Education for Life

Our Story

Our story begins and continues with God’s grace! During the 1950s, a group of Christians in the old Town of Galt began dreaming of establishing a Christian school.

 

They believed that the Bible called them to ensure that their children were to be raised to know God and to serve Him. These parents were convinced that Christian living is best learned from early youth and that parental responsibility does not end with instruction at home. They felt a need for a positive Christian educational system where teaching and learning would be centred and based on the Word of God.

As a result, the Galt Environment Christian School Society was formed in 1958. This Society began raising funds and planning construction of their elementary school. It took many years of hard work, many meetings and long conversations. The Lord provided the present Myers Road location (for $5,000!) and a new school opened in September 1967. Our Centennial Year project!

Galt Christian School has been in operation ever since! Our school name was changed when the local communities of Galt, Preston and Hespeler amalgamated to form the city of Cambridge in 1974. Our Board of Directors decided to follow suit and had the Society incorporated as the Cambridge Christian School Society. The school name was also changed to Cambridge Christian School.

From our humble beginnings in two classrooms, through expansions in 1970, 1975, 1979 and in 1989, the Lord has been faithful. The next addition in 1990 included two classrooms, a new Kindergarten room, additional washrooms/change rooms and a long-awaited gymnasium. In 2012 our newest addition was completed with a new foyer, staff room, office space, Community Room, Junior Kindergarten, and Pre-school wing. Renovations to several bathrooms, classrooms, the Resource room and Library were also completed. We are so thankful to God for His many blessings!

As we move forward with our calling to provide Christian education in the Cambridge area, it is our hope and prayer that God will continue to bless us as we seek to be a blessing to many Christian families. We strive to be faithful to Him who has led us thus far so that many more graduates will impact Canadian society as witnesses to a higher calling.

Testimonial 6

Choosing to send our children to Cambridge Christian School was never a debate for our family. Having both attended CCS, we understand the value of a Christ-centred school environment. We feel blessed to send our children to a school where staff are loving and compassionate and their love of Christ is reflected in their everyday teaching. We know we have made the right choice in sending our children to CCS when we see the knowledge being instilled both academically and in the walk of faith.

Brian and Ruth Arkema