St. George's School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
PO Box 1910
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: 401-842-6600
  • "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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  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   6/24/2014
    Colby College
    You could not ask for a more beautiful location--atop of a hill overlooking a beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Some of my fondest memories came from playing baseball on a sunny afternoon and just. . .

  • Class of 1998
    5 Stars   9/4/2004
    Smith College
    The faculty at SG really expect a lot from their students, and although the school may not be considered a 'top-tier' by some, I feel that the academics are challenging and prepare students of various. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
St. George's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1896 1910
Campus Size 125 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 370 students 298 students
% Students of Color
19%
20%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
85%
68%
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 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $138 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,750 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,300 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $39,850 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 72% -
Acceptance Rate
24%
57%
Director of AdmissionsRyan P. Mulhern

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 37 23
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Academic Decathlon, Acolytes, Amnesty International Club, Art Club, Athletic Council, Barbecue Club, Camp Ramleh Counselors, Chamber, Choir, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Service Club, Cultural Outreach, Current Events Club, Debate Club, Dorm Prefects, Dragon, Drama Club, Ecology Club, Entertainment Committee, Feed-a-Friend, French Club, Handbell Choir, Lance (yearbook), Library Association,

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

  • 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
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