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Heritage Christian School

School Info.

Time Established: 1986
Type: Canadian Local Co-ed Private Day School
Religion: Christian
Schooling System: Grade 8-9 Semester, Grade 10-12 Linear
Acreage of the Campus: 10 (including the campus and church)
Location: Kelowna, Okanagan Region, British Columbia(Four-hour drive or 45 min flight from Vancouver )
Accommodation: Homestay
Grade Setting: Pre-K to Grade 12
Enrollment: 300
Average Class Size: 22-25
Number of International Students: 9 (from Japan and Taiwan China), a share of 3%
Number of Chinese Students: 6 (by 2019 fall), a share of 2%
Faculty-Student Ratio: 1:12
Education Level and Seniority of the Faculty: 100% with Bachelor’s Degree and above, 2 with Master’s Degree, average 10 years of teaching experience
Curriculum: Dogwood Diploma
ESL/ELL: Available
Accreditation: British Columbia Ministry of Education, Federation of Independent School Associations, Association of Christian Schools International
Arrival airport: Kelowna International Airport, 12 min drive from the school
Official Website: www.heritagechristian.ca
www.hcsinternational.ca



Buildings & Facilities



Gymnasium, Playing field, Medical Room, Portables, High school building, Learning commons, Science lab, Carpentry shop, Art room, 

Drama room



Superiority

Academic Excellence: the school is ranking 47th out of 251 BC secondary schools by Fraser Institute.


Abundant Courses for Students to Choose From: including (but not limited to) Maker Education, Computer Programming, Anatomy and

Physiology, English 11 & 12 Honors, Comparative Cultures etc. apart from compulsory courses.


Advanced Teaching Tools: the teachers and students have access to Chromebook, Student Achieve and Learning Common to teach and learn

with online and offline resources.


Distinctive Global Citizen Program: the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is a leadership program where students are trained to be leaders 

in many different areas of life. This program is entirely unique to Heritage Christian School. It focuses on practical learning opportunities —

seeing students actually do the things they are learning — and provides ample opportunity for students to experience the outdoors, serve

others, and connect their passions to their learning. Each course will also include one major travel opportunity where students will connect 

their in-class learning with adventure and service around the world.


Great Care for International Students: the school provides international students with English Language Learner Program including ELL Club

and ELL Support Block which takes place during school hours, to get the students to fit in the English environment faster.

Curriculum

All basic courses required by the British Columbia Ministry of Education

Language Courses: ESL courses, French

Honors Courses: English 11 & 12 Honors

Global Citizen Program (GCP)


Overview of Curriculum Setting


Grade 8

English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Maker Education, Wood Art, Applied Technology, Bible, Study Skills, Music, Chapel Band, Drama, Heritage Christian Theatre, Physical and Health Education, Art

Grade 9

English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Maker Education, Wood Art, Applied Technology, Bible, Study Skills, Music, Chapel Band, Drama, Heritage Christian Theatre, Physical and Health Education, Art

Grade 10

English, Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics, Foundations of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Media Literacy, Bible, GCP, Teacher Assistant, Work Experience, Chapel Band, Heritage Christian Theatre, Physical and Health Education, Studio Arts 3D 10: Ceramics and Sculpture

Grade 11

English, English Honors, Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, Science for Citizens, Chemistry, Physics, Life Science, Social Studies, Intro Spanish, Spanish, Carpentry, Computer Programming, [Drama, Film, & Television], Media Literacy, Christian Studies, Peer Counselling, GCP, Teacher Assistant, Work Experience, Chapel Band, Heritage Christian Theatre, Studio Arts 11: Drawing and Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography

Grade 12

English, English Honors, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Comparative Cultures, Twentieth Century World History, Spanish, Carpentry, Computer Programming, [Drama, Film, & Television], Media Literacy, Photojournalism Yearbook – Sr. Yearbook, Christian Studies, Peer Counselling, GCP, Teacher Assistant, Work Experience, Chapel Band, Heritage Christian Theatre, Studio Arts 11: Drawing and Painting, Graphic Arts

Activities

Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country Running Club, Track and Field


Clubs: Photography Club, Yearbook Club, Drama Club, Creative Crew (Technology)

Graduate Destination

- University of Toronto

- University of British Columbia

- McMaster University

- Western University

- University of Waterloo

- University of Alberta

- Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Tuition and Fess

Total Fees for 2020-2021Academic Year: Grade 8 to 9: CAD$39,000, Grade 10: CAD$39,500, Grade 11: CAD$39,600, Grade 12: CAD$43,150


Including: tuition, homestay (10 months), GCP, registration, ESL course, locker, activities, international student fee, custodianship, medical insurance, etc.


Excluding: students’ personal expenses such as pocket money, communication expense and airfare, etc.

Admissions Requirements

1. Average score: 80+

2. Students are expected to graduate by the time they turn 19.

Location

Location


Kelowna – 3rd largest city in B.C., and known as the Garden of Eden of B.C. with picturesque scenery

Located in southern British Columbia and to the east of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is within 400 kilometers to the east of Vancouver and 150 kilometers to American border. Home to 117,312 people, the city covers an area of 214 square kilometers and is the 22nd largest in Canada, 3rd largest in B.C. after Vancouver and Victoria, and the largest in Okanagan Valley. Kelowna is a hot tourist site in Canada with colorful outdoor activities all year round. It is also one of the most livable cities in Canada where 90% of the residents consider their city perfect.

Kelowna is considered one of the richest cities in Canada with major industries of wine-making, tourism and hi-tech. The city is home to 70% of top red wine and ice wine in Canada, 2 world-class ski resorts and 15 golf courses.

Kelowna is a vibrant metropolitan filled with big shopping centers, Walmart, Superstore, COSTO cinema, HSBC, Starbucks, international chain hotels, 4S stores like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and large estates and mansions, etc.

Mild climate makes it possible for Kelowna to produce a large quantity of the vegetables and fruits in Canada. People enjoy golden sand beaches, clear lakes, various fruits and vegies, fine wine and outdoor activities like swimming, rowing, water skiing, ice-skating and fishing. The city attracts countless tourists every year.



Getting Around


►4-minute drive – Costco

►5-minute drive – Walmart Supermarket

►6-minute drive – Orchard Park Shopping Center

►10-minute drive – Black Mountain Golf Club

►11-minute drive – UBC Okanagan Campus

►14-minute drive – General Hospital


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