Big things are happening up north!
Opening in September 2017: Leo Baeck’s new North Campus!
As more young families move further north up Bathurst,
The Leo Baeck Day School has decided to move with them.
In September 2017, Leo Baeck’s North Campus will be relocating within the Kimel Family Education Centre at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus.
We’re thrilled to become part of the Lebovic Campus, the hub for Jewish life north of the city!
Have questions about our upcoming move? We have answers. Check out our FAQs here.
Considering Leo Baeck’s new North Campus for your child or looking for more information? Please contact our Admission Director.
Why choose Leo Baeck:
The New North?
There are many great reasons to send your child to our new North Campus:
Located within a modern building boasting updated classrooms
A new playground for Leo Baeck students only
Access to state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, music labs, a modern gym and library
Access to all the great programs and facilities at the Schwartz/Reisman centre for aftercare programming
Why choose Leo Baeck?
Choosing Leo Baeck means offering your child the best of all worlds: a progressive Jewish education that embraces tradition and culture, paired with a powerful academic program that engages with the world.
Leo Baeck nurtures each child academically, spiritually, physically and artistically, while creating a rich and diverse Jewish experience.
Here are a few more reasons to choose Leo Baeck:
- Canada’s first Jewish International Baccalaureate World School
- An ideal balance of Judaic and general studies offers the best of all worlds. From Grade 1-5 our program is split into thirds (studies divided equally three ways between Language Arts – Social Studies, Math – Science, and Judaic – Hebrew)
- Lifelong Jewish commitment – Leo Baeck instills an ethic of Tikkun Olam, an strong foundation in Jewish literacy and prayer and a love of Israel.
- Innovative middle-income tuition incentives
- Warm, nurturing and inclusive community
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Leo Baeck’s new North Campus.
When is Leo Baeck’s North Campus moving to the Kimel Family Education Centre?
What can I expect at Leo Baeck’s new North Campus?
At our new facility, Leo Baeck students will benefit from superior resources and facilities, including:
- An impressive gym
- Beautiful library and art room
- State-of-the-art science lab
- A new playground being built just for Leo Baeck students
- Modern, updated classrooms
Will Leo Baeck students have access to the facilities at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre for aftercare programming?
Yes! This is one of the huge benefits Leo Baeck families will enjoy at our new North Campus. The Schwartz/Reisman Centre offers high quality after school programming, including aquatic programs at three saltwater pools, as well as sports, arts and other programming. The Schwartz/Reisman Centre will run aftercare programming for Leo Baeck students, offering full access to all facilities. The after school programs available to us have been custom-tailored to meet the needs of our Leo Baeck families. The Schwartz/Reisman Centre will also be providing special programs on PD days for children of all ages.
Will busing be offered to the new location?
Yes! We have several busing options available:
- Depot busing offered from Leo Baeck’s current location at 36 Atkinson Avenue, Yonge & Sheppard and Bathurst & Sheppard
- Point-to-point busing within walking distance of your home
Our busing program will continue to be heavily subsidized by the school as we strive to keep this an affordable option. If you have questions about pricing and availability, please contact Claire Flotner at email@example.com or 905-709-3636 x 251
How will security procedures be handled at the new location?
Security will remain a high priority for Leo Baeck at our new location. Security and emergency procedures at Leo Baeck are guided by the expert advice of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).
Why is Leo Baeck’s North Campus moving?
The move to the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus is a response to changing demographics among the Jewish community living north of Steeles Avenue. Our goal is to ensure the continued robustness of our northern location, while making enhancements that will benefit our families.
Where will I drop off and pick up my child(ren)?
We will be using the main entrance.
Are any programs in place to provide tuition relief for middle-income families who require financial assistance?
Yes! New this year, UJA is piloting a new tuition assistance program – tCap (Tuition Cap) – for eligible North Campus families for the 2017-18 school year in an effort to increase access to Jewish day school education. tCap provides assurance that day schools will remain affordable when and if a family will have multiple children in the Jewish day school system. If your family is planning on enrolling more than 1 child into Leo Baeck North and is concerned about the rising cost of tuition then the tCAP program was designed for you. The tCap program is accessible to families whose oldest child is entering JK, SK or Grade 1 with an annual household income between $150,000 and $300,000. Learn more about tCap here: https://www.cjetoronto.com/TCAP#learn-more
Leo Baeck’s innovative AlephBaeck tuition incentive program, the first of its kind in Ontario, helps make it easier for qualifying families to give their child an education at Leo Baeck. Students of first-time families entering Leo Baeck’s new North Campus in September 2017 in JK, SK, Grades 1 and 2, will be eligible to receive up to $10,800 against tuition fees over a three-year period.
For more information about the AlephBaeck program, please visit www.alephbaeck.ca
Last year, Leo Baeck also piloted UJA’s new iCap program, intended to cap the amount families with multiple children in day school pay in tuition as a percentage of their income.
The Leo Baeck Day School @ The Kimel Family Education Centre
Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus
9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, ON, L6A 3Z8