St. George's School

PO Box 1910,
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: 401-842-6600
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 364 students
"St. George's School provides a rigorous college prep curriculum, high standards, and dynamic classroom discussion.
Round tables are prevalent and coincide with our belief in the virtue of small classes and in the benefits of active dialog and debate.
Learning at St. George's School has to do with knowing the teacher and the subject matter, and we celebrate the growth that takes part at the heart of our challenging and democratic process..."

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
St. George's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1896 1907
Campus Size 125 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 364 students 300 students
% Students of Color 26% 18%
% International Students 17% 20%
% Students Boarding 82% 67%
Average SAT Score 1920 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1790 - 2050 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants, shirt and tie)
Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 22 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 80% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $120 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,000 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,700 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $40,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 81% -
Acceptance Rate 27% 57%
Director of Admissions Ryan P. Mulhern  

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 44 24
ExtracurricularsA cappella singing ensembles, Academic Decathlon, Acolytes, Amnesty International, Art Club, Athletic Council, Barbecue Club, Camp Ramleh Counselors, Chamber Singers, Choir, Christian Fellowship, Community Service, Cultural Outreach, Current Events, Debate Team, Dining Room Committee, Discipline Committee, Dormitory Prefects, Dragon (literary magazine), Drama Workshop, Ecology Club, Entertainment Committee, Feed-a-Friend, French Club, Handbell Choir,

College Matriculation

Year: 2005-2008 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University 10
Connecticut College 9
Hamilton College 9
Trinity College 9
Colby College 8
George Washington University 8
Vanderbilt University 8
Boston College 7
Boston Universtiy 7
Wake Forest University 7

School Notes:

  • St. George's School provides a rigorous college prep curriculum, high standards, and dynamic classroom discussion. Round tables are prevalent and coincide with our belief in the virtue of small classes and in the benefits of active dialog and debate. Learning at St. George's School has to do with knowing the teacher and the subject matter, and we celebrate the growth that takes part at the heart of our challenging and democratic process.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Howard Dean - Class of 1966 - Former Vermont Governor & DNC Chairman
    • Prescott Bush - Class of 1912 - U.S. Senator from Connecticut
    • Claiborne Pell - Class of 1936 - U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
    • Tucker Carlson - Class of 1987 - Correspondent MSNBC
    • William Vanderbilt - Class of 1919 - Governor of Rhode Island
    • Julie Bowen - Class of 1987 - Actress - Modern Family
    • Billy Bush - Class of 1990- TV Host-Access Hollywood

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The nearest school is Portsmouth Abbey School (7.1 miles away)
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  • NarragansettMiddlebridge School
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    NarragansettRI02882
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  • BalticAcademy of the Holy Family
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