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Linden Christian School’s focus is to provide an excellent, Christ-centred education for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

LCS is a dynamic independent school inspired by faith, motivated by excellence and anchored by meaningful relationships. Our exceptional teaching staff guide students as they grow to be insightful thinkers and discerning decision makers. We give them tools, knowledge and opportunities to succeed. 

We also seek to impart the values that will serve as a foundation for a purposeful, meaningful life – helping students grow to be devoted followers of Christ and compassionate community members.

Linden can help you achieve all that you want for the education of your children.

  • With a strong focus on academics, our students are motivated to explore and excel in the classroom.
  • Our impressive team of caring teachers will mentor, guide, and nurture your child.
  • Our walls are full of banners and pennants that represent the success we’ve enjoyed in athletics. Through sports, we build character and community.
  • We help our students discover and nurture their artistic talents. LCS choirs and bands are recognized for an exceptionally high performance standard. Our music students compete successfully and perform frequently as their skills grow.
  • Our students look beyond themselves. Through chapel and community service, our students embrace biblical truth and seek to make a difference in the world.

Mission, Vision, Core Values

Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught (Colossians 2:7).

Linden Christian School provides a Christ-centred educational experience for over 950 students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. LCS strives for excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. LCS faculty and staff comprise over 100 dedicated men and women who serve God as passionate Christian educators inspired and guided by the LCS mission, values and core values.

Mission
With a commitment to excellence, Linden Christian School provides a Christ-centred education that equips students to love and serve God.

Vision
Linden Christian School is a biblically-based learning community where all students grow to be devoted followers of Christ, insightful thinkers, discerning decision-makers, and compassionate community members.

Core Values

At Linden Christian School we value:

  • a Christ-centered education based on a biblical worldview;
  • a commitment to excellence and the development of Godly character;
  • a safe, caring, learning environment that focuses on the whole person;
  • equipping students to serve in the local and global community.

Portrait of an LCS Grad

Linden Christian’s approach to education is to teach to all aspects of a student’s development: academic, emotional and spiritual. Our desire is to help each student realize God’s purpose for their life and for them to achieve their full potential. We believe that Godly character is central to a truly successful and meaningful life. Together we foster meaningful relationships with students and partner with parents in the process.

The Portrait of an LCS Grad shows how we want to work with families to shape our students to prepare them for life and to be the future leaders of our society:

  • Christ Follower
  • Committed to Excellence
  • Servant Leader
  • Discerning
  • Compassionate
  • Courageous
  • Innovative

Administration

As Principal and CEO of Linden Christian School, I am blessed to work with committed and caring staff in providing students with an exceptional Christ-centered education. When I walk the halls of our facility and meet students, I see evidence that we are achieving academic excellence, celebrating creativity, and fulfilling our mission of equipping students to love and serve God.

With the support of an active and engaged parent community, we strive for excellence in everything we do at LCS. Our students consistently score above average on provincial exams. Our sports teams work hard, compete, and win championships, all while serving as ambassadors for Christ. With our strong tradition of musical excellence, our bands and choirs excel and perform frequently in concerts, festivals and competitions.

Central to our calling is a commitment to develop students with a biblical worldview. We long to shape students’ lives so that they graduate from LCS strong in their faith, prepared to lead and serve while making a difference for Christ.

~ Robert Charach, Principal and CEO of Linden Christian School

Linden Christian School Administrators:  Robert Charach, Principal and CEO; Heather Karr, Vice Principal – Early Years; Jeff Thiessen, Vice Principal – Middle Years; Andrew Fast, Vice Principal – Senior Years

Governance

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Linden Christian School (LCS) is an incorporated non-profit charitable organization that operates independently as an affiliated ministry of Grant Memorial Baptist Church (GMBC).

The Linden Christian School Board is affirmed annually by the GMBC Board of Trustees. The LCS School Board is responsible for approving the plans, budgets and policies of the school and ensuring their effective implementation by the school administration.

The Principal is the Chief Executive Officer of the school and is responsible for the formation and implementation of the school’s administrative policy as well as the implementation of all of the educational programs, staffing and the day to day operations of the school. The Principal and CEO reports to the Linden Christian School Board.

History of LCS

Linden Christian School was founded in 1987 as a ministry of Grant Memorial Baptist Church. It started with 33 students and three teachers, one of which was the founding principal Phyllis Cook.

