Campus News

Greetings from the Hilltop: 1.13.23


Campus Plan unveiled

The beauty of our campus is unrivaled and an essential resource to our school. That’s why we recently teamed up with Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP to create a plan for preserving and extending its beauty and functionality. Check out the 2023 St. George’s School Campus Plan online to see our thoughtful roadmap for the preservation of our historic buildings as well as our plans for revitalizing the architecture and landscape of the campus core. There’s lots of excitement on the horizon!

A new legend of St. George’s

The Admission Office recently premiered a new video sharing a new take on the story of St. George, the master dragon slayer, and the founding of our school. The video, “The Legend of St. George’s” was produced by the Film Guys, the same crew who visited the school back in 2019 to create “Even Wizards Can't Believe It”. Click here to watch both videos!

Board engages in DEI training

Noted author, leadership coach, and strategic change partner Dr. Liza Talusan was on campus last month to engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion training with the SG Board of Trustees. Dr. Talusan recently published “The Identity-Conscious Educator” and regularly speaks with independent school boards about the importance of embracing a DEI lens when governing the school.

SG highlighted in international education publication

St. George’s — and its wonderful supporters — get another shout-out for The Main Drive Alleé Project in the January/February issue of Currents, the magazine of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Our award-winning fundraising campaign to restore the landscape surrounding the entrance to the school earned a spot in CASE’s feature on essential practices used to give “fresh, impactful” twists to appeals. Hats off to our donors for really making the project a success!

Beloved Community Initiative welcomes back former teachers

Two former faculty members, Dr. Anthony Perry and Alex Myers, were back on campus to speak to the SG community as part of our Beloved Community Initiative speaker series. This year, the series is examining the experiences of members of our community who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Thank you to both of these fantastic educators for sharing their experiences!

Athletics News

• One of the perks for athletes attending St. George’s is the level of competition our teams face as a member of both the Independent School League (ISL) and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). We were recently highlighted in a Boston Globe article talking about this level of competition in girls’ basketball.

• Tyler Kolek (#11), a 2020 graduate of SG, put up a career-high 29 points when his Marquette Golden Eagles faced off against the Providence College Friars on Dec. 20. Currently, Tyler is having an outstanding season and is third in the nation in assists per game. Prior to the matchup with PC, we had a chance to catch up with Tyler about his time at SG, goals for the rest of the season, and advice for high school athletes looking to take the next step. You can view that interview here.

• Miranda Bakos ’14 (shown here second from the right in a screen capture from a video by T2PTV) and her crew won the 2022 J/70 Mixed+ Championship Regatta in Tampa Bay, Florida, this fall. Miranda was the skipper of her boat “Level 5” and helped the team to come in first place four times out of nine races. Congratulations, Miranda!

More props for The Pad

We highlighted the new boutique hotel in Silverthorne, Colorado, founded and co-owned by Rob Baer ’00 and his wife Lynne in the Summer 2022 edition of the St. George’s magazine, the Bulletin – and were happy to see that the New York Times also took note of Rob’s innovative hospitality concept. Rob’s hotel, The Pad, earned a spot in the Times article, “8 New Hotels for Winter Enthusiasts in the U.S. and Europe,” in December.

Alum with art and apparel expertise in the international spotlight

Jill D’Alessandro ’86 is quoted in an article in the December/January issue of Bazaar magazine about the rise in popularity of fashion exhibitions at preeminent museums. The article, titled “The Collector’s Eye,” includes news of an upcoming show at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, where Jill served as the curator-in-charge of costume and textile arts for 21 years. This month, Jill begins a new position as director and curator of the Avenir Institute of Textile Art and Fashion, the Denver Art Museum announced in the fall.

Forever in awe of the St. George’s Chapel

Our chapel was featured in an article by the Newport-based architecture company, A4 Architecture + Planning. The article highlights many features of what makes the chapel so special, including its gothic tower, stone facade, and exterior and interior designs.

Noted guest director to join us for Choral Evensong

On Sunday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m., Dr. Barry Rose, OBE, will direct the St. George's Chapel Choir, the Choir School of Newport County, and guest singers during the Choral Evensong service. Dr. Rose's musical career consists of time as an organist, conductor, and choirmaster around England. In 1998, he was honored by the Queen and appointed The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The service is free and open to the public.