The Community Christian Education Program is an alternative program for children Grades K – 9. Founded on the Christian worldview, love your God, and love your neighbour as yourself, this program seeks to teach students how to live their Christian faith in the context of their local and broader community.
The program is designed to nurture excellent character, leadership, academic and spiritual outcomes in students through the use of faith-based strategies, value-rich role modeling by staff, and parent partnership. Students are encouraged to actively demonstrate these outcomes through leadership opportunities in their school, community service options in their neighbourhood and extra curricular involvement.
Meadowlark Christian School is an Edmonton Public School that partners with MCS Foundation to provide the faith-based program. All Edmonton Public School Division policies and procedures are followed. It’s the best of both worlds.
The atmosphere of the Community Christian Education Program is characterized by acceptance, appreciation, respect and dependence upon each other. Individuals demonstrate God’s love for one another, seek God’s direction on a daily basis, and are encouraged to develop meaningful relationships within the context of Christian values and expectations. The desire to build a strong community of outward focused individuals with strong inward character permeates the program.
The educational philosophy of Meadowlark Christian School is based on a God-centered view of humanity. The integration of faith in learning allows us to build on a foundation through which all knowledge is examined so faith may be explored. Within a framework that supports parents in their ultimate responsibility of educating and training their children, MCS becomes a contributing partner.
Meadowlark Christian School was formed in 1982, by concerned Christian parents who wanted their children to experience learning in the context of faith.
The school began in a portable building and by 1983 enrolment had reached 130. We moved into Our Lady of Lourdes School. One year later, with 150 students enrolled, MCS was relocated to Notre Dame School. In 1989, the school moved to its present location.
MCS Foundation owns the facility in which the school operates, is financially stable and does not carry long-term debt.
MCS was initially established as an accredited private school under the Alberta School Act. With overwhelming parent support and the Edmonton Public School Board Trustees’ unanimous vote on May 11, 2004, Meadowlark Christian School was added as an Alternative Program offered by Edmonton Public Schools.
Meadowlark Christian School provides a thriving educational environment for students from ECS (Kindergarten) through Grade Nine.