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SJK, a university-preparatory school, offers a range of athletics programmes to complement its rigorous IB academic curriculum.

Our basketball programs are well served by our coaches, community partnerships, and SJK's double gymnasium with weight training facilities and on-site athletic therapy support.

Our Programs

U14: Grades 6-8
November-March CISAA league play

U16: Grades 9-10
CISAA League (Division I, II, and III options) CAIS National Tournament

U20: Grades 11-12
CISAA League (Division I, II, and III options).

NPA (National Preparatory Association) League
We will supplement our schedule with high level events against elite teams across Canada and the United States. This great opportunity will provide added exposure to our athletes on both sides of the border.

Our Coaches

Ahmad El-Osta
Ahmad is a Level 2 NCCP Certified Coach and has recently taken over duties as Head Coach of the SJK Basketball Program. He is also a coach/trainer with the newly formed Jamal Murray Program. Last year, Ahmad served an Assistant Coach and Scout with the Wilfrid Laurier University Men's Basketball team and the Head Coach of the U16 Wolverines AAU team. He has worked with Ontario Basketball through the provincial team, Centre of Performance Program, and TDIP camps. Additionally, Ahmad is coaching with the Canada Basketball Junior Academy. Originally from Windsor, Ahmad served as an Assistant Coach at Catholic Central Secondary School where he helped lead them to 2 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal at AAA OFSAA. He was the Lead Assistant Coach at St. Clair College for a half year before making the move to Kitchener.

Paul Boyd
Paul Boyd has coached Junior and Senior Boys' Basketball at SJK for the past 17 years, with one CISAA Championship, and one silver medal. Boyd served as assistant varsity soccer coach at the University of Guelph in 1990. He holds coaching certification at child, youth, and senior levels. Paul played five years of basketball for John F. Ross C.V.I., and played varsity soccer for University of Guelph, captaining the team for three years, and he was awarded the Bill McAnuff Soccer MVP in 1987.

Maki Katsube
Maki has coached Junior and Senior Boys' basketball for the past 17 years, earning one CISAA championship, and seven silver medals. As a high school athlete, Maki was a city all-star for the perennial OFSAA basketball qualifiers from the Ottawa region, Sir Robert Borden High School. He played varsity football for St. Francis Xavier, where he was leading receiver in his last three years. He was a rookie of the year at St. Francis Xavier and was subsequently drafted by the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos. Maki was the running backs coach at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2000-2002, 2005-2009. In 2005, WLU was the Vanier Cup Champion.

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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