About

MEDICINE HAT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is an alternative school within the Medicine Hat Public School Division.  

What makes MHCS an “alternative” to other public schools?

Biblical perspective is taught throughout all subject areas - Students are encouraged to grow academically and spiritually, putting their faith into practice - Teachers can pray openly with  and for their students - We strive to help children love God, and to love His Word, the Bible. 

Mathew 5:14-16  (NASB)   You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Our Deep Hope for Medicine Hat Christian School is that all students will shine brightly and that they will show God’s love for others in how they speak and act towards all people in our community.   

As a school we are committed to teaching children to discern and look for truth in a constantly changing world, helping them in making wise choices today and going forward.

How great is our God!

MHCS Mission

Medicine Hat Christian School inspires spiritual, academic and personal growth through Christ centered learning.

MHCS Vision

To raise up Christ-like leaders who use their gifts and abilities to impact their community.

MHCS Statement of Faith - Medicine Hat Christian School Society believes: 

  1. That man, the world, and all-purpose are to be ultimately understood only in relation to God.
  2. The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  3. There is one God eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
  4. In our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh; His Virgin Birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His death, His resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His mediatory work, and His personal return in power and glory.
  5. That man’s disobedience to his Creator has broken the relationship of man with his Maker.
  6. The salvation of the lost and sinful man through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit.
  7. In the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables the believer to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. In the unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, which is the body of Christ.

TEACHING FOR TRANSFORMATION

Teaching for Transformation is a way to uncover and teach Biblical themes in all our subject areas. It helps us to: 

  • Teach a way of life and moral values in accordance with the Scriptures and emphasize practical expressions of these values in the school, at home, and in society at large.
  • Foster Christian community and active participation of parents, staff, students, and members of the society.
  • Complement and integrate education and experience of the home, the church, the community, and the school.
  • Honour the Word of God as the ultimate written authority in Devotions, Bible, subject areas, and all aspects of school life.
     

Teaching for Transformation Through-lines:

  • God Worshiping – Glorifying and praising God. Celebrating who God is, what God has done, and created.
  • Idolatry-Discerning – Idols are “things” that become more important than our relationship with God. Money, TV, success, addictions could be a few examples.
  • Earth-Keeping – God created the world and gives us the opportunity to “manage” and take care of it. It is the challenge of living to balance our wants/needs with those of other people as well.
  • Beauty-Creating – Helps us appreciate diversity, complexity, and the good things around us. Our creativity is a way to explore who we are as people and how we respond to God’s world.
  • Justice-Seeking – The world is not as God intended it to be. Students will act as agents of change by identifying and responding to injustices.
  • Creation-Enjoying – Looking at, talking about and studying creation.
  • Servant-Working – Serving others and helping to heal brokenness. Bringing joy to other people.
  • Community-Building – Taking an active role in our community to bring people together for a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
  • Image-Reflecting – Is not something we do. It is something we are. The characteristics we admire in God can also be in us. How do we reflect this?
  • Order-Discovering – There is order and patterns in our universe. It is not just randomness. We encourage students to discover this order.

PARENT SOCIETY

The Parent Society has a very important role in fulfilling the vision “To raise up Christ-like leaders who use their gifts and abilities to impact their community.” and mission “Medicine Hat Christian School inspires spiritual, academic and personal growth through Christ centered learning.” at Medicine Hat Christian School. We plan events to raise funds and organize events to build community within our school. With the funds raised we are able to purchase many “extras” for our classrooms, library, and sports teams. We also cover the cost for things like playground equipment and events like the Back to School BBQ and Grandparents’ & Friends’ Day. Committee members do not do all the work themselves for the special events. We simply do the planning and enlist many helping hands to carry out each event.

If you are interested in attending our meetings we would be excited to have you join us. New committee members are always welcome. Meeting dates and times can be found in our monthly newsletter.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

School Council is an important part of our school and is advisory to administration. School Council consists of parents/guardians, teachers, staff, and community members. Our group provides important contributions in the education of students. It supports teachers, staff, and administration by providing input into the daily operation of the school. School Council members are part of the direction setting and visioning for the school including programming and curriculum.

Our School Council is also part of the Medicine Hat SD76 Council of School Councils. This council gives input on School Board policies, plans, and programs.

We meet once a month, watch our school calendar for dates and times. Attending our School Council meetings regularly means that as a parent/guardian, you can keep up to date on what is happening at the school. It’s also a great way to meet and build relationships with other parents. We look forward to having you join us!

SOCIETY EXECUTIVE

The Medicine Hat Christian School Society is governed by a Society Executive of seven elected persons.  Our current Executive consists of:

  • Aaron Brost - Chair
  • Jeff Stigter - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Mike Reinheller - Society Executive Director
  • Mandy Reinhardt - Society Executive Director
  • Nicole Hills - Society Executive Director
  • Trevor Coehoorn - Society Executive Director
  • Joe Grove - Society Executive Director

The task of the Society Executive is to assess and oversee the operation of the Christian alternative program as it relates to the Mission and Vision of MHCS, and to make policy and financial decisions as they relate to the Christian alternative program.