Why parents choose St. Jude’s Academy

At St. Jude’s, we prioritize the development of effective learning habits, confidence, strong work ethic, and independence. Smaller classes foster a personal, individualized approach to learning, meaning that our students receive comprehensive support in preparation for university. We are dedicated to ensuring our students’ success, as well as ensuring that they continue to succeed after their time here. Graduates leave St. Jude’s with lifelong skills under their belt, allowing them a smooth transition into university and beyond.

We believe that academic rigour is just one part of a student’s success. Student wellbeing matters to us, and it plays a large role in the development of healthy learning habits, self-esteem, and motivation. Enriched curricula can sometimes become demanding or overwhelming -- with this in mind, we pace learning, making sure that students are confident in their abilities before proceeding to new concepts. Along with strong academic skills, students are taught important values that will help them approach the ups and downs of life from an ethical, responsible perspective.
In our caring and vibrant community, students will be motivated and guided to take ownership of their intellectual and moral growth, and develop the self-esteem and courage they will need to deal successfully with the challenges and opportunities that high school and university hold.
Aaron Sawatsky – Head of School

The IB Difference

St. Jude’s Academy is a fully accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World continuum school. From JK to Grade 12, students receive exceptional education taught by our staff of IB World leaders, and graduates leave with both a standard high school diploma and a globally recognized IB diploma.

The IB curriculum builds skills of inquiry, responsibility, and confidence along with teaching compassion and intercultural understanding. Students are inspired to become lifelong learners and active citizens, working to make the world a better place.

Meet our dedicated team

In order to provide the best academic experience for your children, we ensure that all teachers are well-equipped to create an exceptional learning environment. We are proud of our friendly and caring staff, and we invite you to get to know them.
Meet the Teachers