> Top Ten Reasons to Live at SJR
- Home Away From Home
Comfy lounges, ping-pong tables and all kinds of outings planned weekly for you and your roommates... Who wouldn’t want to live in SJR’s boarding? Plus, you never have to worry about being late for class—just hurry down the hall and you’re there!
- University Prep that Works
You want to get into a great university and we know how to help make it happen. Last year, 98.9% of our grads were accepted into their FIRST CHOICE university and program.
- A Great Education… But So Much More
With dozens of co-curricular activities to choose from—like debating, rock show, drama and all kinds of sports—you know at SJR you’ll get a great education AND you’ll have a lot of fun!
- Part of Canada’s Living History
Founded in 1820, the School is the oldest in western Canada and the second oldest school in the nation. In the 1800s, we employed a full-time buffalo hunter to provide meals for our students! Visit our campus to learn more about our fascinating history and to see how far we’ve come.
- Global Perspective
Germany, Mexico, Korea, China… these are just a few countries represented in our boarding community. SJR’s international students benefit from being immersed in Canadian culture, but our domestic students get a lot out of it, too. They learn important lessons about diversity, open-mindedness, and respect for other cultures.
- Where Everyone Knows Your Name
At SJR, you’ll never feel lost in the crowd—we’re like one big family. Our teachers always know you by name and it’s easy to make friends. Plus, we’re well-known as experts in small-size boarding. Small is GOOD? You bet!
- Classic Canadian Setting
Located on a scenic bend in the Red River, the SJR campus offers beautiful mature trees and landscaped grounds in a quiet residential neighbourhood. We’re close to all the conveniences Winnipeg has to offer, while being safely tucked away on our own 23-acres (9.31 hectares) of green space.
- Top-Notch Facilities
SJR offers four soccer pitches, an international-sized indoor ice hockey arena, a rock-climbing wall, two full-size gyms, one mini gym, eight science labs, four computer labs, portable laptop & iPad labs, a music centre, theatre, and spacious classrooms. But don’t worry—every new student gets a map!
- Excellent Teachers
SJR’s teachers care about the whole student—not just what kind of marks you’re getting, but whether you’re involved in school life and making the most of your educational experience. Our teachers will help you reach your potential AND have a great time getting there.
- Friends for Life
When you graduate from SJR, you will go from being an important part of our student body to being a special member of our family of alumni. You’ll be encouraged to stay in touch with the School and you’ll always be welcome to come back for a visit.
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