Welcome to Admissions
Glenmore Christian Academy is a private Christian school (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 9) that is dedicated to teaching truth, inspiring excellence, experiencing Christ and serving through love. We have created this page to give you a peek into our culture and our facility. Visit here for our application process or click here to apply. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.
Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make; we look forward to helping you in that process. We know just how important it is to ensure that your school choice matches your needs. Your questions are important to us, which is why we want to ensure you have dedicated personal time with Heidy, our Director of Admissions. For more information on tours, please fill out the form below.
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A Parent Perspective
At GCA, we are dedicated to partnering with you, our parents, in the education of your children. Discover our community from a parent perspective. Stephanie and Craig Hill share their extensive GCA experience with Our Kids.
Explore Our Campus
We invite you to tour with us through the building through video. Glenmore Christian Academy is located in the heart of Bridlewood, Calgary. Please click on the images for a larger view. For a full virtual tour of our facility, please visit here.
While some of these questions would not be relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have kept them to provide you with a larger vision of our school during the regular school year. For Kindergarten questions, please visit our FAQ page here.
Do you teach the Alberta Curriculum?
We not only fulfill the requirements set out in the Alberta Curriculum, but we surpass these guidelines in all subjects and grades.
Who should apply to GCA
GCA is a Christian private school. Our enriched academic program is infused with a Biblical perspective, even in the core subjects. Our staff are all committed Christ followers. While we have a small percentage of families that do not attend church, the majority of our population regularly attend church. We require parents to commit to teaching and supporting the same Biblical teaching that we are providing at school.
What is the method of teaching?
We are a traditional model school in that there is some student-led learning but not before the teacher has provided instruction on concepts and core subject material.
Is there help for students who need extra support?
We do have Educational Assistants to help students who are in need of extra support. Unfortunately, our program is currently not designed to accomodate students with special needs or learning challenges.
Do you wear uniforms?
Yes, for the majority of the school year, with the exception of designated Dress Down Days. We have both "official" and "casual" uniform pieces. Our uniform provider is Top Marks.
How much does it cost?
Please visit our Cost Schedule page for a more detailed breakdown of costs.
Do you offer financial assistance?
For families new to GCA, there is an opportunity to apply for subsidized funding through an organization called the Prosser Foundation.
How many students are in a class?
In order to best serve our students, we keep our class sizes to 20 for Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten (10:1 student/teacher ratio), 20 for Grades 1-3, and 25 for Grades 4-9. Under extenuating circumstances, principals reserve the right to expand a class.
Do you offer bussing as an option?
Yes, we offer bussing in the following areas: Bridlewood, Evergreen, Millrise, Shawnee, Shawnessy, Silverado, Somerset, Sundance (zone one) and Auburn Bay, Chaparral, Mountain Park, and Woodbine (zone two). Bussing costs are available on our Cost Schedule page.
Are your teachers certified?
Yes, all of our teachers are certified by the Alberta Government.
Why should I apply to GCA?
Those that apply to Glenmore Christian Academy are looking for an educational program where their child will be taught how to become a life-long learner, be encouraged to grow in their faith as they learn about Jesus Christ and be given opportunities to put that faith into practice. If this type of program speaks to you as a parent, then you should visit the school to see if GCA is a good fit for your family.
When can we apply?
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis during the school year and the summer. To apply, please click here.
Do you offer tours?
While we are not currently offering tours of the facility, we are more than happy to speak with you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to speak over the phone, or via Zoom.
What is the application process?
Please visit our Application Process page for full details on applying to GCA.
Is acceptance on a "first come, first serve" basis?
Our priority is to keep families together so to that end, siblings have first priority on any vacancies. As we are a ministry of First Alliance Church, any families that are members and/or attend FAC on a regular basis are also placed in a priority position. We also consider alumni and other Alliance church members as priority. All new families must go through the interview process before an offer of acceptance is made.
Is your school calendar aligned with the public school system?
While we follow the same national holidays as the public school system, GCA has different timing for Spring Break and PD Days. View our calendar here.
What does your current program look like in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?
We have returned to school under "scenario one" as per the Alberta Education recommendation. We have a number of safety measures in place for our students including increased cleaning, expanded custodial staff, physical distancing measures, cohorting measures for grades and more. Please contact our Director of Admissions if you have detailed questions.