• 888 Trillium Drive, Kitchener Ontario, N2R 1K4

Tutoring School

  • St. Jude’s School was founded in 1980. St. Jude’s is a full Special Education Day School for bright students experiencing learning difficulties (grades 1 to 8)
  • St. Jude’s School is a temporary alternative to the publicly funded educational system
  • Students attend St. Jude’s only for as long as they need to in order to successfully return to the public system
  • Each student has his or her unique and individual educational plan and as such may need St. Jude’s for a number of school years
  • St. Jude’s classes are very small. Typically a St. Jude’s class will be 1/3 of a regular publicly funded class
  • The students are grouped into classes of three levels of instruction – primary, junior, intermediate and senior
  • The classes must remain very small so that each student’s unique and individual learning styles can be maximized
  • St. Jude’s teachers have been carefully chosen. They are, first and foremost, individuals who have become teachers not because its a job but because it is their vocation. They are caring and nurturing individuals who have special skills particularly suited to teaching students who struggle with the acquisition of reading and writing. Even though each teacher comes to St. Jude’s with his/her own expertise, upon joining the staff he/she begins to benefit from each child in their care. Each student will further broaden and enrich that teacher’s understanding of learning
  • St. Jude’s instructional program is as diverse and unique as its students
  • St. Jude’s does not subscribe it any one particular instructional methodology
  • St. Jude’s considers each student as having their own particular learning needs and as a result tries to adapt to the child’s style rather than to impose a pre-packaged remedial strategy. This allows St. Jude’s to be flexible, to adjust according to the student’s learning changes and to work towards the day when a return into the publicly funded system will be possible. This approach requires constant evaluations of student’s academic progress and frequent communication with the parents
  • The academic program at St. Jude’s focuses on communication – the ability to to use skills to transmit knowledge and understanding. The important skills of reading, comprehension, expressive writing and mathematics receive a much greater emphasis at St. Jude’s than is provided in the publicly funded system
  • Parents recognize that a good learner must have, first, an excellent foundation in the basic academic skills of Reading, Spelling, Mathematics, and Writing; second, an established work ethic of homework completion, note making skills, project and assignment completion, and effective study skills; and finally, these students must have a teacher ready, willing and able to provide the help, guidance, and instruction necessary for their child to achieve and compete to the best of their ability
  • St. Jude’s School accepts and continues to educate students who have a genuine and sincere desire to learn combined with a daily willingness to work with his/her teachers
  • Student respect for teachers and the rules of the school are expected and required
  • Students who persistently demonstrate inappropriate behaviour and who fail to permanently learn to comply with the expectations of the St. Jude’s Code of Behaviour will be removed from the school
  • Students with emotional and/or behavioural issues will not be accepted into St. Jude’s School.