Building Fine Young Men
The first phrase reflects the truth that we are involved in future-facing work. We are passionately committed to the difficult but vital endeavour of nurturing, over time, a graduate who has the nuanced attributes to step into an increasingly complex world as a good man, a man ready, a man able to succeed excellently in his chosen arena, and a man who holds a foundational responsibility to contribute to and uphold his communities and his society. Our world desperately needs fine young men, and we are resolute in our desire to support each of our boys in his journey towards manhood.
One Boy At A Time
The second sentence reflects our understanding that each boy is wonderfully unique, that each boy holds a series of identities, histories, interests, strengths, fears, and hopes that are specific only to him. To allow each unique boy the very best chance to uncover his fullest potential requires him to first feel that he belongs and secondly to know that he is surrounded by trusted relationships with people who seek to understand and care for him. It is our belief that when a school community has relationships at its centre, a boy can find his personal confidence: confidence to try, fail, try again, and, over time, explore and develop into his own actualized version of a fine young man. It is tender work. There are infinite ways to be a boy, and we celebrate and support them all. All boys can find their path at St. George’s, where a beautifully diverse array of good men can grow. It is what our world urgently requires.