The teaching really is phenomenal, and teachers offer a variety of experiences for different learning types with hands-on in-class experiences, like the kindergarten class raising baby chicks every spring or a market completely driven by students to teach kids business skills in a fun and realistic way. They continue to push students to grow even further right until the very end of their time at OCS, showing the teacher's dedication to each of their students and their individual skill sets. Despite the small nature of the school, the teachers create opportunities for students with all skill sets with creative art classes, gym and sports activities and science fairs. No kid is lost in the system, but they still experience the benefits of a variety of opportunities you get in a larger school.
I am completely content with the quality of teaching that Ottawa Christian School provided. Teachers are knowledgeable about the subjects they teach and are passionate about wanting their students to learn. Students respect them as people in authority; however, teachers are also approachable. They want the best for their students and show this in their genuine care for every individual. Teachers provide helpful feedback on assignments and tests in order to help students improve and get ready for the next part of their school career. After Grade 8, I was more than ready academically to enter high school. The teachers also show their commitment to Christ in their teachings, pointing to Him in all that they teach, no matter the subject. My French teacher instilled in me a love for the language and was the reason I continued taking French all through high school.