Nanaimo Christian School Timeline
Mid Island Christian Academy began in the basement of Departure Bay Baptist Church.
Nanaimo Christian School started in an old school building in Harewood.
The two schools came together and became Nanaimo Christian School on the current Holland Road property.
Construction of Building A (currently grades K-2) began.
The school society was divided on the direction of the school. Challenging discipline issues led to a drop in enrolment. The society couldn’t complete Building A and filed for bankruptcy.
Volunteers completed the construction of Building A and formed a new school society.
Enrolment jumped again and portables were added to create Building C (currently grades 3-5).
Building D portables (no longer here) were added to include a wood shop.
Grades 11 and 12 were added. Diplomas were handed out to NCS’ first graduating class in June 2002.
Building B (middle & high school) opened. It was Phase 1 of our expansion and added spaces for 250 students.
Preschool was added.
Enrolment reached 400 and space was limited in almost all grade levels.
Building B’s 26,000-sq.-ft. expansion opened. This is Phase 2 of our expansion and added a double gym, commercial kitchen, music/band room, theatre and classrooms.
Enrolment has nearly doubled over the past six years and our space is at capacity once again. We need more room!!
Your NCS story
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“My father was the founding chairman of the board at NCS. I’ve seen the school grow tremendously. People now see it as a place where whatever and whoever their child wants to be can be explored and grown -- whether that’s in athletics, academics, or a safe place to belong and experience community in its entirety.”
Donna Hais, former NCS student & parent