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Welcome to SJK Commons!

Learning Commons & Dining Hall

In 2014, our SJK Foundation members set an ambitious goal to raise
$5 million for the new Learning Commons and Dining Hall Campaign.

Funded through the support of our generous donors, the 2-storey 18,000 square-foot facility features an innovative open-concept library commons, several collaborative learning spaces and a community dining area that seats up to 325.

The Learning Commons and Dining Hall project, ably guided by the Newton Group and the SJK Build Committee, opened its doors to students, faculty, and staff on March 29, 2016.

Making an Impact

This community has not only supported our children through their educational growth, they have supported their spiritual, social and mental milestones. SJK is not just a school, it is a family, and we are honoured to be able to give back to our family in some small gesture.

—James and Sharon Hutton, Guidance Centre supporters

SJK Commons is designed to provide students with 21st-century learning skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, self-discipline, leadership, collaboration and information/communication technology (ITC) literacy.

Grand Opening

The official Opening Celebration was held on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Fulfilling the Promise
Capital Campaign

SJK Commons Overview »

Leadership Campaign
Naming Opportunities

Family Campaign
Giving Opportunities

Capital Campaign FAQs »

Cornerstone Donors


Hasenfratz-Newton Family
Michalos Family
SJK Parents’ Association
SJK Alumnus (Anonymous)

Architect Donors


Ruby-Little Family (In-Kind)
SJK Friend (Anonymous)


Good Family
John C. Pollock Fund


D’Angelo Family
Schwartz Family


Alumni Board Members
Bennett/Pullen Family
Boyle Family
Conrad Family
Davis Family
International Families
J. Scott Pollard
Schiedel Family
SJK Friend (Anonymous)


Chantler Family
Grad Class 2015
Hutton Family
SJK Board of Governors

St. John's-Kilmarnock School

2201 Shantz Station Road
Waterloo Region (Breslau),
Ontario, Canada N0B 1M0
Email: info@sjkschool.org
Phone: 1-519-648-2183

IB World SchoolCanadian Association of Independent SchoolsConference of Independent Schools of Ontario

About SJK

Established in 1972, SJK is a not-for-profit, co-educational, independent day school serving the greater Waterloo and Guelph regions of Ontario, Canada.

About SJK


"Since we joined the SJK Community everyone has been so friendly and our children continue to have amazing experiences, everyday!"

–SJK Parent, Judy C.

Visit SJK today and see for yourself!


Academic Excellence at SJK

The SJK community is committed to nurturing well-rounded, confident citizens in a safe and enriching setting that supports students in their pursuit of academic success, personal growth and social responsibility.

Academic Excellence

Beyond Academics

SJK combines academic rigour, as well as immersion in an exceptional arts, athletics, and student life program to help students grow into confident and thoughtful adults.

Go Beyond!


SJK Foundation

SJK is appreciative for the ongoing generosity of our community. The Office of Development is here to help communicate the financial needs of the school as well as to encourage, assist and steward those who wish to make a gift to SJK. We thank you for your commitment to us.

Our Community Partners

Campus of the Future

SJK seeks to have a campus that engages, connects, and innovates.

Be the Difference.

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