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Private school wants three more years at old Coquitlam cop shop

Coquitlam city council will look at extending a permit for BC Christian Academy high school, and the public can provide feedback on the request.
BC Christian Academy has a high school at 3000 Christmas Way in Coquitlam, in a former police station.

Coquitlam city council will look at extending a permit for BC Christian Academy's high school.

On Monday, July 15, council will consider the bid from the private secondary school to continue operating at 3000 Christmas Way, behind Real Canadian Superstore.

If approved, the Temporary use Permit (TUP) would expire on July 15, 2027.

The high school’s application can be reviewed by the public until July 15 via the city’s planning and development department. Residents can provide input on the permit request at the council meeting by registering with the city clerk’s office. Written submissions are also accepted by emailing [email protected] with “TUP – PROJ 24-040” in the subject line.

When in session, the high school operates Mondays to Thursdays from 8:25 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. and Fridays until 12:35 p.m.

The academy also has two campuses in Port Coquitlam — a middle school at 2329 Fremont Conn., and an elementary school at 1019 Fernwood Ave.

Its high school has been at Coquitlam’s old police station temporarily since 2018, while it plans to build a new secondary school. The building was also previously used as a fitness centre.