By 1992 enrollment had reached 250 students and Grades 7 and 8 were added to the school. LCS welcomed its first high school class in 1994. Grade 10 was added in 1997, Grade 11 in 1998 and Grade 12 in 1999. The first high school graduation was celebrated in 2000.

September 2010 saw the opening of the Transitional Learning Classroom (TLC), at a downtown location. The TLC provided a unique learning setting for children who are newcomers to Canada. Students in Grades 1 through 5 learned the English language and Canadian culture within the Manitoba curriculum. This vibrant classroom was operational for seven years.

With a growing student population came the need for additional space. Over the years, Linden Christian School has undergone many expansions to add classrooms, a gym, and new band, choir and art facilities. Students at LCS also enjoy enhanced library and study space, a new, state of the art audio visual room and a new science lab. An outdoor Playscape was built in 2015 and field upgrades, including a new basketball court and outdoor fitness centre, were added in 2020.

What has remained unchanged over the years is the commitment of all staff to provide an excellent Christ-centered education that equips students to love and serve God. LCS now has over 950 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The same emphasis on spiritual growth and relationship – with God, people and community – that Linden was founded on continues to provide for the development of the whole child.

Before and After School Care

Linden Christian School offers a Before and After School Care (BASC) program to accommodate the working hours of parents. The BASC program features:
BASC

  • A friendly and comfortable atmosphere for students
  • A variety of learning centres
  • A quiet study and homework area
  • Gym time
  • Outside play (weather permitting)

Our BASC program is staffed by adults and Senior Years students who enjoy working with children and who value making the children’s time in the program comfortable, safe and enjoyable. All staff members at Linden Christian School have been cleared on the Child Abuse Registry and/or a Criminal Records Check and undergo training in child protection and safety.

BASC Program

The BASC Program operates from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. and from 3:20 to 5:30 p.m. Current fees (for 1 minute to 60 minutes attendance):

  • Morning: Flat rate of $5.00
  • Afternoon: 3:15 pm sign in time. Billing time begins at 3:40 pm
  • Hourly rate: 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm – $5.00 and 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – $5.00
  • Late surcharge (for pick-up after 5:30 p.m.) is $0.75 per minute late and will be levied on a per child basis after 5:30 pm

Closures

The BASC program is not available during school holidays (Christmas, Spring Break and Summer vacation). The BASC program is also unavailable on statutory holidays and in service days when the school is closed.

BASC Parent Handbook 2021-2022

Contact BASC Program Supervisor.


School of Fine Arts

“Praise his name with dancing; play drums and harps in praise of him” (Psalm 149:3).

The School of Fine Arts (SOFA) offers expert instruction by gifted, Christian educators. Our goal is to provide excellent and personalized IMG_3556 webeducation, allowing students to grow their unique gifts. Our teachers are experienced and caring Christian instructors who provide a safe and stimulating environment for their students. SOFA instruction is available to all Winnipeggers, not just current LCS students. SOFA’s mandate is to provide:

  • training in a variety of art forms reflecting high standards of artistic excellence;
  • a Christian perspective on the role and functional usage of the art form in the life of the student;
  • opportunities for the student to use his or her skills in local ministry.

The School of Fine Arts offers in-person private music lessons September to June at Linden Christian School. We offer piano, piano/voice combo, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar (bass, electric, acoustic, banjo, ukulele) and drum lessons.

Remote lessons are offered at any time throughout the year, including summer.

Lessons at LCS missed due to illness which qualify for make ups may be taught remotely.

Once registered, your SOFA teacher will contact you with a schedule prior to the first lesson. If you would like to register for lessons, contact sofa@lindenchristian.org and registration forms will be sent via email.

IMG_5989webClick below to read detailed Biographies and Credentials for each SOFA Instructor and to download the private lesson registration request form:

Instructor Bios, 2022-2023

Private Lesson Request Form, 2022-2023

Register! Contact the School of Fine Arts.

Solfeggietto, April 2022

Private Music Lessons

Courses Offered: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Voice & Piano Combo, Theory, Violin, Cello, Viola, Harmony, History and Pedagogy and Drums.

IMG_0231webUnder the guidance of qualified Christian instructors, students receive private lessons that allow them to develop their musical skills, and to use those skills in a variety of ministry settings. Lessons are customized to meet each student’s individual needs.

Private music lessons are typically held once a week and are offered throughout the school day, before school, after school, and in the evening. Lessons are usually 30 minutes, but longer lessons can be arranged to meet grade or level requirements.

