Welcome to Pacific Academy
W e st rongly beli ev e i n t h e t r a nsfor m at i v e pow er of a r elat ionsh i p w it h J e sus Ch r ist. We are not affiliated with any church, but our Statement of Faith is unwavering in its Pentecostal nature. We are passionate about delivering academic excellence. As a result, every student who graduates has both the academic and spiritual tools they need to excel and thrive.
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“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 3:11
Pac i f ic Aca dem y ex ists to pr epa r e st u den ts for serv ice a n d lea der sh i p through a commitment to excellence by providing the best in spiritual, intellectual and physical development based on a foundation of Christian principles in the Pentecostal tradition.
Ch ildr en a r e en t rust ed to us for only a few y ea r s befor e t h ey mov e i n to t h e wor ld where we pray they will have a lasting impact. At Pacific Academy we work to create an environment where children from junior kindergarten through grade 12 can grow their relationship with Jesus while receiving an education grounded in high academic standards. In fact, Pacific Academy is the only evangelical school in Canada that offers the International Baccalaureate program.
scho ols i n one : to bes t serv e s t u de n ts of a ll ages .
“Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.” Deuteronomy 4:10
Pac i f ic Aca dem y is on e school w it h a si ngula r m is sion, pu r pose a n d v ision, but the campus is divided into four different sections: Our primary school is a nurturing place where children transition from home to school. The intermediate school emphasizes a knowledge of God, His love and His world. Our middle school keeps pace as the changes of adolescence come quickly. And our high school focuses on preparing students to achieve their greatest potential as they prepare to leave and impact the world.
Ex erc isi ng t h e body is a s i m porta n t a s ex erc isi ng t h e m i n d. And a healthy, active lifestyle is essential for everyone. We encourage students to take part in a range of sports activities including basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, gymnastics, track and field, tennis and badminton. And, because we live here in the beautiful province of British Columbia, surrounded by the splendor of Godâ€™s creation, outdoor education is also a large part of who we are.
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spir i t ua l a nd ph y sic a l he a lt h .
“He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.” Psalm 104:13
St u den ts at Pac i f ic Aca dem y a r e a ble to ta k e a dva n tag e of t h e v ery be st fac ilit i e s ava ila ble . Each division has their own state-of-the-art gymnasium and playing fields here on our beautiful, 42-acre campus. Other amenities include a fitness centre, beach volleyball area, outdoor ball hockey court, athletic track and basketball courts.
A s a school , w e a r e w holly com m it t ed to prov i di ng ou t r each a n d serv ice opport u n it i e s for every student â€” regardless of their age. Younger children start with projects that are closer to home, like area senior housing centers and local food banks. Then, as they grow and mature, they follow the Biblical model of moving from Jerusalem to Judea and to the ends of the earth. Many high school students, for example, serve locally or in cultures on the other side of the world.
R e achi ng o u t : at hom e a nd i n mor e t h a n 40 c o un t r ies a r o und t he wor l d . “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” Psalm 104:13
Ov er t h e y ea r s , mor e t h a n 1,0 0 0 Pac i f ic Aca dem y st u den ts h av e been i n volv ed i n ou t r each teams the world over. They’ve built classrooms, clinics, churches and houses. They’ve dug wells, delivered emergency food and much more. And they’ve done so in places both near and far, including countries like Namibia, Slovakia, Malaysia, El Salvador and dozens more.
K nowledg e r e sults f rom a lea r n i ng en v i ron m en t w h er e st u den ts a r e ch a lleng ed to work toward a standard of academic excellence and encouraged to reach their full learning potential. Yet thatâ€™s only part of the equation. Wisdom is also important, but it results from spiritual and emotional maturity. Pacific Academy creates a unique environment where students are able to gain knowledge and grow into productive, well-rounded adults.
v ibr a n t c om muni t y of l e a r ner s w her e t he e ner g y is ge n u i ne .
“Let the wise listen and add to their learning...” Proverbs 1:5
At Pac i f ic Aca dem y, opt i m ism a n d en t h usi a sm are part of our ethos that is rooted in a Christian worldview. What’s more, students’ desire to learn and grow is palpable. Not only are they hungry for God’s word, they’re fully engaged when it comes to language arts, mathematics, science, the arts, music and athletics.
“Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.” Psalm 79:13
S a n d r a L au r i n o ( Pau l s o n ), c l a s s o f 1987: Sandra is a realtor whose favourite subjects were PE, Home Economics and English. In fact, her teacher, Rob Stevenson, now teaches her sons as well.
L i s a M o o dy (N i k l a s s o n ), c l a s s o f 1993 : Lisa is an interior designer who credits her Home Economics teacher, Judy Wyatt, with inspiring her career. She has three kids — all of whom are following in their mom’s footsteps by attending Pacific Academy.
R ac h e l S l e d d i n g (F o r r e s t), c l a s s o f 1993 : Rachel describes her experiences at Pacific Academy as “life changing.” She says the school’s Christian foundation, outreach opportunities and staff challenged her to make the most of her life. Rachel’s mom, Paula Forrest, has taught at PA since day one.
G r a n t W i rt z , c l a s s o f 1995 : Grant and his wife Cara (class of 1996) have three kids, the oldest of which just started kindergarten at PA. Grant, a teacher in Pacific Academy’s Intermediate School, fondly remembers his “quirky, dedicated teachers.”
M i c h a e l Vo ro s , c l a s s o f 1999 : Michael works as a banker and is the father of three kids. Today, he continues to enjoy the PA community that he knew as a student, only now from a parent’s perspective (his daughter just started kindergarten). “PA is like a giant family,” he says.
J u l i a I wa m a , 20 03 : Julia is a nurse and nursing teacher at a remote, 40-bed mission hospital in Far West Nepal. As a member of PA’s Uganda 2003 outreach team, she credits that trip as the reason she decided to work long-term in the developing world. class of
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