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    Our mission is to provide a caring and welcoming environment that promotes the knowledge, skills and values necessary for our students to become successful lifelong learners. John Young provides opportunities for students to work independently and collaboratively, to think creatively and critically, and to develop self-discipline.

    Our positive school climate and our strong partnership between home and school provide the foundation for each of our students to become active and responsible citizens.




Our Students


  • Total enrolment (September 2012): 435
  • Number of students new to the school this year (not including first-year students): 65

46% of our students are in the Early French Immersion program, 37% are in the regular English program, 15% of our students are in the Congregated Gifted program, and 2% are in our Behaviour Intervention Program. Currently, students leaving at the end of grade 6 go to Glen Cairn P.S. for the regular English program and the Early French Immersion program and Bridlewood Community Elementary School for Middle French Immersion. Gifted students are offered a placement in a grade 7 congregated gifted class in the system. A.Y. Jackson S.S. is our local secondary school.

Our Staff


At John Young E.S. the dedicated and caring staff members are committed to educational excellence. The staff are actively engaged in implementing Balanced Literacy and Numeracy strategies, Daily Physical Activity, and the expectations of Safe and Caring Schools. The staff regularly seeks professional growth opportunities in order to improve teaching skills. Many of the staff have special interest/expertise in such areas as special education, literacy, numeracy, music, dance, computers, and physical education. Staff, team, school improvement, and special education meetings all contribute to the co-ordination of a team approach and an environment conducive to learning.

Our Community


The John Young School Council (JYSC) is an active parent volunteer group, which endeavours to support the students and staff of John Young. Public meetings are held every month in the school library. The meetings are used as a means of keeping the community informed of John Young activities. Speakers are invited to the school to provide topical information. JYSC runs a number of fundraising activities to financially support extra-curricular and various school activities. JYSC supports arts performances, cultural events, various school programs, regular food days, physical education equipment, playground improvement, and books for classrooms and the library. JYSC provided financial and organizational support to help set up the primary borrow-a-book program, the teacher resource library, and they have assisted with the funding of textbooks, agendas and workbooks for our students.

Mission Statement


Here are some comments from our students:

  • "We do interesting, fun projects and learn lots of things."
  • "There are lots of activities at John Young."
  • "John Young is a safe place to learn and play."
  • "You make lots of friends at John Young School."

Facilities and Resources


John Young, a 4297 square metre one-storey building, consists of a general office, gymnasium, library, computer lab, a primary/junior playground, and a separate fenced kindergarten playground. Areas adjacent to the play structures are used for after-school recreational activities.

Programs and Services


Academic Programs

John Young offers numerous programs:

  • Regular English program with Core French, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6
  • Early French Immersion, Senior Kindergarten to Grade 6
  • Congregated Gifted Program from Grade 1 to 6
  • Primary/Junior Behaviour Intervention Program

Classroom Organization

John Young this year has:

  • 2.5 kindergarten classes
  • 8 primary classes
  • 5 junior classes
  • 3 gifted classes

Special Education and ESL Programs

  • The Learning Support Teacher offers support to students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6
  • Inclusive Model for Special Education Delivery for students in JK-6
  • Congregated Gifted classes for grades 1 to 6
  • Primary/Junior Behaviour Intervention Program

Clubs and Activities

Various clubs and group activities operate throughout the school year to supplement and enrich the learning programs offered in class. Students have many opportunities to take part in concerts, assemblies, field trips, dance, choir, public speaking, chess club, homework club, storytelling events, etc.

The intramural sports program includes activities such as soccer, volleyball, cross-country running, bordenball, badminton, basketball, track and field and more. Last year our Junior Girls Volleyball Team was the OCEAA Regional Champions winning gold. For the last two years, our Junior Boys Volleyball team was also the OCEAA Regional Champions. Other sports activities for all students include regular skating at Jack Charron Arena, snowshoeing and sliding.

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