Academics: Middle and Upper School (grades 6-12)
How do students navigate the middle school years?
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 child also carries his understanding of geometry out of the classroom and into the woods, where he designs and constructs an observation deck overlooking the lake. Then he takes his place before a podium and leaps bravely into the eddies of debate.
At St. George’s, your child does all this – building a deep understanding of the world and compiling a reserve of knowledge and experience – because we want him not only to make steady progress in learning, but to execute great bounds of personal empowerment to be an active force in the world.
How do upper school students learn the complexities of physics?
Of course, they must start by graphing descriptions of motions. Defining the Laws of Thermodynamics. Comprehending theories from Newton to Einstein.
But at St. George’s, your child also uses scientific principles to design a golf course. He applies an understanding of forces and vectors to the construction of nine holes and adds an electronic circuit to notify players when they sink a putt. And then he delivers the game to the junior kindergarten for field day.
At St. George’s, your child does all this – theory and practice, intellectual investigation and physical proof – because we want him not only to memorize scientific principles, but to master and deploy them.