Welcome to CCS
Imagine a school where everyone is working together to encourage the students to Believe, Learn and Grow, not only academically, but spiritually as well. The integration of faith in every aspect of our program is the cornerstone at Calgary Christian School. It is the key to expressing our distinctiveness, vitality and character as an Alternative Program within the Palliser School Division.
With the support of the home and the encouragement of the church, Calgary Christian School strives to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where faith is integrated into every facet of education to guide students as they develop their gifts. At CCS, we believe in developing the whole child and providing the tools for each to be successful as they discover their place in God’s world.
In 1954, a group of parents formed the Calgary Society for Christian Education, which led to the opening of Calgary Christian School (CCS) in 1963. The sense of community at CCS has always been a strong and unique feature of the school. We welcome parent involvement in countless ways, from making recommendations on parent-directed advisory councils to contributing directly in the classrooms. The partnership between home and school is deeply valued at Calgary Christian.
Thanks to many prayers, strong leadership and faithful vision, Calgary Christian School today offers classes from Preschool to Grade 12 to more than 825 students, representing families from more than 100 denominationally diverse churches.
Our students are encouraged to live out our vision of "God's Children Making the World a Better Place" in a variety of ways. Whether in cross-graded groups at the Elementary Campus where students work and learn together, or the High School Leadership and Construction classes serving in Belize, Central America, students are shown that they can personally live out their faith and make a difference in their school, their communities and their world.
We are dedicated to providing our students with the experiences and tools they need to produce outstanding academic outcomes in every discipline we teach, and to continually encourage our students to strive for their personal best in everything they do.
Excellence at Calgary Christian is about developing the whole person. Our programming is based on the Five Pillars of Excellence - intellectual, artistic, emotional, social and physical - each of these pillars is infused with our intentional integration of faith. A full description of these pillars and our Educational Vision and Philosophy can be found by clicking on the link on the left.