CCS is independent of any government funding. Our school is funded through a family tuition plan and through donations. As a registered charity, a portion of the tuition paid to CCS may qualify for an official receipt for income tax purposes. The CCS office calculates the amount eligible using a formula based on Canada Revenue Agency regulations. The actual amount of the receipt that can be issued depends upon individual family situations and the financial costs of providing education as reported on the annual audited financial statements. Receipts are issued in February following the close of the previous calendar year.
It is our desire to help every family who would like their children to attend a Christian school. Through donations and fundraising we are able to support a Tuition Assistance Fund that can provide financial assistance when needed. Contact the school for more information.
CCS provides bus service, at an extra cost, for those families who desire it. While we try to be somewhat flexible with the bus routes we cannot guarantee front door pick up.
Chatham Christian School (CCS) uses the Ontario ministry of education’s guidelines for curriculum scope and sequence but the specific content may differ. This means that CCS follows the overarching guidelines but not necessarily for each specific lesson. We work in conjunction with Edvance Christian Schools, Christian Schools International as well as curriculum from publishing companies to provide quality curriculum in each subject area. We strive to meet, or exceed, the ministry standard; however, in areas that relate to societal norms and practices, CCS teaches from a distinctly Biblical perspective.
CCS is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, and our high school is inspected on a bi-annual basis by the Ministry. Our students follow the curriculum mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Education, which is uniquely filtered through a Christian worldview. Students graduating from the high school receive the province’s Ontario Secondary School Diploma. In addition, all high school students take two Bible courses as well as selections from Our World and Our Society course groups, leading to the CCHS diploma.
No. CCS is an independent, non-denomination Christian school with students from over 30 churches enrolled.
CCS is an independent entity that is operated by the Calvin Christian School Society of Chatham and governed by a Board of Directors who are elected from supporting parent and community members.
CCS is a uniformed school. There is some variety within the uniform but it is the expectation that all students are fully in uniform each day.