P.O. Box 1910
Newport, RI 02840
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St. George's School Photo #1 - Our 125-acre campus is located in Newport, Rhode Island on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
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St. George's School Photo #1 - Our 125-acre campus is located in Newport, Rhode Island on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
St. George's School Photo #2 - Thinkers, Dreamers, Doers. Our classroom experiences are designed to be transformative. Students have a large selection of courses in Humanities, Language & Culture Studies, STEM, Visual & Performing Arts, and Connected Learning.
St. George's School Photo #3 - Our students are able to sail for up to six weeks onboard our 70-foot cutter, Geronimo. Crews sail up and down the East Coast, in the Bahamas, and in the Mediterranean while continuing their academic programs.
St. George's School Photo #4 - Traditions play a large part in the student experience at St. George's. Friday Night Lights games, when our teams play under the lights in front of the entire school, is a fan favorite.
St. George's School Photo #5 - Our diverse art offerings allow students to explore their talents in the studio and on stage. Students can integrate art, music, and theater courses into their class schedule and as co-curricular activities.
St. George's School Photo #6 - St. George's Connected Learning program prepares students to contend with the ever-changing landscape of the 21st century. Through continuous engagement with our surrounding environment, the Connected Learning Department leverages passions, relationships, and our networked world to build knowledge and capacity of all within our diverse learning community.
St. George's School Photo #7 - Recognizing the diverse faith backgrounds at St. George's, our Chapel program operates in keeping with the Episcopal Christian tradition of inclusiveness, and students of all religious faiths are embraced at Chapel. Students attend required chapel twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday.
St. George's School Photo #8 - St. George's students and families are assigned a College Counselor to help guide them through the college admission process. Because of the diverse opportunities St. George`s offers, our students go on to a wide array of institutions across the world.
At St. George`s School, you`ll join a nurturing and collaborative community where students of all backgrounds champion and support each other.
Our 125-acre campus boasts state-of-the-arts academic, arts and athletic facilities on a hilltop near Newport, Rhode Island in New England, USA. A St. George`s education prepares students for the demands of college, while also empowering them to serve the world far beyond the Hilltop.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 385 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,650
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $48,375
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. George's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
St. George's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1896
1906
Campus Size
125 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
385 students
310 students
% Students of Color
33%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
88%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
81%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$185 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,650
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$48,375
$33,900
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$56,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
70%
-
Acceptance Rate
14%
58%
Director of Admissions
Ryan P. Mulhern

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
16
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
AASA: Asian American Students Association, Entertainment Committee, Feed-a-Friend, French Club, Lance (yearbook), Latinos Unidos, Peer Tutors, Red and White (student paper), Red Key (student tour guides), School Prefects, Student Council, Sustainability Club, Women in Leadership

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Handbell Choir, Stage Crew

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Tufts University
10
New York University
9
Tulane University
7
Wake Forest University
6
Georgetown University
5
Bowdoin College
4
Brown University
4
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
4
University of Pennsylvania
4
University of Virginia
4

School Notes

  • St. George`s School is a nurturing and collaborative community where students of all backgrounds champion and support each other. Here on the Hilltop, we teach our students the value of learning and achievement, service to others and respect for the individual. We believe that these goals can best be accomplished by exposing students to a wide range of ideas and choices in the context of a rigorous curriculum and an inclusive residential community. Our proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and historic downtown Newport enable students to connect to the world beyond our campus.
  • St. George's School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Howard Dean - Class of 1966 - Former Vermont Governor & DNC Chairman
    • Sylvester Monroe - Class of 1969 - Journalist, formerly at Newsweek, Time, and Ebony magazines
    • Claiborne Pell - Class of 1936 - U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
    • Diane Nelson - Class of 1985, president of DC Entertainment from 2009 to 2018, and president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment from 2013 to 2018
    • William Vanderbilt - Class of 1919 - Governor of Rhode Island
    • Julie Bowen - Class of 1987 - Actress - "Modern Family"
    • Anthony Mason - Class of 1974 - CBS News senior correspondent
    • Chrissy Houlahan - Class of 1985, U.S. Rep. from Pennsylvania Sixth District
    • Kimberly Drew - Class of 2008, American art curator and writer. She is best known as the former social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Ogden Nash - Class of 1920, poet
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. George's School cost?

St. George's School's tuition is approximately $69,650 for boarding students and $48,375 for day students.

What schools are St. George's School often compared to?

St. George's Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Deerfield Academy, The Hotchkiss School, Choate Rosemary Hall by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of St. George's School?

The acceptance rate of St. George's School is 14%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%. St. George's School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.

Who are famous alumni from St. George's School?

St. George's School famous alumni include: Howard Dean, Sylvester Monroe, Claiborne Pell, Diane Nelson, William Vanderbilt, Julie Bowen, Anthony Mason, Chrissy Houlahan, Kimberly Drew and Ogden Nash.

What sports does St. George's School offer?

St. George's School offers 20 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Surf Team, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is St. George's School's ranking?

St. George's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Highest endowment/student and Low acceptance rates.

When is the application deadline for St. George's School?

The application deadline for St. George's School is Jan. 15.

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Class of 2006
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 385 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,650
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $48,375
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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