OCS Frequently Asked Questions

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Oakville Christian School

What makes OCS unique?

OCS is a Christian school with high academic standards. We are committed to nurturing students to reach their fullest potential. Amid a student body of 250, coupled with active parent involvement, we enjoy a unique community atmosphere.

Is there before and after school supervision?

Before and after school care is provided for students in JK through Grade 8. The morning times are 7:30-8:30am and the evening times are from 3:30-5:30pm. This service is for families who want to set up a regular schedule, and not for one-time or occasional use. (Students must be PRE-REGISTERED.)

Do you offer a half-day or full-day program for Kindergarten?

OCS offers a full day program for students from Junior Kindergarten, with a staff to student ratio of 1:12 in both Junior and Senior Kindergarten. Students enjoy a full program, including French, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Library. Outdoor play and rest time provides the children with a break from the busy routine of the classroom.

Where do OCS students go after Grade 8?

Our graduates go on to be successful in local and independent high schools in the Oakville area.

What types of Christian outreach does the school support?

Our students participate in Christian service from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Recent activities include food drives, visits to Kerr Street Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse, visiting local seniors’ centres, and clean-up at local parks. Students at OCS also work together each year to raise funds to sponsor a child from Compassion Canada, one of the world’s leading child development organizations that is committed to ending poverty in the lives of children and their families.

Are teachers fully qualified?

Yes. Our teachers are fully qualified and specialized in their teaching capacity. At OCS, we are privileged to have a long serving, dedicated staff that see their profession as a calling and not just a job. Our school is committed to the ongoing professional development of our staff. We hold our staff accountable to maintain and upgrade courses to keep up with the ever-changing process of educating students.

Is OCS associated with one denomination?

OCS is a non-denominational Christian school, serving a number of local Christian churches. The school strives to respect the distinctive teachings of each family’s local congregation, while joyfully affirming the essential unifying truths of the Christian faith.

How is the school governed?

OCS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of Christian professionals and educators. OCS is a non-profit organization with charitable status.

How does the school encourage involvement among parents, teachers, and students?

We welcome and encourage the involvement of parents in many areas of the life of the school. We have a strong sense of community among our families. Classroom volunteers, field trips, hot lunch program, sports coaching, and community events are some of the ways our parents are involved. We highly value our parent volunteers and the contributions they make toward the well-being of our school community. Parents can often be seen before and after school visiting with one another and developing friendships that go well beyond our school walls.

What is the average class size?

The teacher-student ratio for JK and SK is 1:12. Grades 1-8 have a average class size of 16-20 students.

How do Hot Lunch and Pizza Mondays work?

OCS offers an optional service to teachers and students through an outside hot lunch provider, “The Lunch Lady.” Hot lunch is delivered daily from Tuesday to Friday. All meals are nut-free. The PTA organizes a program providing an optional pizza lunch for the students each Monday.

Do you have the same holidays as the Halton School Board?

Our school calendar follows the same holiday schedule as the Halton School Board for both Christmas and March Break. However, OCS adds a week to March Break either before or after the Halton Board’s week. Our Professional Development days are unique to Oakville Christian School and often fall the day before a holiday weekend.

Do you accept donations?

Yes, we are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

How do I donate?

You can send a cheque or money order made out to Oakville Christian School and mail it to 112 Third Line, Oakville, Ontario L6L 3Z6 (Attention: Business Office)

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