The School Today

Today, St. George's School is a vibrant learning environment that is uniquely positioned to meet the learning needs of boys in a rapidly changing world. Today’s graduates are entering a world where people work in teams, where multi-tasking is a way of life, and where problem-solving is driving the pursuit for excellence.

We are committed to a program that nurtures the well-rounded student. With over 50 problem-solving based academic options, from advanced mathematics to psychology to animation; with over 20 Advanced Placement courses that are internationally recognized; with over 50 athletic options, 50 clubs, and 60% of the student body enrolled in band; with a designated Service Learning Program that has students building schools in Peru and Guatemala, St. George’s School knows what it takes to prepare its students for university and for life.

School Snapshot

List of 7 items.

  • Academic Program

    The core curriculum is outlined by the BC Ministry of Education, and appropriate enrichment programs are provided at all levels. In Grades 8 to 10, all students must take Mathematics, Science, English, French or Spanish or Mandarin, Social Studies, Physical Education, plus two electives. In Grades 11 and 12, programs are designed according to students' individual interests and post-secondary goals.
  • Athletics

    The athletic program at St. George's School embodies the school's core values: the healthy growth of body, mind, and spirit. Our program, grounded in integrity, promotes character development and collaboration. We believe that athletic competition is a powerful teacher. In a team context, physical and mental challenge offers athletes the opportunity to develop leadership skills, self – confidence, and a commitment to others that will inspire them to lead productive and active lives.
  • Drama

    The Theatre Arts Department offers drama classes from Grades 1 to 9 in well-appointed spaces that introduce students to public presentation. At the Junior School, our drama room includes a raised stage, draperies, and bleachers that all work together to make a black box theatre. At the Senior School, Drama 8 and 9 are currently taught in a specialized black-box theatre/classroom, with ready access to the newly-renovated 450-seat Performing Arts Centre. Acting is also taught at the Grade 10, 11, and 12 level, where the curriculum tends increasingly towards the craft of acting.

    Theatre Arts students may also attain course credit in our well-developed stagecraft courses. Starting in Grade 10, boys may enroll in three years of Technical Theatre training which will introduce them to every aspect of production from set construction and decoration to lighting/sound design and execution to costume/prop acquisition and construction. Opportunities are also available in Theatre Management, as students are taught the leadership skills involved in stage management.
  • Music

    The Music Program at St. George's is both vibrant and dynamic. With over 500 students participating in the various concert bands, jazz ensembles, and choirs at both the Junior and Senior School campuses, young musicians are encouraged to learn about music primarily through the study of wind instruments. Students in this performance-oriented program are supported by a highly specialized staff, and frequently participate in regional, national and international events.

    At the Junior School, there are three choirs, two concert bands, and a most unique Grade 5 instrumental program. The Senior School boasts five concert bands and two jazz ensembles. The goal of the Music Department is to give students the experience of playing music in large ensemble and solo settings, while developing the highest possible levels of musicianship in keeping with the student's interests, skill and abilities. It is also our goal to foster listening skills, positive attitudes, self-reliance and a spirit of co-operation.
  • Outdoor Experience

    St. George's School recognizes that the outdoor setting offers a powerful venue for achieving many aspects of the school's educational philosophy. We believe that by taking students away from their everyday, comfortable environment into a place of perceived uncertainty, that students learn in ways that might not be possible in an urban context or day-program.

    Through intense periods with instructors and peers in a wilderness setting, students are provided an opportunity to learn new skills and re-think their beliefs about themselves, others and the environment. Activities that are both physically and mentally challenging are used to maximize this learning experience.

    The objectives of the school's outdoor education programs can be broken down into four areas: inter- and intrapersonal skills; environmental awareness, ethics and stewardship; academic integration; and outdoor skills.

    Starting in Grade 1, all students at St. George's participate in an outdoor education program at least once a year up until and including Grade 10. In Grade 10, students have the option of a year-long cohort based outdoor program called Discovery 10.
  • Service & Charity

    Through Service and Charity initiatives, students will foster an understanding of global issues and contribute positively in the broader community.

    Our aim is to inspire students to make a lifelong commitment to charitable involvement and to recognize the importance of doing so, particularly from our position of privilege. The equitable emphasis on service and charity demonstrates that the giving of both time and money are both relevant in working towards a socially just world.
    Taking part in Service and Charity initiatives allows students to:
    • develop leadership skills
    • gain personal satisfaction from helping their community
    • establish positive contacts
    • gain work experience
    • meet new people
    • support causes they truly believe in
  • Visual Arts

    The St. George's Visual Arts Program will challenge the student to go beyond what is taught in the classroom. He will carry his vision into the minds and hearts of others and see his work critically and in relation to the history of art and contemporary practice. No matter what the medium, his visual curiosity will be stimulated.
St. George’s School acknowledges that we are situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation.
Contributions to St. George's School are tax creditable as prescribed by Canadian law. St. George's School's Charitable Registration Number is: 11917-5511 RR0001.
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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