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Great Lakes Christian High School, Great Lakes Christian School

Address: 4875 King St, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B6, Canada
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Description Great Lakes Christian High School, Great Lakes Christian School

  • Established: 1952;
  • Location: Beamsville, Ontario, Canada;
  • Students age: 15-18 years old;
  • Number of students: 132 people;
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Type of education: boarding school of mixed education.

Great Lakes Christian High School (GLCHS) is a high school for students in grades 9-12, located in Beamsville, Ontario, between Toronto and Niagara Falls. GLCHS is a boarding school, day school with over 65 years of experience: it is a welcoming community where friendships for life are formed.

Great Lakes Christian High School is the perfect environment for kids to grow up and feel safe. Dedicated teachers help children study, caring hostel mentors help them feel at home, and low occupancy allows all students to enjoy extracurricular activities. GLCHS provides education in a dedicated Christian environment based on a biblical worldview.

The school is located in Beamsville, a small town in the heart of the beautiful Niagara region. The school is surrounded by healthy countryside with fruit trees, green parks and vineyards. Beamsville has everything for students needs - grocery stores, library, pharmacy, restaurants, fast food, but if students want to go shopping or watch a movie, they need to drive approximately 20 minutes to Hamilton or St. Catharines. Children feel safe in Beamsville.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Great Lakes Christian High School, Great Lakes Christian School

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Quick overview: GLCHS offers courses at different levels according to the needs of the high school student, goals after graduation. The joint program provides valuable experience in a variety of locations - local companies, nonprofits, schools, political offices.

Students must successfully complete 30 high school credits to earn the Ontario High School Diploma.:

  • 18 compulsory;
  • 12 optional. 

Students must also complete at least 40 hours of community service and take the Ontario High School Literacy Test (OSSLT). In addition to the OSSD requirements, students must successfully study the Bible and exceed the minimum community service hours.

Many international students choose Great Lakes Christian High School as a place to develop and improve their English skills. GLCHS offers English as a Second Language lessons to strengthen students' English skills and support them as they adapt to new classroom environments. ESL students receive academic credits towards their diploma.

Accommodation, housing and food

  • About half of GLCHS students live in hostels on campus, learning to live and work together.
  • Experienced teachers live in each residence, support students in their daily routine.
  • The homestay program includes a supervised training room, extra classes, and an outdoor gym.
  • The student center is located in the boys' dormitory and is a great place to relax and chat with friends and play table tennis.
  • Balanced meals are provided in the cafeteria 3 times a day. Each dorm has small kitchens for self catering in the evenings. Residences are closed during extended holidays (Christmas, March). Each residential building has a paid laundry service.

Events Great Lakes Christian High School, Great Lakes Christian School

The GLCHS offers a rich, active student life that includes activities that go beyond the typical extracurricular programs. Students play basketball and badminton in the outdoor gym, participate in prayers, study the Bible, meet for group projects, and relax together in one of the common rooms playing table football or ping-pong.

List of school sports teams:

  • Volleyball;
  • Golf;
  • Basketball;
  • Hockey;
  • Football;
  • Badminton;
  • Tennis;
  • Athletics.

List of circles of interest:

  • Leadership;
  • Student council;
  • Youth Rally Planning Committee;
  • Banquet Planning Committee;
  • Art;
  • Dramatic and musical performances;
  • Festival of Speech Arts;
  • Choir A Cappella;
  • Small singing groups;
  • HEMSO Yearbook;
  • Christian Brotherhood of Girls "Adelfe";
  • Christian Brotherhood of Boys "Brothers in Christ".

Religious clubs:

  • Bible lessons 3 times a week;
  • Chapel 2 times a week;
  • Choir of the chapel.


  • Great Lakes Christian High School (GLCHS) cares about the academic success of its students, giving them the educational tools they need to succeed in higher education and life.
  • GLCHS offers small classes, low teacher-to-student ratio, and personalized attention. The average GLCHS class size is 20 students and the teacher to student ratio is 1:12.
  • A highly qualified teaching staff supports and encourages students to learn in the classroom and during extra classes, helping them to realize their academic potential.
  • In recent years, the university admission rate among graduates has been 100%, and more than 90% of graduates have continued their higher education in the next academic year. Graduates of Great Lakes Christian High School have become successful businessmen, teachers, healthcare professionals, lawyers and workers.

Equipment Great Lakes Christian High School, Great Lakes Christian School

Students are provided with an educational building with classrooms, a computer laboratory, a scientific laboratory, a library, a gym and a cafeteria.

Also school's infrastructure is well developed:

  • Preschool;
  • Music studio;
  • Jogging tracks;
  • Football fields;
  • Tennis and basketball courts.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

GLCHS students wear uniforms. All shirts and sweaters have the GLCHS logo. Shoes must have a strap that completely covers the foot and a sole that does not leave marks. A belt is required with uniform pants.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Great Lakes Christian High School (GLCHS) has hosted international students on its campus since the late 1960s, and they now make up about 45% of GLCHS students.

Scholarships Great Lakes Christian High School, Great Lakes Christian School

  • Craddock Sportsmanship Award is an award for sportsmanship for boys and girls.
  • OFSSAA Sport Award - Awarded to young men and women who participate in a variety of sports during their high school years.
  • The best athletes and female athletes are honored annually with the Doreen Ellis Awards.

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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