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What We Offer

Nelson Christian Community School is a BC Group 1 Independent School that is operated by the Nelson Christian School Society.

Our school is in a beautiful location atop of the community of Fairview in Nelson, BC with a large central playground and beautiful vistas of the mountains and Kootenay lake. Rail trails and forest surround our school with a view of the Kootenay Lake and the many mountains.


NCCS exists to help students in grades Junior Kindergarten (ages 3/4) to Grade 8 to “Grow in Christ centered: Character, Service and Academics”. While we are a small school, we are able to offer a rich program for each of our students. Here is a sample of what we offer our students:


Christian Education: All students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 participate in morning devotions, daily prayer times, Service Learning, Bible classes and the Bible memory program. We desire to show students what it means to ‘walk the walk’ of our faith in an authentic way. Students learn that our faith is not just about a class, but God’s design and purpose permeates all that we do. Our desire is to serve Him!


One key component is Service Learning. Weekly, all of our Kindergarten to Grade 8 students participate in service activities where they get to see and experience faith in action. Activities can range from local to international in scope. Students might: rake lawns within the community, visit seniors in a care home, put together packages for those in need, adopt a foster child in a third world country, and the list goes on and on. Every class takes on multiple projects per year. Projects depend upon student interest level, passion, and prayer.


Programs: NCCS offers a comprehensive education for ages 3 to Grade 8. Our program offerings are as follows:


Junior Kindergarten

(Ages 3-4)


(Grades K – 2)


(Grades 3-6)

Junior High

(Grades 7-8)

Program: Mondays-Thursdays: 8:40-11:45 AM (Families chose 1-4 mornings per week) Mondays-Thursdays: 8:40 AM-3:15 PM Fridays: 8:40AM-1:00PM Mondays-Thursdays: 8:40 AM-3:15 PM Fridays: 8:40AM-1:00PM Mondays-Thursdays: 8:40 AM-3:15 PM Fridays: 8:40 AM-1:00 PM
Core Subjects: Bible; Literacy; Numeracy Bible; Language Arts; Math; Science; Social Studies Bible; Language Arts; Math; Science; Social Studies Bible; Humanities; Math; Science
Specialties Art; Music; Community Living Fine Arts; French; Health; PE; Service Learning Fine Arts; French; Health; PE; Technology Ed; Service Learning Fine Arts; Health; PE; Service Learning
Options: ·       Wind Band/Music ·       French/ Spanish ·       Wind Band/Music Leadership ·       French/Spanish ·       Business/Home Economics/Technology
Activities: ·       Various Special Activity Days & Field Trips throughout the year ·       Weekly ‘Clubs’ ·       Various Activity Days Field Trips ·       Weekly ‘Clubs’ ·       Various Activity Days ·       Field Trips ·       Weekly ‘Clubs’ ·       Various Activity Days ·       Field Trips

Community: One of the greatest benefits if being in a small community is that no student falls through the cracks. Teachers genuinely get to know their students and help them to achieve academic, social and emotional goals. Within our school community, students have the benefits of:

  • Multi aged classes that allow students to be challenged at their academic level and receive academic support they need.
  • Development of friendships within various ages.
  • Class and school wide activities that build skill and experience.
  • Opportunities to be involved in school activities the develop confidence and leadership skills
  • Trying out new activities and being OK to fail.
  • Access to technology.
  • Various options and choices in the areas of: options, clubs, art, music, etc.
  Nelson Christian Community School is also pleased to offer:
  • A Hot Lunch program
  • Popcorn Fridays
  • Family events such as: Family Camping; Family Service Opportunities; Family Fun Nights
  • Drama productions & Music Concerts
  • Downhill Skiing program