St. George’s day school students have the best of both worlds — a supportive and inclusive academic community during the day and quality family time in the evenings.
Representing 12 percent of the student body, day school students come to St. George’s from Newport, Rhode Island, and other nearby towns in New England. While they go home each night, it’s otherwise difficult to tell a day student from a boarder. That’s because they are equally active and involved in student life.
Day students eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at King Hall. They participate in sports, arts, or community-service activities every afternoon. Some day students stay on campus well into study hall (which runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.). During study hall, day students have designated study spaces, which include the library and, for upper-form students, assigned day spaces in dorms.
Every Saturday, day students come to campus to attend class, play sports or participate in their afternoon activity, and just hang out with friends. On weekends, day students often stay on campus for sleepovers.
Leadership opportunities in the dorms are also available to day students. Like boarding students, day students are assigned spaces in the dorms to call their own. (These spaces are equipped with study areas, showers and changing rooms.) Day students can run for election as prefects, student leaders who monitor day-student areas and act as liaisons between day students and dorm parents.
From breakfast to well past dinner, day students are fully immersed in student life at St. George’s.