History & Founder

Founded in 2006, St. Jude’s Academy was established with the focus on the individual student. Our Mission, Vision and Values reinforce that focus and all the decisions we make. St. Jude’s Academy is a nondenominational IB World School with a fully accredited Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), making it a continuum of education for students aged 3-19.

“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, Founder of St. Jude’s Academy


Our Name

Our name, St. Jude’s Academy, was chosen to reflect character, community and strength. St. Jude’s welcomes students of all faiths. We are a non-denominational school.

Our name thoughtfully ties into our Vision to nurture well-rounded, confident world citizens in a secure and inspirational setting that supports students in their social, emotional and academic growth.


Our Family of Schools

Together, St. Jude’s Academy, The Maples Academy and Oakwood Academy form Our Family of Schools.