Beyond the Classroom

As part of this year's Grade Trips on September 18, 2018, the entire Grade 12 class spent time at Oak Hammock Marsh, where they were able to participate in a variety of activities, including water chemical analysis in the chem lab, a guided wetland walk, invertebrate sampling in the water and wetland biological surveying. After the four activities, students investigated some of the invertebrates that they found under the microscope, with instruction and information from the guide to help learn more about the specimens they were looking at. All in all, a great day spent outside the classroom expanding their learning!
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.