At King’s, an atmosphere of collegiality and innovation pervades the bright, open campus where students are encouraged towards excellence. A robust sports program is enhanced by an artificial-turf field, while our 4,000-square foot music conservatory, expansive art studio, beautiful library and soaring atrium provide creative learning and gathering spaces. Two significant dramatic productions and two themed concerts anchor the performing arts calendar. Woven into the fabric of life at King’s is the opportunity to travel the globe on service and cultural discovery trips to destinations such as Indonesia, Europe, New Zealand, Ghana, Israel and the Dominican Republic.
Each year, King’s is among the top-performing schools in Ontario on the standardized literacy test. More than 95% of King’s graduates continue their studies at universities of their choice – McGill, McMaster, UBC, Queen’s, the University of Toronto and others, often on substantial scholarships. Parents and students, teachers and alumni agree that a King’s education is a transforming experience.
We are an independent government-inspected and approved Christian high school in Oakville, Ontario, offering students every opportunity for success in high school and beyond, by providing excellent instruction in a safe and stimulating academic environment. King’s is a charitable organization incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario to establish, maintain and operate a school to provide Christ-centred secondary education. The corporation is governed by a set of by-laws, which were adopted November 8, 1999 and are amended from time to time.
Since opening with 64 students in 2001, King’s has grown to serve 610 students in Grades 9 through 12. Class sizes are limited, with some classes having fewer than 10 students, allowing lively interaction and an ideal opportunity for maximum learning. The student body comprises teens from around the globe, including students from Egypt, Korea, Australia, Jordan, Switzerland, South America and China.
King’s teachers are qualified, certified Christian educators, known for their pioneering spirits, their dedication to their students, their passion for their subject areas and their thorough understanding of differentiated learning processes.
King’s teachers receive 60 hours of instruction annually on integrating teaching skills to meet the needs of today’s diverse learner, resulting in an exemplary skilled team keenly focused on every student’s success. Our staff meets weekly for professional development training to ensure they are equipped with the latest research on quality instruction. Many of our teachers hold a Master’s degree or higher and are trained to teach students to think critically, creatively and inquisitively. They come from a diverse range of countries and denominations, and work harmoniously with one common focus: equipping students for Godly leadership in the marketplace, the church, and their communities.
Athletics, theatre arts, music, visual arts and an enthusiastic Student Council enrich life at King’s. Staff Student Life Coordinators supervise our Prefect Program whereby students are integrated into the community life of King’s from their very first day. Students are encouraged to participate in school-organized and teacher-led mission and cultural trips to such far-off destinations as Greece, Israel, Ghana, Indonesia, France, the Dominican Republic and Brazil.
Our modern 100,000-square foot facility provides a technology-rich environment, with Smart Boards in each of its large classrooms. The expansive gymnasium is sought after for sports tournaments, church gatherings, concerts and community events. The Food Services Department operates a catering and banqueting service on evenings and weekends, and provides healthy, hot meals to staff and students daily.
A vibrant mix of dedicated teachers and energetic students makes for an exciting high school experience for all our students, one that challenges and stimulates, and prepares them for further academic pursuits, for work and for Godly living.
In September 1998, several members of the Halton community were inspired to pray about the possibility of establishing a Christian high school in the area.
After a period of one month, they, along with other like-minded individuals, met and shared what they felt God had laid on their hearts concerning this endeavour.
The result was the striking of a steering committee in January 1999. Parents in seven Christian area schools were surveyed as to their interest in a new high school.
Interest was high. By-laws and a constitution were drawn up by the committee and on April 27, 1999, the constituting meeting of the Halton Region Christian Education Association was held.
Hundreds of families now belong to the association. The membership is diverse in its church denominations, yet united in its desire to provide quality Christian-based secondary school education to its young people.