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. The fall of 2022 saw the development of an outdoor community courtyard and in 2023 our North Parking Lot was paved and enhanced.
What has remained unchanged over the years is the commitment of all staff to provide an excellent Christ-centred education that equips students to love and serve God. LCS now has approximately 1000 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.