St. George's School
4175 W. 29th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 1V1 (View map)
All Boys, No Religious Affiliation
Our Mission: Building Fine Young Men, One Boy at a Time.
St. George’s School is a world-class boys’ university preparatory school offering a day program for students in Grade 1 to 12 and a residential life program for Grade 8 to 12. With a total enrollment of 1160, of which 120 are boarding students from over 22 countries worldwide, St. George’s School has achieved national and international prominence in many academic, artistic, and athletic competitions. The School enjoys the reputation as one of the preeminent schools in Canada.
Philosophically, St. George’s School is committed to an all-boys education. Its pedagogy is drawn from brain research that validates the unique learning styles of boys.
Admission to the School is highly selective. Students are expected to meet specific entrance standards & demonstrate excellence outside the classroom. The School continues to invest in financial assistance to ensure that there is a balanced applicant pool.
St. George’s School offers a challenging yet supportive environment for each boy through a broad range of curricular offerings, many at an advanced level, as well as numerous cocurricular options. Fine and performing arts are well-represented through performances by our nationally-recognized concert bands, four major dramatic productions a year, and art exhibits from a vibrant visual arts program. Students also have access to more than 50 clubs and a diverse outdoor education program that includes a specialized full-year program for students in Grade 10.
In recent years, the School has invested considerable resources into a service-based program that ensures students give back to the community in a variety of ways.
In addition, St.George's School maintains strong relationships with our graduates through the alumni network. Our network connects current students with alumni in many fields, including politics, business, medicine, academia, among others.
Guided by a robust university counselling department, our graduates are admitted to top universities in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In all, St. George's School is more than a school. It is a community where students forge lifelong friendships, and become fine young men.
Contact: Mr. Gordon Allan
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $250
International Application Fee: $500
Average Class Size:
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Saturday Classes: no
Summer Programs Offered: no
Boarding provides a unique opportunity for students to live and learn as part of an active and vibrant school community. What makes residential life at St. George’s unique is our urban surroundings: we live in a safe, residential area that is only minutes away from the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities.
With 115 students from over 15 different countries and 10 House Parents and their families living on-site, Harker Hall is a diverse an engaging environment that is warm, welcoming and conducive to effective learning. Apart from academics, we offer an extensive activities program and residential curriculum.
Our programming is based on five major objectives:Academic Success & Support,
Interpersonal / Intrapersonal Development,
Practical Life Skills,
Personal Health & Wellness, and
Cultural & Social Awareness.
Department Director: Alan Hesketh
Average Students per Dorm: 115
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
Dress Code: Casual
• Outdoor education activities, unique to Vancouver.
• Comprehensive weekend activities program
• SSAT Prep
• Intramural sports program
• All boarding faculty are school academic faculty
• Co-ed weekend activities with partner schools
Clubs & Organizations
Arts & Athletics
Athletics Department Director: Richard Cohee
Each summer St. George's school invites the world to attend one of Vancouver's premier summer camp programs. This West side Vancouver camp program creates a safe, fun and enriching summer camp experience for boys and girls. These summer camps are available as both summer day camps (Monday to Friday) as well as full service residential or boarding programs.
Department Director: Patrick Dyck
Summer at Saints
Summer at Saints offer programs in Science & Technology, Green Courses, Robotics, Multimedia, Sports,Outdoor Adventures, Fine & Performing Arts,Leadership & Learning etc.For full details on various Day Camps, Boarding Programs, and fees, please visit the website: www.summeratstgeorges.ca
Program Director: Patrick Dyck
Registration Deadline: June 28
Financial Aid Available: No
More Details: http://www.summeratstgeorges.ca
St. George’s includes as part of its mission statement that our community accepts responsibility for the betterment of society. Through Service Learning initiatives, students will foster an understanding of global issues and contribute positively in the broader community. Our aim is to inspire students to make a lifelong commitment to charitable involvement and to recognize the importance of doing so, particularly from our position of privilege. The equitable emphasis on service and charity demonstrates that the giving of both time and money are both relevant in working towards a socially just world. The school also has, at its heart, 6 core values. http://www.stgeorges.bc.ca/service