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We are SJR

St. John's-Ravenscourt School (SJR) is western Canada's oldest independent day and boarding school. We offer a progressive approach to learning and education for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 - challenging them to push themselves every day so they can become the best version of themselves.
SJR students are well-rounded, engaged, and preparing for university. They have a strong work ethic and commit themselves to excellence. SJR Alumni are Rhode Scholars, business owners, professional athletes, and Order of Canada recipients - ready to take what they've learned at SJR and use it to make a mark on the world.
    • We Are

By the Numbers

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  • 15

    Number of Individual World Debate Champions
  • 100%

    Of Graduates Accepted to a Top University
  • 59

    Number of Athletic Teams
  • 75

    Number of Co-Curricular Clubs

Kindergarten:
A Bright Start


The first years of school are some of the most important for your child. At SJR, we are dedicated to nurturing the breathtaking capacity for learning that exists in young children through our Reggio Emilia Approach.
We are committed to building the foundations that will help our youngest learners become life-long explorers and compassionate global citizens - all within a community that will guide them through each step of their education.

Opportunities for All Ages

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Junior School -
K to Grade 5

Our Junior School program focuses on character development, teaching fundamentals of integrity, respect, empathy, and responsibility, ensuring students reach their full potential in a nurturing, safe, and fun environment.

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Middle School -
Grades 6 to 8

Our Middle School paves the path forward by challenging and engaging young minds in academic inquiry, creative expression, and personal health and wellness activity within a friendly and collaborative community.

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Senior School -
Grades 9 to 12

Our Senior School program is rigorous and diverse, which develops students’ communication skills, while immersing learners in the programs and activities needed for their university of choice - including 18 AP classes.

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The SJR Difference

What sets an SJR student apart?

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  • Strong Communication Skills

    Strong communication skills developed through public speaking and debate program
  • Become University-ready

    Becoming a well-rounded, university-ready graduate
  • Coaching

    Open to coaching and feedback from teachers and peers
  • Community

    Sense of community through volunteering efforts and parent involvement
  • Hands-on Learning

    Engaged in hands-on learning and willing to do hard work
  • A commitment to excellence

    A commitment to excellence

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You Belong at SJR

Now accepting applications for Fall 2024

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.