• 888 Trillium Drive, Kitchener Ontario, N2R 1K4

Day School

St. Jude’s School is designed for students:

  • who are between grades 1-10

  • who are of average or above average intellectual ability.

    Most St. Jude’s students score in the bright to gifted range of intellectual abilities

  • who experience one or more learning challenges such as:
    Central Auditory Processing
    Language Processing
    Non-Verbal Learning
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor
    Executive/Cognitive Functioning
    Memory Issues: Verbal/Auditory. Working, Immediate, Short-term, Long-term, or Automatic
    High Functioning Autism/Aspergers

  • who find learning/school a struggle

  • who are starting to question their intellectual abilities

  • who are falling behind their peers in reading, comprehension, writing and mathematical skills

  • who require a school environment where the focus is not only on academics

  • who require a school environment where the focus is also on life management:
    i.e. a work ethic, organizational & study habits, time management, confidence, self confidence, self reliance, self advocacy, character development & growth and much more

  • who do not exhibit behaviour as their primary school issue

Benefits to Students

  • A comprehensive program specifically designed to address individual educational needs with personalized instruction and an individualized education plan

  • Increased pupil-teacher instructional time

  • Very small classes with a teacher and an educational assistant

  • A boost to academic self-esteem through a positive learning environment and achievable goals

  • A safe, supervised community

  • Peer conflicts handled with an attitude of mutual respect

Benefits to Parents and Families

  • Instruction appropriate with determined academic performance levels

  • Homework designed to facilitate mastery of in-class instruction

  • Individualized IEPs continually modified to maximize academic skill acquisition

  • Ongoing communication between teachers, staff, students and parents

  • After school care available everyday

  • Ongoing and frequent communication between teachers, staff, students and parents

  • Happier kids make happier families!

  • When school is great, home is better!


St. Jude’s Daily Schedule

  • Classes begin at 8:30 am every day. Students are welcome to arrive any time after 7:30 and they come directly into the school where their teacher will be ready for them

  • St. Jude’s has a traditional school day with morning and afternoon recess and a lunch time from 11:30 to 12 and another outside break from 12 to 12:30 pm

  • Classes end at 3:30 pm on Monday to Thursday

  • Different after school clubs take place every day from 3:45 to 4:30

  • Friday classes end at 1:30 pm followed by a one hour leadership workshop. Dismissal on Fridays is at 2:30 pm (if homework is done)

  • St. Jude’s has no PD days

  • School holidays generally are the same as the publicly funded systems

  • St. Jude’s has adopted the university semesters resulting in a Spring Break the last week of April instead of the publicly funded system’s March Break.

  • For St. Jude’s, the “March Break” week is our school spirit week