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NEW $6 MILLION CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENS ITS DOORS TO PARENTS SEEKING 21ST CENTURY LEARNING FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN THE BRADFORD/NEWMARKET AREA

Cameron Loopstra

By Cameron Loopstra

After over 10 years of fundraising, 15 months of construction and literally thousands of volunteer hours, King Christian School (formerly known as HMDCS) has opened its doors to students and faculty at 19740 Bathurst St. The official ribbon cutting took place on September 2, 2015 at 7pm followed by a school opening presentation in the gym. Students, staff, families, and alumni enjoyed a BBQ prior to the ribbon cutting.
During the last 15 years, King Christian School had experienced some challenges with its previous facility. Roof leaks, outdated class rooms and a low ceiling gymnasium to name a few. “We educated thousands of kids over the years in the original facility which first opened its door in 1943. It was time to start planning for the generations to come and it became apparent that we would have to build something new in order to live up to our mission to provide a 21st century learning environment” said Sherry Bokma, Principal. King Christian School has an exciting new location along Bathurst St which is currently under major construction and expansion. “The new location significantly increases the visibility and access, which the Board and Membership felt was one of the important factors in achieving growth” said Mathew Santorelli, Board Chair.
Classes resume September 8, but they are still accepting admissions.

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