• 888 Trillium Drive, Kitchener Ontario, N2R 1K4

Day School

LD – bright and gifted

The LD Bright & Gift program is designed for students:

  • between grades 1-10 
  • with one or more 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
  • with an average or above average intelligence who find learning a struggle
  • starting to question their intellectual abilities
  • who are falling behind their peers in basic reading, comprehension, writing and mathematical skills
  • that require a school environment where the focus is on academics

Benefits to Students

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

Benefits to Parents and Families

  • No more homework struggles; teachers hold students accountable for their 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

The Sail – Primary/Junior program is designed for students:

  • in JK to grade 6
  • on the autism spectrum (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
  • of average or above intelligence
  • independently self-mobile and are predominately independent with eating, dressing and personal hygiene
  • able to verbally communicate at a minimum 2/3 year-old level

Benefits to Students and Parents

  • A very small class of no more than 4 students
  • Two or three teachers/therapists with background/training in IBI/ABA
  • Multi-sensory; academic, social interactional therapeutic curriculum
  • Full-day schooling
  • Daily reporting
  • Integration into larger LD program
  • Inclusion in Scholar’s Hall community


SAIL – intermediate/senior

The LD – Intermediate/Senior program is designed for students:

  • attending or entering high school
  • earning credits towards the Ontario Ministry of Education Certificate of Achievement
  • that benefit from specifically designed courses of study, emphasizing independent living skills
  • who require a flexible timetable, 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 grades11 and 12


St. Jude’s Daily Schedule

  • Classes begin at 8:30 am every day 
  • Classes end at 3:30 pm on Monday to Thursday
  • Friday classes end at 1:30 pm and are followed by a one hour leadership class/workshop with dismissal at 2:30 pm. 

St. Jude’s does not have PD days, but our 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 and takes a Spring Break the last week of April.