North Campus

North Campus

A Look at Leo Baeck: North Campus


In September 2017, Leo Baeck’s North Campus relocated from its longtime home at 36 Atkinson Ave. to the Kimel Family Education Centre at the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus. As more young families move further north up Bathurst, The Leo Baeck Day School decided to move with them.

We’re thrilled to be part of the Lebovic Campus, the hub of Jewish life north of the city!


There are many great reasons to send your child to our new North Campus:

  • Located within a modern building boasting natural light and updated classrooms
  • A new private playground for Leo Baeck students
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, drama studio, art studio, a modern gym and library
  • Access to all the great programs and facilities at the Schwartz/Reisman centre for aftercare programming


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Here’s a look inside Leo Baeck’s North Campus. Click to view a larger version of each image.



Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Leo Baeck’s North Campus.

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, drama studio and art room
  • State-of-the-art science lab
  • A new playground custom-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.

Is busing offered to the new location?

Yes! We have several busing options available:

  1. Depot busing is offered from Leo Baeck’s previous location at 36 Atkinson Ave., as well as Yonge & Sheppard and Bathurst & Sheppard.
  2. 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 or 905-709-3636 x 1251

How are security procedures handled at the new location?

Security has always been and remains 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 did Leo Baeck’s North Campus move?

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.

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:

To inquire about this program for your family, please contact Janice Prazoff: | (416) 787-9899 ext 224

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

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.


Considering Leo Baeck’s new North Campus for your child or looking for more information?

Please contact:

Janice Prazoff
Director of Admission
South Campus: 416.787.9899 x 224
North Campus: 905.709.3636 x 1224


Meet Our Principal

Yvette Burke

We are very excited for our first year at The New North! Our facility and new playground are looking spectacular and we look forward to many meaningful learning experiences that promote our students’ academic achievement and personal success. The enthusiasm and engagement of our staff, students and parents, coupled with collaboration and heartfelt affection they bring creates the essence of our LB community and school life.

Two important school wide initiatives this year will be to investigate and develop opportunities to integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) into our program, and to enhance the Health and Wellness curriculum. Encouraging positive relationships deepens and shapes student-led leadership activities, fosters inclusion, team building and respectful partnerships.

Our mission to provide academic excellence in a nurturing community is always at the forefront of all we do as a school.

I am honoured to be the Principal of this effervescent school which I have loved for over 30 years, as we continue to inspire our students from the foundation of our joyful Preschool to Grade 8 Graduation!

We invite you to visit the North Campus to discover the many varied and exciting programs offered at Leo Baeck.


Yvette Burke, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
North Campus Principal
905.709.3636 x 1235

Yvette Burke's Bio

Yvette Burke has been a committed member of The Leo Baeck Educational Leadership Team since 1986. She led all aspects of Student Services as the Dean at the North Campus for 24 years, which also includes her work in this role at the South Campus for 10 years. Yvette is currently starting her eighth year as the Principal of the North Campus.

During this time she has played a fundamental role in the development of the school’s educational program, particularly our key objective of providing a nurturing child-centred environment for all learners. She has been engaged in all aspects of our candidacy for the IB and CAIS accreditation process. Her deep understanding, experience and insight of our school community and its stakeholders will continue to guide the future of the New North.

Yvette holds a Masters of Education in Human Development and Applied Psychology from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), as well as, a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. She is recognized as a Special Education Specialist and has the Ontario Principal’s Qualification designation.

Yvette is a proud parent of three children who attended The Leo Baeck Day School from preschool to graduation. In September 2017 her first grandchild will be attending our JK program.

Our senior educational administrative staff includes:

Dorothy Hartman, Vice Principal/Student Services

Jody Blum, Dean of Academic Development

Rabbi Noam Katz, Dean of Jewish Living

Russell Ash, IB (MYP) Coordinator

Irith Rosen, Hebrew and Judaic Studies Coordinator