475 Keil Dr S, Chatham, ON N7M 6L8



International Program

Chatham Christian School welcomes students from around the world. By introducing International students into our school we can provide a wonderful opportunity for cross-cultural understanding to develop among our students. International students bring their own experiences, insights, cultural expressions and perspectives that will enrich the school’s culture.

Chatham Christian School is a private school that offers elementary education at the Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 levels, and secondary education from Grade 9 to 12. Graduates of CCS receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma through the Ministry of Education. To receive this diploma a student must complete at least 30 credits, pass the standardized provincial literacy test and complete the required number of volunteer hours. Students planning to attend university will require at least six university/college level preparation courses in their senior level of studies.

CCS offers small classes taught by a caring, knowledgeable faculty who emphasize character and Christian morality. We also offer an extensive co-curriculum program with opportunities that include band, choir, art, athletics and various clubs. International students are provided with the same high quality instruction and support services available to our resident students during the school year.

In addition to this, international students will receive one on one ESL (English as a Second Language) tutoring to not only help them improve their English, but to provide extra assistance with their homework and class assignments. This individual tutoring has helped our International students be successful in their studies in order to gain acceptance in university.

The CCS International Education Program provides homestay placements for international students who are not living with a parent.

The school year runs from the beginning of September until the end of June, with the secondary school year divided into two semesters – September to January, and February to June.

Application Process

Applications for the upcoming school year are now being accepted. A student applying to the International Student Program must submit the following:

  1. Complete the International Student Application

  2. Copy of school records for the past two years

  3. Photocopy of passport.

A Conditional Letter of Acceptance from Chatham Christian School will be issued once a student is accepted into the International Student Program. The official Letter of Acceptance, which is required to apply for a Student Visa, will be issued after a deposit is received by Chatham Christian School.

 The tuition and program related expenses must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to the start of the program.

 For any further questions, feel free to contact Chatham Christian School by calling 519-352-4980 or by emailing Ken VanMinnen at kenvanminnen@chathamchristian.ca

475 Keil Dr S, Chatham, ON N7M 6L8