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.

Inclusive Education Teacher

Who are you?

  • You are a collaboratively minded, lifelong learner seeking to make an impact as an educator.
  • You are excited about the mission and vision of Cascade Christian School, to help our students explore their place in God’s story by living with wonder, serving with purpose and leading with God’s grace.
  • You are a student-focused, strengths-based educator looking to enhance a successful student and staff culture.
  • You are Jesus following, Bible-believing Christian seeking an opportunity to build into God’s world through a Christian school experience. 
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

 

The Position – Elementary Inclusive Education Teacher (part-time, 0.4FTE) (This position may be connected to other open positions at Cascade to create a full-time position).

 

A successful candidate will:

  • Have three or more years of teaching experience.
  • Possess or be in the process of attaining a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate.
  • Possess or be in the process of attaining a Master’s degree or postgraduate diploma in Special Education/Inclusive Education (or be willing to begin one of these educational programs).
  • Be willing to work with a mentor.

 

And must:

  • Be familiar with preparing IEPs
  • Be willing to facilitate school-based team meetings
  • Communicate with teachers, students, parents and administrative team
  • Be prepared to support teachers and EA’s as they support students with a range of learning, social emotional, behavioural and developmental needs
  • Collect data, keep detailed records, and be familiar with technology
  • Be able to organize and implement curricular resources and build relationships with external individuals/groups to establish support and services for students

 

Please send a resume, statement of faith including a description of your relationship with Jesus, references and a philosophy of Christian education describing how your belief in Jesus and Christian worldview impact your planning, instruction, assessment, classroom ethos and professional relationships with other staff, students and parents.

 

Salary based on part-time hours and the current salary scale at Cascade is between $21,307-$33,990.

Posting is ongoing until filled.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Full-Time Inclusive Educational Assistant - Grades 6-9

Position: Full-Time Inclusive Educational Assistant – Grades 6-9

Employment Type: 1.0 FTE

Wage: $21.84 – $23.78/hr

Who are you?

  • You are a collaboratively-minded, life-long learner seeking to make an impact through Christian Education.
  • You are excited about the mission and vision of Cascade Christian School, to help our students explore their place in God’s story by living with wonder, serving with purpose and leading with God’s grace.
  • You are student-focused and strengths-based, looking to enhance a successful student and staff culture.
  • You are Jesus following, Bible-believing Christian seeking an opportunity to build into God’s world through a Christian school experience. 

 

Cascade Christian School is accepting applications for a full-time Inclusive Educational Assistant to support students in grades 6-9. The applicant will work under the direction of the Inclusive Support Teacher and with the supervision of the classroom teacher to support students in a strengths-based setting to achieve their IEP goals. Experience and/or willingness to participate in weekly outdoor learning is crucial. This includes supporting students in all weather conditions and in various community settings. 

Education Assistant certificate or related education is preferred. 

Please send your cover letter, resume and statement of faith to the office: office@cascadechristian.ca  

Only short-listed candidates 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!