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Niagara Christian Community of Schools


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Niagara Christian Community of Schools

Stepping Stones to Success

Niagara Christian Community of Schools (NCC) is an independent, non-denominational Christian school located on the beautiful Niagara River, near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. NCC is rich in heritage and tradition and has been educating students with excellence since 1932. We prepare students for life success by shaping character, building intellect, developing leadership skills and instilling self-discipline. When you arrive on the campus you will experience the peaceful, friendly and nurturing environment where students thrive and the process of life-long learning begins.

NCC Elementary School (JK to Grade 6) Passionate and loving teachers turn each young student’s natural sense of wonder, curiosity, creativity and exploration into learning. The safe and non-threatening environment

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Mission Statement In an international community of schools, to educate students with excellence in a family-like environment, equipping them to live the Christian lifestyle, and empowering them to make a difference in the world.

imparted during these earliest years of education. The NCC Elementary School features an innovative Project-Based Learning Program which gives students the opportunity to NCC Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) Energetic and enthusiastic teachers incorporate ProjectBased Learning, sparking student engagement across the curriculum, which lays the foundation for success at the Secondary School level. Students enjoy a vibrant, yet stretching environment which moves them toward greater independence and responsibility. Local Canadians attend as day students, and a limited number of international students reside with local Canadian families through NCC’s HomeStay Program. NCC Secondary School (Grades 9 to 12/University Prep) For over 80 years, NCC’s Secondary School has been recognized as an educational leader in Canada. Our missionguided teaching staff provide individualized support, which promotes success for each student. The student body from across the world creates a diverse learning atmosphere which broadens each student’s worldview, necessary for success in the 21st century. NCC Secondary School is home to local Canadians as either day or residential program students. International students are welcomed to the NCC family and enjoy residence life on campus or live with a caring Canadian family through NCC’s HomeStay Program.


NCC Elementary School

School Facilities Library Computer lab Playgrounds Gymnasium Chapel

Student Life and Other Programs Project-Based Learning Brings the Real World to the Classroom JK to Grade 6

The small class size in the NCC Elementary School promotes and loving Christian faculty takes course understanding to a new level through the innovative Project-Based Learning Program. Students gain a deeper understanding of subject work through real-life tasks and solve problems. An emphasis is placed on the basic skills of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, phonics and mathematics. Additionally, our students programs, alongside specialized instruction in visual art, music and physical education. Our students enjoy weekly chapel time, daily Bible devotions in the classroom, and other activities designed to teach more about God and the world He created.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.� Benjamin Franklin

Full athletic program Drama productions Choir performances Family involvement

Intramural sports Hosted tournaments Field trips Leadership & Christian Lifestyle Programs

Additional Resources Learning Resources teacher Campus pastor Online parent tools to monitor success Parent Teacher Alliance (PTA)


NCC Middle School

“NCC gives our children exactly what they need to be upstanding and contributing members of society while challenging them academically and making them spiritually aware.” Tara, parent of NCC students NCC’s Middle School faculty purposefully engages, supports, and guides during this crucial transitionary period in a student’s life. Small class size, structure and discipline help students grow into mature young adults with strong Based Learning Program provides students with challenging, lively, hands-on experience which requires the meaningful application of content and skill in each subject area across the curriculum. Our students gain strong 21st century skills University and in their chosen careers. NCC middle school students are given the unique opportunity to gain an enhanced perspective on global issues as well as broadened cross-cultural awareness through interaction with NCC’s international student body. Our students can travel abroad through exchange programs or simply interact on campus with planned or spontaneous cultural activities. NCC Middle School students participate in weekly chapel, while Biblical principles are integrated into daily lessons engaging our students in an active discovery of who God is and what His purpose is for our lives.

Core Academic Program Language Mathematics The Arts Science & Technology English As an Additional Language (international students)

Specialized Academic Programs Art Music French Healthy Active Living

School Facilities Library Computer lab Playgrounds

Gymnasium Chapel Art Studio Music Department

Student Activities and Other Programs Athletics--volleyball, soccer, badminton, basketball, track and Music--vocal choir, music and drama productions, instruments

Clubs Student council Field trips Family involvement Leadership & Christian Lifestyle Programs

Additional Resources Learning Resources teacher Campus Pastor Online parent tools Parent Teacher Alliance (PTA)


NCC Secondary School

Setting High Expectations Academic Program

NCC Secondary School provides a progressive, stimulating education for young people from around the world. Students at NCC are surrounded by enthusiastic and loving teachers who clearly communicate course content integrating faith, values, and knowledge. The low student to teacher ratio allows each student to achieve personal goals and become a life-long learner. Teachers are actively involved in each student’s life, giving them personal attention to empower them to be successful. Our students graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and they leave our campus with key leadership skills, a honed intellect, a deepened moral character and superior self-discipline. NCC students move on ready to make a difference in the world!

Achieving Boast-Able Results Student Services

NCC students enjoy a variety of programs and services designed to help them achieve success--both at NCC and in post secondary studies. Each student is given individualized counseling throughout their time at NCC, ensuring that academic goals are set and achieved. Individualized guidance Career counseling Customized tutoring Academic support/study lab Experiential learning University prep programs, including IELTS and SAT tutorials Organized testing opportunities On-site university representatives


NCC Secondary School

100% acceptance for students wishing to attend post-secondary institutions “It is rewarding to tutor NCC students and see measurable improvement towards subject mastery. NCC students possess a unique dedication to academic success, and it is a pleasure to work with these individuals...” Clare Lebold, current tutor, former principal

Graduates

NCC graduates have earned a distinguished placement rate at colleges and universities in North America and around the world, including: McGill University University of Toronto Queen’s University University of Waterloo USC Boston University

UCLA Cornell University Oxford University Western UBC Penn State

NCC’s graduates include Rhodes Scholars, Harvard Fellowship recipients, Members of the Order of Canada and international medical award winners.

