SCA offers an Alternative Program within the Elk Island Public School (EIPS) district and admits students via an application 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 Family Handbook links below).

Application Process for New Students

Alternative program applications for SCA are accepted throughout the year.  Applicants become part of a pool of potential students and may be contacted for an interview at registration time.  Priority will be given to those who currently reside in the EIPS area; however, we do accept students outside of the EIPS district as well.  Before a student is admitted to Strathcona Christian Academy, the following three processes are required to be completed:

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, please click on the following link to re-register and select SCE/SCS (February 1-28, 2019): Returning Student Registration


B:  Complete an SCA Alternative Program Application (open year-round)

All prospective students are required to complete an online Alternative Program Application form. Click on the following link to access the alternative program application.

NEW:  We are now accepting applications for grades K-12 starting January 1 of the year before your desired entry year.  For example, you may apply January 1, 2020 for students starting at SCA in September 2021.  Applications already received for 2021 will have their submission date set to January 1, 2020.

C:  Attend a School Interview

If requested by the SCA Society, families will attend an interview with the school principal.  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.  Only families who attend an interview are considered for admission.   Families of all new students accepted into the program will receive a confirmation email after the interview.

SCA Society Fees

The SCA Society collects fees to cover the costs of offering the Alternative Program. For 2018/19, these fees are $960 per kindergarten student and $1,480 for students in all other grades. A non-refundable commitment fee of $120 per student is due upon enrollment, and the remaining fees are payable throughout the school year.

Admissions Links

Commitment Fees

Commitment fees are due only upon acceptance of a new student or re-enrollment of a returning student.  Click here to pay fees.

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