We know that moving to a new country and living in a boarding residence
can feel daunting for students. That’s why each student at St. John’s Academy is assigned a staff member to be their advisor for the duration of their time at the school. Boarding students will be assigned to one of the Youth Coordinators who work in the boarding Program
. Each Youth Coordinator is the person most directly responsible for each student in their own care. The Youth Coordinator addresses parental concerns about any aspect of the boarding program, and provides the direct daily support
of each boarding student. Our boarding program is extremely busy and we believe that an involvement in a wide array of activities
serves to enhance each student’s residential life experience. The Youth Coordinators strive to achieve the goal of involved, challenged, and cared-for students. They provide support, encouragement, and guidance in an environment that is welcoming for all.
Leah Churchill is third generation Canadian, born and raised in the beautiful Comox Valley. She grew up in the country where her love for horses began. She also enjoys skiing, mountain bike riding, hiking and watching her children in their activities and sports over the years. She has three amazing grown children: Dawson, Olivia and Isabella, and they are her world. Leah’s continued accomplishment in life is raising three compassionate, caring and respectful human beings. At St. John’s Academy she divides her time between the Finance Department and Youth Coordinating. She also works a few shifts per month at Air Canada. Leah is thrilled to be living on campus along with her faithful dog Bear, enjoying all the splendour this area has to offer.