Life at St. George’s
St. George’s students are happy on campus because our community gives them the space and support they need to grow into who they want to be. If students are curious about trying a new sport, club or leadership role, we encourage them. If they need advice on classes, friendships or what to wear to Winter Formal, we provide it. The result is a lively, friendly and vibrant campus atmosphere.
A Day in the Life
The spirit of community permeates our classrooms where students participate in dynamic conversation and collaborative work with their peers and teachers. After class, students head to their afternoon activity, which may include athletics practice, theater rehearsal, independent projects, internships or community service. Free time to meet up with teachers, get a head start on homework or just spend time with friends happens after dinner and before study hall.
During study hall, day students have designated study spaces, which include the library and, for upper-form students, assigned day spaces in dorms. Boarding students study in their rooms, the library, the Hamblet Campus Center, the Drury/Grosvenor Art Center or in other areas on campus. Some day students enjoy their time on campus so much that they stay until 10 p.m. on weekdays. At that time, boarding students check-in to the dorms (if they aren’t already studying there), where they finish up homework, enjoy snacks in the dorm common rooms or hang out and relax until lights out.
The Honor Code
Every academic year at St. George’s begins with the Honor Code Ceremony. Students sign their names to the Honor Book in a schoolwide pledge to create an inclusive learning environment marked by honor, trust and respect. The chapel ceremony sets the tone for life in our community.
Our Community Handbook: The Shield
We are all part of an ongoing tradition of excellence at St. George’s, a tradition that draws on the talents and individual strengths of every member of the community. Each of us is most likely to achieve our goals when the framework in which we are working is clear, our responsibilities defined and our purpose shared. The Shield is our community handbook, and is meant to articulate and specify those shared purposes and individual responsibilities.