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Find your 'home away from home' in SJR Boarding!

Boarding at SJR uniquely prepares students for life - both academically, and by fostering independence, community spirit and healthy ambition. Enjoy time for academic endeavours, co-curricular experiences and prepare for life beyond graduation.

At SJR, we strive to attain the highest standards of academic programming. Our diverse curriculum challenges students to develop their scholastic knowledge: they consistently rise to and surpass the bar we set, earning university credits in Advanced Placement courses and ranking nationally in debating, math and science competitions.

SJR’s world-class public speaking and debate programs are an integral part of our academic offering. SJR students have won 15 World Debating Championships in the last 33 years – a record unmatched by any other school in the world!

Creativity is everywhere you look at SJR. 
From private music lessons to theatre productions and the visual arts, there are creative opportunities for every kind of student at SJR. By educating and nurturing artistic expression, we both enable and ready our students for their dynamic futures.


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    Karl McCready 

    Director of Boarding
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.