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Guest, John S.

Guest, John S.
John Sherratt Guest joined the Lower School staff in 1933, but in 1942, the Navy called and he fought in the Second World War. John returned to the school in 1956 as Headmaster of the Lower School—and so began twenty years of dedicated service.

While dramatic changes were happening in the Upper School, the Lower School remained stable. Together with his wife, Cosie, John created a home-like atmosphere for the students under his care. He always taught, coached almost all Lower School sports at one time or another, and was an enthusiastic supporter of first teams to fifth teams. John's encouragement of drama and many of the other extra-curricular activities that made Lower School such a special place was a reflection of his concern for the boys' total welfare. He retired from Ridley in 1976 and died in 1995.
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.