• Our Story

    Our Story

Excellence in Christian Education Since 1976

Woodland Christian High School was established in 1976 by a group of parents in the Cambridge area. They believed that it was their responsibility as parents and people of God to establish a school that in all of its programs would honour God by leading children to a deeper understanding of what it meant to serve God. They believed that the education of their children was their responsibility, not that of the government.

The school opened its doors for the first time in September 1976. For the first number of years, it operated in a number of church facilities in the Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo areas. The move to the present facilities occurred in 1979.  Considerable expansion and renovation took place in 2002. Steady growth has allowed Woodland to complete further expansion and renovation in 2014 that has provided large gymnasium facilities, a multi-purpose auditorium, an art complex, and much-needed classroom space.

Woodland currently serves approximately 315 students in Grades nine to twelve.

Principal's Message

John VanPelt. | Principal

Welcome to Woodland Christian High School! For over 45 years Woodland Christian High School has offered an excellent academic program that seeks to integrate learning and the Christian faith. As an alumnus of Woodland and now as principal I have seen how an education that aims to equip our students for lives of Christian faith and service can benefit individuals, church communities, and the broader civic community. I encourage you to take a few minutes to explore this website to become familiar with the diverse curricular and co-curricular programs that we have developed to meet the needs of our students. If you have any questions about our school please feel free to contact me.

I can be reached at 519 648 2114 ext. 133 or at principal@woodland.on.ca.


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Woodland Christian High School is accredited by the Ministry of Education and is an active member of the Edvance Christian Schools Association (Edvance), the Christian School Foundation, and of Christian Schools International (CSI).  

These organizations provide Woodland with a variety of support services, including financial advice, school inspections and reviews, curriculum materials and employee benefit packages. Woodland has also fostered relationships with several ACSI (Association of Christian School International) elementary schools to provide a robust secondary program to their graduates.

All of our staff are highly qualified, OTC (Ontario Teacher’s Certificate) certified teachers, many of whom also hold the CSTC (Christian School Teacher’s Certificate) and have Honours or Masters level education. Our teachers maintain professional affiliations that include the Ontario College of Teachers, Ontario Christian Schools Teachers Association (Edifide), and many of the Ontario Departmental Teachers Associations (such as English, History, Science, Technology, Business etc.).


Our students and families represent
14+ different Christian denominations and come from 12 area elementary schools
plus public or catholic school and homeschools.
If you have younger children you may be interested in the following list
of Christian Elementary Schools in our area:

  • Laurentian Hills Christian School, Kitchener
  • Cambridge Christian School, Cambridge
  • Guelph Community Christian School
  • Listowel Christian School
  • Community Christian School, Drayton


  • Verideia Classical Christian School, Kitchener
  • Resurrection Christian Academy, Guelph
  • Foundation Christian School, Winterbourne
  • Elora Road Christian School, Elora
  • Grand River Christian School, Kitchener
  • Plattsville Christian School
  • Halton Hills Christian School, Georgetown
  • Koinonia Christian Academy, Bloomingdale
  • King Alfred Academy, Waterloo
  • Stratford Christian School