and behaviour reporting, and parent-teacher meetings. In choosing the right school for your child, take a close look at its policy for measuring the individual progress of students.
While academics remain the priority for most private schools, many also place a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, or clubs. Involvement in extracurriculars helps stimulate students in their studies, makes them more motivated to learn, and can make school more enjoyable and fulfilling. Extracurricular activities can also provide students with a much-needed break from the stresses of academics, while helping them to develop skills and allowing them to take part in valuable social situations.
What NCC says:
Trip to Europe which includes the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Senior Boys Basketball OFSAA bronze champions
Two gold medals won in swimming at SOSSA championships
Women's basketball undefeated during the season. Captured the league and playoff championships.
Boys volleyball won the league and playoff championships.
Competitive sports: 10 Recreational sports: 8
Legend: Competitive offered Recreational offered
Track & Field
Niagara Christian Collegiate offers 13 clubs and extracurricular programs.
This can depend on a number of factors, including the type of school, living arrangements, what’s included in tuition, school location, resources, and facilities. Many private schools in Canada have tuition that ranges between $6,000 and $12,000 a year. While some schools, such as schools which provide room and board, can be more expensive, many of these schools provide ways to defray the costs of tuition. For instance, they may offer merit-based scholarships or needs-based financial aid (often referred to as “bursaries” or “subsidies”).
What NCC says about their tuition: Please contact NCC's enrollment department for further details regarding International Tuition pricing. Please note that Home Stay or Boarding students will pay residential fees of $23,000 which includes health insurance, student fees, meals, room, and board. Email us at: [email protected]
2nd child (sibling)
3rd child (sibling)
4th child (sibling)
Need-based financial aid
Niagara Christian Collegiate does not offer need-based financial aid.
Private schools come in all shapes and sizes. Some larger schools have enrolment numbers in the thousands, while some smaller schools have only a few dozen students. Boarding schools tend to be on the larger side, while alternative schools, such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf, are normally smaller. Besides the overall size of school, there are other important facts you’ll want to know about a school’s enrolment. For instance, here you can learn about a school’s enrolment for separate streams (if they have them), such as day and boarding, its average class size, and its average enrolment per grade.
Gr. 8 to Gr. 12
Gr. 6 to Gr. 12
Average class size
15 to 20
% of international students (total enrolment)
Number of different nationalities within student population
Private schools in Canada have admissions policies. All schools have some required application materials, though these vary between schools. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and exams (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students, either with their parents, on their own, or both. Schools also have different standards and priorities when evaluating student applications, different acceptance rates (which may vary between grade levels), and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, you should find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.
6 - 12
SSAT (out of province)
6 - 12
Boarding students: Rolling Homestay students: Rolling Offer mid-year entry:
This is the percentage of applicants typically accepted into the school. So if 50 students are admitted out of 100 applicants, the school has an overall acceptance rate of 50%.
Student Entry Points
This shows approximately how many openings there are likely to be in each grade in a typical year, as well as the estimated acceptance rate for each grade level.
Day Acceptance (Acceptance rate)
Boarding Acceptance (Acceptance rate)
Homestay Acceptance (Acceptance rate)
Type of student NCC is looking for:
NCC is looking for:
- motivated students who have a desire to succeed in the classroom
- students who are interested in experiencing the richness of cultural diversity that our campus offers
- athletes, artists, and musicians who want to develop and showcase their talents
Where graduates of a school do their post-secondary studies can be an important factor in choosing a private school. Do you want your child to go to a Canadian university, an Ivy league school in the US, or some other institute? Regardless of your inclinations, take a look at a school’s university placement record, and the services they offer to support university applications and decisions.
Average graduating class size
Students accepted into post-secondary studies upon graduation
Percentage of students who attend post-secondary institutions outside of Canada
Students who attended a Ivy+ school
Number of students in the past 5 years that that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)
Niagara Christian Collegiate Graduates’ Post-Secondary Studies:
This information is not currently available.
