We are a nondenominational, non-profit Christian Elementary School. We offer high academic standards to our children, while caring for their whole needs.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. ” – Proverbs 22:6
“You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good woks and glorify your Father who’s in heaven.” – Matt. 5: 13-16
Three Fishes Christian Elementary School (TFCES) has grown from Three Little Fishes Day Nursery. The Day Nursery and the School originally was located at the corner of Markham Road and Milner Avenue in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for more than 25 years. Over the years, TFCES had to move to several locations due to expansion programs by the landlords and now it is currently located on Bellamy Road North and Progress Avenue in the GTA.
The School was founded by Mr. & Mrs. Rentola in 1997 to empower the children who impact the society with Love of Christ and shine for Jesus’ glory.
Mrs. Inge Rentola, the Founder and Former Chairperson of the Board, was a dedicated mission minded individual who sacrificed all her life to equip children to be Christ loving and shine for Jesus’ glory. Over the years, Mrs. Rentola and her three daughters, Mrs. Finni, Mrs. Piccone & Mrs. Mirams invested their quality time to teach the students while Mr. Rentola, helped in all other administrative work for many decades. The Rentolas lived a simple lifestyle and invested their financial resources to help individuals to have a Christian based education from all walks of life. Mrs. Rentola was a remarkable woman of God, who had a compassionate heart, always listened and obeyed to her Master’s voice. All her life was dedicated to the school to raise a generation for Christ. She never took a day off as vacation since 1997 and all seven days of the week, whether in the school or at home during weekends, would spend her leisure hours to do schoolwork. If it a was rainy day or a winter snowstorm, one could see her in the school as anyone else. She worked tirelessly way passed her retirement age. It was heart breaking for her, when she lost one of her daughters Mrs. Piccone due to cancer in August 2018, but that did not stop her from the mission that she was called to accomplish. She fell sick in early 2019 and was hospitalised for several weeks. God saw her pain and the sacrificial life that she led for over three decades, and at 83 years of age on June 17th, 2019, God took her into His arms. She is now ever joyful and resting in the presence of her Master and Creator.
TFCES, is committed to continue Mrs. Inge Rentola’s legacy and her daughter Mrs. Finni is continuing her legacy to teach in the school. Her youngest daughter Mrs. Mirams is a resourceful person who is volunteering her time off-site to continue the vision. Rentolas are committed to serve the community to give higher standards of education and instill good values in the students they encounter. TFCES has a rich heritage and has raised students to pursue higher education in the past and every student who is currently enrolled will be proud to say TFCES is my school.