King’s provides young people with a well-rounded education that emphasizes excellence in languages, mathematics and sciences, and Biblical and world studies.
In equipping the students for university, college or the workforce, we provide a technology-rich environment where computers are essential learning tools. Complementing the core subjects are a range of fine arts courses and an extensive extracurricular program to encourage participation in athletic endeavours, music, theatre arts, student leadership and other areas of interest.
Students sign The King’s Student Charter (PDF) upon admission to King’s Christian Collegiate. It is our goal that all students and staff respect each other as they perform their work from day to day.
Research & Development
Weekly research and development sessions facilitate collegial dialogue among faculty members, where the emphasis is on the development of teacher expertise and the building and refining of skills.
The best predictor for student success is the expertise of skilled teachers who are committed to the wellbeing of their students. The weekly Research and Development sessions at King’s provide a time and place for teachers to deepen their expertise and sharpen their skills – skills that have far-reaching implications for students and school culture. Teaching is a complex, ever-evolving paradigm. There is a dynamic of growth that draws people together into an ethos of collegial vibrancy when teachers talk to teachers from week to week about their own learning and best practices for working with students. So, when someone asks, “What is the single most important activity you do at King’s to stay on your core task?” the answer is simple – Friday morning Research and Development.
The Learning Commons is staffed by educational experts who are equipped to help students in using appropriate strategies and support to reach their academic goals. After a review of the student’s academic history, discussions with parents and in some cases, input from professionals who have been involved in the student’s learning, services are offered according to the needs of the student.
New courses often involve using skills, techniques and information that can be challenging. The Learning Strategist, Ms. Audrey McGregor, works through these challenges with students, teachers and parents to find solutions, such as setting up support structures from teachers, providing help with learning skills, setting up an individual learning program, arranging learning accommodations, arranging alternative resources, and providing a quiet place to work. While some needs are addressed quickly, others call for long-term support. The ultimate goal is that each student will work towards fully independent learning.