Frequently Asked Questions
First day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is September 3rd.
Who is Edmonton Christian Schools? How are you different from other Public schools?
We offer a distinctively Christian program that integrates faith, learning, and service into the entire curriculum and program; challenges students to actively play their role in God’s story. Our vision for all students is that they accept Christ’s invitation to live for renewal.
The Edmonton Society for Christian Education (the Society) stepped out in faith to open Edmonton Christian Schools (ECS) in 1949, and we have been welcoming new families ever since. Today, the Society partners with the Edmonton Public School Board to run Edmonton Christian Schools as an Alternative Program. ECS follows the Alberta curriculum and meets or exceeds all Alberta Education requirements.
It’s after the April registration deadline but we just moved. Can I still enroll my child to start school at ECS?
Many grades are now full for the current school year. Mid-year admissions are considered on a case by case basis. Please call us if you’d like to enroll after our registration period has ended or for more information. 780.476.6281
What does it cost to attend Edmonton Christian Schools?
Who is eligible to attend Edmonton Christian Schools?
Edmonton Christian Schools (ECS) wishes to enroll all families who sincerely desire a Christian education for their children.
Visit our Admissions Page for more information regarding registration found here.
Is there yellow bus service to Edmonton Christian Schools?
Each of our three schools is serviced by two busing systems:
- Edmonton Christian Schools Transportation Services for students residing within St Albert, Acheson, and Spruce Grove areas and students requiring the shuttle bus between the North East School and the High School.
- Edmonton Public School Board Transportation Services for students residing within the City of Edmonton.
Do ECS students wear uniforms? What is the dress code?
School uniforms are not worn at any Edmonton Christian School.
As Christians, we strive to represent Jesus Christ and to glorify God in all aspects of our lives, including the choices we make in clothing and appearance. Students are expected to dress in apparel that is suitable for school work and school activities and would include the minimum standards of neatness, cleanliness, and modesty. Full dress code details can be found in the school handbook which can be requested from the school office.
Are there Kindergarten registration restrictions? Is Kindergarten a full day program?
2019-2020 school year: Child must be 4 on or before Mar 1, 2019.
(Children must start Grade 1 if they are 6 years old or older on September 1 of the same school year.)
Siblings of students who attended ECS in the prior year receive priority registration. New students who live within the enrolment boundary of their preferred school are then considered.
Kindergarten is a half-time, full day program at Edmonton Christian Schools.
Northeast School children will be placed in either:
Monday/Wednesday class plus alternating Fridays or;
Tuesday/Thursday class plus alternating Fridays
West School children will be placed in either:
Monday/Wednesday class plus alternating Thursdays or;
Tuesday/Friday class plus alternating Thursdays
Visit our Admissions Page for more details.
(Please note the upcoming change for the 2020-2021 school year: Child must be 4 on or before Dec 31, 2019.)
When does your preschool operate? Who can apply for preschool?
At Edmonton Christian Schools we believe that Preschool is an excellent opportunity to introduce faith-based learning for young students. Our program runs from mid-September through mid-June.
Northeast Preschool – choice of:
- Monday/Wednesday Morning classes: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. or;
- Monday/Wednesday Afternoon classes: 12:15 – 2:45 p.m.
West Preschool – choice of:
- Monday/Wednesday Morning classes: 8:45 – 11:15 a.m. or:
- Tuesday/Friday Morning classes : 8:45 – 11:15 a.m.
- Thursday Morning class : 8:45 – 11:15 a.m. (Thursday morning class can be added as a third-day option for M/W or T/F students as well.)
Four-year-old children receive priority for the preschool program but three-year-old children can be accepted after August 15, if space allows. Two-year-olds cannot be admitted to a Preschool program. Children must be toilet trained. (The Edmonton Christian Preschool does not have the facilities or license to accommodate children with special needs.)
2019-2020 School Year: Children must be 4 years old by March 1, 2020.
Visit our Admissions Page for more details.
Please note the change for the 2020-2021 school year: Children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2020.
Do you have a daycare or before and after school care on site?
There are no daycares or before and after school care available through Edmonton Christian Schools.