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Student Life


Leadership at SJR

SJR students are the future leaders of the world. We value the importance of leadership and develop our students into the leaders of tomorrow.

Opportunities for leadership begin in Junior School and continue throughout our students' time at SJR. The SJR Leadership program is a two-year program for Grade 9 and 10 students, followed by the optional Leadership Diploma program in Grades 11 and 12. As part of this, students can complete the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze Level).

Zoe, Class of 2017

Leadership helps you strengthen your ability to work with others, something that is incredibly useful in the outside world, both in professional personal relations. Understanding how to listen and communicate with others despite differences is one of the key lessons.


Ms. Stacey Teetaert
Director of Student Life
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.