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Welcome to the Lower School

Welcome to the Lower School of SJK where our goal is to foster in our students a love of learning, and prepare them to GO BEYOND.

The Lower School is a dynamic, inquiry-based learning environment, where students are actively engaged in challenging classes and teachers understand and value individual learning styles and strengths.

This program, alongside the Ontario curriculum, helps students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills through a trans-disciplinary approach to learning while making holistic connections across traditional subjects.

Academic instruction is balanced with a robust after school co-curricular program, which begins in Junior Kindergarten and results in the nurturing and development of the whole child. Leadership opportunities are provided to the students at a young age; opportunities that encourage responsibility and prepare individuals for the world beyond the classroom.

Come visit our Lower School and see why our students do not want to leave at the end of the day!

Mrs. Anne Beveridge

Director of Lower School

519-648-3602, ext. 320

Mrs. Anne Beveridge

Director of Lower School

An SJK Eagle since: 2016
Member of: Internal Relations Team, Brant House

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  • B.A. Honours (University of Toronto)
  • B.Ed. (University of Toronto)
  • M.Ed. (Queen's University)

Lower School Life

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.

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–SJK Parent, Judy C.

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