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History of SJR

The Martin H. Ainley Archive Centre

St. John’s-Ravenscourt is fortunate to have its own archive centre and archivist on hand to both preserve and provide access to the collective memory of our School. This wonderful centre is available to the School community and welcomes you to visit and to use its facilities. Donations of school memorabilia are gratefully accepted.   
For more information about the archives and its services, please visit The Martin H. Ainley Archives Centre website.

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St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.