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1866

Bishop Machray (1866-1904) was consecrated as the new Bishop of Rupert’s Land and saw the revival of St. John’s Collegiate School and College in 1866. 
He saw that both education institutions would benefit both the church and the settlement since their functions as a mission centre, heritage and classical schools had produced both a native clergy and competent scholars under Bishop Anderson’s efforts. Machray also later in 1874 made the technical change in the collegiates name to officially become St. John’s College School (SJCS).
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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.