95% of NCC graduates attend postsecondary programs - avg. over last 5 years


Residential Programs

Students in NCC’s Residential Program have access to accommodations in modern residential dormitories located on NCC’s campus, or in local Canadian homes through NCC’s HomeStay Program. All residential students have access to computer labs, wireless internet, library, gymnasium, recreation planned weekend and evening activities such as shopping, movies, dinners, tourist attractions and cultural events enrich the lives of students in the Residential Program.

Amenities Air conditioning Common rooms and lounges Wireless internet Recreation center Satellite TV Fitness rooms

Personal Care

Study Hall

The Dean of Students arranges doctor and dentist appointments, transportation, activities, and acts as Custodian to students in need of personal care or in case of an emergency.

Mandatory supervised times of study for Residential Program participants (7:30 to 9:00 PM Monday to Thursday) encourage students to reach their full academic potential.

Residential Dormitories

Orientation

Beautiful residential dormitories on the NCC campus allow students to experience all that NCC has to offer. Boys’ and girls’ dormitories are separate facilities, each with a Residence Director and a Residence Assistant living onsite to guide and mentor students. These live-in care-givers help students develop solid, character-building relationships.

HomeStay Program

NCC’s HomeStay Program offers students the opportunity to experience Canadian culture while living with a carefully chosen and matched family as one of their own. Families invited to participate in NCC’s HomeStay Program are individually selected from alumni, faculty, staff, families of Canadian students and other long-standing friends of the school. HomeStay students are included in all school sponsored activities and residential programing.

Airport Pickup

Airport pickup is arranged for new students arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport or Buffalo-Niagara International NCC representatives to reassure inexperienced travelers and their parents.

Campus Dining Room

Canada’s Food Guide is followed in the preparation of three nutritious meals a day for students living on the campus, as well as a hot lunch for HomeStay students during the school week.

New international students spend time together to prepare for the school year. Course selections with the Principal or Head of Student Services, English testing with an ESL specialist, shopping for school uniforms, ordering textbooks on-line, opening bank accounts, and touring Niagara Falls and the surrounding area campus and program, meet new friends and begin relationships to last a life-time.


Student Life

Athletics - OFSSA Sanctioned

Hockey, basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, track & intramural activities

Clubs

Yearbook Committee, Christian Lifestyles Committee, Justice League, Ski Club, International Christian Fellowship Groups and more

Fine Arts

Musical productions, short theater productions, instrumental music lessons, vocal instruction, music ensembles, choir, visual arts

Christian Lifestyle Program

Weekly chapels, Christian Lifestyle classes, community service projects, outreach activities, and mission trips

There is something for everyone at NCC! School activities are an important part of the NCC experience, and NCC’s beautiful 120 acre campus provides the perfect back-drop for a variety of outdoor activities. Our spacious gymnasium, recreation also aid in providing rich opportunities to develop leadership

Leadership Activities Off campus retreats and seminars Athletic Council Residential Prefect Leadership Program Community Outreach International Travel


International Study Program

Students from around the world are currently studying on NCC’s culturally diverse campus. For more than 35 years, NCC has successfully graduated international students who have gained admission to some of the best universities in the world. NCC has quietly built an international reputation rivalling that of the most prestigious boarding schools in North America. This distinctive has been attained through our expertly designed International Study Program. Focus on English for Academic Purposes, acquisition of cultural competence and an intentionally created nurturing environment cultivate success in the lives of our students.

Rich in Experience: For over 35 years we have been welcoming international students to our campus. ESL Credit Courses

Specialists in English language instruction teach credit English as an additional language. New students are tested for their level of English language ability upon arrival to NCC and placed into appropriate classes as recommended by the Principal. Students are prepared to be successful at the secondary school level as well as at the universities or colleges of their choice.

Tutoring for English Language Learners

Individual instruction is available for the highly motivated student to reach his or her personal goals. Also note: English language tutoring may be required as part of a student’s tutors are offered at an additional cost for those students who receive support in the following areas: Reading Skills Grammar and Intensive Writing Vocabulary Building Integrated Academic English Skills Pronunciation Proofreading Literacy Test Preparation TOEFL Preparation IELTS Preparation SAT Preparation

English Lifestyle Integration

NCC international and Canadian students interact through a variety of planned events as well as spontaneous activities. It is this full, intentional life integration that enhances English speaking, comprehension and the successful acquisition of social English skills. The diverse NCC campus is the right place for you to thrive as an international student!


How To Apply

b. International Students i. Completed application form ii. School reports from current school year and two previous years iii. One page essay of self introduction iv. English Placement Test v. A copy of the student’s current passport. vi. Application Fee

1. Print application forms directly from NCC’s website at www.niagaracc.com. NCC Secondary School accepts applications throughout the year for Semester I (September) or Semester II (February) admission. NCC Middle and Elementary Schools offer rolling admission throughout the school year.

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2. These documents are required for a student to be considered for admission: a. Canadian Students i. Completed application form ii. School reports from current school year and two previous years iii. One page composition (Grades 4 to 12/Pre-University) iv. Admissions Recommendation Form

5. Mail originals to NCC at 2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada L2A 5M4

call (905) 871-9260 or email sschmoll@niagaracc.com 4. students. Applications can be printed directly at www.niagaracc.com.

6. A prompt response will be received if you have included all required documents and your email address. 7. Contact NCC at ncc@niagaracc.com if you have questions about your application.


Niagara Christian Community of Schools 2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 T: 905.871.6980 www.niagaracc.com

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