• 888 Trillium Drive, Kitchener Ontario, N2R 1K4

Day School

St. Jude’s School Programs

LD – bright and gifted

This program is designed for students who are:

  • In grades 1-10 and have one or learning disabilities such as Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Language Processing Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit, ADHD, Executive Functioning, Impaired Memory
  •  Average or above intelligence and are finding learning a struggle
  • Starting to question their intellectual abilities
  • Falling behind their peers in basic reading, comprehension, writing and mathematical skills
  • In need of a school environment where the focus is on academics

Benefits to Students

  • Provides a comprehensive program specifically designed to address their individual educational needs
  • Provides a personalized instruction and an individualized education plan
  • Increased teacher focus in a maximum class size of eight students
  • A boost to their academic self-esteem through a positive learning environment and achievable goals
  • School becomes a safe, supervised community
  • Peer conflicts are handled with an attitude mutual respect

Benefits to Parents and Families

  • No more homework struggles as teachers hold students accountable for their own work
  • Flexible and extended drop off and pick up times
  • Comprehensive aftercare available
  • Close, ongoing communication between teachers, staff, students and parents
  • Happier kids make happier families!

SAIL – primary/junior

This program is designed for students who:

  • are in grades JK to Grade 6
  • on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD)(HFA); pervasive developmental disorder (PDD); Aspergers;
  • have problems with social interaction;
  • under or over reaction to one or more of the five senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, or hearing;
  • behave with repeated actions or body movements
  • are of average or above intelligence
  • are independently self-mobile
  • able to verbally communicate at a minimum 2/3 year-old level
  • are predominately independent with eating, dressing and personal hygiene

Benefits to Students and Parents

  • a very small class of no more than 4 students
  • 2 or 3 teacher/therapist with background/training in IBI/ABA
  • multi-sensory; academic, social interactional theraputic curriculum
  • full day schooling
  • daily reporting
  • integration into larger LD program
  • inclusion in Scholar’s Hall community

SAIL – intermediate/senior

This program is designed for students who:

  • are in or entering high school
  • will be earning credits towards the Ontario Ministry of Education Certificate of Achievement
  • will benefit from specifically designed courses of study emphasizing independent living skills
  • will benefit from credit courses which provide flexible timetabling, increased hours and duration of study and a more everyday approach to fundamental/foundational academic learning
  • will benefit from community and co-operative experiences

Benefits to Students and Parents

  • very small class of no more than 4 students
  • 1/2 day foundational academic program
  • 1/2 day independent living program
  • full days, 5 days per week
  • co-op and apprentice programs in grade 11 and 12


St. Jude’s Daily Schedule
Classes begin at 8:30 am everyday and on Monday to Thursday classes end at 3:30 pm. Fridays classes end at 1:30 pm followed by a one hour Leadership class/workshop with dismissal at 2:30 pm. St. Jude’s has no PD days. SJ’s  holidays generally follow the same schedule as the publicly funded school boards with the exception of no March Break. St. Jude’s follows the university semester system so SJ takes a Spring Break the last week of April.