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Student Life


Co-Curriculars at SJR

A well-rounded education goes beyond the purely academic. At SJR, we believe in the importance of character education and encourage students to broaden their perspective by participating in co-curricular activities.

With opportunities available for every type of student, our co-curricular program strengthens and enriches the SJR experience.

Co-curricular opportunities vary from Kindergarten to Grade 12. In the Junior School, students are offered a variety of clubs that look to spark their interest in new activities or engage in activities they enjoy. Middle School provides a range of clubs that suit many different interests and encourage students to get involved in many ways. Senior School students take the initiative to run clubs that are of interest to them and their peers with the assistance of a faculty advisor. Students in Senior School build on their leadership skills by running a club and build on interests that are meaningful to themselves and their peers.

Some examples of Co-curriculars:
Junior School:
Chess Club
Craft Club
Reader's Theatre
Math Club
Coding Club

Middle School:
Student Ambassador Club
Skating Club
Math Club
Chess Club
Board Game Club
Drama Club
Yearbook Club

Senior School:
Yearbook Club
Student Ambassador Club
Chess Club
Dance Club
GSA Club
Ibid (student writing and art publication)
Multicultural Club
French Club

These are just some examples of the many clubs that are run at the school each year. There are around 75 different club offerings throughout the school with something to suit every person's interests.

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.