Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School (YKCS) is an independent Christian school which serves Edson and the surrounding community by offering an accredited Alberta education. YKCS is located at 430-72 Street, Edson, Alberta. The building, which includes a gymnasium, chapel, and commercial kitchen was completed and ready for classes in September 2003. The school building also contains 8 classrooms, administration offices, a resource room, and a learning commons.
YKCS has existed for over 30 years. In June of 1997 it became a part of Koinonia Christian Schools, now following the policies and procedures of this organization. This accredited, independent, interdenominational school is parent owned and parent operated with parental involvement in all aspects of school operation. Each year members in good standing with the Society elect parents to our local school board. YKCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta (AISCA). The school is owned and governed by the not-for-profit Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School Association.
The Board is responsible for formulating the policies that control the school's programs and operation. The board aligns its policies to work in harmony with the policies and administrative guidelines of Alberta Education and Koinonia Christian Education Society. The Principal is responsible for communicating and implementing these policies. The board is self-perpetuating and currently has six members. Board members are local Christians with school connections who work and live in the Edson community. YKCS believes that the authority for education comes from God's command that children be taught to love God and to place Him first in their lives.
The school was founded on the principle that parents are responsible for the education and training of their children and this continues to be a focal point of our operation. YKCS has a Biblical distinctive Statement of FaithÂ that all staff, parents, and students agree to and support. YKCS is accredited by the province of Alberta Department of Education and therefore bases instruction on Alberta Education outcomes, essential knowledge and skills. The school is staffed by a caring, Christian community of professional educators and is presently organized with one class each of pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten and then combined classes in grades one through grade twelve. Reflecting the diversity of the community, the school is open to students of every race, nationality and religion. We want you to feel that you are a contributing member of the YKCS community. YKCS is your school. You are welcome any time! Your input is always welcome.