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 children also use scientific principles to design a golf course. They apply 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 they deliver the game to the junior kindergarten for field day. At St. George’s, your children do all this – theory and practice, intellectual investigation and physical proof – because we want them not only to memorize scientific principles, but to master and deploy them.
The equilibrium we achieve at St. George’s isn’t just between traditional content and agile methods. We also strike a careful balance in how we model responsible engagement with our myriad offerings—Advanced Placement courses, extracurricular activities, entrepreneurial projects, travel opportunities, and citizenship initiatives. We see these special offerings as vehicles to help your children make wise choices, focus their efforts, and manage stress—so they can accomplish more while worrying less. More than simply preparing students for academic accolades, St. George’s teachers inspire our students to embrace hard work while avoiding overextension, and to value the dividends paid by inspired effort as well as the doors opened by good grades. We want our students to grow as high-achieving, competitive students who meet and surpass many sets of expectations—and also as well-adjusted, happy boys and girls driven by their own unique ambitions.
At St. George’s, our teachers and your child walk in perfect step toward academic vigor.