History of Our School

Fraser Valley Christian High School originally opened in 1964 in Burnaby with a small group of 79 students in grades 8-10. Two years later the school moved to Vancouver’s fastest growing suburb when the campus on 92nd Avenue in Surrey was completed. In 1967, grade 11 was added with grade 12 added the following year. The core vision that gave birth to Fraser Valley Christian High is the vision that still directs the school today. The board, staff and supporting community are pleased that over 3,000 alumni are making a worldwide impact in Jesus’ name. The high school’s recent building project is completed and the community is delighted with the beautiful new facility.

Surrey Christian opened as a K-7 school with 72 students in 1978. Three years later the students moved into a brand new school building on 160th Street as the school experienced much growth. Together, the staff and parents met the academic, social and spiritual needs of young students. The middle school campus was built in 1997 and grade 8 was added. Our primary and middle school facilities and staff continue to help fill the original vision of building for children a solid foundation of faith. Strategies for the future continue as additional lands were purchased and plans for a new primary campus adjacent to the middle campus are currently in process.

History Timeline of Surrey Christian School:

  • 1955 Christian parents start a Christian School in Burnaby called John Knox Christian School.
  • 1978 A daughter school is started with 72 students in Surrey called John Knox Christian School – Surrey and meets at the Johnson Heights Evangelical Church.
  • 1981 A new campus is built at 9115 160th Street.
  • 1986 A new constitution forms an educational society called the Christian School Association of Surrey aka Surrey Christian School.
  • 1997 Due to substantial growth, the first middle school in Surrey is built at 8888 162 Street.
  • 2010 A new entity with the official name Surrey Christian School is born with the merger of Fraser Valley Christian High School and the Christian School Association of Surrey. 

FVCHS TIMELINE 1965-2005  designed by Jeff DeWeerd