Q & A about LCA-I
Tell me a little about Life Christian Academy International
LCA-I is an evangelical Christian school based on the complete teaching of the Bible.  It is an independent, non-profit and cooperative-school, where the School Board, teachers and the parents all combine to provide the best in Christian Education. We are committed to the training and education of children from K3 to Grade 12 through a bible-based curriculum with a strong emphasis on character development. LCA is very affordable private schooling.
The school was founded by the Life Centre in 1982, and operated by the church until 2006/07. Life Christian Academy joined with Academie Réveil in the summer of 2007, to form a school which is attended by children of Christian families that are members and adherents to various churches in the region. In 2010 the school changed its name to Life Christian Academy International to set the stage for growth via an online community.
LCA-I is a Member of Association of Christian Schools International and is a non-profit corporation.
Here are just a few of the benefits:
Christ centered education
Bible based curriculum
Affordable tuition
Christian Teachers
Emphasis on character development
Small Classroom sizes
French Program (and/or multi language program)
Gym Program
Fun environment

LCA-I attendance is not a replacement for teaching in your home; our desire is to come along-side of you to assist in the development of your children
Statement of Faith
We believe that the holy scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

Our Lord Jesus Christ is manifest in the flesh; we affirm His virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, atoning death, bodily resurrection and ascension, His ongoing mediatory work, and His personal return in power and glory;

The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works, and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit;
God will ultimately judge the living and the dead, those who are saved to the resurrection of life, those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation;

The present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life;
The spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Statement of Core Values
All members of the Board, administration and staff of Life Christian Academy International believe that the Bible is the written Word of God and without error in all its teachings. Because of our understanding of the Old and New Testaments our school teaches these Core Values!
  • That it is unacceptable for Christians to teach hatred against any group or individual;
  • That human life begins at conception and that an unborn child at any stage of development is a human being and should be treated as such;
  • That sexual intimacy is only morally acceptable within a marriage relationship;
  • That premarital or extramarital sexual intimacy, heterosexual or homosexual, including but not limited to, intercourse is morally wrong;
  • That marriage is exclusively a heterosexual institution.
What are your office and school hours?
Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Campus School Hours:

8:10: Doors Open

8:25 – 8:45: Devotions and Check up

8:45 – 10:15: Classes (2x 45 minutes)

10:15 – 10:45: Break

10:45 – 12:15: Classes (2x 45 minutes)

12:15 – 1:15 Break

1:15 – 2:00 Classes (1x 45 minutes)

2:00 – 2:15 Homework Stamp/Cleanup

2:15 – 3:00 Gym and/or Library Time. 

3:00 School Over.

Do you have a dress code?
Yes each student is required to wear their school uniform every day except on special designated days. Students are also required to purchase from the school an official LCA-I grey gym shirt.
Do you offer French Immersion?
No, but we do offer a French program called Rosetta Stone for grades 1 to 12. The Rosetta Stone French program enables students to progress at their own pace building upon concepts taught and strengthening their listening, speaking, comprehension, reading and writing skills. 
Where are you located?
We are located at 3775 St. Joseph Blvd in Orleans.  
Is busing available?
No, we do not provide busing however 98% of our families car pool.  A list of families with addresses and phone numbers is distributed in August. This list can be utilized to secure car pooling for your child.
What is your policy on families who go on extended holidays?
Parents who remove their child for an extended period of time must meet with the teacher to receive the student’s work   The parent is fully responsible in seeing that their child does not fall behind in their studies. Students are responsible to meet with his/her teacher as soon as the student returns to write any missed tests. Students who fail to complete the work assigned while on holidays may result in receiving a zero and/or loss of upcoming privileges.
What is your policy on snow days?
The closing of the school will be decided by the discretion of the principal and staff.   However, the school will automatically close if the school buses for the Ottawa school board are not running due to severe weather.
What happens if we are running late due to weather or traffic?
We are aware emergencies arise due to weather, traffic or emergencies; therefore we require that you call the school so we may notify your child’s teacher. Late fees do not apply in these cases.
Do your students participate in standardized testing?
Every few years in the spring the school administers the Canadian Achievement Testing to grades 1 to 12. Some students will also receive the ACE Diagnostic Test. This provides the parents and the school with an indication of grade placement and areas the student is excelling in and areas where the student may need additional assistance.
Does my child need to be four or five years old before they enter Junior Kindergarten or Senior Kindergarten for the start of the school year?
Your child/children must be turning four or five by December 31. Also all children must be potty-trained before beginning school.
Do I have to volunteer or participate in fundraising incentives?
Volunteering is a vital aspect of the success of LCA-I. The goal of the Volunteer program is to give parents, relatives, grandparents, or friends of students and opportunity to donate their time and talents to the students and to help with the everyday needs of providing a Christian education in the east end of Ottawa. In reference to fundraising each family is required to participate in fundraising. Fundraising aids in helping us earn money for specific projects at the school and toward tuition costs. Every family is required to do their best in raising $250 per student annually through the various school fundraisers.
If I only volunteer once every few months am I still required to provide a criminal record check?
All parents/guardians and administration working with students in any capacity must provide the school with a criminal record check. We as a school ask you to fill out the form and bring in the required documents to be photocopied and the school will submit them in bulk. There is no cost to you.
What if I decide that I want to withdraw my child from the school?
We expect all parents to have fully considered the financial commitment they are making in choosing to enroll their children in LCA-I. A family withdrawing their child/children from LCA-I before the school year is completed will be required to pay the entire year's tuition. When we accept a child or children to LCA-I we commit all the resources to fulfill the school’s obligations (salary, rent, curriculum, insurance, phone, utilities, etc) in order for your children to receive the best education.

Did you know that there is actually a legal test to determine if a school has the right to call itself a Christian School? Slapping the word "Christian" on a building does not automatically make it a God honoring school. In the United States (and we should do the same in Canada) there are actually 8 Characteristics that a school must follow in order to call itself christian school.

At Life Christian Academy International we strive to...


Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto you, except a man be born again, he cannot see the 

kingdom of God

. John 3:3


How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to your word. Psalm 119:9


The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Proverbs 11:30


And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:28

Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another,  And the LORD listened and heard them;  So a book of remembrance was written before Him  For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name.  “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:16, 17


According as he hath chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Ephesians 1:4

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you so you also must do, but above all these things put on love which is the bond of perfection. Colossians 3:12-14


I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20


Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth 2Tim


That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19


O come let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

Psalm 95:6