  • Students may prepare for Royal Conservatory or Conservatory Canada exams.
  • Students may participate in the Winnipeg Music Festival Competition.
  • Students are encouraged and motivated by the many performance and ministry opportunities we provide: retirement home visits, the annual Musicathon, LCS chapels, and recitals in December and June.

Group Classes for Fall 2022

INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE / Grades 2-4 / Instructor Margot Sim / $195.00 / Thursdays / 10 weeks / 4:00 – 5:00 pm / Starts September 22, 2022

ART CLASS / Grades 1-4 / Instructor Lisa Mendis / $420.00 / Wednesdays / 24 weeks / 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm / Starts September 21, 2022

ART CLASS / Grades 5-8 / Instructor Lisa Mendis / $420.00  / Tuesdays / 24 weeks / 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm / Starts September 20, 2022

Intro to Musical Theatre, Grades 2-4 2022

Art Class, Grades 1-4 and Grades 5-8, 2022

Fill out the forms above to register and email sofa@lindenchristian.org with any questions.

Employment

Linden Christian School encourages its teachers, administrators, and support staff to nurture their careers in an environment that demands excellence and inspires professionals to reach farther than they ever have before. Ours is a culture that promotes teamwork, nourishes the Christian spirit, and encourages the sharing of ideas. When there are positions available, we welcome applications from skilled people who share our values and our love of education.
IT DEPARTMENT LEAD / LINDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Linden Christian School (LCS) has an opportunity where you can combine the skills God has given you with your passion to serve Him in your area of giftedness. 

LCS has an opening for an IT professional who can provide leadership, direction and overall management to support the school’s technology systems.

As a leader in technology, you are capable as a technical manager and as a strategic thinker.

We are looking for a go-to person, known for keeping all the details straight; someone who loves serving others and being a part of a vibrant school community.

Who you are:

  • An experienced IT professional with experience in Network and Systems Administration, Google Education, Help Desk, Audio Visual support, and Project Management.
  • Well-organized and equipped to handle complex data.
  • A planner and forward thinker.
  • A gifted problem-solver who works well with others.
  • A communicator and a solutions-oriented thinker.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee the Information Technology Department, including a staff of three.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and projects.
  • Take on continuous learning and development to improve your knowledge and to recommend improvements to systems and efficiencies.
  • Develop professional relationships with related organizations, with a goal to enhance and grow best practices.

Additionally:

  • You are already, or would like to become, part of the Linden community.
  • You are excited to work in a fun, fast-paced atmosphere alongside others who want to advance the mission, vision, and values of Linden.
  • You enjoy working behind the scenes to ensure all the details are taken care of and the team is set up to bring their best.

What’s included:

  • It is our hope that you will be blessed in many ways to be part of our community, where serving God together is rewarding and meaningful and where you can be a part of making a difference.
  • Group Health, Dental, and Life coverage; matching Group RRSP contributions.
  • Tuition discount and Before and After School program for your children attending Linden Christian School.
  • Continuing Education support.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume , date of availability, and 3 references (one being from a church leader) to Anne Penner, Human Resources Coordinator apenner@lindenchristianschool.org

IT Department Lead Manager Job Description, June 2022

LCS Statement of Faith

Posting will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants but will only contact those who will be invited for an interview.

MEDIA SUPPORT & HELP DESK TECHNICIAN / FULL TIME / LINDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Linden Christian School (LCS) invites applications for the position of Media Support & Help Desk Technician.  

The Media Support & Help Desk Technician provides AV support for events, assists with responding to Tech Ticket requests from faculty and staff, provides support to the IT Department, and assists with other tech needs of the school.

This position will suit an individual who enjoys serving others, providing creative solutions, is highly organized, likes to plan ahead but can adapt to last minute changes, has a positive attitude, and wants to learn and grow in an environment where serving God together is rewarding and meaningful.

The successful candidate will:

  • give evidence of a strong commitment to Christian faith in belief and practice, and be in agreement with LCS’ Mission, Vision and Core Value statements;
  • be willing to sign and adhere to the LCS Statement of Faith and demonstrate confidentiality relating to all school issues.

Interested candidates are asked to forward a letter of application, a complete résumé, a personal statement of faith/faith story and a minimum of three references to the attention of Anne Penner, Human Resources Coordinator, via email to apenner@lindenchristian.org .

