DACS is a Christian school graciously supported by members from the Orangeville and Grand Valley Canadian Reformed Churches.
Our Mission is to provide parents with a Reformed Christian learning environment for the education of their children, assisting them in fulfilling their covenantal promises made at the baptism of their children. At DACS, we strive to develop the talents of the students so that they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for a life of responsible Christian stewardship. We also endeavour to provide an atmosphere that promotes a genuine love and caring for neighbour near and far.
To provide educational excellence to help students be discerning Reformed Christians, functioning as salt and light in faith, serving their community, while glorifying God in their lives.
Teach me your way
The Canadian Reformed School Society of Dufferin was first formed on April 10, 1957. It began as just a Saturday school where students were taught Bible, Church History and the Dutch language in the garage of Rev. Scholten, the minister of the Orangeville Canadian Reformed Church.
In 1965 the School Society began to seriously consider starting its own Christian day school. After much prayer, planning and consideration the School Board received approval from the membership in December 1967 to purchase a 2-room school building that had previously been Laurel Central School.
On September 3, 1968 Dufferin Area Christian School first open its doors to offer Christian education to approximately 80 students. The Lord has blessed the membership with growth throughout the years, and subsequent additions to the building were constructed, including the addition of a gym in 2009.
Yellow - light, reflecting our vision at DACS to help students function as light in this world.
Red - blood of the Saviour, through Whom we are God's children.
Purple - DACS school colour.
Orange - a nod to our Dutch heritage.
Green - rural community in which we serve.
DACS Logo: 1968-2020
DACS has been blessed with a dedicated and passionate group of staff members who support each other in offering excellent education to students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Jelko Oosterhof – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanneke Kottelenberg – email@example.com
Petra Jonker – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Kottelenberg – email@example.com
Tesha Kottelenberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
DACS is located in Laurel, ON in the heart of Dufferin County, a short drive from Orangeville, Grand Valley and Shelburne. This close-knit community provides all the amenities you need with a quieter pace of life. There are plenty of opportunities to appreciate God’s incredible creation throughout our beautiful landscape.
DACS receives extensive support from members of the Orangeville and Grand Valley Canadian Reformed Churches – not only financially, but also through generous amounts of volunteering, fundraising and encouragement.
7Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. 8He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."
We are happy to answer any questions you may have.