The original mascot of the school was the Dragon, in keeping with the ancient legend of Saint George. When the school expanded to open the Collierville campus, a new mascot – the Gryphon – was adopted for that campus due to Collierville High School’s existing dragon mascot. For a time, the Dragon remained the mascot for the lower school; in 2012, after consultation with various stakeholder groups, it was announced that the Gryphon would become the mascot for St. George's Independent School.
What is a Gryphon?
A gryphon is a mythological creature with the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle. Gryphons have been represented in art and literature since ancient times. A gryphon symbolizes the combination of intelligence and strength. The gryphon was chosen because it represents the holistic education for which St. George's is known.