North Toronto Christian School
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|North Toronto Christian School|
|255 Yorkland Blvd
North York, Ontario, M2J 1S3
|School type||Christian School|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Evangelical Christian|
|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 the Association of Christian Schools International.
NTCS originally occupied the former Page Public School building, which was closed as an operating school by the North York Board of Education (later Toronto District School Board) in 1981. Its first lease was for five years and was terminated on July 31, 2011. The Page Avenue property 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.
International Student Program
North Toronto Christian School offers a limited amount of space for international students. 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.
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, which was 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 held every other Wednesday.
- Indoor swimming pool
- Three squash courts
- Two indoor basketball courts
- Soccer field
- Indoor track
- Weight training area
- Aerobic area
- Outdoor Basketball/hockey court
Sports teams include volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming and many more. These sports teams are available to both the junior grades and the senior grades.
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. Chandos Outdoor Education Centre is located outside of Apsley, Ontario.
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