King’s Christian School opened as Enderby Christian Academy in September 1977, with 42 students in attendance. The lead-up months to opening day involved quite a tremendous challenge to faith and effort. Had it not been for wonderful answers to prayer, the vision and drive of Dr. Wilf Wendland, and the generosity of a few dedicated saints such as Mr. Ted Mutz and Mr. Craig MacNair, the above-mentioned goal could never have been achieved.
The membership of the Enderby Evangelical Chapel kindly agreed to allow the Academy to use its premises, but stipulated that no money would be available from the church budget for salaries or operating expenses. It was also indicated that the school would require at least forty students to meet the meagre, agreed upon budget. No provincial government grants would be available until the school had completed its first year of operation.
Two certified teachers, Harold and Faye Carlaw, and three volunteers, Ozelle Sharp, Sadie Schalin and Esther Monson, enabled the school to function for the first year using the Accelerated Christian Education program which the Chapel had decided upon for use in the new school. Fortunately, the staff was later permitted to expand into other curricular materials and programs. A third teacher, Miss Vogt, was added to staff during the 1980-81 school term. Each year of operation, the enrollment increased until it stood at 68 in June 1981.
In 1985, Enderby Christian School qualified for Group One funding with the BC Ministry of Education. The school follows the BC core curriculum using a variety of resources and Christian curriculum.
In 1988, the Enderby Evangelical Chapel purchased the Cliffview Building where the school began operating.
Purchase of a school bus in 1991, helped increase enrollment.
The authority to operate the school changed in 1994 from Enderby Evangelical Chapel to the Christian Education Society of Enderby.
Through God’s sovereign and divine providence, in 1997, a door was opened for the school to work jointly with the Broadview Evangelical Free Church in Salmon Arm to develop a church/school facility. The project was made possible by the Lord’s supply of a Christian general contractor, Henry Muller, who was able to construct the new facility at under half the cost of conventional construction.
In October of 1997, with the move to Salmon Arm in mind, the Christian Education Society of Enderby voted to change the name of the school to King’s Christian School.
In September 1998, King’s Christian School opened in its new location.
The addition of a second bus in 1998 expanded the school’s reach through to the Sorrento area.
June 1999 saw the school celebrate the graduation of its first Grade 12 class.
Enrollment topped 200 in the 1999-2000 school year.
In the spring of 2004, KCS high school students began serving on mission trips (Dominican Republic, Los Angeles, Mexico, Eastern Canada)
December 2006 our society name was changed to “Shuswap Christian Education Society”.
Our 30th year opened with close to 300 students. To God be all the glory.