Aggregate of All Schools’ Post-Secondary Studies:
25% - Liberal Arts and Sciences 25% - Engineering and Applied Sciences 24% - Business/Commerce 5% - Fine and Performing Arts 14% - Applied Health Sciences 2% - Applied Professional Studies (Post-grad certificate / diploma) 6% - Other
Services Offered to Students
What NCC says:
The Duodecimus is the highest honour given by Niagara Christian Collegiate. It is awarded to the graduate making the most significant contribution to the total life of NCC spiritually and socially, and who achieves exceptional academic standing. This student is required to have participated in at least one major extracurricular activity, and is a strong contributor to school spirit, displaying a positive attitude toward NCC. Josiah was also selected as Salutatorian, and will bring greetings to the commencement audience on behalf of the Class of 2020. Josiah will attend the University of British Columbia to study Nursing.
Daniel was honoured as this year’s Valedictorian, a distinction recognized in a graduate who demonstrates outstanding academic performance, makes a significant contribution to school life, and supports the ideals of Niagara Christian Collegiate. Daniel was also granted the Governor General Medal, which is awarded for academic excellence to the student who achieves the highest average upon graduating from secondary school. This average includes all grade 11 and grade 12 courses. Daniel will pursue studies in Kinesiology at McMaster University.
Over the past 5 years, 99.6% of NCC
graduates were given offers to
94% of our 2020 graduates
attended Canadian post secondary
89% of our 2020
graduates attend top
universities in Ontario
Dr. Sider is the Distinguished Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. A theologian, social activist, and founder of Evangelicals for Social Action.
Dr. E. Morris Sider
Professor Emeritus, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania. Authored or edited over thirty books. From 1978-2012, he served as editor of the journal Brethren in Christ History and Life.
Dr. Henry Regier
Member of the Order of Canada
A steward of the environment, Dr. Henry Regier has contributed to the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes.
Professor emeritus, University of Toronto.
At Niagara Christian Collegiate (NCC), you will experience a rigorous academic program in an environment that is based on models of community and family. Within this caring environment, our mission is to Educate, Equip, and Empower each student.
Our small class sizes and dedicated staff allow each student to experience success intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually as we provide an exceptional education designed to prepare students for success in University and life.
As a Christian community, we believe that each student is uniquely gifted and our staff seek opportunities within our programs to let these gifts shine while also equipping students with the understanding that each of these gifts can, and should be, used to continue the Christian works of healing and restoration in a hurting and broken world.
Upon departure from NCC, whether here for one year or seven, each student will be empowered with the knowledge that they are able to make a difference in the world, to embrace the role they play in ensuring that our communities, local and global, are better off for them having been a member.
I am excited that you are considering our community as your next school. Feel free to connect with us about coming for a visit so you can meet our passionate staff, experience our beautiful 130 acre campus nestled on the banks of the Niagara River, and meet some of our incredible students.
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What schools do graduates go to? The five most popular colleges or universities graduates from Niagara Christian Collegiate attend are: McMaster University, Ryerson University, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo.
When is the application deadline for Niagara Christian Collegiate? The application deadline for boarding students is typically open year-round based on availability. The application deadline for homestay students is typically open year-round based on availability. More application details are available here.
What is the acceptance rate at Niagara Christian Collegiate? The overall acceptance rate at Niagara Christian Collegiate is 85%. This rate varies depending on the grade. More details about acceptance rates per grade are here.
What is the curriculum pace at Niagara Christian Collegiate? Niagara Christian Collegiate has a Standard-enriched approach to curriculum pace (as opposed to Accelerated or Student-paced). Learn more about curriculum pace here.
Does Niagara Christian Collegiate offer busing? Yes
Do students at Niagara Christian Collegiate wear uniforms? Yes
Does Niagara Christian Collegiate offer a hot lunch program? Yes
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