Mission & Philosophy
St. George's Independent School is a coeducational school of
excellence preparing students for a life of learning and meaningful
contribution through dedication to high academic achievement and the
development of moral character reinforced by Judeo-Christian values.
St. George's is a community of learners who believe that learning is
a lifelong endeavor. It is a place to find not only knowledge, but also
the skills necessary for this lifetime of learning.
St. George's believes in a holistic approach to education. Thus in
preparing students for high academic challenges, it is a place where
one also finds an emphasis on spiritual, physical, and social
development. It is a place where mind, body, and spirit grow as one.
St. George's highly esteems truth and honor. An honor code supports
an environment where compassion, respect, responsibility,
self-discipline, perseverance, work, and faith thrive.
St. George's values the development of individual character. Thus,
it is a place for exploration and learning about others and oneself.
St. George's believes in fostering positive relationships between
girls and boys, women and men. We value the coeducational nature of our
school and provide ample opportunities for both male and female
students, faculty, and administrators to excel.
St. George's believes that students have multiple talents and
abilities. It is a place where students' unique gifts are recognized
and nurtured and doors are opened to diverse fields of expression,
creativity, and appreciation through a curriculum of core subject areas
and varied co-curricular programs.
As a school founded in the Episcopal tradition, St. George's
welcomes and respects all religious, racial, national, and ethnic
backgrounds. It is a place that acknowledges the dignity of each child.
St. George's believes in the mutual support of home, school, and
community in the development of young women and men. St. George's
endeavors to create and provide collaborative opportunities to enrich
the educational development of its students and its own role as a part
of the greater community. Likewise, civic service is a prominent
element of our educational program.
St. George's also believes it must take a leadership role in the
conservation of environmental resources. As good stewards of these
resources, St. George's will uphold the principles of sustainable
design and continue its history of environmental education to promote
these values within its student body.
St. George's believes in preparing young women and men to seize
their futures with confidence and passion as they go forward to make
meaningful contributions to our community and the world.