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!

Vision

Canada's World School for Boys
Our Vision is to be recognized as Canada's World School for Boys. We aspire to be a school of international significance, one that will graduate young men with a global outlook who are able to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world. Through its diversity, our student body will be more representative of the larger world beyond our campus.

Core Values

Empathy, Humility, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience
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.

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.

Motto


Sine Timore Aut Favore (Without Fear or Favour)

Our Motto highlights the School’s commitment to character education and to a set of Core Values, namely empathy, humility, integrity, respect, responsibility and resilience. Our students view the School Motto as confirmation of the fact that they are valued as individuals here at St. George’s and that they can develop their own unique potential during their time at the School.
In recognition of the broad contribution of St. George's School to Canada since 1930, we are proud to profile the Armorial Bearings granted to the School by the College of Heralds in London in 1984. The crest incorporates many aspects of the story of the School but, at its heart is a red and white shield that is derived from the St. George Cross, a design that can be traced to the very first crest the School used when it was founded.

Motto: 
Sine Timore aut Favore (Without Fear or Favour)

Crest: 
St. George slewing a dragon

Mantling: 
Red and white

Helmet: 
Reference to St. George the Knight

Shield of Arms: 
Red cross on white, with a green maple leaf
Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Grades 1-12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12. With 1150 students, 109 of whom are boarders from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George's School truly is Canada's World School for Boys.
St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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