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Celebrating University Acceptances

Whenever a student receives acceptance to any of the universities to which they have applied, the great news is celebrated with a ceremonial ringing of the gong! Though it’s only November, the gong has already been rung, more than once, to commemorate the early acceptances received by SJR students.  With each gong, all of Senior School celebrates the news of post-secondary offers with our Grade 12 students.  At the end of the year, each Grade 12 student will take the mallet themselves and announce their future alma mater choice with one final gong.
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.