FAQ about CCA

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Frequently Asked Questions about Colchester Christian Academy

Tell me about your school…

Colchester Christian Academy (CCA) is a private, Christian school offering a quality, engaging education for students from Pre-Primary through to Grade 12.  CCA’s educational programs are student-centred, well respected with proven results, and the atmosphere is indicative of Christian values.  

Where are you located?

CCA is located at 66 East Court Road in Bible Hill.  This location was previously East Court Road school, and is a familiar landmark in the community.  Two levels of classrooms, an outdoor playground, and a gym make this a great space for learning.

Is there a dress code?
No, but we do ask that all students dress modestly.  Students are not allowed to wear clothing that has offensive slogans, logos or pictures.   

How does the academic program compare with the Public School?

CCA curriculum is challenging, but smaller class sizes allow for a positive student:teacher ratio and this means strong support for each individual student.  Students needing extra help are always supported and strategies are put in place between home/teacher/school to provide as much opportunity for success as possible.  Homework is assigned according to grade level, and the student is responsible to complete this. CCA’s curriculum mirrors the Nova Scotia curriculum in several grade levels.  

What does CCA cost? 
We work with families to make our tuition rates as affordable as possible, and have multiple payment options.  Families with more than one child enrolled receive a family discount. Our application fee for new students is $100, and our tuition rate for one child less than $500/month (based on a 12 month payment option).  Please contact the school for our detailed tuition schedule. (Pricing is current February 2020, subject to change without notice.)

Are there options open to help with the cost of tuition?

We understand the sacrifice that tuition costs are for some families as so we do our best to find a payment plan that will work for each situation.  We have a Tuition Assistance Program that can help out families that meet the criteria (ask for an application form). Cheryl McLeod is our School Treasurer and can answer detailed questions about payment options.  Her contact information can be secured via the school office. 

Is CCA a school for Christian families only? 

CCA is an open enrollment school, meaning that students from any faith are welcome. CCA offers a safe place for young people to seek and grow in their faith and learn about God.  

 

How do you incorporate faith-based content and principles on a day-to-day basis at CCA?

In addition to Bible Class and prayer to start each day, our curriculum uses Biblical principles, applied to everyday life. CCA teachers and staff are all Christians so this translates to a positive and uplifting school.   It is our goal to partner with parents to instill confidence in their children, so they are well prepared to move into adult life with a firm foundation not only in academics, but also in character – honesty, integrity, responsibility and compassion.

What is offered in the Pre-Primary program and Primary program?
Our programing for Primary (age 5 by December 31)  and Pre-primary (age 4 by September 30) offers a foundation of the academics in a structured but fun program, with lots of play included throughout the day. This foundation will prepare them for all the other learning in the grades to follow. 

Can my high school boy/girl go to post-secondary with a diploma from CCA?
Yes!  Our high school diploma mirrors the Nova Scotia High School diploma, and it is well recognized in post-secondary institutions.  Many of our graduates have gone on to become: engineers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, professional musicians, and more! Many receive scholarships and we have various university reports of how well-prepared our grads are for the challenges of post secondary studies.

We would love to arrange a time for you to tour our school! 

Phone (902) 895-6520

studentservices@colchesterchristianacademy.ca

Our website is:

www.colchesterchristianacademy.ca

Facebook Page:

www.facebook.com/ColchesterChristianAcademy