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Testimonies

 “I was enveloped with love, comfort and grace in every way by such caring people. BCCA has helped me rebuild myself and helped me build new dreams again not just for myself but for my family.”

Gloria Niyomahoro, Grade 10

Gloria had a tough life at a young age. Extremely shy, Gloria was bullied in grade 3 and had to deal with her dad leaving her mom, her twin brothers and younger sister a year after. Gloria had to switch schools so many times in and out of the province in her remaining elementary and early high school years. She was feeling unsure about herself, hopeless about her future, and guilty about things that aren’t her fault. It was in BC Christian Academy that Gloria has found HOPE in overcoming all these.  “I remember being so nervous because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make friends. I was extremely shy at that time and struggled in speaking English,” Gloria recalled. “The transition was hard in the beginning but I quickly sensed the love and care of my teachers and classmates. All the good things I heard about this school were true.”

The family soon went through a lot of financial difficulty after Gloria’s father had left them. At the end of grade 6, Gloria’s mom decided that they needed a fresh start and saw the need for herself and her children to move back to Montreal. “That was one of the loneliest moments in my life when I did not even get the chance to say goodbye to any of my school friends in BCCA,” Gloria remembered.  “We came back to BCCA in 2014 and felt the warm welcome of everyone in the school. I was really scared to come back for fear that my friends will judge me and make fun of me, but none of that happened. Everyone in BCCA showed love and compassion towards me. I was enveloped with love, comfort and grace in every way by such caring people. BCCA has helped me rebuild myself and helped me build new dreams again not just for myself but for my family.”


“No words can explain how much the Missions Trip had taught and changed my life.  From the love that continually enveloped me at BCCA, I realized that my hope and dream is to share that same sense of belonging and care to everyone else around me.”

“My time at the school has been amazing and I know that I would not be the same person I am today without the love and support I receive from the community here and everything that I have been taught from a Christian perspective. There’s never a day that goes by without me feeling cared for by the staff and students here at BC Christian Academy.  I am blessed that God has placed me in an environment in which I am more than free to grow in my relationship with Him.  This year, I had the wonderful opportunity to become part of the BCCA’s Missions Team.  We spent a week in Mexico to build a home for a needy family, minister to kids, and deliver lunches to people working and living in a local garbage dump.  No words can explain how much this Missions Trip had taught and changed my life.  From the love that continually enveloped me at BCCA, I realized that my hope and dream is to share that same sense of belonging and care to everyone else around me.”
–Ainah Enduma, Grade 9


“At BCCA, my children are surrounded by many loving and caring people – teachers, staff, classmates and parents – who share the same goal of building a supportive and safe learning environment that embraces acceptance, inclusiveness and love.”

Choosing the right school for my two children has been a very daunting task that haunted me for over two years. While most schools have great mission, vision and value statements, I soon realized that very few schools can actually implement them. To me, a good school is not about being top of school rankings or pumping out straight A students, it is about guiding each student to reach for his/her own personal potentials –academically, emotionally and spiritually.

We finally came to BCCA after trying out a couple other public and private schools, which just didn’t feel right for us. You can’t judge a book by its cover and you most certainly can’t judge a school by its looks and size. Who would know that hidden inside a humble building is a community packed with such vibrant energy, love and faith? The C Our Story Tour brought tears to my eyes as I learned how the school has touched the lives of so many families.  I loved walking up and down the hallways just to experience the atmosphere.  For me, what made BCCA stand out from all the other schools were the warmth I felt from all the smiley faces that I passed by every day at the school, the remarkable interactions I saw amongst students of all grades, and the high-fives flying across the hallways. We have finally found our second home! At BCCA, my children are surrounded by many loving and caring people – teachers, staff, classmates and parents – who share the same goal of building a supportive and safe learning environment that embraces acceptance, inclusiveness and love.
– Jocelyn Loi, mom of Hayley in Grade 2 and Hayden in Kids Club