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Student Life

The Arts

The Arts at SJR

Creativity is everywhere you look at SJR. From music class and private music lessons to theatre productions and the visual arts, there are creative opportunities for every kind of student.

By educating and nurturing artistic expression, we enable and ready our students for their dynamic futures.

View some of our creativity in action below:

Robert, Grade 12

The arts are valid, and valued, at SJR.


Ms. Amanda Alexander
Arts Department Head
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.