It is a good time to be at St. George’s Independent School! Academic and artistic accolades, athletic championships, and an unquenchable school spirit that values both the individual and the team are just a few reasons why. With an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the country,
St. George’s is actively building bridges across the mid-south in alignment and support of the best ambitions of our city.

At St. George’s, we weave together the very best of traditional educational practice with an active, hands-on approach. We serve boys and girls in prekindergarten through twelfth grade on three campuses in Collierville, Germantown, and Memphis and invite you to consider if one might be just right for your family. You can learn more about us in the Story of St. George’s booklet and video found on this page.

St. George’s is a singular experience, where active learning and agile teaching build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Guided by adept teachers who take a vital interest in every child, our students graduate well prepared for success in college and their chosen career, and also for a life of meaningful service and contribution.

True to our Episcopal roots, we warmly welcome students and families of all religions and ethnic backgrounds. Come get to know us. We look forward to meeting you in person.

J. Ross Peters
Head of School



J. Ross Peters,

Head of School

Ross All Over The Map

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About J. Ross Peters
Head of School


The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia  •  M.Ed. English Education, 1995

The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee  •  B.A., English, 1987

St. Christopher’s School, Richmond, Virginia, 1983



July 2011 – June 2015
Head of the Upper School; The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

July 2007 – June 2011
Upper School Director; Hawken School, Gates Mills, Ohio

July 1997 – June 2007
Assistant Head for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Humanities Department Chair; Asheville School, Asheville, North Carolina

July 1988 – July 1997
English Teacher; Providence Day School, Charlotte, North Carolina

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