Of course, they move from long division to algebraic equations, and leap from the personal reflection of book reports to the sophisticated work of research-based arguments. But at St. George’s, your children also carry their understanding of geometry out of the classroom and into the woods, where they design and construct an observation deck overlooking the lake. Then they take their place before a podium and leaps bravely into the eddies of debate. At St. George’s, your children do all this – building a deep understanding of the world and compiling a reserve of knowledge and experience – because we want them not only to make steady progress in learning, but to execute great bounds of personal empowerment.
At St. George’s, we know that some of the biggest challenges in middle school don’t unfold in a classroom. That’s why we carefully curate a warm, kind community—a place where everyone finds a niche, all perspectives are valued, and community members take their responsibilities to others seriously. In part an organic outgrowth of our Episcopal roots, our strong middle school community also stems from our extraordinarily intentional advisory system, in which small groups of students and a faculty mentor meet frequently to bond, to vent, to share worries, and to celebrate victories. We welcome your child into a fellowship, rather than simply assigning him to a classroom, and offer a network of peers, unfailing mentor support, and a safe place to grow, because we know that when we lower emotional pressures, we increase intellectual energy. And your child’s focus pivots from muddling through socially to standing out academically, athletically, artistically, and altruistically.
At St. George’s, we lead your children down an academically and sometimes emotionally challenging path—but they never walk alone.
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