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Admissions

How to Apply

SJR is looking for students who have demonstrated a commitment to achieving their goals whether they are academic, athletic, artistic or other goals and wish to continue their studies at the university level; students who are looking for a challenge and are willing to put in the time and effort it takes to reach their goals.

   

Steps to Apply:

List of 8 items.

  • Step 1: Create an Application Account

    Start your application. First, login or create an SJR application account. If you are a new family to the school, you will need to Create an Account.

    If you already have an account, you can login here.

    There is a $125CAD application fee. 

    Please Note: A valid credit card is required to complete the online application process. 
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  • Step 2: Submit the Application

    Once logged in to your account, click on the application form button to fill out the application. You can save your progress at any time and come back to complete and submit the form.
    Please allow 30 minutes to complete the application. Please make sure all information is completed in full as it cannot be changed once submitted.

    We are still currently accepting applications. If you are interested in applying, make sure to get your application in as soon as possible to be considered for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

    You will need to upload PDF copies of the following required documents:
    • Final Report Card (June, 2020)
    • Final Report Card (June, 2019)
    • Birth Certificate
    Please note, if any documents are in a language other than English, we will require the document be translated into English and then both documents uploaded together as one pdf.

    You will also need to send a Teacher Recommendation request. This is done by entering in the email address of your child's current teacher and clicking send. The form is sent directly to the teacher to complete. When they have filled in the form and clicked submit, it is automatically returned to us directly.

    Additional documents may be requested. These documents must also be uploaded in order for the application to be considered complete.
  • Step 4: Assessment/Testing Sessions

    Once we receive all documentation, the applicant will be invited to attend one of our assessment/testing sessions. 

    Testing sessions are being conducted virtually this year. These are booked throughout January and February. Once you have submitted your application, you will be invited to book a time for your assessment.
  • Step 5: Interviews

    Students and parents are invited for an interview. At this time, all interviews will be done virtually using Microsoft Teams. 

    The student is interview by the Principal (30 minutes) and parents have an interview with the Director of Admissions and the Director of Advancement (30-45 minutes).

    You will receive an invitation to sign up for a time for these meetings. 

    *Boarding student admission decisions are made as students complete the admissions test and interview process. 
  • Step 6: Apply for Financial Aid

    SJR commits to support students every year to ensure that the school remains affordable for our families. In 2018-2019, the School provided over $680,000 in financial support. 

    Assistance is available to those who qualify starting in Grade 6, so we encourage families to apply. 

    Financial aid is given based on family need. This is determined through a third-party organization called Apple Financial Services. Financial aid is determined separately from admissions decisions. Click HERE to learn more. 

    The deadline to apply for Financial Aid is February 1, 2021.
  • Step 7: Submit at Current Year Report Card

    Applicants are required to submit a mid-year report card for the current school year. These are usually report cards issued in December or January of the current school year. Please upload this document in PDF format as soon as you get it. 
  • Step 8: Decisions

    Decisions will be made by the end of February 2021. However, if you do not receive a decision at this time, it may be that we are waiting to know the exact number of spaces we will have available. This generally occurs after re-enrollment for current students is finalized in March/April.
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.