These are Our Stories
Maple Ridge Christian School is changing lives
I learned about God
I want others to know what I know about God. I think everyone should have the chance to get to know Him. At Maple Ridge Christian School, I learned what God has done for us and how to share that with others.
–Alumni student (2017-2022)
We found acceptance
One of my children has Tourette’s Syndrome. When he transferred into Maple Ridge Christian School for Grade 3, I assumed that the other students would understandably point out or be curious about his physical and vocal tics. With each day that passed, I waited for the inevitable story of how he felt like the odd-one-out in the class.
He is now in Grade 9 and that day has never arrived. His MRCS classmates immediately accepted my son for exactly who he is and have grown up with him without giving a second thought or comment about his condition.
He has also found the most amazing support in his teachers and the school’s youth care worker. I can’t imagine my son having such an inclusive and positive experience anywhere else. Maple Ridge Christian School has nurtured my son in the best way while showing him Christ’s love and acceptance in action.
–Current middle and high school parent
My life was changed
Maple Ridge Christian School was and always will be a family for me. I attended MRCS from Grade 10 to Grade 12, and it was definitely one of the most life-changing journeys in my life.
At MRCS, I learned more about myself, my identity, and my purpose in this world. The experiences I had there constantly remind me that I made the right choice by choosing to study at MRCS.
– Alumni international student (2016-2019)
My son was saved
How do I explain in a nutshell, the awesomeness of Maple Ridge Christian School? How do I describe how God used MRCS to keep my son here on earth and still alive? I have kept my daughter, who is now in Grade 12, at MRCS because of my son’s experience here.
Noah was the kid that needed people to believe in him, before he could believe in himself. He was also the kid that even if you told him that the stove was hot, he would need to touch it for himself…and then touch it again with his second hand, just to be sure. I firmly believe and know the outcome of where my son is today wouldn’t have been the same had he not had the support, prayer and encouragement from the faculty at MRCS.
Noah entered MRCS in Grade 9. He had found himself caught up in substance abuse and addiction at an early age of 14, when he was only in Grade 8. These were the most stressful and darkest years for our family. He still had many struggles even after joining the MRCS community but always tried to DO better and BE better. He would try, and then he would fail, he would try harder, then fail again. But the difference at MRCS was that his support teachers saw that he was trying. They would tell him they believed in him, they would pray for him. They would encourage him. And that is exactly what he needed.
He made mistakes throughout his 4-year journey at MRCS, but the teachers never wrote him off. They worked with him each and every single day, and met him where he was at. Today Noah is addiction free, living for God and he is happy. I will never, ever forget the kindness, forgiveness, patience, and the living examples of Jesus exemplified in the staff at MRCS.
–Current high school parent
I was loved
All my years at MRCS showed me what a difference a smile or encouraging word can make. I was constantly supported, loved, and respected at MRCS.
Spreading love and kindness is something we are all capable of and it’s how we spread God’s joy.
– Alumni student (2007-2020)
We are in community
MRCS provides a warm and nurturing environment which has allowed our children to grow tremendously.
We are comforted to know that the values and teaching are grounded in the Word of God. The teachers are considerate, caring and a pleasure to work with.
Our family has found an incredible, supportive community in this school!
–Current elementary parent
I was inspired
Every single one of my teachers inspired me to become a teacher. They not only taught me, but challenged the way I viewed the world in order to develop my beliefs.
MRCS has also provided me with many opportunities to work with younger grades, specifically as a Teacher’s Assistant in Kindergarten.
The teachers at MRCS have set an example for how I want to be as a future elementary teacher.
– Alumni student (2007-2020)
We have peace
I was working in public education before becoming a mother. My husband and I assumed our kids would also be educated in public schools, but after we heard about Maple Ridge Christian School and looked into its programs, we were excited to send our children here.
We realized that not only would our kids get a strong academic education, but they would also pray with teachers and classmates, learn from the Word, and be challenged to see the world from a Godly viewpoint. We were sold!
There is peace in knowing that the Christian principles in which we believe and trust are being taught at home, in church AND at school!
–Current elementary, middle, and high school parent
I had fun
I remember a few great class projects from my time at MRCS that really brought the learning to life.
One project was in kindergarten with Mrs. Newbigging where we transformed the entire classroom into a beehive and had the most amazing entrance we had to duck through at the front door. I remember feeling like I was transforming into a worker bee every time I “flew” through the door!
–Alumni student (1987-1994)