We are so blessed to have our children in PCA.
Senior School Curriculum
PCA Senior School offers a wide range of university preparatory courses. Below please find the list of courses offered in previous years or courses that may be introduced in coming years. Courses may be added or dropped depending on enrollment numbers for any given course.
ADA1O Gr. 9 Dramatic Arts
ADA2O Gr. 10 Dramatic Arts
ADA3M Gr. 11 Dramatic Arts
ADA4M Gr. 12 Dramatic Arts
AMU1OI Gr. 9 Music – Instrumental (non piano)
AMU2OI Gr. 10 Music – Instrumental
AMU3MI Gr. 11 Music – Instrumental
AMU4MI Gr. 12 Music – Instrumental
AMU3O Gr. 11 Music – Performance
AMU1OV Gr. 9 Music – Vocal
AMU2OV Gr. 10 Music – Vocal
AMU3MV Gr. 11 Music – Vocal
AMU4MV Gr. 12 Music – Vocal
ASM30 Gr. 10 Media Arts
AVI1O Gr. 9 Visual Arts
AVI2O Gr. 10 Visual Arts
AVI3M Gr. 11 Visual Arts
AVI4M Gr. 12 Visual Arts
BAF3M Gr. 11 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
BAT4M Gr. 12 Principles of Financial Accounting
BOH4M Gr. 12 Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals
CGC1D Gr. 9 Geography of Canada
CGF3M Gr. 11 Physical Geography
CGG3O Gr. 11 Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism
CGW4U Gr. 12 Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis
CHC2D Gr. 10 Canadian History in the Twentieth Century
CHV2O Gr. 10 Civics (½ credit)
CHW3M Gr. 11 World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century
CHY4U Gr. 12 World History Since the End of the Fifteenth Century
CIA4U Gr. 12 Analyzing Current Economic Issues
CIE3M Gr. 11 The Individual and the Economy
CLU3M Gr. 11 Understanding Canadian Law
CLN4U Gr. 12 Canadian and International Law
EMS3O Gr. 11 English Media Studies
ENG1D Gr. 9 English
ENG2D Gr. 10 English
ENG3U Gr. 11 English
ENG4U Gr. 12 English
EPS3O Gr. 11 Presentation & Speaking Skills
ETS4U Gr. 12 Studies in Literature
EWC4U Gr. 12 The Writer’s Craft
FSF1D Gr. 9 French
FSF2D Gr. 10 French
FSF3U Gr. 11 French
FSF4U Gr. 12 French
GLC2O Gr. 10 Career Studies (½ credit)
HHG4M Gr. 12 Issues in Human Growth and Development
HHS4U Gr. 12 Families in Canada
HRE13 Gr. 9 Bible
HRE4M Gr. 12 Church and Culture
HRT3M Gr. 11 World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, & Religious Traditions
HSP3U Gr. 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology
HZT4U Gr. 12 Philosophy: Questions & Theories
ICS20 Gr. 10 Introduction to Computer Studies
ICS3U Gr. 11 Introduction to Computer Science
ICS4U Gr. 12 Computer Science
IDC3O Gr. 11 Interdisciplinary Studies
MCR3U Gr. 11 Functions
MCV4U Gr. 12 Calculus & Vectors
MDM4U Gr. 12 Mathematics of Data Management
MHF4U Gr. 12 Advanced Functions
MPM1D Gr. 9 Principles of Mathematics
MPM2D Gr. 10 Principles of Mathematics
PPL1O Gr. 9 Healthy Active Living Education
PPL20 Gr. 10 Healthy Active Living Education
PPL3O Gr. 11 Healthy Active Living Education
PSK4U Gr. 12 Introductory Kinesiology
REL2O Gr. 10 Bible
REL4O Gr. 12 Bible
SNC1D Gr. 9 Science
SNC2D Gr. 10 Science
SBI3U Gr. 11 Biology
SBI4U Gr. 12 Biology
SCH3U Gr. 11 Chemistry
SCH4U Gr. 12 Chemistry
SES4U Gr. 12 Earth and Space Science
SVN3M Gr. 11 Environmental Science
SPH3U Gr. 11 Physics
SPH4U Gr. 12 Physics
TIJ10 Gr. 9 Exploring Technologies
TGJ2O Gr. 10 Communications Technology
Thanks for your prayers and love for our family. We have felt the love and care the teachers have for us.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.