North Toronto Christian School
|North Toronto Christian School
formerly Page Public School
|255 Yorkland Blvd
North York, Ontario, M2J 1S3, Canada
|Vice principal||Lyne Gagné, Ron Moncur|
|School type||Christian School|
|Grades||Junior Kindergarten - Grade 12|
Founded in 1981, it is the largest independent Christian school in Ontario and one of the largest in Canada.
North Toronto Christian School is a co-educational Christian elementary and high school, not affiliated with any specific church or denomination. The Bible is used as an integral part of the school curriculum and all matters of counselling, discipline, and school life are governed by a commitment to Biblical principles and values.
North Toronto Christian School is a member of ACSI, the Association of Christian Schools International.
The original school on the site is formerly called Page Public School and was closed as an operating school by the former North York Board of Education (later Toronto District School Board) in 1981. Since its inception, the term of the lease was 5 years and was be terminated on July 31, 2011 and was sold to a private owner. Formerly called The Yorkland School, the high school adopted the elementary school's name, North Toronto Christian School, during a merger between the two schools at the beginning of the 2011/2012 school year. 
Traditional Christian values are promoted and integrated into the arts, sciences, physical education, and all aspects of the school program. Dedicated teachers seek to provide guidance and instill a sense of self-worth into students, which is of inestimable value over a lifetime. NTCS promotes the love of God and teaches respect for others, obedience to parents, and non-violent solutions to problems.
NTCS is an interdenominational Christian school that adopts an evangelical worldview in all of its activities. All of the staff are committed evangelical Christians. The staff endeavours to "teach by precept and example" the Christian values upon which this nation was established and which are still very important to Christian families trying to raise their children in a humanistic, pluralistic society. As a staff, every effort is made to support the Christian values that parents are building into their children at home.
It is the school's goal to expose its students to the Biblical principles and truths that should guide their daily lives. NTCS aims not just to educate, but to develop Christ-like character in its students. NTCS differs from many private schools by accepting students with a wide range of academic abilities, not just the top 20%. The school is very proud of the fact that virtually every student finishes high school and moves on to successful post-secondary studies.
International Student Program
North Toronto Christian School offers a limited amount of space for international students overseas. NTCS has a comprehensive ESL program at the high school level to assist students with their English. The school also has a home-stay program for international students; they can learn English and Canadian culture in this program. All home-stay families are carefully selected by the school.
North Toronto Christian School is situated on a 5-acre (20,000 m2) campus at the intersection of Highway 401 and Highway 404 in the heart of Metro Toronto. It occupies a former commercial office building and sports complex with a total of 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of space on two floors.
In 2010-2011, the building was renovated and expanded in order to accommodate elementary school students and staff. The elementary school building, formerly rented from the Toronto District School Board, was demolished in 2011, as the property was sold by the TDSB to a property developer.
The school day at North Toronto Christian School begins at 8:45 AM. The high school day ends at 3:05 PM, while the elementary school day ends at 3:15 PM. Uniforms are required. Chapel is every Wednesday.
- Indoor swimming pool
- Five squash courts
- Soccer field
- Indoor track
- Weight training area
- Aerobic area
- Basketball/hockey court
North Toronto christian School has a wide variety of clubs and teams that students may choose from. Sports teams include volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming and many more. These sports teams are available to both the junior grades and the senior grades. The school highly encourages the involvement of its student body in community service. The Service and Leadership Team (SaLT) is a primary example of this mission. This team is in charge of heading activities such as collecting items for the local food drive, collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and participating in 30 Hour Famine. Throughout the year, this team comes up with impromptu fundraising events for disaster relief. Other clubs involve academics such as the school reach team which is a trivia based club, DECA, and other business related teams.
Chandos Outdoor Education Centre
Chandos Outdoor Education Centre is a camp property owned and operated by North Toronto Christian School. Twice a year, students from grades 3 - 9 take an overnight trip there. Each class, accompanied by teachers and parents, goes once in the fall and once in the winter. These trips provide students with opportunities to explore nature, learn new skills, and develop closer relationships with their peers. Chandos Outdoor Education Centre is located outside of Apsley, Ontario, and is about a two hour bus drive from the school. The 275-acre property contains open fields, wetlands, thick forests, hiking trails, and a beach on Lake Chandos--a variety of unique environments from which to study God's creation. Chandos trips focus on allowing students to enjoy the outdoors in the company of their classmates. Swimming, canoeing, hiking, sledding, and snowshoeing are some of the activities that students participate in during the trips.
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