Q. SCA receives government funding so why do I need to pay tuition?
All independent schools, only receive 50% of the funding that the public schools receives per pupil. We cannot operate with excellence on just what the government funding provides.
Q. Can we receive a charitable tax receipt for our child’s tuition?
On average, most parents receive a tax receipt for between 30% – 40% of the tuition amount paid.
Q. Does my child have to come from a Christian family?
At least 1 parent must be a Christian and be involved in their local church on a regular basis. Those applying will need to get a pastoral reference to attend Springs Christian Academy (see Admissions
Q. Why do I need to attend church to qualify for admissions?
As a school, we are part of the local church and believe that, as Christians, we are called to build the church of Jesus Christ. Our purpose for the school is to come alongside the parent(s) and reinforce what is already being taught and modelled in the home. Being involved and attending the local church is one of the basic fundamental priorities that we put an emphasis on.
Q. Does SCA teach everything that Manitoba Curriculum requires?
Yes. Parents can be assured that all subjects are taught with excellence and that our students often perform well above the Provincial Exam average. As well, we purpose to infuse God’s Word and Godly Principles into every subject we teach.
Q. Does SCA have Provincially recognized and qualified teachers?
all have their Bachelor of Education and have their Manitoba Teaching License. They are all Christians and are involved in their local church. We have teachers who have won awards provincially and nationally.
Q. How does SCA handle controversial social issues?
SCA discusses topics from a Biblical perspective. The Bible, not culture, is seen as our foundation. We have real world discussions with a Biblical perspective, in an age-appropriate manner.
Q. Does my child need to have top grades to attend SCA?
No. Although SCA does place a high priority on learning, we recognize that not all children learn at the same pace. We believe that each child has their own unique gifts and abilities. We have found that in our loving and supporting environment, children that have struggled academically can start to realize some of their full potential as we focus on the fact that God loves them and that they are created to be amazing.
Q. Can my child attend University and/or have a successful career?
Our Alumni have gone onto successful careers such as entrepreneurs, financial services, lawyers, doctors, teachers, pharmacists, nurses, physiotherapists, engineers, pastors, carpenters, electricians, political science, media and communications, Internet Technology, computer science, among others.
Q. Will Christian education shelter my child too much from the “real world”?
No. Children are very impressionable and need to be taught the foundations of God’s Word to have a strong foundation to combat societal norms that contradict God’s best for people. We are training our students to be leaders in whatever area that God has called them to be. Their faith is the foundation for them to be strong in every area of their lives.
Q. Does SCA have a competitive Athletics Program?
Our extra-curricular Sports Programs are offered for students in Grades 4-12 to encourage individuals to maintain an active lifestyle. They also develop skills with the potential of moving on to Recreational, College or University Sports.
Learn more about our Athletics Program here.
Q. Does SCA encourage their students in the Fine Arts?
Yes. We have a Choral Program and Band Program for Grades 7-12. They perform and compete in festivals. We offer in-house music lessons. At high school level we offer Art, Drama and Music Technology courses. At elementary
we offer Art and Drama opportunities, performing a huge Christmas Production.
Q. Does SCA offer French classes?
Yes. We have French Speciality teachers in Pre-Gr 12. We use the AIM Program which incorporates actions to correspond with the French Language. Preschool also has French classes. We often hear feedback that our students are exceptional at conversational French, beyond the structure of the language.
Q. What does SCA offer in the area of Technology and learning?
We take time to teach our students about the importance of being a positive digital citizen. At the High School
we offer Digital Pictures & Film, Broadcast & Interactive Media, Media Career Exploration, Web design and Video Development. We also offer computer classes for Gr. 1-8.
Q. Does SCA offer part-time or full-time Kindergarten?
SCA offers both options.
Q. How is student grade placement determined at SCA?
Children are placed in the grade based on their age.
Kindergarten must turn 5 by December 31st of the year they start Kindergarten.
Grade 1 must turn 6 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 1.
Grade 2 must turn 7 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 2.
Grade 3 must turn 8 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 3.
Grade 4 must turn 9 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 4.
Grade 5 must turn 10 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 5.
Grade 6 must turn 11 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 6.
Grade 7 must turn 12 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 7.
Grade 8 must turn 13 by December 31st of the year they start Grade 8.
Grade 9-12 grade placement is based on course level completion.
Q. Does SCA offer Preschool?
SCA offers Preschool for 3 & 4 year-olds. Students can attend a minimum of 2 full days up to 5 days a week. Preschool is open on the same days as SCA school calendar. Care is available from 7:30am to 5:30pm pending.
Find out more about our Preschool here.
Q. Will preschool prepare my child for Kindergarten?
Yes. At SCA preschool, our students learn through exploration, literacy based learning, teacher instruction, and hands on learning. Our Preschool teaches science, math, arts and crafts, handwriting without tears, bible, praise and worship, chapel, physical education, library, French and music, using monthly theme based learning.