Left, three students in uniform listening in class. Middle, two students in uniform taking notes in class. Right, a student in uniform making crafts in class.

About Us

Mission Statement

At St. John the Evangelist School our mission is to give our students the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. We will work as a school community to encourage a positive learning environment in the context of a faith based curriculum.  It is all about nurturing student growth, and the need to help our children develop into the people that God wants them to be.  It is about providing a standard that ensures positive growth academically, socially and spiritually.  This has been, and continues to be the ongoing practice at St. John the Evangelist.

How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

At St. John the Evangelist School, we focus on four important areas of student development: Faith Development, Academic Development, Social Development and Extra-Curricular Development. 

Faith Development is rooted in the TCDSB Virtues and our Graduate Expectations. We celebrate the virtues of the month. Classes visit St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at least once a month to take part in school Masses and/or Liturgies.

In the area of Academic Development, all staff follow the ministry curriculum documents for their grade level. Special Education, ESL are all extra programs offered at our school. All programs provided at St. John the Evangelist school are in accordance with the Ministry of Education and the Toronto Catholic District School Board guidelines. Additional programs include French as a Second Language (grades 1-8), Vocal music (JK-6), and Instrumental Music (grades 7-8).

As part of Social Development, we strive to create a school where all students, staff, parents and visitors to our school feel safe and welcomed. Our ideas are centred in our Student Code of Conduct which has as its central point – Remember that God is inside everyone and live my life at home and school in a way that shows this.  We are involved in many charitable events including food drives, Sharelife, and our very successful Me to We initiative where we strive to raise funds to support those in need.

There are many extra-curricular programs offered at St. John the Evangelist School. Students have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities including soccer, volleyball, and basketball, flag football, cross country, track and field, softball, choir, and W5H. We have a very active Leadership Team that helps coordinate many of the activities in the school. Our Eco-team has achieved gold certification.  ​

Ontario EcoSchools

 St. John the Evangelist School has been a certified Gold Medal Ontario EcoSchool. We strive to instill responsible stewardship of the Earth for all in our school community through Waste Minimization, Energy Conservation, Greening, Curriculum and Environmental Initiatives.  


We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to teach the children entrusted in our care and we encourage constant open communication between home, school, and Church. We are privileged and blessed to have Catholic Education for our children.