Fountainview is a training ground for a wide range of workers in God’s cause. Students may go from here to a university, a trades program, or directly into the work force as a Bible worker or a mechanic. Our academic program has to meet the needs and requirements of students called by God to any of these paths. As part of our certification process, we receive a bi-annual inspection from the Office of the Inspector of Independent Schools (Ministry of Education – BC Government). A team of two experienced administrators or district superintendents spends two days poring over our files and records, course outlines, and policies. They also sit in classes, eat in our cafeteria, meet with administrators, and talk with students. I’ve been through eight of these inspections in my time here, and the team has always returned a very strong report on our academic program. But it’s their comments on the atmosphere at Fountainview that thrill my soul. They are consistently impressed with the openness of our students and the sense of comfort, security and family that is clearly evidenced here by students and staff. And they express their appreciation for our clear adherence, in everything we do, to our mission of leading the students to Christ and training them for His service. All I can say is – praise the Lord! As we continually seek to implement the Lord’s directions in the book Education, we’ve been blessed with positive results. Our scores on government exams have been significantly above the average for students across British Columbia (which has one of the highest-rated educational systems in Canada and even worldwide), and the percentile of our average score on the ACT test (for college-bound American students) has been 20 points above average. One thing we have found works well is to have many of our courses “semestered”, which means whole courses are completed in the first half of the year, and then other whole courses are completed in the second half. This gives the students fewer courses to focus on at once, and fewer courses to have assignments for on a given evening. The Lord has blessed us with Godly teachers having extensive knowledge in their subject area, who are willing to go the extra mile to help students succeed. Whether they’re called to be an engineer or a missionary, a pastor, a vegan chef, or a doctor, it’s thrilling to work with fantastic young people who sincerely desire to serve the Lord.