St. George's School

PO Box 1910,
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: 401-842-6600
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 370 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 
2014 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 1908
Campus Size 125 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 370 students 300 students
% Students of Color 14% 18%
% International Students 17% 20%
% Students Boarding 78% 67%
Average SAT Score 1930 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1790 - 2110 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 22 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 77% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $138 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,100 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$37,200 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $39,850 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 70% -
Acceptance Rate 28% 58%
Director of Admissions Ryan P. Mulhern  


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field


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: 2011-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University 14
Boston College 12
Trinity College 12
Wake Forest University 11
Dartmouth College 10
Elon University 8
Middlebury College 7
New York University 7
University of Pennsylvania 6
Brown University 5

School Notes:

  • 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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Portsmouth Abbey School (7.1 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PortsmouthPortsmouth Abbey School
    285 Cory's Lane
    7.1 mi | 340 students | Gr. 9-12
  • NarragansettMiddlebridge School
    333 Ocean Road
    15 mi | 53 students | Gr. 7-12
  • BarringtonSt. Andrew's School
    63 Federal Road
    17.4 mi | 225 students | Gr. 6-12
  • MarionTabor Academy
    66 Front Street
    31.6 mi | 514 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BalticAcademy of the Holy Family
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    40.8 mi | 50 students | Gr. 9-12
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