Our Mission & Vision

DACS is a Christian school graciously supported by members from the Orangeville, Grand Valley and Arthur 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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Motto - Psalm 86:11

Teach me your way

Our History

DACS history

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.

DACS Logos

DACS logo

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 old logo

DACS Logo: 1968-2020

Our Staff

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.

Our Community

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, Grand Valley and Arthur Canadian Reformed Churches – not only financially, but also through generous amounts of volunteering, fundraising and encouragement.


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Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

54 Years Teaching
Covenant Children

108 Happy

9 Grades

17 Staff

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