This September, going back means taking a giant leap forward.
All students together in one location.
More room to grow and flourish
More students, more friendships
Improving focus, social skills, academics and more
Benefits for students of all abilities
Continued low staff-to-student ratios
Ongoing ABA approach sets up successful learning
Central location, near Deerfoot and Memorial (403 33 Street NE)
Want to know more about our new school or Building our Future Together Campaign? We want to hear from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the new school opening?
Why a new school? And why now?
We have been operating at full capacity for the past few years and the dream to have our own space with the ability to serve more children and families will be realized this September. The need is critical now more than ever. It has been a long journey in search of the right space that meet all needs, budgetary restrictions and sustainability. We believe we have found a space that will allow us to continue “building our future.”
Why is it important for students to be together in one location?
No more separation between 2 campuses… Why?
So students like Nadia no longer have to lose their friends due to transitioning from one campus to another. She can move forward AND keep her friendships. This is especially important for children with autism because they often have difficulty navigating new environments and having familiar teaching staff to support their continued growth is invaluable.
How will the extra space be used? Why do you need so much space?
More room, for more students. Our classroom space has always been far too tight. We’ve literally been bumping chairs. And we’ve turned away too many students and their families over the years. This community needs schools like Janus and the needs are growing each year.
We’ve added more space so we can create opportunities for another 10 to 20 more families this year alone. Local families deserve to find the right school for their child, and not have their child struggle in a learning environment that doesn’t meet their needs.
How will having more students impact current students at Janus?
More new students means more friendships. Children like Lucas can have challenges making new friends at times. Nearly two-thirds of children with autism reported being bullied.
“CLOUD NINE!!! So… Lucas JUST got his FIRST phone call ever from a new friend at school!!! I learned that Lucas was handing out my number to all his new friends when he started at this new school. Driving home today I answered a call and a boy asked for Lucas. I said I would be home in 5 min. He hung up (LOL). Exactly 5 minutes later he called back. They said “hi”, “what are you doing”, and “how are you” back and forth several times. Then he hung up again. LUCAS HAS FRIENDS!!!! I’ll just take another minute to cry some happy tears. SO many amazing firsts for my boy!!!“
– Jody Castle (Janus Parent)
With continued low staff-to-student ratios and a foundation in the ABA approach, we know that current Janus students will adapt well to having more students on board. And the additional space means we have appropriate room to spread out, so it doesn’t feel overcrowded.