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Maranatha Christian Academy
Maranatha Christian Academy
395 North Park Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6S 6A9
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Maranatha Christian Academy

395 North Park Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6S 6A9

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
JK to 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
$4,500 to 5,000/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. JK - 8)

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Contact Name:
Debbie Simmons-Charles

Phone Number:


School Address
395 North Park Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6S 6A9

About this school:

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MARANATHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY uses the Accelerated Christian Education program. This program is designed to allow each student to work at his/her own level, which may vary from subject to subject. Children are taught on an individual basis, and given a solid foundation in all the core subjects; Mathematics, English, Literature and Creative Writing, Social Studies, Science, Word Building, Bible Reading and Animal Science.


The Our Kids review of Maranatha Christian Academy

our takeNot all Christian private schools are expressly associated with a specific denomination, or a specific church, but MCA is both: it was founded by the North Park Worship Centre as a means of furthering their work and addressing the needs of their community and congregation. The school retains a fidelity to a close reading of the gospels, something that informs instruction across all curricular areas. The school is close-knit and family oriented, and what it might lack in extracurriculars it gains in a very individual approach to education. Enrollment is open to all, and not limited to the church community, and is particularly attractive to families looking for a school that provides the core curriculum as informed by Christian values.



Principal's Message

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Frank Douglas, Pastor/Principal

Welcome to Maranatha, a Ministry of North Park Worship Centre/The Church of God of Prophecy, located at 395 North Park Drive in Brampton. Ont. NPWC is a non-profit charitable organization and supported by persons of the Christian faith  and parents who regard children as our valuable resource.

The students of M.C.A. becomes acquainted with a Christ-centered lifestyle based on sound biblical truths namely:   Love for God, love for one’s neighbour, honesty, discipline, compassion, trust—to name but a few.

It is the school’s philosophy to provide each child with a quality of learning which caters to the dimensions of a well rounded individual namely Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit.

To find out more about our school program, prices and various activities, please contact us at 905-450-7554 Monday - Fridays.

Thank you for you inquiry of our school, and look forward to hearing from you.


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What M.C.A. says: A.C.E.’s individualized program introduces children to concrete and abstract reasoning skills at appropriate age levels in conjunction with maturation stages. Writers and editors have carefully developed a scope and sequence with vocabulary that moves from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract as students progress from kindergarten through graduation. This Christian curriculum is structured to include all three levels of the learning process: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. The A.C.E. curriculum is set apart from all other curricula on the market. The special combination of academics and methodology, based on physiological development patterns and Biblical principles, provides mastery learning, critical analysis, conceptualization, cognitive reasoning, and life from God’s perspective. These differences make A.C.E. the most advanced educational package available anywhere in the world. The A.C.E. staff recognizes that the program and curriculum is God-given. We praise Him for His blessings in meeting the needs of our children one child at a time

  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Academic Christian

    If you want to learn more about faith-based education, check out our comprehensive guide.
    If you want to learn more about Christian education, check out our comprehensive guide.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading Balanced Literacy

      Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies Expanding Communities

      The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What M.C.A. says: Maranatha Christian Academy is proud to have an outstanding PhysEd Program. Students spend six weeks with our partners and their professional coaches, developing life-long skills. Partners: Making Waves Swim School- http://mwss.ca/locations/brampton/ Adrenaline Gymnastics Club- http://www.agtc.ca/ Coach Oswald- Cricket Canada Kids - http://www.cricketcanadakids.com/ Tennis


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What M.C.A. says: The curriculum conveys Biblical values and concepts considered foundational to meaningful interpersonal relationships and productive learning in such a way as to become life-shaping influences.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 5 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 5 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 6 Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 6 Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 5 Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 4 Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity

    What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    69 % of Our Kids' schools use a traditional approach for sex and health education

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What M.C.A. says: We are a Christian Private School. Our sex education is from a Biblical, Ethical and Moral base.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What M.C.A. says: Kindergarten with Ace and Christi is based on a complete scope and sequence of concepts and skills needed to prepare a child to read. This full-year program is designed for those who score less than 80 percent on the Reading Readiness Test. Sixty PACEs (2,000 pages) filled with Bible and animal pictures, coordination development activities, and full-color picture stories encourage a love for reading. The program is intended to foster quick learning of the phonetic sounds for all letters. The student will also learn social skills, the wonders of God’s world, and the reality of God’s love.


    Curriculum Pace Student-paced

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What M.C.A. says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    M.C.A. provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What M.C.A. says: Through the A.C.E. program which caters to the individual learner, using PACE books that proceed Diagnostic placement testing. This ensures that students begin at the exact point of their academic needs and to determine any "learning gaps", if there are any. With teacher support, students are able to fill in the "learning gaps" without the stigma of "failing" a grade or falling behind. The program focuses on individualization that makes it possible for each student to master the subject matter before moving on. Individualization in turn produces academic excellence despite the student’s initial academic performance level.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • What M.C.A. says: Through the A.C.E. program which caters to the individual learner, using PACE books that proceed Diagnostic placement testing. This ensures that students begin at the exact point of their academic needs and to determine any "learning gaps", if there are any. With teacher support, students are able to fill in the "learning gaps" without the stigma of "failing" a grade or falling behind. The program focuses on individualization that makes it possible for each student to master the subject matter before moving on. Individualization in turn produces academic excellence despite the student’s initial academic performance level.


    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    M.C.A. does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 8, Maranatha Christian Academy students perform an average of 1.5 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    M.C.A. 0 mins15 mins30 mins45 mins45 mins60 mins60 mins90 mins90 mins90 mins
    Site Average5 mins7 mins16 mins18 mins24 mins30 mins34 mins41 mins54 mins59 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Academic achievement reportingJK to 8
    Habits and behaviour reportingJK to 8
    Parent-teacher meetingsJK to 8

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesJKSK12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
    Lunch recessAmount 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

    What M.C.A. says: This information is not currently available.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

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    What M.C.A. says:
    • M.C.A. offers Friday evenings after-school music lessons
    • As a part of the Physical Education program, M.C.A., has introduced Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, Bowling, Gulf, Basketball, Tennis and Cricket to the students.
    • M.C.A. has an active Parent Council Team.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Band
      Dance Club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
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    Day$4,500
    What M.C.A. says: Tuition with a fundraising agreement is $450.00 per month Tuition without a fundraising agreement is $50.00 per month

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    3rd child (sibling)Day$225


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Gender (grades)JK to 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewSK - 8
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)JK - 8
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What M.C.A. says:

    Each student entering the A.C.E. program is given diagnostic tests to determine skill and concept mastery. The diagnostic tests assist the evaluator in determining the student’s academic needs in each subject. 

    Prior to enrollment please provide proof of the following:

    • Identification
    • Immunization


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Maranatha Christian Academy is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeJKSK12345678
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
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