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St John's - Ravenscourt School

Established: 1820

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year

School Description

Founded in 1820, St. John’s-Ravenscourt is a selective university-preparatory boarding school accepting students in grades 8-11. It is the oldest independent school in Western Canada, and boasts a prestigious history. 100% of graduates are accepted to colleges or universities (97% to their first choice). Students have exclusive access to university advising services, learning support, personal counseling, and career counseling. The school offers six AP courses and ESL.

St. John’s-Ravenscourt School’s 23-acre campus is located 10 minutes from the center of Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba. Healthy, active living is an important facet of SJR’s holistic educational approach. Students have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center with a movement studio, an arena, a gymnasium, cardio and weight machines, and more. Boarding students stay in historical homes that act as dormitories and are separated by gender. The school also recently renovated its outstanding science labs.

SJR promotes its philosophy of healthy and active living by offering 10 sports and 59 teams at the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Teams regularly win championships, including indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, badminton, and basketball in 2018.
SJR is also invested in the arts, offering students various opportunities in music, theater, visual arts, and fine arts. Students can act in plays and musicals, take private music lessons, perform in concert bands, or participate in the fashion show.

SJR’s class of 2018 boasts a 100% university acceptance rate—97% to their top choice— and the class as a whole was awarded over $1 million in scholarships. The school’s debate team has won 15 individual world championships—more than any other school in the world. An SJR science teacher was awarded the Manitoba teacher of the year and another was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence.

With a 4:1 student to dorm staff ratio, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School’s boarding program has a welcoming, family-like feel. Students participate in regular activities such as ski trips, hockey games, laser tag, movie nights, trips to Canadian and US cities, and more. The campus is located on the banks of the Red River and surrounded by a quiet residential area with lots of trees while only 10 minutes from the city of Winnipeg, the territory’s capital city.

Visit School Site: St. John's - Ravenscourt
Visit City Site: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Famous Alumni

Jennifer Botterill: Olympic gold medallist; former member of the Canadian national women's hockey team.
Ryan Reaves: NHL player
David Schumacher: Emmy-winning television and film producer/director.
Susan Coyne: writer and actor; best known as one of the co-creators and co-stars of the award-winning Slings and Arrows."

  • 8, 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 3% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Speciality Programs
Advanced Placement Courses Award winning Debate Team - SJR Students have won 14 of the last 32 world championships
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Running, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
Digital Art and Design, Drama, Public Speaking
Band, Jazz Band, Musical Theatre
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, Physics 1, Statistics
French Immersion, Japanese, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Book Club, Coding Club, Diversity, Math Team, Model United Nations (Model UN), Radio/video, Writing
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
TOEFL Required
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Accepting grades 8-11 Minimum Grade Point Average: 80% TOEFL: 61 (Grade 11) IELTS: 6 (Grade 11)

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