The community at St. Jude's continues to expand in many ways. The school feels like home to everyone. With colourful classrooms and shared tables, teamwork and sharing are two important qualities that are highlighted at the school. This has contributed to so many friendships that keep getting better. People that have already graduated often come back to visit the school to help out and they reminisce about the good experiences they had at SJA. This proves how much of a “home” this school can be for people. From the Headmaster to the teachers and staff, everyone is supportive and encouraging, so there is no way for someone not to feel like this school is home.
St. Jude's prides itself on community involvement, and integrating all the members of the school. The staff is actively involved in helping the students, and we as students connect very well. When a student is enrolled, he or she is placed into a house, where there are community building exercises such as house games. The house games we partake in build a great sense of community. All students from K-12 get to know each other. Administration encourages teamwork, and this shows among the students. We are involved in our external community. The school takes on many humanitarian projects, such as donating to Syrian refugees, and contributing to several charities. Personally, St. Jude's is like a home away from home. I am sure this feeling is common among other students. We feel encouraged and motivated in the morning to go to school, and bond with members of our second family.
Everyone at St. Jude’s is supportive of one another. The accepting and affable teachers and students interact a lot with each other to increase the school’s spirit. The small community makes everyone closer to each other no matter what grade or age. Everyone has something to contribute to the school. In return, respect is given to all of us as well. Everyone is heard, appreciated, and loved. We grow as a family at SJA and we make friends that last a lifetime, which is what high school is all about. Everyone I know that has left the school has looked back with gratitude for being a place where positive energy, excellent education, and a comfortable environment was offered.