Excellence in Math

Congratulations to our Grade 9 math team who placed fourth overall in Canada and first in the province in this year's Pascal Contest! Well done to students Peter, Aniruddh, Alice and Lionel who, as the top three scorers in the School, made up the SJR team. Our students also performed impressively in the other CEMC math contests this year:

  • In the Cayley contest (Grade 10), SJR placed first in the province, first in the zone and 41st in Canada.
  • In the Fermat contest (Grade 11), SJR placed first in the province, first in the zone and 66th in Canada.

The contests are run by CEMC out of University of Waterloo. What a fantastic achievement from everyone involved!
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.