Second Place

Chess Team (2017)

Awards and Achievements

Canadian Achievement Test.4

Canadian Achievement Tests Fourth Edition (CAT.4) has become one of the most widely used series of achievement tests in Canada and focuses in the areas of mathematics and language/reading skills. As an indicator of PCA’s student performance levels vis-à-vis national performance rankings, PCA administers the standardized Canadian Achievement Tests each year to two different grades. This year the Grade 3 and Grade 7 classes were administered the CAT4 battery of tests just one month into the year. The exact grade level testing, therefore, was 3.1 and 7.1. The skills areas that were targeted for Grade 3 were reading, word analysis, vocabulary, writing conventions, mathematics, computation/estimation and spelling. As a class, the Grade 3’s scored a grade equivalent rating of 4.3 in 6 of the seven areas. The Grade 7’s were tested for reading, vocabulary, writing conventions, spelling, mathematics and computation/estimation. The mean grade equivalent ratings for Grade 7 averaged 9.9 (almost Grade 10 level!) in all areas tested.

These outstanding results reflect very favourably the calibre of our students and the quality of our teaching. For more information on CAT.4, you can visit the website, here.

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is administered annually and is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirement. Students are eligible for the first time in Grade 10. If students are not successful in Grade 10 or enter Peoples Christian Academy in Grade 11 or 12, the Literacy Test may be written during Grade 11 or 12. Since 2003, PCA has had an over 90% success rate for all participating students.

For the past 5 years,

PCA OSSLT Average Passing Rate: 97%

Provincial OSSLT Average Passing Rate: 82%

For more information on OSSLT, visit the EQAO website, here.

ACSI Spelling Bee (Discontinued since 2015)

  • 2014: PCA Spelling Team: First Place
  • 2013: PCA Spelling Team: First Place
  • 2012: PCA Spelling Team: First Place
  • 2010: PCA Spelling Team: Second Place


  • 2017: Gr. 10 student becomes Eastern Canada winner of the ACSI Calendar Art Contest
  • 2013: Markham Fair Arts Competition: First & Third Place
  • 2010: Grade 8 Student wins 1st Place in Art Poster Award 

ACSI Tournaments

  • 2019: Middle School Co-ed Soccer: Second Place
  • 2018: placed 1st overall
  • 2017: Gr. 5/6 Girls Basketball: Champions
  • 2017: Cross Country:
    Grade 3/4 boys’ team – placed 2nd overall

    Grades 5/6 girls team – placed 3rd overall

    Grades 5/6 boys team  – placed 2nd overall & won best score for this division .

    Grades 7/8 girls team – placed 2nd overall

    Grades 7/8 boys team – placed 3rd overall

  • 2016: Gr. 5/6 Basketball: Third Place
  • 2016: Gr. 3-8 Cross Country: First Place overall
  • 2016: Gr. 3-6 Track & Field Meet: Second Place overall
  • 2015: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Third Place
  • 2015: Cross Country: First Place overall
  • 2015: Gr. 7/8 Track and Field Meet: Third Place overall
  • 2014: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Third Place
  • 2013: Gr. 7/8 Boys Basketball: Third Place
  • 2013: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Second Place
  • 2012: Gr. 7/8 Co-Ed Badminton: Second Place overall
  • 2012: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Third Place
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Boys Basketball: Third Place
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Boys Volleyball: Champions
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball: Champions
  • 2011: Gr. 7/8 Co-Ed Badminton: First Place overall


  • 2019: Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Champion
  • 2012: Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Third Place
  • 2011: Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Third Place
  • 2012: Badminton Senior Girls Doubles: Champions
  • 2010: Badminton Senior Girls Singles: Second Place
  • 2011: Volleyball Senior Girls ‘B’: Semi-finalists
  • 2010: Volleyball Senior Girls: Second Place


  • 2017: U20 Basketball Boys: Champion
  • 2017: U20 Badminton Mixed Doubles: Champions
  • 2017: U20 Badminton Boys Doubles: Second Place
  • 2017: U20 Badminton Girls Doubles: Second Place
  • 2016: U20 Badminton Boys Doubles: Champions
  • 2016: U20 Badminton Girls Singles: Third Place
  • 2016: U20 Basketball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2016: U20 Volleyball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2016: U20 Volleyball Girls: Semi-finalists
  • 2015: U20 Volleyball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2015: U20 Badminton Boys Doubles Champions
  • 2015: U20 Badminton Mixed Doubles: Third Place
  • 2015: U20 Volleyball Girls: Second Place
  • 2014: U20 Volleyball Boys: Semi-finalists
  • 2013: U20 Badminton Girls Doubles Champions
  • 2013: U20 Volleyball Girls: Semi-finalists
  • 2012: U20 Volleyball Girls: Second Place
  • 2012: Senior Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee: Champions
  • 2011: U20 Volleyball Girls: Champions
  • 2011: U20 Volleyball Boys: Second Place
  • 2011: U20 Badminton: Champions


  • 2012: Badminton Senior Girls Doubles
  • 2011: Badminton Senior Boys Singles
  • 2010: Volleyball: Senior Girls
  • 2010: Badminton: Senior Girls Singles

Reach for the Top

  • 2011-2012 Junior (Gr 8-10) Division North Toronto: Second Place
  • 2010-2011 Junior (Grades 8-10) Division North Toronto: Champions
York Region Science & Technology Fair
  • 2017: 3 Grade 8 students won silver medals and 1 Grade 8 student won bronze medal
  • 2016: Grade 8 student won honourable mention
DECA Provincial Competition
  • 2016: Grade 12 student wins Top 15 in Province in Case-Study – Finance & Accounting
HOSA National Competition
  • 2018: Three of our students placed within the top 5 of their events. The events they placed in are Dental Terminology, Pharmacology and Medical Terminology. Two of the students placed third in their event and have qualified for the International Competition in Orlando, Florida.
  • 2016: Grade 10 student wins Third Place in Knowledge Testing Pathophysiology
Chess Tournament
  • 2017:Elementary Division – Individual Results: Grade 5 and younger  (13 schools) – 1st place by Grade 5 student                                                                                                                                         2nd place by Grade 2 student
                     Junior Division –  Individual Results: Grades 6 – 8 (14 schools participating) – 1st place by Grade 8 student
                                                                                                                                                  1st place by Grade 6 student
           Both PCA Elementary and Junior Teams placed 2nd overall in each of their divisions.
  • 2016: Junior Division: Second Place Overall
Battle of the Books
  • 2018: Two senior teams (Gr. 6-8): First and Forth Place overall
  • 2017: Two senior teams (Gr. 6-8): Second and Third Place overall
  • 2016: Two senior teams (Gr. 6-8): First and Third Place Overall
Our parents share their stories:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • We are so blessed to have our children in PCA.
    William and Angela (PCA Parents)
  • 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)
  • 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