Education Excellence

We humbly suggest:

  • Christian schools should be actively working toward learning about and implementing best practices to advance their excellence.

Supporting Research

Funding All Students
David Hunt, Anointing Momoh, Deani Van Pelt
September 15, 2021
This study presents the hypothetical economic costs of funding Ontario’s independent schools, if the province were to fully fund the sector or apply any of the existing partial-funding models in Canada.
Pandemic Response: How Christian Independent Schools Responded to a Year of COVID-19
Paul Marcus, Nicole Brouwer, Deani Van Pelt, Tena Boven, David Hunt
August 20, 2021
This report explores how learning continued in Ontario’s independent schools during the continuous and disruptive school closures of the 2020–21 school year. It also investigates the financial, promotional, and business impact of these disruptions.
Pandemic Pivot - Christian Independent Schooling During the Initial 2020 Lockdown
Paul Marcus, Deani Van Pelt, Tena Boven
June 11, 2021
The social, emotional, academic, and economic implications of the global COVID-19 pandemic will be studied for years to come. This paper reports how these schools pivoted from offering face-to-face education to remote learning from March to June 2020. 

Explorations

From Scarcity to Abundance (Pre-Conference Event)
October 8, 2022
The long-awaited Converge 2022 global summit starts the evening of March 8, 2022. This pre-conference event is a panel discussion between Cardus senior fellows on current innovation and new trends in Christian school financial sustainability and growth.
From Pandemic Pivot to Exit (Cardus Education Event)
June 10, 2022
How did independent schools successfully respond to lockdowns and the pandemic? As we look to exit COVID, what can all schools learn from their pivot? Join us and a panel of experts for an encouraging and hope-filled discussion, based on Cardus’ latest research.
Leading Courageously, Renewing Hope: Converge 2022
March 8, 2022
Imagine a room full of over 1,200 Christian education leaders from around the world? Now, imagine this near a beach in sunny Southern California in early March? Cardus and eleven other organizations across the globe will descend on San Diego to bring Converge 2022 to life. Join us for a week of 50+ TED talks, panels, workshops, and most especially, connecting with fellow Christian education leaders – in-person!

Media Coverage

Hamilton high school teacher lauded for STEM work
Hamilton Spectator
April 19, 2019
Hamilton District Christian High School teacher Harry Blyleven received the John Rozema Teaching Excellence Award in the STEM category from the local faith-based think-tank Cardus. 
One thousand educators to discuss struggles, trends facing private Christian schools
The Christian Post
January 30, 2019
Over 1,000 teachers and leaders from private Christian schools worldwide are gathering in Texas this week to collaborate and identify innovative ways to address the challenges and opportunities facing their institutions in an increasingly secular world.
Education as Atmosphere
Digical Education
July 1, 2018
Cardus Senior Fellow Deani Pelt discusses the ideas and work of Charlotte Mason regarding education.

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