List of 10 items.

  • 1. We care.

    We are a community of teachers, students, administrators and parents that work together to ensure everyone is healthy, accepting and safe. Every day. A St. John’s education is shaped by individual attention, small class sizes and a culture of collaboration, caring and respect.
  • 2. Values matter.

    At the very heart of St. John’s is our belief that values matter. Whether our students are on the playground, in the classroom, playing basketball or participating in a debating tournament, our students and staff know that character, diligence, loyalty and service are the very foundation of our school.

    These four pillars guide us every day to be a strong and healthy school community where all students feel safe, comfortable, known and accepted.
  • 3. Students are challenged.

    The rigour of the IB curriculum means our students and staff are challenged every day. They are challenged to learn about themselves, the world around them and what talents, skills and interests they have and can develop to make an difference in the world.
  • 4. It is real life.

    Just like real life – St. John’s is co-ed. In the classroom, in the gym and in debating tournaments, boys and girls use their individual and combined strengths to work and play together.

    St. John's is urban. We are close to parks, community centres, restaurants and more. Our students have classes at the park, display their art at the local coffee shop, distribute hot chocolate to our neighbours on Broadway and older students frequent the restaurants nearby.
  • 5. SJS is a happy place.

    There’s no doubt about it, St. John’s is a lively and busy place but whatever is going on, students are enjoying themselves with their classmates, students from other grades and with their teachers.
  • 6. We are connected.

    We are connected with each other, our local community and our global world. Students know students in other classrooms, other grades and other schools. Students volunteer with a range of community organizations on a regular basis. Students travel abroad every year with Habitat for Humanity. Students Skype with children from other IB schools from around the world.
  • 7. Our students are interesting.

    They are dancers, artists, public speakers, chess players, basketball stars, designers and so much more. Some come to St. John’s with these interests and others develop their interests and talents through our diverse courses, clubs and athletic options. Some are passionate about the environment, others about global issues. Some are keen on stock market competitions. Whatever their passion, they can explore it at St. John’s.
  • 8. Students find and follow their passions.

    Unique to IB, are Grade 5 Student Exhibitions, Grade 10 Personal Projects and Grade 12 Extended Essays. These are all student-led explorations on a subject of personal interest to a student where they can research the topic, present their findings and showcase their knowledge and passion of their subject through displays and presentations. The topics are varied, complex, personal and interesting.
  • 9. We are thinking ahead.

    A constant message we hear is that in order for graduates to be prepared to succeed in our ever growing complex and connected world, that students need strong communication skills, must be able to effectively work in groups and be able to embrace change and difference.

    That’s exactly why we embraced the globally recognized IB curriculum as the best vehicle to prepare students for school, university and life. Our graduates speak two or more languages, have already written a 4,000 word research essay, work in teams frequently, have successfully taken a variety of exams and are knowledgeable about the world around them.
  • 10. Our graduates are ready.

    Yes, we can say that 100% of our graduates are accepted into a university of their choice. We are proud of that fact, but what we are most proud of is how successful our students are at university. Not only do they graduate from university, but remain active volunteers and life-long learners.