Koinonia Christian School Red Deer exists to assist parents in Christian education by developing excellence in faith, moral character and academics, promoting lifestyles related to Christian witness.
Koinonia Christian School Red Deer (KCS-RD) is a Preschool to Grade 12 school committed to a Biblical standard of spiritual and academic excellence. Koinonia Red Deer also provides Christian homeschool options for all of Alberta. We believe that every child is made in the image of God and has unique talents and needs. Koinonia Christian School Red Deer provides a program which enables each child to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically so that he or she is equipped for service to God.
We are committed to a Biblical standard of excellence for the glory of God in all that we do. We believe that anything worth learning should be learned well.
Koinonia Christian School Red Deer is supported in this mission by our membership in Koinonia Christian Education Society (KCES), Association of Christian Schools (ACSI), and Association of Independent Schools and Colleges (AISCA), which provides support, oversight and a common set of core policies.
Since 1983, KCS-RD has offered quality Christian education for Red Deer and area families. Founding principal of the school, Mr. Vern Rand, started the school off at Woodlea Pentecostal Church in Red Deer. Since then, the school has grown to approximately 230 students and moved to its current location. Through the years the spirit and integrity of the school has remained constant. We provide a caring compassionate extended school family to the students, teach respect and order to the children, build faith in Jesus and develop self-esteem and confidence.
Statement of Faith
While Koinonia Schools acknowledge and respect the legitimate differences that exist within evangelical theology, only the following doctrines will be taught as truth in our schools.
Koinonia Christian Schools are "discipleship" schools not "missionary" schools. Our goal, within the four walls of the classroom, is not to evangelize the lost, but to train up our children in the way that they should go. We believe that developing committed Christian disciples of our own children is the first and foremost application of the Great Commission. Therefore, we admit children from families who subscribe to our Statement of Faith and agree to abide by our Parents' Commitment.
Every year a team of students from grades 9-12 join with students from other Koinonia schools for a missions trip to Mexico. We also support local ministries and provide opportunities for our students to serve in their community.
Everything in life is different when one comes to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Honoring Him as Lord and Savior in a school makes an equally great difference. From how we conduct our janitorial duties to how we counsel students needing discipline; from board policy discussions to student playground behavior; from how we mentor, encourage, and socialize with each other. Everything is different because of God's presence.
It is not uncommon for students to set up pray times, start mentoring programs, and share lunch time with the different ages in our school. Generally, the first Thursday of every month is all school chapel, where the whole school comes together to worship God. Worship team is led by students. Weekly chapels are led by local pastors and ministries.
Koinonia students excel as strong leaders in the workforce, community, Student Council, churches, and with their peers.