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In the Middle School, we attempt to enact the mission statement of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School both programmatically and personally. It is the mission of the administration and faculty “to provide a respectful learning community for our students that inspires academic excellence, creative expression, active healthy living and social responsibility in order to develop compassionate and confident individuals.” Every attempt is made to provide a program and to establish expectations that are commensurate with the experience, needs and potential of young adolescents, while building on the educational activities of elementary schooling, and preparing students for the more specialized subject disciplines and the credit system in high school.
The Middle School academic curriculum is the basis for a balanced and challenging program. Our approach to teaching and curriculum design is based on the belief that learning is not only a body of information, but also a process and a mode of inquiry, and that classrooms are learning communities that foster understanding, mutual respect and civility. Through an integrated curriculum, we seek to help students make connections between different bodies of knowledge and perspectives, and to begin to distinguish their own strengths and interests as scholars and individuals.
The implicit curriculum, as at all levels in SJR, is comprised of high expectations for all, a friendly and collaborative approach to others, and a sense of purpose and pride in oneself. The SJR Middle School community is committed to fostering academic and personal growth; students, teachers, administrators and parents collaborate to ensure and to enhance learning. Ultimately, all members of the community share a common goal: academic and personal success for each student in the Middle School.
Dr. Christine Churchill
Middle School Principal
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 3K5