Junior School


Welcome to the
Junior School

Welcome to the SJS Junior School, a place where education comes alive and young minds thrive. From Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 5, we provide a nurturing and stimulating environment that prepares our students for a lifetime of success. As an independent school dedicated to the IB program, we offer a comprehensive and inquiry-based learning approach that sets the stage for a dynamic educational journey.

We invite you to delve deeper into the breadth and depth of an SJS education. Our curriculum extends beyond traditional subjects, encompassing art, music, physical education, and more. Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, resources, and technology, enabling them to unleash their full potential.

The Learning Process

  • Based on inquiry, essential skills and learning how to learn
  • Focused on developing conceptual understanding both within and across subjects
  • Grounded in local and global contexts and situations
  • Informed by ongoing and varied assessments
  • Builds effective teamwork and collaboration
  • Fosters transdisciplinary learning—concepts and skills are connected across two or more subjects
  • Develops essential critical thinking and reflection skills
A Junior School student holding up a hand puppet and smiling
The Primary Years Program

The IB Program at a Glance

International Baccalaureate Organization

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers academically rigorous and world renowned and respected educational programs. These programs embody a holistic and student centred approach to teaching and learning and provide our students with the best possible preparation for the 21st century.

IB World School

An IB World School offers one or more of the three IB Programs—PYP, MYP and DP.

IB Continuum School

St. John’s School is an IB Continuum School. An IB Continuum School offers all three IB Programs—PYP, MYP and DP.

News & Events

Spring Break at SJS: Honoring Indigenous Art and Culture

During Spring Break SJS had the privilege of hosting internationally acclaimed artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and his team of painters, including SJS art teachers Ms. Mehrer and Ms. Van Inwegen. Yahgulanaas, a distinguished Haida artist, holds the distinction of being the only living indigenous artist from Canada to have his works collected by the Metropolitan Museum […]