Do you need to be a Christian to come to BCS?
Yes, we ask that at least one parent has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Are BCS teachers Christians?
All BCS staff members must demonstrate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and subscribe to the Statement of Faith of the Bearspaw Christian School Society while they are employees of the school.
Does BCS follow the Alberta Education Programs of Study?
Yes, Bearspaw Christian School teaches the essential concepts and skills required by Alberta Education. We are recognized by Alberta Education as an accredited private school. Our graduating students receive an Alberta Education diploma.
How does BCS integrate Christian faith into the curriculum?
Bearspaw Christian School uses a discipleship-based education model that is so much more than just curriculum. Every subject is taught from a Christian worldview linking faith to every aspect of learning and life. We are answering the deepest questions students are asking through a biblical, age-appropriate approach.
Are there membership or registration fees for new families?
Every parent who has a student enrolled at Bearspaw Christian School automatically becomes a member of the Bearspaw Christian School Society. The Board of Directors has currently set the membership fee at no cost for families.
Are new families required to pay a capital fee?
Yes, there is a $5,000 Capital Fee required for all new families. This fee is is divided into a $2,500 Refundable Bond (returned at the time your student graduates or withdraws from BCS) and a $2,500 non refundable Capital Fee. This fee is used to assist BCS with capital costs associated with buildings and facilities. We do not pay interest on the bond.
New families are also required to pay a non-refundable Administration Fee as part of the admissions process. Learn more about Bearspaw Christian School’s application process.
Does BCS offer childcare outside of standard school hours?
Yes, Bearspaw Christian School has a licensed, accredited Out of School Care (OSC) Program with after-school workshop options. The OSC Program is open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays. Learn more about Bearspaw Christian School’s OSC Program.
What are the ages/cutoff dates for admissions into JK/SK?
Bearspaw Christian School accepts Junior/Senior Kindergarten students once they meet the following ages/cut-off dates, and receive a positive readiness assessment during an observation day, which is scheduled prior to admission.
Must be 4 by December 31
Must be 5 by December 31
What are the expectations around volunteering?
Learn more about Bearspaw Christian School’s Volunteering Information & Expectations.