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Extended Day

 Jahaan B (Grade 3) has a pretty big knack for art and creating beautiful things. That said, folks were pretty blown away to see what he created on an etch-a-sketch within the hour window of extended-day program!
The extended day program is exactly how it sounds, offering an opportunity for young students to lengthen their learning and deepen their engagement in the School community with our before and after school program. Not only is it a great chance for students to connect with their peers in creative and fun ways, but its also really great for parents and families, offering a little more support for work/school-family balance. “It’s just so much fun” says Ms. Peters, who runs the program, “the kids are excited to see their friends from different classes and sometimes they just don’t want to leave!” she adds, with a chuckle.
SJR’s Extended Day program is offered to Junior School families as an alternative childcare option, with fun activities and enriching exercises which extend each child’s learning and engagement before and after the school day. This program gives parents the opportunity to drop off their child before school begins, knowing they will be occupied with entertaining and educational opportunities, and pick them up later than the regular dismissal time, which often comes before the end of the workday.
For more information about the Extended Day program and to hear why it might be a great option for your family, contact our Junior School office!
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.