Our School

John Young ES
We acknowledge that our learning is taking place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. We thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us and recognize their enduring presence on this land.

Our School

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 560

39% of our students are in the Early French Immersion program, 34% are in the regular English program, 27% are in Kindergarten. 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. A.Y. Jackson S.S. is our local grade 9-12 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, Growth Mindset 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 most months in the school library. The meetings are used as a means of keeping the community informed of John Young planning fundraising activities and giving feedback to administration. 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, science & technology resources 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 agendas and workbooks to enhance learning 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 plus 3 portables, 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, Grade 1-6
  • 50/50 French/English Year 1 & 2 Kindergarten
  • Early French Immersion, Grade 1-6  

Classroom Organization

John Young this year has:

  • 5 kindergarten classes
  • 11 primary classes
  • 7 junior 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

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.  Other sports activities for all students include regular skating at Jack Charron Arena, snowshoeing and sliding.

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