Boarding Schools St. George’s School
St. George’s School
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St. George’s School is a coeducational boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12. For more than a century, the selective school’s rigorous curriculum and wide-ranging extracurricular opportunities have inspired students to lives of leadership and service to the world. St. George’s 125-acre campus boasts stunning architecture, a neo-Gothic Chapel, and remarkable facilities, all overlooking Newport and the Atlantic Ocean. Our committed educators believe their work occurs not only in the classroom but also in coaching, supervising dormitories, advising students, and coordinating extracurricular clubs and activities.
As we begin the 21st century, we continue to teach young women and men the value of learning and achievement, service to others, and respect for the individual. We believe that these goals can best be accomplished by exposing students to a wide range of ideas and choices in the context of a rigorous curriculum and a supportive residential community. Therefore, we welcome students and teachers of various talents and backgrounds, and we encourage their dedication to a multiplicity of pursuits—intellectual, spiritual, and physical—that will enable them to succeed in and contribute to a complex, changing world.
St. George’s School provides a rigorous college prep curriculum, high standards, and dynamic classroom discussion. Round tables are prevalent and coincide with our belief in the virtue of small classes and in the benefits of active dialog and debate. Learning at St. George’s School has to do with knowing the teacher and the subject matter, and we celebrate the growth that takes part at the heart of our challenging and democratic process.
Community Service. St. George’s is committed to helping students become effective, competent, concerned people dedicated to making a positive contribution in life and to serving the needs of others. Our community service programs help translate these ideas into concrete realities. From Camp Ramleh, a summer camp for Newport county children, to projects such as Feed-a-Friend, Big Brother/Big sisters, and Amnesty International, our varied programs foster a sense of connectedness to the immediate community and beyond.
School Traditions. Tradition is alive and well at St. George’s. As a community, we celebrate in events that bring us together and foster our sense of school spirit and pride. These traditions range from our long-standing rivalry weekend with sister ISL school Middlesex, to our beautiful, ninety-five year old Christmas Festival, a medieval pageant and feast that students and faculty cherish and look forward to each year, to our Spring Dance Weekend, two days filled with music and outdoor fun in May.
Top colleges attended by students
Georgetown University, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Trinity College, Colby College, George Washington University, Vanderbilt University, Boston College, Boston University, Wake Forest University, University of Pennsylvania
What the school looks for in students…
“We look for someone who is solid academically and an all-around good person. We have a school which is diverse and multi-talented.”