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Upper School Student Life

As a student entering or returning to the Upper School, you will discover diverse co-curricular opportunities, extensions of our classrooms, encouraging you to engage locally, nationally and internationally. SJK strives to promote in its community an active exploration of creativity, healthy living, leadership development and service to others. Active SJK students depart the school as confident and concerned citizens and agents of change.

As a student in the Upper School you are expected to take part in co-curricular activities in at least two of three terms, with one activity involving physical fitness. Further, as a means of building teamwork and school spirit, each student is assigned to one of four intramural houses, which engage in spirit events.

Upper School students can earn varsity points throughout the year for proposing, acting and reflecting on their co-curricular involvement while maintaining high levels of academic achievement. By participating fully in a range of activities that complement their studies, students may earn a school letter while satisfying compulsory MYP and DP IB requirements. SJK also awards a Kilmarnock Diploma in recognition of a student having met requirements of SJK citizenship. At the heart of these achievements is an emphasis on academic excellence, social responsibility, and personal growth – the hallmarks of an SJK student.

St. John's-Kilmarnock School

2201 Shantz Station Road
Waterloo Region (Breslau),
Ontario, Canada N0B 1M0
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.

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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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