Creating a culture of inquiry

St. George’s Senior School is committed to providing an exciting range of learning opportunities. Teachers embrace a pedagogical approach that deepens students’ engagement and creates a culture of inquiry in the classroom. Through varied instructional and assessment strategies including learning cohorts, Harkness discussions, guided inquiry, blended learning, visible thinking routines, and experiential, interdisciplinary, and project-based learning, students are encouraged to find a love of learning and their own voice, while simultaneously developing their independence, connectedness to the world, and sense of agency within it.

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  • Core Curriculum

    The core curriculum is outlined by the BC Ministry of Education. Appropriate enrichment programs are provided at all levels. In Grades 8 to 10, all students must take Mathematics, Science, English, a second language, Social Studies, Physical Education, and two electives. In Grade 10, students have the option of choosing from four year-long cohorts, concentrating on engineering and design, creative expression and performing arts, global citizenship, or outdoor leadership. In Grades 11 and 12, programs are designed according to students’ individual interests and postsecondary goals, while meeting the graduation requirements of both the B.C. Ministry of Education and St. George’s School.
  • Enriched Programs

    Streamed courses in English, Mathematics, and Languages promote accelerated completion of the core curriculum. Some students thus obtain both Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits in their Grade 11 year. In addition, a full range of Advanced Placement courses is also offered.
  • Graduation Requirements

    St. George’s exceeds provincial graduation requirements. All students must take at least three other academic Grade 12 courses in addition to English 12. All students are required to write a Ministry of Education English 12 Provincial.
  • The School Year

    There are three terms over a 36-week school year:

    • Term 1: September – November
    • Term 2: December – February
    • Term 3: March – June
    Formative and summative evaluations take place throughout the year. Students sit formal exams at the end of Term 3. Marks are calculated at the end of each term. In addition, mid-term marks are calculated in Terms 1 and 3. A mid-year marks report (early February) is provided for students applying to US colleges. Almost all courses are of full-year duration. Class periods in the Senior School are 70 minutes, and each class meets five times in a two-week cycle. No classes exceed 24 students and most senior electives average 12 to 20 students.

General Inquiries

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  • Photo of Sarah Coates

    Sarah Coates 

    Associate Principal of Academics
  • Photo of Stephen Ziff

    Stephen Ziff 

    Deputy to the Associate Principal, Academics
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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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