Alliston Community Christian School was born out of a desire of families in the Alliston area to have a local Christian school in the city of Alliston. On September 8, 1981, ACCS had an enrollment of 73 students and classes were temporarily held at Alliston Christian Reformed Church on Downey Avenue.
In 1982, a 16 acre property just south of Alliston was purchased. Vandermeer Contracting built the school and families volunteered to help with construction. Back in the early days, there was always a sense of community. Families would get together for pie bakes and strawberry dinners, fundraising for the vision they had for the school.
Throughout the years, the school has had many ups and downs. An addition was added to the school in 2004, a senior student wing. In June of 2007, with thankfulness to God, ACCS celebrated their 25th Anniversary. At that time the school had an enrolment of more than 100 students. The focus of the school continues to be that we are about a Christ-centred education, where faith is integrated into all aspects of learning. It wasn’t just about starting the day off with prayer or reading the Bible. ACCS is here to help the students discover the gifts that God has given them.
ACCS continues to be a part of the community of Alliston as we celebrate 35 years of Christian Education. We currently serve the areas of Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham, Shelburne, Lisle, and Cookstown. For our 2016-2017 school year we have 50 students with 26 families. We have many church denominations represented in our school and we are continually reminded of God’s blessings and we move Forward in Faith.