Colchester Christian Academy is an independent school located in Truro, Nova Scotia. We offer quality Christian education from Pre-Primay to Grade 12, and serve our students as well as non-students in a variety of after school and sports programs. We teach, model and encourage community engagement through volunteer opportunities, and strive to be active and positive members of our community.

Mission Statement and Core Values

Colchester Christian Academy exists to provide a Christ-centred, quality academic education to students by integrating Biblical truth and learning into their daily lives, while preparing them to impact others locally and globally.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NKJV

  1. Christian Faith & Character Development
  2. Quality Academic Education
  3. Partnerships with Families
  4. Safe & Loving Environment
  5. Building Community/Helping Others
  6. Honesty
  7. Integrity
  8. Responsibility
  9. Compassion


The purpose of Christian day schools is to provide a sound academic education integrated with an evangelical Christian view of God and the world. The Bible is specific in stating the principles which underline Christian education. Paul presented a comprehensive principle when he wrote of Christ, “For by Him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth . . . , and He is before all things and by Him all things consist” (Col. 1:16, 17). And John wrote in his gospel, “All things were made by Him and without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). There is an important difference between the Christian and non-Christian viewpoints on a given subject. Even though knowledge is factually the same for both, no subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if the Creator is ignored or denied. Knowledge is purified by the recognition of God’s place in it. No other approach to education can be entirely God honouring for parents and children.

Christian parents are responsible for the education of their children and that education includes the counsels of God as revealed in His Word. These parents want their children to be educated at home and at school with the consciousness that all truth is God’s truth including history and geography, science, music and the arts, and that Jesus Christ is to be central in all learning and living.


CCA was founded in 1979 and has had a rich tradition of bonding Christian faith and learning ever since. CCA graduates, since the first commencement, have successfully furthered their education at various universities and colleges across Canada. CCA is a school rooted in faith, community support, and prayer - that serves families from the greater Truro area and worldwide.