Welcome to Virtual Admissions
During this time, while we are sadly unable to meet you in person, we are pleased to welcome you to our virtual admissions page.
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.
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 hope you enjoy this 'virtual insight' into Glenmore Christian Academy.
We Have Faith in Learning:
We know just how important it is to ensure that your school choice matches your needs. While we've provided as much virtual information as possible as far as our facility and educational programs including our Distance Learning Program, we're sure you have specific questions. Your questions are important to us, which is why we want to ensure you have dedicated personal time with Heidy, our Director of Admissions, to learn how GCA would fit your family's needs. Please use the form to reserve a time. We look forward to speaking with you.
We are here to help.
Please feel free to contact our Director of Admissions, Heidy Aviles
for more information about our school at email@example.com.
One-on-One with the
Director of Admissions
Friday May 22, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 (15 min via Zoom)
Explore Our Campus
While nothing quite compares to visiting our campus in person, 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.
Walk Through with Us
Are you looking to experience what it's like to walk through our facility on a tour? Here's a virtual experience of a journey through GCA, starting in our Elementary Lobby, and moving through the building, ending in our sacred space, Zeteo, in Junior High.
A Little Bit About Us
We've got lots of answers to your questions about our specific grade programming, however we want to share a short, general overview about us to get you started.
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.
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.
What does your current program look like in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?
We are currently waiting upon the final decision by Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services which will be announced on August 1, 2020. As per the request by Alberta Education, we have three plans ready based on the guidelines. We have also begun implementing important safety measures to ensure we are fully prepared to be open for the fall.