The SJA Difference

The SJA Difference

Welcome to St. Judes Academy

St. Judes Academy provides students with the necessary tools to be successful and pursue personal excellence. Our dedicated teachers inspire students to identify their intellectual passions and cultivate their personal strengths. The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a rigorous approach to education that enables our students to attain mastery in their skills. Additionally, students develop into intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically holistic well-beings.

St. Judes Academy places an emphasis on learning the fundamentals in reading, writing, and math. To monitor the growth of our students, teachers assess students up to three times a year in each area. This allows our teachers to identify students strengths and opportunities, and help challenge or support them in specific areas. We recognize that communication is a key factor to students success therefore, we communicate information to parents through our unit phone calls or parent teacher interviews.Furthermore, parents have 24-hour access to teacher blogs and e-mails.

Our program is not only academically sound; we stress the importance of character development. Our students strive to be IB learners by attaining the following attributes:

  1. Inquirers: Develop a natural curiosity that allows them to become lifelong learners.
  2. Knowledgeable: They explore ideas of importance and dig deep into its meaning creating a balance of their learning.
  3. Thinkers: They apply thinking skills that allow them to tackle complex problems in creative ways.
  4. Communicators: They understand and can articulate information in confident, creative ways, including a second language.
  5. Principled: Students are honest, fair, just and full of integrity. They strive to solve their own problems and to take responsibility for their own actions.
  6. Open-minded: Students understand and embrace other cultures. They recognize and celebrate their own backgrounds and learn tolerance for others.
  7. Caring: Students actively care about others and participate in active service.
  8. Risk-Takers or Courageous: Students are brave in the face of new challenges. They strive to take on new roles and to defend their own beliefs.
  9. Balanced or Spiritual: Students understand the need to be emotionally, physically and mentally balanced. They strive for this in themselves and others.
  10. Reflective: Students reflect on their own learning. They are able to adjust for weaknesses and strengths.

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St. Jude’s Academy an IB World school for Middle Years Programme and Candidate Diploma Programme.

St Jude’s Academy is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and is pursuing authorization. St Jude’s is already an approved IB World school with an authorized Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme in place.

**IB World schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

*Only schools authorized by the International baccalaureate can offer any of its four programmes (PYP, MYP, DP or IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 

** IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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