In the late 50s, a group of Dutch immigrants from the Christian Reformed Churches in Winnipeg worked together to establish a Christian school. This dedicated group of parents associated themselves in The Greater Winnipeg Society of Christian Education and set about planning what would become Calvin Christian School. At considerable personal sacrifice they built a seven-room school that opened its doors in September of 1960 to 65 students.
Year by year the school grew in size and began to earn a reputation as a school where Christ is honoured and students are loved. A growing team of dedicated teachers, administrators with vision, and school boards with courage laid down the foundation for what Calvin Christian School has become today.
By the late 80s, portable classrooms had multiplied around the original building and it was time to build and accommodate the growth. Extra property was acquired to the east and construction began in 1989. An 8 classroom wing was added to the east. A new library, multipurpose room, administrative area and gymnasium were added to the west. That sandwiched the original building between two new wings and led to the complete renovation of the old building in the summer of 1990.
God continued to bless the work at Calvin and space became a problem again in the latter half of the 90s. In 1997, that gave rise to the north wing which included a computer lab, two more classrooms and a staff room.
The need for more space and the desire to establish a high school program lead us to find the former Park Circle School in Transcona. In September of 2002, we opened the doors to Calvin Christian Collegiate, our second campus, housing our Grade 7 to 12 program. A brand new gymnasium was constructed at the collegiate campus in 2015 which offers students an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of athletic opportunities including the ability to work out in the modern fitness facility.