Cherry Coulee Christian Academy has been serving the Christian Community of Bow Island, AB since opening its doors in September 1989. The school’s mission is “to assist the family by providing a quality, Christ-centred, Bible-based education, to equip students for life, and to influence the world around them for Christ.” Cherry Coulee continues to offer a Bible-based curriculum that meets the standards of Alberta Education. The pioneer spirit has prevailed at CCCA since its inception. Two portables, which were later increased to four, housed the humble beginnings of the school, yet with the tireless effort of countless individuals who donated many thousands of volunteer hours CCCA was able to further expand in 2003 with the opening of a new building which houses classrooms, a kitchen, and a full-sized gym. Over the years the school expanded not only physically, but it also greatly increased the student base it served, including a homeschool program (early 1990s) throughout the province. The board and teachers of CCCA pray that the practical application of Christian principles, that the students receive, will continue to impact their lives and mould them into strong mature Christians.