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St. George's School

3851 West 29th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 1T6, Canada

Website:

Phone:

604-221-3890

Contact:

Reto Camenzind

Email:

Overview

Co-ed/Gender

Boys

Total Boarding

110

Day Grades

K-12

Boarding Grades

8-12

Boys Boarding Students

110

Girls Boarding Students

0

Boys Day Students

1090

Girls Day Students

0

Average Class Size

20

Students Who Attend Post-secondary

100%

Average Students per Dorm

110

Number of Dorms

1

Student/Teacher Ratio

10:1

Student Body

1200

Year Founded

1930

School Profile

Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Kindergarten through Grade 12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12 that enrolls 110 students from 20 different countries. The School is recognized as a leader in boy's education in Canada. St. George's School provides a strong, boy-focused pedagogy drawn from scientific research that promotes unique and varied learning styles for boys. With 1200 students, St. George's School is a vibrant community committed to authentic learning and character development to fulfill our mission To Build Fine Young Men, One Boy at a Time.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time.

Our Mission is to inspire our students to become fine young men who will shape positive futures for themselves, their families, and the global community. Through a broad and inclusive program, our students will be educated and prepared for life. They will possess a solid knowledge base in a wide range of disciplines, as well as core academic skills combined with 21st-century global skills. During their time at Saints, they will also develop key virtues such as empathy, humility, integrity, resilience, respect, and responsibility. They will be inspired to become good men!

Our Values

Since its founding in 1930, character education has always been integral to St. George's School. One of the actions arising from our new Strategic Plan was to develop and affirm a list of core values. In the fall of 2011, we did this by means of a collaborative process involving all stakeholder groups and securing input by means of surveys and small group discussions. Having adopted our list of core values, we currently are developing a comprehensive plan to infuse them through the St. George's community.

  • Empathy is the ability to move beyond ourselves, to identify with others, to walk a mile in another's shoes.
  • Humility is the ability to be humble, not to be big-headed or boastful, and to recognize that we all still have a lot to learn.
  • Integrity is an extension of honesty; it is doing the right thing even if no one is watching.
  • Respect is feeling regard and even admiration for yourself and for others; it is being thoughtful and considerate of others.
  • Responsibility is being accountable, doing our best to meet our commitments, and to keep our word.
  • Resilience is an extension of courage. It’s the ability to recover quickly, and to not give up when beset by setbacks and disappointments.

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:

Grade 8-12 Boarding (Early Decision): December 1, 2020 Grade 8-12 Boarding (Regular Decision): February 1, 2021

Application Fee

$25.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$55,329.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$63,399.00 CND (U.S. and MEX) $75,241.00 CND (International)

Day Tuition:

$27,045.00 CND (Domestic) $39,653.00 CND (International)

Semester or Term:

Term

Need-Based Aid:

Offered

Merit Scholarships:

Offered

Payment Plans:

Offered

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Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements

Required:

  • Final report cards from the past two years
  • Current report cards
  • Character Reference Form
  • Any additional documents as outlined and agreed to in the online application
Entrance Test Requirements

Canadian and USA Residents:

  • Applicants must register for the Middle or Upper-Level SSAT at Home at ssat.org or take the test at any designated Prometric Test Centre

International Residents (outside of Canada or USA):

  • Applicants must register for the Middle or Upper-Level SSAT at an SSAT Test Center. To find a test centre near you, please visit ssat.org
  • Grade 10–12 applicants may submit their PSAT, SAT, or ACT results in place of SSAT

 

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School Differentiators

Guiding Educational Principles

Since the School's founding in 1930, the concept of the "well-rounded boy" has been the defining characteristic of a St. George's education. Mindful of their ethical, intellectual, physical, and social development, we educate and support boys to achieve fulfilling lives, here and after graduation, to be lifelong learners, and to engage meaningfully in their communities.

We, therefore, are committed to:

  • Character Development: The development of character with particular emphasis on values such as empathy, humility, integrity, respect, responsibility and resilience.
  • Breadth of Program: A rich and diverse educational experience rooted in the liberal arts tradition and embracing academics, the arts, athletics, outdoor education, service, and leadership.
  • Meeting the Learning Needs of Boys: Varied, engaging, and research-based instructional practices acknowledging the diversity of learners, and meeting the learning needs of boys.
  • Core Academic and 21st Century Global Skills: The development of key skills, including creativity and innovation, critical thinking and real-world problem-solving, communications, collaboration, and leadership.
  • Personal Wellness: The strengthening of our students' physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through mentorship and counselling, physical and health education, and an athletics program promoting active participation and healthy competition.
  • Continuous School Improvement: A culture of continuous school improvement through which all are inspired to do their best.

Programs

Advanced Placement:

Offered
Program Details:

27 AP Courses

Accreditiations

  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • International Boys' School Coalition
  • Independent Schools Association of British Columbia
  • National Association of Independent Schools

Summer Programs

"Summer at St. George's" offers interest-based, athletic, and ESL programs to children up to age 16. Our camps are inquiry based, and students are encouraged to learn with our tactile hands-on education. The Summer at St. George's team is made up of BC certified teachers, and youth leaders who will foster a safe and engaging environment.

For more details, please visit http://www.summeratstgeorges.ca

Academics

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language
  • AP European History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French
  • AP Japanese Language
  • AP Latin: Vergil
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Statistics
  • Calculus AB
     
Performing/Visual Arts
  • Acting
  • Art
  • 3D Design
  • Animation
  • Ceramics
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Painting
  • Portfolio
  • Public Speaking
  • Sculpture
  • Stagecraft
  • Television Production
  • Theatre Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Woodworking
     
Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Principles of Mathematics
  • Statistics
     
Humanities/Social Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
     
Music
  • Band
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Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Robotics
     
Foreign Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
     
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Teacher Advisor
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Special Programs
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education
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Computer Studies
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
     
English
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Literature
  • Poetry
     
Foreign Languages
  • Japanese
  • Latin
     
History
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Co-Curriculars

Interscholastic Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Rowing
  • Curling
     
Recreational Sports
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Weightlifting
  • Outdoor Education
  • Skiing
  • Bowling
  • Ice Skating

    Arts
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Theatre
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Drama Club
  • Tech Crew
     
Other
  • Pool Kayaking
  • Water Polo
  • Yoga

Campus

Clubs & Organizations
  • Amnesty International
  • Bee Keeping
  • Chess Club
  • Classics Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Yearbook
  • Model UN
  • Robotics
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • French Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Investment Club
     
Facilities
  • Fitness Centre
  • Indoor Pool
     
Dorm Amenities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchenette