Application Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to Nanaimo Christian School! We look forward to connecting with you to answer your questions and arrange a tour. 


We’re excited that you’re considering joining with us in this wonderful journey of Christian education!

Timeline  (upcoming school year)

January    Begin processing applications for existing NCS students

February   Begin processing applications for new prospective students

June 1       Recommended registration deadline (K-12). Applications can be submitted                     at any time and will be processed dependent upon available space. 

Step 1 - Book a tour

Find out how we do school differently. Experience our student-first approach to learning. Contact us at 250-754-4512 ext. 6 or

Step 2 - Registration

After the initial meeting, you’ll receive a link to the NCS online portal where you’ll complete the admission application and supporting documents for each child applying. We accept applications year-round. 


Once your completed application has been received, you will receive an email with instructions on next steps in the registration process.


Admissions & Bus Forms

Enrolment introduction letter

Admissions application

Tuition fees

School bus fees & registration form

School bus routes & schedule

Application Checklist

• Application package -- One for each child

• Pastor’s reference form -- Given to pastor, if applicable

• Latest academic and medical reports (report cards, IEP, assessments, etc.)

• Birth certificate

• Legal residency or citizenship documents, if applicable

• Legal custodial papers, if applicable

• School bus registration form, if applicable

• $100 Family application fee* (non-refundable) for new family

• $50 Sibling application fee* (non-refundable) for current NCS family,

   if applicable


*We accept cash, cheque, debit, Visa, M/C or e-transfer to:


Step 3 - Interview

We review enrolment numbers for the upcoming school year in January and February. In February, once we’ve confirmed where there are openings, we begin calling families to schedule interviews with our principal. Interviews continue throughout the spring as spaces are available. 


Please note: Families with students in our waiting pool will receive a call from the NCS admissions office to discuss options.


Step 4 - Acceptance

After the interview, families receive an email letter of acceptance with instructions on how to finalize enrolment. New student orientation takes place one day (usually Thursday) the week before school starts in the fall.  


Step 5 - Get connected

New NCS families will be added to the mailing list for our e-newsletter, which includes regular updates on what’s happening at NCS. 


Other ways to connect with our NCS community: 

Contact admissions

250.754.4512 ext. 6



One of my favourite books is The Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien, a story about the journey of Frodo Baggins. The first book in the trilogy is called the Fellowship of the Ring in which a group of eight companions commit to joining Frodo on his journey. 


In the Bible, the word for fellowship is “koinonia” which means the communion or the common journey. It literally means “to share in something”. In the creation story, God made Eve not only as a companion in life, but a partner in his mission (caretaking the creation and living in relationship with God). 


Even Jesus did not want to be alone, so as he began his mission he chose twelve other people with which to share his journey and his mission (his fellowship group). We were made for community and therefore being in fellowship is critical on our journey of following Jesus.


This is my prayer for the community of Nanaimo Christian School – that we would journey in our faith together as a community. As a community we share in celebrations, walk through challenges, witness change and growth in students and work together to resolve conflict. This is our journey as the NCS community as we seek to provide an environment where every student can belong, believe and achieve like never before.


We welcome you to join us on this journey and become a part of all the exciting things that make Nanaimo Christian School a great place to be.


James Sijpheer


NCS Head Principal


“I’m grateful that NCS is a school that makes everyone feel welcome. It's a safe environment where students can learn new things, grow in faith, and even make new friends. It's a place where I know that I can excel."

Corinne, Grade 9

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