Sticking Up for Christian Schooling

By  |  October 9th

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Convivium’s Peter Stockland checks out the innovative independent school in rural Eastern Ontario that was denied a chance to pay top dollar for an empty public school building.

The Christian independent school that ignited controversy in Eastern Ontario last month is so rural that its students raise goats on the grounds as a class project.

Heritage Community Christian School (HCCS) isn’t just out in the sticks on County Road 28 northeast of Brockville, between Kingston and the Quebec border. It actually sticks out of what was surely an old hay field before the original public school was built a few generations ago to serve the hamlet of New Dublin. 

Despite its pastoral position, however, HCCS generated regional headlines when its offer to buy a second space, an empty public school just down the road, was spurned by the Upper Canada District School Board. Its bid of $350,000 was ignored despite being $47,000 higher than the eventual sale price – and $60,000 above the published asking price only last August.

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