Peoples Christian Academy (PCA)
Peoples Christian Academy (PCA)
245 Renfrew Drive
Markham, Ontario, L3R 6G3
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Peoples Christian Academy (PCA)

Peoples Christian Academy (PCA)

245 Renfrew Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 6G3
374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 3B6

School Type:
Faith Based,  Gifted
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Coed)
$7,590 to $10,120 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
15 to 20
Day: 420 (Gr. PS-12)

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School Address
245 Renfrew Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 6G3
374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 3B6

About this school:

Nurture + Challenge. Leadership + Stewardship. Integrity + Creativity. Truth + Faith. PCA students in Grades 3 and 5 consistently score a grade or two above national norms on Canadian Achievement Tests (CAT). For the Ontario Grade 10 Literacy Tests, 96% were successful. Join us as we celebrate our 44th anniversary with our dedicated and caring Christian faculty, building an education environment that inspires wisdom, clarity and purpose. Please contact us for a school tour and discover why our students excel!

More information on Peoples Christian Academy (PCA)
Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) is a faith-based, gifted, day school in Markham and Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades Preschool to 12 with enrolment of 420 students. Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) has an average class size of 15 to 20 students and has a tuition of $7,590 to $10,120 per year. Founded in 1971, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

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  • December 18, 2015Application Deadline
    Peoples Christian Academy (PCA), 245 Renfrew Drive, Markham, Ontario
    Register by Friday, December 18 from 12:00 pm

    For more information on our Application Deadline, please call 416.733.2010 Ext.115. Thank you.

Principal's Message


Reg Andrews (Rev.), Principal

Welcome to Peoples Christian Academy,

In the education marketplace we know that some schools possess features that set them apart. Here are a number of strengths which help make Peoples Christian Academy distinct: a faith-based curriculum; a proven track record in educational advancement; a strong French program, starting in JK; a global and local focus of demonstrating care for the disadvantaged; a pre-K program, an all-grade program; a school community that is growing in size and in diversity.

We'd love to have you visit us in person.



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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    Preschool Limited
    JK Limited
    SK Limited
    K Limited
    1 Limited
    2 Limited
    3 Limited
    4 Limited
    5 Limited
    6 Limited
    7 Limited
    8 Limited
    9 Limited
    10 Limited
    11 Limited
    12 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $7,590 to 10,120 CDN

Notable Alumni

Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
Dr. Jean Chamberlain-Froese 1984 Founding director of Save the Mothers and founder and director of McMaster University’s International Women’s Health Program. Member of the Order of Canada.

Stories & Testimonials


Why does my family travel over an hour in each direction just to drive our kids to Peoples Christian Academy?

Why does my family travel over an hour in each direction just to drive our kids to Peoples Christian Academy?

Last year, my son was in a disastrous situation at a public school.  On a regular basis, he either had gotten off the school bus and was left alone looking for an unlocked door to get to his kindergarten classroom, or in the evenings, he would be left helpless at the playground unable to find his correct school bus. This had continued for 6 months, until an old bus driver alerted me of her observation--that it was the school's (not my son’s) fault that he was repeatedly left unattended – nobody cares!

Furthermore, my son frequently returned home from his old school with art work celebrating Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Bahá'í’s faith days or themes.  He countered my teachings on heaven with the curriculum-enforced concept of reincarnation, yet Christianity was never presented. Christmas was only about Frosty the Snowman or Santa and his reindeer.

In the past half year at PCA, however, the tide has changed.  Now, he comes home with Bible verses and interesting materials that have helped him to learn about spiritual truths.  His reading has improved tremendously; he enjoys music instruction, and he feels safe on the school grounds. Everyone from the office to the after-school program staff show true Christian care.

L.K. (PCA Parent)


Something that I was missing in my life.

When I was at PCA I was not a Christian nor interested in Christianity at all. While I was there, two girls in my class in particular that caught my attention. They seemed to possess something real in their faith with God. I knew they were the real deal. Over the years after leaving PCA, my mind would go back to these individuals who had something that I was missing in my life. When I was in college, I had a profound spiritual experience that forever changed my life and brought me to Christ. Since that time I married my precious Joanne, had four children, and spent twelve years in Japan as a church planter. We are part of a church planting family of churches. We have been involved in this church plant for the last four years and it has been the happiest experience of my life. Tim Kerr ...

Inspiration and enrichment.

Some of my dearest friends to this day are the people I went to high school with at Paul B. Smith Academy. Many extremely fine individuals came out of Peoples, some of whom continue to give me inspiration and enrichment both personally and professionally. Nad Barsoum, Class of 1984 Barrister and Solicitor. ...

Love for Jesus. Love for knowledge.

Thank you Peoples Christian Academy for creating an environment in which love for Jesus and love for knowledge can be cultivated together to form a whole Christian life. Andrew Adkins, (1975-1987) Missionary Lecturer in Ghana, West Africa ...

Love for Christian music

Peoples Christian Academy had a huge impact on me in terms of developing my love for Christian music. Ali Matthews (1973-1980) - Canadian Award-winning Singer/Songwriter ...

Challenged. Trained. Inspired.

Peoples Christian Academy is academically strong. It was in these classrooms that my three sons were challenged to reach high, trained to work hard and inspired to think 'outside the box'. Gifted, well qualified and supportive teachers and staff greeted my boys each day. In this caring community, teachers often gave precious time and help beyond the call of duty to their students. Music, drama, tutoring, sports teams, community service and mission trips were all part of the 'extras'. Each of my 'boys' (now men), greatly benefited from these additional helps, enabling them to become more confident, skilled and well rounded as individuals. To my sons as well as my husband and me, it is the long lasting friendships with both staff and fellow student's that has made Peoples school that extra special place for each of us. As a distinctively Christian school, my sons were challenged and inspired to see life through biblical principles and to follow Jesus. Hence, PCA's influence has formed the underpinning of ideas and values that now fuel my children's future. My hope is to encourage you also to give your child a similar opportunity for growth and accomplishment, by sending them to Peoples Christian Academy. We are forever grateful for this school and it's influence in all our lives. Cathy Dunkin (parent) ...

Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • AP courses
  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Honors
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Lunch program
  • Private/Individual lessons
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring

    Special Needs

  • Learning study assistance


  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Directing
  • Drawing
  • Electric music
  • Graphic design
  • Jewelry
  • Lighting design
  • Music history
  • Music theory
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Recording
  • Sculpture
  • Set design
  • Song writing
  • Theatre design
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Canadian history
  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • Independent study
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Public speaking
  • Religious studies
  • World religions


  • English
  • ESL
  • French

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Algebra
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Ecology
  • Geometry
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Math Club
  • Poetry/Literature club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Musical theatre/Opera
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Downhill skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Running
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Faith
  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem development
  • Social justice
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Entrance exams
  • Financial aid
  • Interview required
  • Scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

    Religious Affiliation

  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Christian
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist
  • Non-denominational
  • Presbyterian
  • Quaker
  • Roman Catholic


  • The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Associations
  • Advanced Placement Canada (AP) Associations

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