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British Columbia Christian schools

Find the top private Christian schools in British Columbia

Below, we cover private Christian schools in British Columbia. This includes schools in VancouverVictoria, Surrey, Burnaby, and Richmond. For a more complete guide to Christian education, including a detailed coverage of curriculum, focus, and frequently asked questions, read our Christian school guide.

Table of contents

  1. List of Christian schools in British Columbia

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at British Columbia Christian schools

  4. Compare Christian schools

  5. Christian private schools in British Columbia
  6. Further resources


Christian schools

  • British Columbia Christian Academy
  • Kelowna Christian School

There are lots of private Christian schools in Canada. For instance, there are Christian schools in Toronto, Ontario, Edmonton, and Calgary. These schools vary in terms of their religious curriculum, extracurriculars, and approach to Christian study and Bible study. The schools below reflect this diversity. You can filter them for a wide range of features.

School NameTypeReligious affiliationCost

British Columbia Christian Academy (est. 1992)  

  • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (325 students)
BC Christian Academy offers Christian education from Preschool to Grade 12. Our dedication to academic excellence, strong Christian and moral values and a community built on compassion equip our students for the future. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$4,000 to $15,150

Kelowna Christian School (est. 1978)  

  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (750 students)
Established in 1978, our passion is to provide families with transformative, excellent education that equips and inspires students to be disciples who are world changers that love and serve God and others. [View profile]
  • Progressive
$3,600 to $6,500

Private school expos

Private school expos can be a great way to find the right school for your child. The Vancouver private school expo allows you to speak with many private schools, some of which are Christian schools all in the same place. Find a Christian school near you.

Online discussion forum

Another great resource in your school search is the Our Kids parent discussion forum. The forum is an ideal place to discuss options and debate topics related to Christian education.

School nameDateLocation
British Columbia Christian AcademyJuly 05, 2018 6:30 pmBritish Columbia Christian Academy
1019 Fernwood Avenue Port Coquitlam British Columbia V3B 5A8
British Columbia Christian AcademyAugust 02, 2018 10:00 amBritish Columbia Christian Academy
1019 Fernwood Avenue Port Coquitlam British Columbia V3B 5A8
British Columbia Christian AcademyAugust 30, 2018 8:45 amBritish Columbia Christian Academy
1019 Fernwood Avenue Port Coquitlam British Columbia V3B 5A8

The cost of Christian schools in British Columbia is, on average, lower than the cost of other private schools in British Columbia. It’s also on the lower side of private school tuition in general. In British Columbia, the only public Christian schools are Catholic—schools fully funded by the government.

Many schools offer needs-based financial aid, such as bursaries or tuition relief. Other schools offer scholarships, which are given based on merit—for instance, in academics or athletics. You can learn more about needs- and merit-based financial aid in our dedicated guide.

Below, you’ll find the range of costs for private Christian schools in British Columbia:

Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
British Columbia Christian Academy$4,000 to $15,15020%K - 12
Kelowna Christian School$4,600 to $6,500K - 12

 Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
British Columbia Christian Academy1992100%39330
Kelowna Christian School197871851

Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
British Columbia Christian AcademyTraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive18 to 28No supportMedium integration
Kelowna Christian SchoolProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous23 to 25No support



Learning disorders:
 Auditory processing disorder
 Language processing disorder
 Non-verbal learning disorders
 Visual motor deficit
Development disorders:

Behavioural and emotional:
 Troubled teens
 Substance abuse
 Oppositional defiant disorder
 Cystic fibrosis
 Multiple physical

 Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
British Columbia Christian AcademyDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
K - 12100%Jul 5, 2018
Kelowna Christian SchoolDay: rolling
Homestay: rolling
K - 12

British Columbia Christian Academy100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Kelowna Christian School


 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
British Columbia Christian AcademyTraditional MathEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceReceptive
Kelowna Christian School

Student council
School newspaper
Radio club
Photograph club
Art club
Dance club
Yoga club
Drama club
Debate club
Chess club
Math club
Science club
Robotics club
Computer club
Environmental club
Outdoor club
Community service
British Columbia Christian Academy
Kelowna Christian School

Ice Hockey
Track and Field
British Columbia Christian Academy
Kelowna Christian School

BC Christian schools are built on faith, teaching children basic Biblical beliefs and providing them with a moral grounding.

Sending your child to a Christian school means exposing them to a community that shares their values, but also offers them the opportunity to reflect on his or her own religious beliefs. In this supportive and open environment, Christian schools are not teaching students they have to be Christian, but why and how.

One-thing parents will need to keep in mind is that different Christian schools may follow different Christian curriculum. For example, some schools may teach based on the Protestant tradition, while others may follow the Catholic calendar and viewpoints.

Paying for a BC Christian School

Finding a Christian school within your budget is certainly possible. Make sure to research as many schools as you can and try to find a school that may fit what you’re willing to spend. Sending your son or daughter to a Christian school may make you eligible for a tax break. And, if needed, start searching for bursaries or scholarships as soon as possible. Our financial aid finder will help you find schools offering financial options.

Looking for more ways to pay for school? Check out these 18 tips on covering the cost of private school.

Choosing a Christian School in BC

Before you choose any school for your child, be sure you’re choosing the best school for them. Do some first hand research about your school options and take these into consideration:

You also want to keep your families values, goals and priorities in mind before choosing a school. For more, detailed, information on how to choose the right school for you child, take a look at our five steps to finding the perfect match.

You can find separate listings for private Catholic schools and Baptist schools.

British Columbia private Christian schools

British Columbia is a great place to live and raise a family. It can also be a great place to attend a private school, including a private Christian school. BC Christian schools, in Vancouver, Victoria, and elsewhere, provide kids with a solid grounding in Christian theology and values. They also are very strong in secular subjects, such as math, science, history, and French.

British Columbia is a province on the west coast of Canada. Its capital is Victoria, and its largest city is Vancouver. It's a beautiful province, which is home to Vancouver Island, the Okanagan region, and the Fraser Valley. It also has temperate rainforests and intersects with the Rockies, a mountain range that extends over several provinces in Canada, and states in the US.