About St. George's
Message from William W. Taylor, School President
Welcome to the website for St. George's Independent School, a coeducational school with lower school campuses in Memphis, and Germantown, and a middle/upper school campus in Collierville, Tennessee. We hope that browsing our site will give you a glimpse of why St. George's students "experience more."
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George's Episcopal Church, we began as a small, coeducational, independent day school. In the mid-1990s we embarked on a capital campaign to open two new campuses: a new middle/upper school in Collierville and a second elementary school in Memphis. Today St. George's is a coeducational school of excellence with more than 1200 students in grades PK-12 who are daily prepared for a life of learning and meaningful contribution through our community's dedication to high academic achievement and the development of moral character reinforced by Judeo-Christian values.
Relationships are a key component of the St. George's experience. The coeducational environment helps the development of positive relationships with the opposite gender. Mentoring relationships between teachers and students, partnerships between home and school, and connections among all three campuses are evident. Our school is characterized by a personalized approach to education and by faculty members who see their jobs as a form of ministry.
Our philosophy is student-centered. High academic standards are balanced by the recognition that students may excel and learn in many areas, whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the art studio, or on the stage. Our educational approach is holistic; we nurture students' bodies and souls, as well as their minds.
Our student body reflects a variety of religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Regular chapel services, religion classes, service learning projects, and character education give students opportunities to grow spiritually and reinforce the dignity of every human being. At St. George's we operate on the belief that everyone is a child of God. As such, we believe that each student has God-given gifts and talents that are waiting to be discovered, refined, and shared.
A website is one way to experience a school, but it only gives a small taste of the true character of our school. We invite you to visit us in person to see the ways in which St. George's students "experience more" both in and out of the classroom. An alumna stated once, "St. George's becomes a way of life." We believe you'll see what this means by visiting any our school. Come see how good a school can be!
William W. Taylor
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