HCS | FAQ
Huron Christian School
Why choose an education at Huron Christian School?
When your children enroll at Huron Christian School, they will receive an excellent education steeped in the Word of God. Our teachers encourage students to explore creation, to reflect on its wonder and brokenness, and to make responsible choices with the gifts God has given them. God’s creation is waiting to be discovered by His children and our children’s gifts are waiting to be unwrapped in His service.
Huron Christian School administration and staff set high academic standards. The program of studies at Huron Christian School are conscious of the guidelines and standards set by the Ontario Ministry of Education and we parallel the Ontario curriculum. However, the program is distinct from the provincial guidelines in its orientation and outlook. Emphasis is placed on teaching from a Christian perspective; providing students with ideas and skills necessary to help them learn to discern how to best serve their Saviour with integrity and joy. The full Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 program taught at Huron Christian School follows a carefully planned course of study which reflects the school’s mission and Christian educational philosophy.
The aim of the curriculum at Huron Christian School is to help students understand the world in which we live, so that they may respond obediently to God’s call of service and discipleship. Teachers use a variety of curriculum series, textbooks, unit studies and other resources. Curriculum guides for all grade levels are available at the school. They explain the content of the subject areas, as well as thematic statements, and the methods used to teach the curriculum.
Who sends their children to Huron Christian School?
The HCS community is made up of Christian parents who are looking for a school where the home, school and church support each other and where providing a Christ-centred education is interwoven through all aspects of their children’s school life. Over 15 Christian churches are represented at HCS by families who are enrolled.
How is the school operated?
Huron Christian School is an independent Christian elementary school. It is operated by the HCS society, governed by a school board of elected members from supporting parents and community members. The school is funded by the membership and supporting community. As an incorporated not-for-profit organization, its purpose is the establishment, promotion, and maintenance of Christian instruction in Huron County.
How do parents stay informed?
Success for students often depends on good communication between the home and the school. For this reason, Huron Christian School has a variety of ways for parents to stay informed.
- Weekly newsletter that is sent home via email every Tuesday.
- Facebook page with regular updates
- Parents are provided with the contact information for their child’s teacher and are encouraged to contact the teacher directly if the need arises.
Our quarterly newsletter, the LINK, is provided at various churches across Huron County and provides an opportunity for our broader community to remain engaged with the events and happenings of Huron Christian School.
Does the school offer extra-curricular activities?
Yes! From sports to Battle of the Books, to Student Council, there is an extracurricular activity to match a variety of interests.
CLUBS: Robotics Club, Chess Club, and Student Council (Gr. 6-8), Battle of the Books
SPORTS: Intramural programs (Gr.3-8) and sport teams (Gr. 7&8). Cross country and Track and Field teams (Gr. 3-8).
PRAYER PALS: All students are divided into prayer pal groups. The groups enjoy lunch together monthly. Families are encouraged to pray for their student’s prayer pal partners at home.
Does Huron Christian School participate in standardized testing?
Yes. HCS conducts formal testing of all students in Grade 3-8. Huron Christian School uses the Measure of Academic Process (MAP) testing. These computer-adaptive assessment tests are designed for kindergarten through grade 12 and assess reading, language usage and math. Results are available to parents and are kept in the student’s Ontario Student Record file.
Does Huron Christian School provide transportation?
Huron Christian School owns and operates our own buses for the students of Huron Christian School. We provide transportation to and from school for students residing in all areas of Huron County.
Does Huron Christian School have a dress code?
Uniforms are mandatory at HCS. The purpose of the dress code is to creative a positive educational atmosphere, school identity and community for Huron Christian School.
- School uniforms support the biblical principles of dress so far as it relates to modesty
- Neat and appropriate clothing encourages and reinforces positive conduct, which is conducive to a learning, healthy interactions, and a sense of Christian community
- Standards of appearance are one means of building character and distinction in the lives of our students.
Are parents required to volunteer at Huron Christian School?
Huron Christian School offers a Participation Point Program for parents with children enrolled at the school. Opportunities for involvement is available through committees and a variety of activities. Details regarding the Participation Point Program can be found on the SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE (link it) page. Or contact the Points Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
When students graduate can they continue their Christian education at a secondary level?
We encourage students who graduate from HCS to continue their education at London Christian High. LCH is also affiliated with Edvance.
Regardless of your family’s choice for your child’s secondary education, we have received positive feedback from community high schools assuring us that our students are well-versed academically, and prepared for the responsibilities and assignments of their secondary education.
How long has the school been in operation?
Huron Christian School was established in 1962 to give parents the opportunity to offer their children a biblically based, and academically excellent education. The 2021-2022 school year marks 60 years of providing Christian education and is a testament to God’s goodness and faithfulness.
Are the school facilities available for rent?
Yes. The HCS gym is available to rent. Tables, chairs and use of the servery are also available. For further information regarding availability and rental fees, please contact the Huron Christian School office.
How can I find out more?
You can contact us by mail, phone, email or visit the school. We are happy to answer any additional questions or send you an information package.