“Our focus at Burlington Christian Academy is on differentiated instruction. This approach allows teachers to know their students and can teach to each student’s strength.”
-Principal Heather Crossing
At BCA, we believe that differentiated instruction is at the very foundation to a student’s academic success. Our teachers spend time learning about each of their students. By understanding the unique learning abilities of each student, our teachers can teach and connect with each student individually. We know each student learns differently. It is important for us to have students that can’t wait to come to school. A child who wants to be at school, is ready to learn!
Our students learn the basics of math and language arts, as well as science, Bible, computers, art, music, and physical education. These subject areas provide students with a well-rounded education designed to promote the essential components of child development.
We also have a very strong focus on and commitment to experiential learning. In addition to our amazing classroom work, we introduce the students to hands on learning experiences. We believe that through “Learning by Doing”, it exposes students to experiences that will captivate their minds and help them find something to be passionate about, with a lasting impact. Our inception of the Junior ALPA program (Advanced Level Programming in Athletics) in 2014 is just one example of this type of learning environment. The Junior ALPA program is designed to give young students the basic training to thrive in their future sport careers. Students receive high level coaching 3 days a week in soccer, volleyball, or basketball. As in the regular ALPA program offered in grades 6-8, students are given opportunities to develop strengths in academics, sport skills, and sport knowledge while using their strengths in sports as the vehicle for their development. For more detailed information about the ALPA program at BCA, click here.
The language arts curriculum, which balances literature and phonics, teaches our students to enjoy reading. The Accelerated Reader program also encourages the students to read independently. Our math curriculum focuses on the mastery of math skills, understanding of important concepts, and the integration of problem solving.
Burlington Christian Academy uses the EQAO (Ontario Ministry of education testing) which is administered every other year in grades three and six. BCA opts to do this even though most private schools do not take part. We do the testing so parents can understand the quality of education at BCA in comparison other schools within the Ontario public school system.
As we provide the academic foundation, in all areas of the curriculum we acknowledge the sovereignty of God, the Lordship of Christ, the authority of God’s Word, and the power of the Holy Spirit.