International students applying from outside Canada must meet the following requirements:
- Interview between parents and/or guardian and principal.
- If, at the end of the interview, the principal accepts the student, a bank draft for the full international tuition fee must be submitted before the school office can issue a letter for the student to use in obtaining his/her student visa.
- In addition, and at the same time, by separate cheque, medical insurance must be purchased.
Notify school office of any address change:
- International students SHOULD NOT change their residence during the school year. However, if unforeseen circumstances require students to change residence while attending PCA, they MUST notify the school office immediately so as to avoid a breach of agreement.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POLICY*
Each year we have limited spaces for international students with student visas.
- Preference is given to students from Christian families.
- Students must live with a Christian, English-speaking family in Toronto. They may not live on their own or with other students.
- Each student is assessed on previous academic records, a family commitment to support the educational philosophy of PCA, and a personal interview.
- Students and their parents must complete and sign the Application for Admission form and complete the Visa/Residential Information Form for International Students. They must also sign the Covenant Response Form. These must be submitted with a copy of the student’s birth certificate or passport and a copy of the student’s academic history (the latest two years of academic reports). Applicants for Grades 11 and 12 must submit the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results, where applicable. An application fee of $150 (non-refundable) must be submitted with the application.
- When a student is accepted he/she will receive a letter of conditional admission after the tuition fees and health insurance are paid. Tuition is $18,360 (2017-2018)*, which includes the non-refundable tuition deposit of $400.00*, per academic year (September to June). If an entrance test is required, a non-refundable testing fee of $235 will be applied. Payment is to be made by bank draft/certified cheque.
Tuition fees are non-refundable unless the student is refused a student visa by Canadian Immigration, at which point, a partial refund will be issued – the non-refundable tuition fee of $400.00* is withheld for administration fees. Being a Christian school that is also a registered Canadian charitable organization, an official donation receipt will be issued for the portion of tuition fees paid by a family in excess of the secular training cost (calculated as cost per student x number of children enrolled with PCA). For further details please contact PCA’s Finance Office.
- Once the application has been approved and the fees have been paid, PCA will provide a letter of acceptance for immigration purpose. To be admitted, students must obtain a Canadian student visa after they are accepted by the school and before the first day of school.
CANADIAN IMMIGRATION AND YOUR VISA*
- If you are not a Canadian or permanent resident, you must have a Canadian student visa in order to study in Canada.
- To apply for a Canadian student visa you must have a letter of acceptance from a school.
- PCA will issue the letter after the full tuition fees are paid. You take this letter to the Canadian immigration office in your country of origin to be issued a student visa.
- Visa renewal: After you are a student, always be sure to pay school fees, receive a letter of acceptance for the next year and report to immigration for a visa renewal for the next academic year. Do this before your visa expires.
- If your visa expires, it is difficult, if not impossible to have it renewed and you may be asked to return to your home country.
- Please check with Canadian immigration to confirm that there have been no changes in government policy. The above information is valid at the time of this publication.
- If the student fails to report to the school for the academic year, Canadian authorities will be notified.
Below you will find important information and required forms on how you can submit an application for your child(ren).
Each PDF file needs to be downloaded, printed, completed, and returned to our office unless otherwise stated.
- Welcome Letter
- Note to International Students
- International Student Policy
- Family-school Covenant & Statement of Faith
- Schedule of Fees (International)
- Application for Admission
- Student Information
- Family Information
- Academic History
- Grades 7-12 Questionnaire
- Confidential School Report
- Visa/Residential Information Form
If you wish to enroll a local Canadian student, please click here.
*Please note: information may change without notice.
- We moved schools from Toronto to Markham on the great testimony from good friends who have children in PCA. We are so incredibly thankful that we did. PCA has been a daily blessing to our family. One of our children has graduated from ELC to JK, and we currently have another enrolled in ELC. Not only are the staff kind and caring (which is a hope you have in all daycares), the ELC supersede expectations by also coming alongside parents in the building up of children in the Lord. They do this with a spirit of accountability that you rarely see in any other academic institutions; the staff nurture and love, teach, correct, and encourage - and we are constantly amazed at the level of care they provide. PCA feels like an extension of our church family; we feel like that is the case because the of the culture of "living together as a church family" that comes from the leadership of the school.If you are considering PCA, know that your children will grow here: physically (my picky 3 year old eats so well here!), mentally (Montessori-like learning) emotionally and spiritually. Enrolling our children at PCA has been one of the best decisions we have ever made, and we would recommend it to any parent in a heartbeat.S. and L. Ho
- Dear PCA,
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to sincerely thank each and every teacher, parent, student, and everyone else from PCA who gave us and continues to give us support and prayer through this difficult time. I am so grateful to have placed my children in a school where such strong relationships are built. I can sleep well knowing that I have made the right decision having my children go to a school that not only gives an excellent education, but great long-lasting friendships, and a solid Christian foundation. I know that the faculty and friends that my children meet at PCA will all influence them in some way for the future, and I am not worried. PCA is like family to me, and I am so thankful for each and every one of you.Sincerely, Kenneth Y. and Family
- Both of our children attended the Peoples School many years ago and we are forever thankful for the positive influence the teachers and staff had in their lives. Thank you.Dave and Joyce (PCA Parents)
- 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 D. (PCA parent)
- Once again, we thank God for your commitment and sacrifices for this ministry. May God continue to bless every staff member and volunteer who have endlessly poured out their lives to train the students in God's way. We pray that PCA will continue to grow in numbers as well as be spiritually stronger each and every day. This is a dark and broken world, and there is a great need for God's soldiers in our future generation. Keep up the good work! To Him be the glory!Alex L. (PCA Parent)
- Thanks for your prayers and love for our family. We have felt the love and care the teachers have for us.Middle School Parent
- We travel over an hour in each direction
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.Lily K. (PCA parent)
- Thank you for your hard work through the school year. My daughter had a wonderful year. We are so grateful that she had many wonderful teachers in the Middle School.Middle School Parent
- We are so blessed to have our children in PCA.William and Angela (PCA Parents)
- PCA nurtured so many spiritual leaders who are now serving in churches (including our church) and other places of the world. Our kids also got strong and solid Christian education here.Priscilla and Jonathan (PCA Parents)
- Passionate and caring spirit
One day when my 7 year old daughter and I were on the road, we heard sirens from an ambulance. When I was looking for where the ambulance was coming from, I noticed my daughter was bowing down her head. I asked, "Are you scared?" She said, "No, I am praying. Teacher said, "when we hear ambulance passing by, that means someone is in trouble. We shall pray for the people involved." I thank PCA for instilling a passionate and caring spirit in my child.Carol L. (PCA parent)