Penticton Christian School is a Christ-centered, multi-denominational, multi-ethnical, educational community. We are an independent school and as such we are fifty percent funded by the provincial government. In partnership with the Christian home and church, we seek to bring glory to God in each facet of our life together. We recognize that every individual is uniquely created by God.
We strive to provide a loving learning environment that encourages the discovery and development of each child's God-given potential. We desire that our students be equipped for daily living and service, having a Christ-like heart toward His created world.
The History of Penticton Christian School...
In the fall of 1986 a group of interested parents met to form the new school society. Plans were laid to begin the following year. Everything was put into place except the facilities of where to start. The old forestry building on Carmi was the intended facility but the school was unsuccessful in securing it.
The First Baptist Church congregation allowed the school to begin using their facilities. Due to lower than expected enrollment the school did not start until the fall of 1988. A thanksgiving dinner was celebrated that year in their gymnasium, an added blessing for the school.
During the the next few years the enrollment and the number of grades grew and the school acquired 4 portable classrooms. They were set up on rented property across from the church, which is where the new health unit is now. Notice to move came to us in 1993 for the following year.
Twenty acres of land was purchased at the racetrack on Carmi Ave. and plans were made to move the school to that site.
Unfortunately, that was the year of the fire which delayed the move only 3 weeks before the planned move. Other difficulties challenged us but through prayer the Lord opened up another avenue through the Christian Reformed Church.
Having been a solid supporter of the school since its beginning, they out did themselves. They practically turned over their entire facility to the school when we moved there in 1994.
Plans moved forward towards the move up to the race track, but problems surfaced with escalating costs and the drain on human resources. Due to the fire and resulting problems with runoff, the decision was made to abandon that plan and the track was sold.
In 2000 the school appeared to have a permanent home at the former home of a Baptist Church on South Main. The portables were moved to the new site and joined together and those facilities served the school well for 6 years.