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Our History

British Columbia Christian Academy first opened its doors in September 1992. Initially, several classrooms at the old Burnaby North High School were leased to teach a handful of high school students. At that time, the vision and purpose of the school were established by a group of Christian families who shared the vision for an independent Christian school in the Tri-Cities area.

There were many hurdles in the early stages. Facilities, staffing, equipment and parent support were all integral to BC Christian Academy becoming firmly rooted. Although meager in the early years, those families endured through the tough challenges of developing an independent Christian school. They had strong convictions and believed God would bless them.

Site-3-Port-Coquitlam-Old-Terry-Fox-Building-300x225From 2000 to 2008, The Academy leased a portion of the old Terry Fox High School in Port Coquitlam. The school grew and developed during that period. Kindergarten to grade 12 enrollments reached a peak of 266 students in 2004. In 2002, summer camps began which offered academic, fine arts and computer courses, as well as sports camps. Between 2001 and 2004, the Out-Of-School Care, Pre-school and the Group Daycare were established. In 2000, the International Student Program was launched which provided year round programs for the students.

In 2003, BC Academy purchased 9.4 acres on Hazel Drive, on Burke Mountain, in the City of Coquitlam with the intent of developing its own Burke Mountain Campus in the future.

Current-BCCA-School-300x119In July of 2008, BC Christian Academy began to lease the former Lincoln Elementary public school facility at 1019 Fernwood Ave., in Port Coquitlam. The school finally had a facility where they could grow the school to support the expanding student body.

Indeed, God has truly blessed BC Christian Academy. Enrollment has grown over 37% in the past two years.   New programs continue to be developed and the Strategic Planning Committee has begun working on development plans for the next stage of development which will include newly constructed facilities to handle the rapidly growing student population.