Is there a payment plan available for tuition?
Yes. There are 10-month and 12-month payment plans available. Families on a monthly payment plan must subscribe to pre-authorized payments. Those details will be in your registration package.
Does the school follow the BC curriculum?
Yes. Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy adheres to the BC curriculum and follows the requirements of learning from Kindergarten through to Gr. 12, ensuring that your child is offered a proper education. Please remember that all content is taught through a Biblical perspective. Bible courses and chapel attendance is mandatory for all students.
We are not a church-going family. Can we still apply?
Absolutely. Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy is open for applicants regardless of their faith or religion. Please remember that our education is Christ-centred and that your child must participate in Bible classes and chapel sessions. There is a code of conduct that parents and students must read and adhere to. This can be found in the Parent Manual and in your registration package.
Is the school based on one denomination?
No. We are a multi-denominational school comprised of families who go to different churches, as well as families who do not attend church. We teach directly from the Bible and do not favour one denomination over another.
Are Bible classes mandatory?
Yes. Bible classes are mandatory for all students in Gr. K-12. Students are also expected to be present and participate in weekly chapel sessions and daily class devotions.
My child has special educational needs. Will they be able to have their needs met?
At Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy, we do our best to meet each student’s needs. If your child has had past assistance with learning or behavioural needs, you will have a chance to let us know in your admission application. From there, we will be able to assess how much help we can provide. We have a learning resource room for students who need extra academic help, as well as a sensory room.
Are the teachers fully certified?
Yes. All of the teachers and educational assistants on staff are certified and able to educate the students. The majority of our teaching staff come with multiple degrees, years of education experience, and various accomplishments.
Will my child have various options for extra-curricular activities?
At Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy, we make it a priority to give students opportunities to exercise their gifts and interests. We have different clubs that include sports teams, drama, music, yearbook, and more.
How big are the classes?
Students gain more from their education when they get more attention from their teachers. We do our best to make sure that students feel connected to their teachers and classes. Our class sizes vary depending on the grade or subject, and often have a teacher plus an educational assistant. There is no classroom that has more than 25 students.