St. George’s is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school offering a comprehensive college-preparatory program to students in grades 9–12. True to our Episcopal heritage, we welcome students, faculty and staff of all faiths.
History and Mission
The Rev. John Byron Diman founded St. George’s in 1896. In his “Purposes of the School,” he wrote: “The specific objectives of St. George’s are to give its students the opportunity of developing to the fullest extent possible the particular gifts that are theirs and to encourage in them the desire to do so. Their immediate job after leaving school is to handle successfully the demands of college; later it is hoped that their lives will be ones of constructive service to the world and to God.”
Campus Location and Highlights
- St. George’s 125-acre campus overlooks the Atlantic Ocean near historic Newport, R.I., which is located 35 miles southeast of Providence, 70 miles south of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York City.
- The newly built St. George’s academic center, with a wing of state-of-the-art science laboratories, was completed in January 2016.
- Our English-styled Gothic chapel sits prominently on the Hilltop and hosts services twice a week.
- The recently renovated Nathaniel P. Hill Library contains over 30,000 volumes and is home to the Merck-Horton Center for Teaching and Learning, which in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education works to bring the best, most up-to-date teaching and learning strategies to St. George’s classrooms.
- Other campus facilities include the Hamblet Campus Center, which hosts special events and houses the campus grill and a game room.
- St. George’s offers 120 courses per year in the arts, English, history and social science, languages, mathematics, science and religious studies.
- Classes meet six days per week, Monday–Saturday, with half-day classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays to accommodate afternoon athletic contests.
- Average class size of 11 students ensures student-faculty interaction and student collaboration.
- Experiential learning opportunities include a semester at sea on Geronimo as well as study and internships abroad .
- Faculty advising plays a strong role in the lives of students, who meet individually with the Dean of Academics and faculty advisors to plan out a custom course schedule before each school year begins.
- College counseling focuses on guiding each student to find the college or university that is the right fit for their academic and extracurricular strengths and career interests.
- Full-time faculty: 82
- Faculty with advanced degrees: 66 percent, 12 of which are doctorates
- Faculty of color: 15 percent
- Total student body: 371
- Student-faculty ratio: 7:1
- Boarding students: 88 percent
- Day students: 12 percent
- Male-female ratio: 1:1
- U.S. states represented: 31, including the District of Columbia
- Students of color: 15 percent
- International students: 16 percent
- Countries represented: 17
At St. George’s, we classify students based on form year rather than grade level. Equivalencies are as follows.
|Third-Form||Grade 9 (freshman)|
|Fourth-Form||Grade 10 (sophomore)|
|Fifth-Form||Grade 11 (junior)|
|Sixth-Form||Grade 12 (senior)|
- 15 interscholastic team sports, ranging from basketball to squash
- 53 interscholastic athletic teams play at the thirds, JV and varsity levels
- St. George’s competes in the Independent School League (ISL)
Admission to St. George’s is highly selective. For the 2015–2016 school year, 800 students applied to St. George’s. We offered admission to 210 students, 101 of whom enrolled.
Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance (2016–2017)
|Boarding Student tuition||$58,000|
|Day Student tuition||$39,900|
St. George’s is committed to providing admission to talented, motivated students regardless of their family’s ability to pay. For that reason, we do our best to provide tuition assistance to families with demonstrated need. Thirty-one percent of our students receive financial aid. In 2015–2016, we distributed $4.14 million in need-based aid to 111 families.
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges (Note: Our latest NEASC Report is downloadable here.)
- Board of Education of the State of Rhode Island