Employment Opportunity, IT Media Support & Help Desk Technician

LCS Statement of Faith

Please note only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Start Date:  As soon as possible.

SUBSTITUTE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT / LINDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Linden Christian School (LCS) invites applications for the position of Education Assistant to work in our English as an Additional Language (EAL) department.  LCS is a K-12 independent school with over 950 students. 

The successful candidate will:

  • have training and/or experience working with children;
  • have a sincere love for Jesus Christ evidenced by lifestyle, including regular attendance at weekly church services;
  • give evidence of a strong commitment to Christian faith in belief and practice, and be in agreement with LCS’ Mission, Vision and Core Value statements;
  • be willing to sign and adhere to the LCS Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Commitment and demonstrate confidentiality relating to all school issues;

Interested candidates should review the Statement of Faith / Community Lifestyle Commitment that follows this employment opportunity. Applicants are asked to forward a covering letter, a complete résumé, a personal statement of faith and a minimum of three references, one being from the applicant’s pastor or church leader. Please submit your résumé to the attention of:

Robert Charach, Principal and CEO
℅  Anne Penner, Human Resources Coordinator
Linden Christian School
877 Wilkes Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3P 1B8
Email: apenner@lindenchristian.org

LCS Employment Opportunity – Substitute Educational Assistant

LCS Statement of Faith

Only those applicants being considered for the position will be contacted to arrange an interview.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT – TERM / LINDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Linden Christian School (LCS) invites applications for the position of Educational Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year. LCS is a K-12 independent school with over 950 students. The Educational Assistant (EA) is responsible to support the work of teachers and clinicians through a range of activities dependent upon specific student needs within the learning environment. EAs are valued members of the school team and make a significant contribution to the work of the school and the education of all students.

Interested candidates are asked to forward a letter of application, a complete résumé, a personal statement of faith and a minimum of three references. Please submit your application documents to the attention of Anne Penner, Human Resources Coordinator, via email to apenner@lindenchristian.org or by dropping them off at the LCS Administration Office.

LCS Employment Opportunity – Educational Assistant – Term

LCS Statement of Faith

Thank you for your interest in this position. Please note only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER / LINDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Linden Christian School (LCS) invites applications for the position of Substitute Teacher for all levels Kindergarten through Grade 12. LCS is a K-12 independent school with over 900 students. An LCS substitute teacher contributes to the accomplishment of educational practices and objectives that will advance the Mission and Vision of Linden Christian School.The successful candidate will:

  • hold a valid MB Teaching Certificate;
  • have a sincere love for Jesus Christ evidenced by lifestyle, including regular attendance at weekly church services;
  • give evidence of a strong commitment to Christian faith in belief and practice, and be in agreement with LCS’ Mission, Vision and Core Value statements;
  • be willing to sign and adhere to the LCS Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Commitment and demonstrate confidentiality relating to all school issues;

Interested candidates should review the Statement of Faith / Community Lifestyle Commitment that follows this employment opportunity. Applicants are asked to forward a covering letter, a complete résumé, a personal statement of faith and a minimum of three references, one being from the applicant’s pastor or church leader. Please submit your résumé to the attention of:

Anne Penner, Human Resources Coordinator
Linden Christian School
877 Wilkes Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3P 1B8
Email: apenner@lindenchristian.org

Employment Opportunity for LCS Substitute Teacher

LCS Statement of Faith

Only those applicants being considered for the position will be contacted to arrange an interview.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE (BASC) PROGRAM / LINDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Linden Christian School (LCS) invites applications from adults for the Before and After School Care Program beginning in September 2022.

A successful candidate will:

  • enjoy working with and caring for children in Kindergarten through to Grade 6;
  • give evidence of a strong commitment to Christian faith in belief and practice, and be in agreement with the school’s Mission, Vision and Core Value statements;
  • have strong interpersonal skills;
  • be available to work 3-5 days/week, Mondays through Fridays on school days only, with a start time of 3:15 PM until 5:00 PM daily
  • provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse/Vulnerable Sector Check

Preference may be given to applicants with experience in the supervision of childcare. In addition, some computer knowledge would be an asset.

Interested candidates are asked to forward a letter of application, a complete résumé, a personal statement of faith/testimony and a minimum of three references, with one from the applicant’s pastor or church leader.

Please submit your application documents by June 10, 2022 to Anne Penner, HR Coordinator, at apenner@lindenchristian.org.

Only those applicants being considered for the position will be contacted to arrange an interview.