Innova Academy is a private classical Christian school located in Newmarket, Ontario that teaches and adheres to biblical principles in both policy and programming. Innova Academy is not intended to, nor does it align well with all potential students. To ensure and to maximize student success in a classical Christian school, Innova Academy restricts student admissions to only those students who*:
(i) reside with at least one parent or legal guardian who identifies themself as a born again Christian (John 3:1-7), who commits to practising Innova Academy’s Statement of Faith (see Statement of Faith below), and who desires their child to develop in relationship with God the Father through Christ Jesus;
(ii) demonstrate both the ability and the willingness to independently achieve academic success within the school’s classical curricular objectives;
(iii) demonstrate well-developed emotional (intra-personal) and social (inter-personal) skills, necessary to co-operatively and fully independently participate within a classical Christian school environment and
(iv) demonstrate the full body motor capability necessary to fully participate in the physical education programme.
Innova Academy assists Christian parents in their God-given role to educate their children and mentor them to grow in love, commitment, and service to Jesus Christ. As a classical Christian school, we provide a robust academic program emphasizing grammar, logic and rhetoric in all areas of study. Subjects are taught as parts of an integrated whole from a biblical worldview. We provide a clear model of a biblical Christian life and encourage each student to begin to develop his/her relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).
Innova Academy accepts applications for enrolment on an ongoing basis. It reserves the right to determine class size based on several variables, therefore, the school may consider applications for a waiting pool.
The Scriptures repeatedly declare that God is their author and that they are inspired by him. ‘All Scripture is given by inspiration of God [lit. God-breathed], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’ (2 Timothy 3:16). We accept these affirmations and believe that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant as originally given.
- The Father is God
- The Son is God
- The Holy Spirit is God
- There is but one God
We believe that these persons within the Godhead are one in their nature and eternal in their being. Since they co-exist eternally they are not various modes of existence at various times by the same person.
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, the second person of the Trinity; therefore, equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. As a divine being he shares with the other members of the Trinity all of the attributes of divinity, both communicable and incommunicable (eternal, immutable, omnipotent, etc). In the incarnation, he took upon himself the true nature of man. These two natures continue united in his person, yet ever remain true divinity and true humanity, unmixed, and as to their essence, unchanged. In his work, Christ discharges all three of the offices of the mediator between God and man: those of prophet, priest, and king. In both his humiliation and his exaltation he fulfils all things that are required for the salvation of human beings.
His Death and Resurrection
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith along, in Jesus Christ alone. We believe that the atoning death of Christ at the cross was substitutionary and vicarious in nature, removing the sins of those who trust in Christ for salvation and turning aside the wrath of God against us. Christ’s death therefore accomplishes man’s reconciliation with God. Concerning his resurrection, which is the great central fact upon which the Christian Gospel is founded, we believe that Christ rose physically from the dead on the third day. We believe that the resurrection of Christ is established on the authority of God’s infallible word and is manifest by many varied and convincing proofs.
The Doctrine of Man
We believe that God created human beings male and female in his own image and, therefore, gave to them a transcendent value and worth. We believe that humans were given a choice, but humanity chose to rebel against God the Creator and the result was spiritual and physical death: the image of God is thus marred in humanity and the human will is disposed and inclined to sin. By the gracious work of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, human beings may be regenerated, become new creatures in Christ, and the image of God may be fully restored in them.
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that at the Last Day, which must throughout this age remain unknown to people, Jesus Christ will come again to this world. His coming will be visible, bodily, glorious, and triumphant to fully inaugurate the totality of his physical kingdom rule. He will take his own to be with him forever and he will cast the wicked into the lake of fire to be punished with everlasting, conscious punishment. There will be a new heaven and a new earth in which perfect righteousness dwells. Of this fact we are to be certain; of its time we are to be uncertain so that we may always be ready and may say, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is, therefore, equal in power and glory with the Father and the Son. It was the Holy Spirit who caused Mary to conceive the Lord Jesus Christ in her womb, and the Spirit was given without measure to the Son. The Spirit was involved with the Father and the Son in creation, the resurrection of Christ, and was poured out in his fulness at Pentecost upon the Church.
Applications are reviewed based on several factors, including the student’s school records, up to three classroom visits, and the school’s ability to support the student using existing programming and staffing. A family interview and student testing are also part of the application process. Once the final decision has been made, the family will be notified; an acceptance letter and enrolment packet will be emailed to those applicants receiving an offer of admission.
Six Questions to Ask Yourself
Go to “Is Innova Right for you?” to determine if your educational convictions align with those of Innova Academy.
Contact & School Visit
We can be reached via telephone (905-806-1959) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a visit to our school.
- Families who have completed a successful school visit will receive an application package within 48 hours.
- Applications must include copies of all report cards, standardized tests (if applicable), health forms, Pastoral reference form, and a copy of the Statement of Faith from applicant’s place of worship.
- Submit the following application fee: $100/student or $200/family if the completed application is received by November 29, $150/student or $300/family if received between November 30 – February 1, and $200/student if the application is received after February 1. All fees are non-refundable unless we cannot accept the child.
- All applicants will be notified whether or not they will proceed to the Parent Interview.
Both parents and prospective student(s) will meet for an interview with members from the Academy leadership team.
During the interview process students will complete reading, writing and mathematics tests to determine suitability for enrolment.
Notification in Writing
Parents will be notified of the Academy’s decision in writing.
Families that have been accepted for enrolment will provide a $500 non-refundable payment per family (deducted from annual tuition) within one week of their notification to secure a spot in their respective class(es).
Apply for Bursary
Families who receive an acceptance letter and require financial assistance should apply for a bursary.
*As permitted by Section 18 of the Ontario Human Rights Code