With enrolment growing rapidly, Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy launched a major fundraising campaign at a parents’ meeting Monday evening.
“Our first priority is the quality of our education,” said school director Bernadette Pitcher. “With enrolment more than doubling over the last three years, the Fresh Start campaign will help us continue to deliver excellence in Christian education for the Comox Valley”.
The goal of the Fresh Start campaign is to pay off the mortgage on the existing building and prepare the school to accommodate future increases in enrolment. All contributions (up to a maximum of $600,000) will be matched by the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Foundation.
“Moving into our own building last spring was an important milestone, but we’re not finished yet,” said Dr. Ken Gaglardi, chairman of the board. “Our goal is to offer a first-class education in a Christian context to all who want it.
“It’s an ambitious plan, but with hard work we will continue to grow the school.”
Founded in 1979 as Comox Valley Christian School, Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy is an interdenominational Christian school providing a B.C. Ministry of Education accredited K-12 education. Its educational community is joyful and upbeat, emphasizing academic excellence, respect, traditional values, good citizenship, music and the arts.