How does St. Jude’s Class Culture Differ from Other Schools? 

Welcome to St. Jude’s Academy, where class culture is based on individualized growth, whole-child development, and a lifelong passion for learning!  

SJA embodies a vibrant and unique class culture that sets us apart as an educational institution, committed to nurturing the intellectual and personal growth of every student.  

At the heart of our approach is the recognition that each individual is a distinct learner with their own strengths, passions, and learning styles. Our faculty takes pride in their higher level of involvement, ensuring that every student’s journey is tailored to their specific needs and aspirations.  

We firmly believe in educating the whole child, emphasizing not only academic excellence but also the development of character, emotional intelligence, and sense of social responsibility. This integrated approach is underpinned by a spirit of enthusiastic lifelong learning, instilling in our students a thirst for knowledge that extends far beyond the classroom, preparing them to navigate a rapidly evolving world with confidence and curiosity.  

Individualized Approach  

At St. Jude’s, we take pride in providing an individualized approach to teaching our students. Recognizing that not all students learn and process in the same way, our class culture ensures that the individual learns effectively, is given unique support, and the resources they need to succeed. Our class culture allows teachers to better understand their students on a personal level and have the time to dedicate ample attention to every student when they need extra support, encouragement, a mentor, and a friend.  

Higher Involvement  

We encourage our students to be actively involved in class and student life, as active participation allows for a more enriching educational experience. Within the classroom, students at SJA actively engage in discussions, projects, and extracurriculars to explore their passions and foster their critical thinking. This lets them grow into self-assured, independent, confident learners.  

The Whole Child  

Our classroom dynamic works to mold the whole student – meaning, a student develops academically, socially, and emotionally. Our dedicated faculty plays a pivotal role in developing and mentoring our students to not only navigate their academic journey, but to help guide them in their personal development. We focus on the whole child to aid students in reaching their full potential and to become well-rounded individuals ready to make a meaningful impact on the world!  

Enthusiastic Lifelong Learning  

In our classrooms, students embark on a transformative journey where they develop a profound sense of empowerment and unwavering enthusiasm for learning. Our commitment to individualized support and guidance instills in students a deep belief in their own potential, to flourish in their chosen life pursuits. We are dedicated to nurturing every student’s unique path to success, prioritizing their individual needs and cultivating a strong work ethic and love for learning through encouragement and motivation.  

Here at St. Jude’s, every student counts!  

St. Jude’s Academy (JK-Grade 12) is the leading private university preparatory and IB School (PYP, MYP, DP) in Mississauga. Our faculty are world leaders in IB education, providing fundamental skills. Phys. Ed, Arts and language specialists nurture the whole student which ensures 100% of our graduates are accepted into their chosen university. Supported by faculty and parents, our students are inspired to confidently make their mark in the world. Visit us at