About Cascade

Our History

Valley Christian School in Chilliwack began in 1991 as a satellite campus of Valley Christian School in Mission. It started as a parent run school, primarily by parents from three local churches, out of a desire to have their children educated in a Christian environment. Valley Christian began with 25 students in Kindergarten through Grade Nine, in a single classroom. It was the founding parents desire to raise their children in a biblical fashion at an inter-denomination school. Chilliwack Alliance church was chosen as a facility, as its education wing was not being used at its full capacity, and the leadership of the church desired to house a school.

Over the next several years, the student body grew. In 1995 it had 60 students. At that time, the school hired a principal named Phil Hills. He became a driving force behind the growth of the school. Over the proceeding 10 years, the student body expanded and peaked at 170 in 2003.

In 2001 MEI society in Abbotsford, who had been seeking a satellite campus in Chilliwack, approached Valley Christian School to become an MEI school. In the subsequent 5 years, an attempt was made to secure 5 acres of land on Knight Road in order to build a new campus. Due to unforeseen circumstances and hesitancy within the Agricultural Land Reserve, the land was not released and the campus project was abandoned.

The abandonment of the campus project provided an important transition point in the life of the school. The desire from MEI Abbotsford was to hand over leadership of MEI Chilliwack to a parent run council. The expectation would be that over a two year process, the relationship between the MEI Society and MEI Chilliwack would end, and the parent-board would be responsible for the school as of July 1, 2010.

The Chilliwack Leadership Council began in 2008 over the next 2 years transformed into the Board of Directors of Cascade Christian School. The new name was announced in February of 2010, along with the new direction for the school and its vision. The Board then worked diligently to procure its independent school status from the Ministry of Education and formed a society to oversee the school and set the vision for what our school offers our student, the community and the world.

Our Vision

Learning together to explore our place in God’s story

Our Mission

To inspire living with wonder, serving with purpose and leading with God’s grace

Statement of Faith

Cascade Staff

Interested In Joining Our Team?

Currently, Cascade Christian School is accepting applications for the academic year 2024 – 2025. Please see the list below of available positions. We greatly appreciate your interest. Thank you.

Part-Time Elementary PHE/Grade 1 Teacher (0.8 FTE)

Cascade Christian School is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. At Cascade, we seek to consider and value each student as an individual. Students and curriculum are developed through a strengths-based approach. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching PHE from K-5. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching science/social themes, visual arts, chapel and engaging students from a Biblical worldview. This position could be separate or combined.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • strong classroom management and organizational skills
  • a commitment to lifelong learning
  • use of technology to support instruction and engage student learning
  • excellent communication skills with students, staff and parents
  • a collaborative mindset

 

All candidates must hold or be eligible for a valid BC teaching certificate.

The current salary range is: $53,268-$84,974 (based on 1.0 FTE)

Please upload and send a cover letter, resume and statement of faith to: office@cascadechristian.ca
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Grade 5 Classroom Teacher

Cascade Christian School is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching all core subjects and engaging students from a Biblical worldview.

At Cascade, we seek to consider and value each student as an individual. Students and curriculum are developed through a strengths-based approach. A successful candidate will know effective strategies for a balanced numeracy, literacy program and be familiar with UDL and place-based learning.  Candidates should be interested in including learning opportunities outside the classroom on the school grounds or off-site.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • strong classroom management and organizational skills
  • a commitment to lifelong learning
  • use of technology to support instruction and engage student learning
  • excellent communication skills with students, staff and parents

All candidates must hold or be eligible for a valid BC teaching certificate.

The current salary range is: $53,268-$84,974 (based on 1.0 FTE)

Please upload and send a cover letter, resume and statement of faith to: office@cascadechristian.ca
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Middle School Humanities Teacher (FTE 1.0)

Cascade Christian School is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. The position will be focused on humanities (ELA, Social Studies, Christian Studies) and be comfortable teaching and engaging students from a Biblical worldview.

Our middle school program features place-based learning. Once a week, rain or shine, students learn outside the classroom by exploring local parks, forests, mountains and waterways. Candidates should be excited to engage in collaboratively leading their students in this cross-graded program.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • strong classroom management and organizational skills
  • a commitment to lifelong learning
  • use of technology to support instruction and engage student learning
  • excellent communication skills with students, staff and parents

All candidates must hold or be eligible for a valid BC teaching certificate.

Please upload and send a cover letter, resume and statement of faith to: office@cascadechristian.ca
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW FAMILIES!

After careful consideration of the road conditions and the safety of everyone involved, it has been decided to cancel our Open House this year.
 
Registration will still open on Monday, January 22 at 8:30am as scheduled. Registration forms are available to print in advance under the admissions tab on this site. Thank you for your support and patience!