"A million thanks for blessing our entire diocese by the gift of your schola’s sacred music. I mean it sincerely to say that it was a pivotal moment for the Parishioners of St. Michael’s and certainly edifying for the participants of One Rock 2.0. "
- Fr. Cristino Bouvette
"We are looking forward to another fantastic year. Thank you so much for everything you do."
- A SJCS parent
"We would like to return for a second year at the school because we have been so blessed by the community and the academics this year. The children are thriving both academically and socially, and it has been a huge burden lifted off my shoulders. We love the classical model, the curriculum choices, the physical activity, the choir, the teachers and the other families !"
- Blair Family
"I love St. John Choir Schola. This is our son's second year attending and he would list his top three favourite subjects as choir, phys-ed, and literature. The beauty of the program is evident when I constantly hear my son singing or humming their latest musical conquest. St. John's is a superb orthodox program where students are surrounded by instructors who teach from the heart."
~ Anna Armstrong SJCS parent
"It is encouraging and refreshing to be surrounded by like minded parents who value teaching and educating their children in Catholic tradition."
~ Chris Armstrong SJCS parent
"I’ve been attending St. John Choir Schola since grade 3. I really love being part of the school and especially part of the choir, not only do I learn sight reading skills and ear training, it has also helped me to improve in piano. I look forward to the days I spend there."
Mary-Clare Grade 6 Student
"I find St. John Choir Schola is a lot fun. I really enjoy phys ed., choir and grammar. In our history classes, we are reading good books such as the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Norse Mythology. I particularly like the art program too, but I really like getting away from the noise of my siblings!"
Tierna Grade 4 Student
"Our youngest children have attended St. John Choir Schola since it began 4 years ago. I thoroughly love the rich curriculum used and have been very impressed with how much my children have learned over the years especially in the areas of Language Arts, Religion and History. St. John's Choir Schola provides a wonderful environment and for me personally it was the perfect setting for my children - the best of homeschooling combined with the best of schooling."
Mrs. O'Leary SJCS Parent
“I started working at SJCS in September 2016. From the beginning, I knew this school was like no other. The emphasis put into arts and music is very impressive. I attended the Christmas Concert last December with my family, and we were all amazed at the excellence of the choir performance.
As a Math teacher, I am very excited about the quality of the textbooks we use, and the size of the classes. The students are committed to their education, and have the desire to learn and to work hard both in class and at home. For me, it is a pleasure and an honor to be a part of this great community.”
Mrs. Maria Chedraui SJCS Staff
"I was sitting here having lunch with my grade 6 daughter and my grade 3 son. My daughter was explaining the Magna Carta and the development of common law. My son jumped in when she started talking about King John. Before that he was doing his literature, answering some written questions about Romeo and Juliet. I went over them for spelling and was so impressed because he answered in full sentences. I said, 'Wow, you are really doing a good job. You are working hard.' He said, 'Nahhh, this is fun.' He's got the catechism questions down pat. I'm so impressed by what they're learning and how engaged they are."
Mrs. Woodard SJCS Parent
"SJCS has helped us to give our children the education we always wanted to. Despite our best intentions, our isolated efforts at home could not creatively sustain that rich classical Catholic learning environment in a way comparable to what we can do now, working with the support of the SJCS community.
Mrs. Boudreau SJCS Parent
"St. John Choir Schola has been an amazing experience. I love working here because of the strong community that has been formed, the great material that I get to teach, and the opportunity to see something wonderful coming together. Every day I understand more and more how vital this school is because of the important work being done, which is evident in the students. They flourish as students and as people, both in mind and character."
Miss Woodard SJCS Staff
"It is working out really well because, last year, Chris didn't like going to school at all and always had an excuse not to go. I do believe he enjoys this school and his part with the choir. Every First Friday, they sing at the 12 noon Mass at Assumption. It is a beautiful Mass. . . . There isn't anything that I can say I don't like about the school. I feel it has been a wonderful option for us when we needed it the most. I'm pretty sure that's going to be our choice for next year for grade 9."
Mrs. Abel SJCS Parent