A vision for Christian education in Prince George brought families together in 1977. This vision continues to draw families to Cedars Christian School today.
This vision is still growing – and so are we! Join us in this exciting adventure as God leads to grow our facilities in the coming year.
Our Story . . .
Cedars Christian School opened its doors to 78 students in 1977 after a decade of prayer and sacrificial giving by a group of families who came together with a vision to establish a Christian education option for families with school-aged children in Prince George. The initial school structure, purchased from the school district, contained only a few classrooms and had no gymnasium.
. . . His Story
Over the last 5 years, targeted giving and Roots for Life fundraising capital have been invested in major restorative work in our current facility, including: library renovation, intermediate and high school washroom renovations, indoor/outdoor painting, outdoor loop and parking lot surface improvements, and a gym floor replacement. We are continually grateful for the gift of this place. As stewards of this gift, we work with 350+ PreK-12 students each year, and have sent nearly 600 graduates into all corners of the world in a wide variety of vocations. God’s faithfulness over the last 40+ years has made it clear that this is not just our story… it is His story!
A college-sized, high school gymnasium not only relieves pressure on our current gym space, it will provide opportunities for onsite practices for senior teams, local hosting of games and tournaments, and the use of our location for non-athletic events such as fine arts performances and conferences. This new space will make Cedars a significant resource to the community as an event center.
2. New Learning Spaces
The two floor section of classroom spaces will allow us to bring the existing cabin and portable spaces under one roof. A two-track high school program would comfortably operate within this new space. Infrastructure for specialty kitchen and science lab spaces will be considered in the overall design; however, the steel structure envelope provides tremendous flexibility to create spaces that meet school-based, and 21st century learning needs.
Our Core Values
The primary goal of Christian education is the formation of a “peculiar people” who believe that Jesus Christ is Lord of all of life — not just the religious or sacred corners of it. In close partnership with parents and the local church, we integrate Biblical, Christian perspective across the curriculum and engage students in authentic conversations about who God is and who He has called them to be.
Developing Unique Potential
We believe that each student is created in the image of God, and is shaped uniquely for restorative work in the Kingdom of God. Noticing, naming and nurturing the unique gifts of our students allow the diversity in the body of Christ that leads to flourishing, Christian community. Curricular and extracurricular learning experiences provide rich opportunities to use and celebrate gifts stewarded well.
Following the example of Jesus, we seek to meet the real needs of our neighbors in our local community and beyond. We let our light shine so that others may see our works of service and glorify our Father in heaven (Matt 5:16). Serving one another in love, is the fulfillment of the greatest commandment and the pathway to experiencing life in all its fullness.
Community of Grace
Cedars creates space for students, parents, and staff to learn to live in a Christian community of grace. With hearts full of gratitude for the grace bestowed upon us, we seek to have God’s grace flow through us toward one another by showing mercy, offering forgiveness, and sharing the gospel of peace.
Toggle the Timeline
Cedars opens its doors!
Gym and new classrooms added
Classrooms, offices, library added
High School addition built
Land bought; 4 cabins built; gravel parking lot constructed
Gateway students join us; one more cabin & play area constructed
Roots for Life campaign raises $600K
Enrollment at 400+; new governance structure and mission statement implemented
New playground constructed
Two more cabins added
How Can I Help Cedars Grow?
The most important thing we can do to grow together is pray.
“Have you ever said, ‘Well all we can do now is pray?’…When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.”
– Billy Graham
It might be obvious, but one of the biggest things families can do is keep their kids here to graduation! Stay. Let us commit to grow together for the long haul—investing in relationships that will last for a lifetime and beyond!
Although financial gifts are needed, donations of materials and services “in kind” will be significant in reducing the amount we need to borrow to complete this project. And, if you have skills and time you are willing to share, we’d love to connect your gift with our real needs!
We are excited about what God has done and continues to do in our midst! We encourage you to share the story of God’s faithfulness and work at Cedars with those in your circles. Stay tuned to weekly Shake updates, attend monthly town hall meetings…and share how we are growing together at Cedars!
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
If you would like more information or want to be involved with this project, please contact us by one of the methods below.