SCA offers an Alternative Program within the Elk Island Public School (EIPS) district and admits students via an admission process. The educational philosophy of SCA is based on a Christ-centered education based on a Christian worldview. A personal, dynamic relationship with Jesus is at the heart of our mission and school culture. Parents and their children are expected to acknowledge and affirm their support for the mission and biblical principles of the school (see Society Handbook link below).
The admission process for Strathcona Christian Academy includes the three processes described below. The SCA Society no longer handles application forms but initiates the SCA Society agreement process with families following EIPS registration. Please contact SCA Elementary or SCA Secondary directly for admissions inquiries.
A: Register with Elk Island Public Schools All students who wish to attend Strathcona Christian Academy within EIPS must register through Elk Island Public School’s online registration process.
- If you are a new student to EIPS, please click on the following link to register (open year-round): New Student Registration
- If you are an existing student in EIPS, re-registration for the 2023-24 school year will be open Feb 1-28, 2023. The re-registration form will be available through your Parent Portal. SCA must be selected as your desired school of choice for the 2023-24 school year. See EIPS Returning Student Registration for details.
- Available spaces at the school are filled according to EIPS Administrative Procedure 305.
B: For SCA Elementary – Attend a School Meet and Greet Once a spot has been made available to your child(ren), you will be contacted for an interview with the school’s administration. The interview ensures families understand and endorse the school’s mission and vision, and it provides an opportunity for families to ask questions about the school’s programming and philosophy and tour the school. Only families who attend an interview are considered for admission. Families of all new students accepted into the program will receive a confirmation email or phone call after the interview.
For SCA Secondary – Attend a New Student Orientation Families who are interested in attending SCA Secondary School should contact the school registrar. Once the school confirms there is available space in your child(ren)’s grade, families will receive information on, and must attend, a new student orientation to ensure understanding of our school’s philosophy and Christian programming.
C: Complete the SCA Society Agreement Following the close of EIPS registration, returning families will receive an email containing a link to their electronic agreement with the SCA Society. After new families have had an interview and received confirmation of acceptance into the program, the SCA Society agreement process will be initiated following a process similar to that for returning families.
SCA Society Fees
The SCA Society administers an Alternative Christian Program through an agreement with EIPS. This agreement may be viewed in its entirety via this link: https://scasociety.ca/alternative-program-agreement.
The SCA Society collects fees to cover the costs of offering the Alternative Christian Program. A detailed description of these fees and how they are used for 2022/23 can be found via this link: SCA Society Fees Details. For 2023/24, alternative program fees are $1,040 per kindergarten student and $1,600 for students in all other grades. These fees are payable in one lump sum or throughout the school year.
The SCA Society accommodates a variety of payment options and can arrange fee assistance for situations of financial need.
Please contact the Society office if you have questions about any aspect of SCA’s alternative program fees, including payment options and fee assistance.