John Knox Christian School has a rich, vibrant, and God-honouring history.
In 1953, several families at Clarkson Christian Reformed Church founded a Christian elementary school that emphasized the Word of God and its application in the lives of its students. The school’s goal was to equip children for service in God's Kingdom through a Christ-centered education, taught by qualified and dedicated Christian staff.
John Knox Christian School (JKCS) opened in September 1959, under the leadership of Mr. Van Dijk as Principal. Two classrooms were set up in the basement of the Clarkson Christian Reformed Church with 44 students in eight grades. In 1961, the school moved to a three-classroom building at 1884 Lakeshore Road West in Clarkson. A two-classroom addition was ready by September 1963.
God continued to bless JKCS, and the school continued to grow!
In 1992, a Building Planning Committee began to search for a location to accommodate continuing growth. In 1994, a new property was purchased, and construction began the following year. The school doors opened at 2232 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville in September of 1995. On opening day, the school had 259 students and 16 staff.
Today, more than 330 students attend JKCS. The school has remained true to its original purpose to equip children for service in God's Kingdom through a Christ-centered education, taught by qualified and dedicated Christian staff.
We thank the Lord for His faithfulness to John Knox Christian School. We pray we will enjoy many more years of igniting wonder for God, neighbour, and creation!