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About Us


We are guided by our Mission Statement in all that we do at GCA.

Mission & Vision


Our Faith

We are not just a Christian school, but a Christ-centred environment.


Our Staff

With over 100 staff members in various departments, we are dedicated to living our mission out daily.


Rentals & Virtual Tour

Take a journey through our building using our 365 Degree tour.


Educational Results

Our Alberta Educational Reports and rankings are provided on an annual basis. Discover more about our last PAT rankings.

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Our History

Established in the clubhouse of First Alliance Church in 1980, GCA has a rich and varied history. 

At Glenmore Christian Academy, students have the opportunity to grow academically, artistically, athletically and spiritually in a supportive community comprised of teachers, peers, parents and Christian values. A JK to Grade 9 private Christian school in the southwest of Calgary, GCA has been nurturing future leaders and Christ followers since its inception in 1980. Guided by the vision of First Alliance Church Pastor, Dr. Wendell Grout, GCA was born out of the conviction that a school was needed in the community that would combine both a strong academic program and an equally strong Biblical focus on truth, lifestyles and values. We continue to be a ministry of First Alliance Church in Calgary.


In partnership with supportive, involved parents, the goal of our educational team is to develop well-educated, faith-filled youth in a creative, active and nurturing environment. With a focus on high academic standards and using an enriched, balanced academic curriculum, our Head of School, Stanford Hielema, and two dedicated principals, Sean Gonsalvez and Colleen Allan work alongside our team of specialist educators to ensure your children are receiving the highest quality education.


Service to others is highly valued. Starting in Junior Kindergarten, we help our students learn how they can share their love of God with each other and the community. Mission trips, outdoor education with a spiritual focus, regular devotions, chapels and ministry to others are all ways we work to achieve this goal. In this nurturing environment, students have the opportunity to thrive. It is this commitment that brings alumni back to share the GCA experience with their children.

Partnerships & Associations

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