Student Services

Working hard to support our students

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At The Leo Baeck Day School, we recognize that all students learn in different ways. We strive to make learning inclusive for all types of learners and promote each individual’s pursuit of academic achievement.

Our Student Services team works hard to provide academic support in all areas for students who require additional resources beyond the classroom. The team works with a variety of professionals including psychologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. We also have a team of Social Workers to provide individual counseling and classroom support.

Our school was founded on the belief that our students’ social and emotional skills are as consequential to their long-term success as their academic knowledge. Our nurturing community and focus on differentiated learning—addressing the needs of diverse learners—have always been our trademarks. Our goal is to integrate social and emotional learning into our curriculum in an authentic and meaningful way by developing core competencies:

  • Self-awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsible decision making
  • Self-management

Our dedication to our students’ social and emotional wellbeing is illustrated in how and what we teach as well as through the experiences we provide our students: collaborative projects, extracurricular activities, an array of lunch clubs, a robust athletic program, leadership opportunities including Student Council, Tikkun Olam-oriented activities that engage the wider community, and community circles in classrooms. In addition to our school-wide initiatives and resources, psychoeducational consultation is available on an individual basis.

Students meet with their Homebase or Advisory teacher on a daily basis to build social skills and learning skills. 

  • Discussions and predetermined activities are structured to promote inclusion of all children and to facilitate positive social skills
  • Derech Eretz, problem solving and conflict resolution strategies
  • Curriculum related to attitudes and behaviour is discussed
  • Organizational, study and building self-esteem skills are taught
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Relationship building through group experiences
  • Goal setting and preparing students for Middle and High School
  • Tzedakah and service as action
  • Opportunities for meaningful contributions to school and the community at every grade level
  • Individual and personal growth

Student Services provides support services in Hebrew, general studies and learning skills to help meet the needs of our student population, both in class and on a withdrawal basis. 

  • Extension activities, when appropriate are facilitated by the classroom teacher and holistically embedded in the daily curriculum, which allows the teacher to naturally differentiate their instruction
  • Remediation is offered In both general and Hebrew studies
  • Within a small group setting or directly in the classroom
  • Additional individual one on one remediation is through the Bonim Program

The Bonim Program is an academic program designed to meet the needs of students with identified language learning disabilities. The program goes beyond our traditional remediation support for a handful of students. It ensures that all Leo Baeck students achieve reading and writing success while being fully integrated into the Jewish day school system. 

We strive to make learning inclusive for all types of learners and promote each individual’s pursuit of academic achievement. The Bonim Program cements our everyday work in achieving that mission. 

The goals are:

  • Consolidated reading skills (i.e. at grade level) 
  • Consolidated writing skills (i.e. at grade level)
  • Ongoing Jewish educational experience, keeping Jewish children in the day school system

Student Services staff communicate regularly with parents to stay connected on process, progress and milestones.

The Bonim Program is graciously funded by donors in the Jewish community. If you would like to learn more about how you could support the Bonim Program, please reach out to Ayelet at

Leo Baeck can arrange OHIP-funded services to take place onsite during school hours, such as:

  • Speech pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing 
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Before & After Care

The school day for Grades JK – 5 runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. for Grades 6 – 8.

Before Care

Before school care is available for all students at no extra cost. Children are supervised by qualified staff from 7:45am until the start of school.

After Care

After school care is available until 6:00 p.m. from Monday – Thursday and until 5:45 p.m. on Fridays. This includes early dismissal days, but not when the school closes early for Jewish holidays. This program is run by qualified staff in a fun, safe environment for your child.


The cost is $15 per day per student. For more info email

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