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1912

New Annex
To deal with the issue of mounting enrollment new facilities needed to be built for both the school and college. However, in order to reduce the cost of maintaining and building separate locations, the two institutions decided to combine together again in the new building.  In 1912 a three-story Annex was built across the street from SJCS. There was also a further expansion of the facilities  including sports facilities and extension of the library to form a chapel. However, after amalgamation in 1950 the Annex became the apartment complex that it is currently to this day.
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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.