Smithville Christian High School is an independent Christian school in the heart of the beautiful Niagara Region. Offering excellent, Christ-centred education to students in Grades 9 to 12, our core purpose is to train students to live as responsible disciples of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this purpose by shaping our instruction and relationships around our core values: Belong, Believe, and Succeed.

Smithville Christian is excited about the impact we are having in training kingdom citizens. Our school is a friendly, lively welcoming place, where students of all denominations and walks of life are impacted daily by the instruction and example of caring Christian teachers. Want to know more? Read on, or contact us online, by email, or phone at (905) 957-3255.


Every day, in every class and extra-curricular activity, our students learn that our world belongs to God and that they have a role in shaping it for Christ.

We work hand-in-hand with churches and families as we help students – academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually – to navigate the sometimes challenging teenage years and develop into mature, Christ-serving citizens, ready to have an impact in the world.

With strong academics and a broad range of shop, apprenticeship, and co-op options, we are able to provide an excellent Christ-centred education for all students – whether they are heading to university, college, training programs or the workforce. We also offer many sports, travel, dramatic, technological, artistic and musical opportunities that enrich the lives of students and our community.

The environment at school is fun, friendly, inclusive, and respectful, with strong leadership and modelling from staff on appropriate dress (uniforms) and behaviour. Our students and staff are happy to come to school each day.


As of September 2022, Smithville Christian teaching staff have embarked on a new way of integrating Christianity into their instruction. Called Teaching for Transformation, this exciting approach to pedagogy helps us transform our deep hopes for students and for the Kingdom of God into instruction that is based on three core practices: The Storyline, Throughlines, and Formational Learning Experiences. Read about the implementation of TfT in the February 2022 edition of Echoes Magazine, or visit the TfT website to learn more.

Smithville Christian High School is a member of Edvance Christian Schools Association and a member of Christian Schools International.


A version of this poster can be found at the entrances to our school and on the walls of every classroom and office.

Belonging, believing and succeeding are things that we hold very dear, and this poster describes the kinds of things we do to create a school where students Belong, Believe, and Succeed. It reflects what we do and it reminds us what kind of learning community we are. These core values inspire us to continue to grow as a Christian high school that honours God while training students to live as responsible disciples of Jesus Christ.

Here is what the statements on the poster say, as they have been updated effective January 2022.

Smithville Christian High School offers a Christ-centered education from a biblical worldview, in a nurturing atmosphere.  Our core purpose is to train students to live as responsible disciples of Jesus Christ in a God-honoring learning environment where they belong, believe, and succeed.

We strive to offer a place where students…


Understand their place in the Kingdom of God – students will receive instruction which reinforces that they belong to Jesus and have roles as Kingdom disciples. (1 John 3:1, John 1:12, Galatians 3:26, John 3:16)

Accept others as fellow image bearers of Christ and work in meaningful collaboration – Students will learn to love and respect others in meaningful learning situations where collaboration is encouraged.  Classes will be structured to ensure that everyone’s learning abilities thrive.  (1 Corinthians 12:27, Philippians 2:3, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 1 john 4:7-8)

Grow in character – students will be held accountable to a high standard of Christian conduct, and we will employ restorative practices to ensure that students are able to thrive in community.  (Galatians 5:22-23, Philippians 4:8, Romans 5:3-5, Proverbs 10:9, Romans 5:8)

Extend hospitality - students will be nurtured to receive guests in our school with kindness (Hebrews 13:2, 1 Peter 4:9)


Yearn for wisdom – biblical discernment will be integrated in all subjects, and students will be required to demonstrate an understanding that all scripture is useful for teaching, rebuking correcting, and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Learn Christian discipleship – through educational experiences rooted in God’s love and grace, students will be encouraged to commit their hearts to Christ.  It is our hope they will grow in understanding, wisdom, and righteousness that positively impacts the community around them throughout their lives.  (John 8:31-32, Galatians 2:20, John 1:12)

Worship meaningfully – Christ centered chapels and devotional experiences will provide students an opportunity to lead and join in vibrant worship. (Hebrews 12:28)

Learn to be discerning of cultural trends – students will be nurtured to be firmly rooted in scripture and to know their identity in Christ, as they navigate living out their faith in a fallen world.  (Romans 12:2, 2 Timothy 3:16, Philippians 3:20)

Demonstrate integrity – students will be taught to speak the truth in love, while living out their faith in authentic ways. (Ephesians 4:15, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)


Seek God’s calling – each student will be known, will be invited to explore their God given talents and passions, and will be mentored as they discern how they are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has for them. (Ephesians 2:10)

Greet learning opportunities with curiosity and awe – students will experience learning activities which entice vibrant learning that leads them to revere God and enjoy His majesty and splendor. (Revelation 4:11, Colossians 3:17)

Lead and follow with a servant’s heart – learning experiences will be led to engage the needs of the world with Christ-like humility, in learning that is reinforced with meaningful opportunities to lead and serve both inside and outside the school. (Romans 12:1, Matthew 5:16)

Shape culture – in a world that suffers the effects of sin, we will encourage learning that seeks to restore creation, through Christ, to the way God intended as revealed in His word. (John 15:8, Romans 3:23)

Plan for post-secondary success -   the learning program will allow for a diversity of paths, and a strong Guidance program will engage students in frequent conversation and exploration of post-secondary possibilities that are fitting for their God given gifts and calling. (Jeremiah 29:11, 1 Corinthians 15:58)

We invite you to join the conversation about belonging, believing and succeeding.


Smithville Christian High School

6488 Townline Road, PO Box 40
Smithville, Ontario
L0R 2A0
Phone (905) 957-3255
Fax (905) 957-3431

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