Peoples Christian Academy

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Peoples Christian Academy
245 Renfrew Drive,
Markham, Ontario, L3R 6G3, Canada
School board Private school
Religious affiliation Christian non-denominational. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Superintendent Rev. Reg Andrews
School type Early Learning Centre, Elementary School, Middle School, High school
Grades JK-12
Language English
Motto School Verse: But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. - Isaiah 40:31
Mascot Eagle
Colours Navy blue, White, Gold
Founded 1971

The Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) (founded in 1971 as The Peoples Christian School) is a faith-based, academic day school in Markham serving Markham, Richmond Hill, Stouffville and other parts of Greater Toronto Area. The school offers programs for grades JK to 12 with enrolment of 370 students. Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) has an average class size of 15 to 20 students. Founded in 1971, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.


Founded in 1971 as an elementary school by the then senior pastor of The Peoples Church, Dr. Paul B. Smith, Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) has been providing Christian education to GTA families for well over forty years. In 1976 it became an all-grade school with the addition of a high school wing. In 2011, PCA was relocated to 245 Renfrew Drive, in Markham, Ontario. In 2013, with the opening of the Early Learning Centre, the school began serving families of children aged thirty months through to high school graduation.

This new 60,000 Sq. Ft facilities on 5+ acres of land with green space include:

  • Computer Labs
  • Science Labs
  • Art Room
  • French/Language Room
  • Music Rooms
  • Library
  • Cafetorium
  • Gymnasium
  • Pre-school


Between 2008-2013, on the standardized tests taken by Grades 3, 5, and 7, over 90% of PCA students were above the Canadian norm in all tests. For the Ontario Grade 10 Literacy Tests, 96% were successful. 100% of the graduating class apply to institutions of higher education and all of them attend university.


  1. Faith: Christian, non-denominational
  2. Gender: Co-educational
  3. Grades: JK - Gr. 12
  4. Pre-school: Early Learning Centre (from 30 months to 4 years old)
  5. Average class size: 15 - 25
  6. PCA is a Christian school that is also a registered Canadian charitable organization. An official tax receipt is issued for the portion of tuition fees paid by a family in excess of the secular training cost (calculated as cost per student x number of children enrolled with PCA).
  7. Member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  8. Registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education
  9. Tuition Fee discounts for siblings

All of PCA graduates pursue post-secondary education. In the past three years, they have chosen to attend:

  1. American University of Antigua College of Medicine
  2. Brock University
  3. Carleton University
  4. Humber College
  5. McGill University
  6. McMaster University
  7. Ontario College of Art & Design
  8. Queen’s University
  9. Ryerson University
  10. Seneca College
  11. Tyndale University
  12. University of British Columbia
  13. University of Guelph
  14. University of Hong Kong
  15. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  16. University of Toronto
  17. University of Waterloo
  18. University of Western Ontario
  19. Wilfrid Laurier University
  20. York University

School Services[edit]

  1. Hot lunch program
  2. Before school program
  3. After school program
  4. Extra-curricular activities: Chess Club, Art Club, Korean, Math Skills, Music Therapy, Piano, Robotics and Aerospace, Cartoon Making, Mandarin, Comic Books, Drama Club, Running Club, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Soccer, Orchestra.
  5. Local and overseas mission initiatives offered throughout the year

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