Frequently Asked Questions
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open on November 1, 2023. Families are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible to allow us to plan for the next school year.
There are new openings every year and no waitlists when we open applications. Waitlists can develop once a particular grade is filled.
Kindergarten is the first intake for many new families, however, family relocations and expanded capacity in higher grades allows us to enroll new students at each grade level every year. Depending on applications, sometimes we open additional classes as well. Interested families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure consideration to all available space.
If and when we have a waitlist, it begins after re-enrolment and once open spaces have been filled. In other words, the only waitlist we might have is for the current application year. Simply put, you do not have to put your toddler on a waitlist! You can apply the year before they start Kindergarten.
We are always accepting applications. However, once a grade reaches capacity we close the application process for that particular grade level to ensure families have the opportunity to look into alternate options.
Yes! Our BASC program is available to students up to the age of 12 years. It is open each day school is in session from 7:30-8:20 am and 3:30-5:30 pm. There is an hourly fee to use this program. It is staffed by trained adults, alumni and high school students who enjoy working with our younger students. You can find more information about BASC under the “Our Community” tab on our website.
Not every student who attends LCS is connected to a church. In the same way, you do not have to attend Grant Memorial to be accepted into LCS. Students at our school represent over 120 faith communities. Biblical truths are taught as part of the curriculum in each grade level.
Yes, LCS meets or exceeds the requirements of the Manitoba curriculum. LCS students are eligible to graduate with a Manitoba High School Diploma (30 credits). If they have attained four Bible credits (Grades 9-12) within the 30 credits they also receive an LCS Diploma.
At LCS, students seek to see and understand the world through God’s eyes while growing to be devoted followers of Christ and compassionate community members. Biblical truth is integrated into all subjects and is a required part of the curriculum. In addition, students participate in bible memory and bible classes at every grade level.
Yes. We offer need-based bursaries. You can find information about the bursary fund on the Financial Assistance page of our website. Please email our admissions office at [email protected] for more information about this program. All information about bursary applications is confidential.
While an investment in an LCS education does involve a financial commitment, all families are encouraged to apply. Our financial assistance program aims to make LCS accessible to as many families as possible. Tuition rates can be found on the Admissions page of our website.
Yes, all applicants who have completed the application process will be interviewed.
LCS does not use an entrance test as part of our selection process. Although academics is a strong focus of our program, the ideal LCS student is selected on broad criteria with an emphasis on working with families to develop qualities of the whole child – academic, emotional, spiritual, and physical and social wellness – with an appreciation for the many different gifts and interests of each student.
Yes! There are a number of opportunities for tours. Before applying, tours can be arranged through the Admissions Office. Tours are also included at each of our four Information Evenings. Families who want to learn more can also watch the virtual tours on the Admissions page of our website.
Your parent portal remains active from the previous year. To re-apply, login to the parent portal and begin the online application process.
No, the application fee is required as part of the admissions process and is non-refundable.
Entry starts at 8:20 am. Class time is as follows:
Kindergarten – Grade 7 students – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Grade 8 – 12 students – 8:50 am – 3:50 pm
Students under the age of 12 who arrive prior to 8:10 am or are not picked up by 3:45 pm are required to attend Before and After School Care (BASC).
Transportation to and from school is a parental responsibility as we do not offer bus service. LCS students come from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Most students are driven to school by parents. Some walk, take public transit, ride bikes or drive themselves. Carpooling is an option that can be arranged by parents.
Chapel is a time when students in each division come together to sing worship songs, pray together and receive age appropriate bible teaching. Chapel is held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am for K-4 students. Middle Years Chapel and Senior Years Chapel are held on Friday. Several times a year, including Christmas and Easter, the entire school community comes together for special chapels.
No. Students are required to bring their own lunch. The Grant Café is available for Grade 7-12 students to purchase lunch, however, seating in the Café is reserved for students in Grades 11 and 12. Kindergarten to Grade 6 students are welcome to visit the Café with their parents.
No, LCS students do not wear uniforms.
We carefully consider the needs of each student who applies to Linden Christian School. We expect complete disclosure of the child’s needs so that we can prepare to meet these needs when they become a student at Linden Christian School. We accept children with special needs if we feel we can meet their needs.
Linden Christian School utilizes Clinical Support Services in the areas of Speech and Language, Reading and Psychology. Students are referred to these specialists by the resource teacher after teacher and parent consultation. Occupational Therapy is not currently available at Linden Christian School.
From Kindergarten to Grade 8, French is taught using the AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) approach to language instruction. Accelerative Integrated Method is a foreign language teaching method that uses music, dance, gestures and theatre to support learning.
From Grade 9 to 12, LCS students can choose French as an elective to continue their language development. We have three bilingual French teachers.
The School of Fine Arts (SOFA) is a private music school that is part of Linden Christian School. Students may take lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, etc. After school programs are also available in Musical Theatre and Art. There is an additional cost for these lessons. More information is available under Student Life, “The Arts” on our website.
LCS does accept applications from international students. Linden is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a day school with no boarding or home-stay programs. More information about international admissions can be found on the admissions page of our website.
For high school students, Linden has a semester system. At the end of each semester there is a set of exams. Progress Reports are sent home in November and March and full reports are sent home at the end of each semester.
Early and Middle years students have three terms during the year. Report cards are sent home in November, March and June.
We have a minimum of three classes in every grade, with some grades having four classes. With so many students in each grade, we have a diverse student body with a variety of interests. This offers students the opportunity to meet many other students and make new friendships during their LCS experience.
Linden Christian School has over 1000 students representing more than 600 families served by over 140 staff. We offer a biblically based education inspired by faith, motivated by excellence and anchored in meaningful relationships. We are a connected and caring community! There are many opportunities for mentorship and discipleship between students. Linden lays the foundation for lifelong friendships between students and families and the stability experienced builds confidence and the joy of participating fully in life.