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About Us

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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. GCA has been nurturing future leaders and Christ followers since its inception. A JK to Grade 9 private Christian school in the southwest of Calgary, GCA was birthed out of the vision of First Alliance Church Pastor, Dr. Wendell Grout in 1980. It 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, Stan Hielema, and two dedicated principals, Mr. Sean Gonsalvez and Mrs. 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.

2020-21 Annual Education Results Report

2022-23 Educational Assurance Model

Partnerships and Associations

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