Upper School

Welcome to Saint George’s Upper School

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aint George’s mission is to develop its students’ intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential.  We challenge our students, in all facets of their lives, and they regularly deliver excellence.

Our students capture state championships in Knowledge Bowl, Math is Cool, and Debate. Their artwork appears in regional exhibits, while their musical performances have earned Saint George’s visibility as the top vocal school in Eastern Washington. On the athletic field their legacy of teamwork and “best efforts” have produced a long list of regional and state titles. A recipient of the Scholastic Cup, Saint George’s students have been recognized as among the highest academic and athletic achievers at any small school in the state. Saint George’s is the only school in the region authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, the most prestigious high school curriculum in the world.

Along with these quantifiable measures, we prize the less tangible accolades our students collect from those who meet them – “polite”, “confident without being arrogant”, “interested”, and “good kids”. Small class sizes, superb facilities, and especially devoted teachers are a few of the secrets to our success. Our teachers know their students beyond the classroom. Many coach sports, debate, or robotics teams and all lead outdoor adventure programs intended to foster trust and self-confidence. In all areas, Saint George’s strives to inspire its scholars, athletes, and artists to serve and lead others.

Everyone who passes through Saint George’s recognizes a special sense of community.  Perhaps it is the fact that we all know each other and are constantly encouraging each other to excel.

Russell Werkman
Head of Upper School

Our student body may be the most diverse in the area. Our students come from all over the greater Spokane area. Our international and exchange programs include students from four continents. Financial aid ensures that all students who want to attend Saint George’s have the opportunity to do so. A unifying factor in all our students is that they want to push beyond their limits.

Being an independent school, our teachers have the freedom to meet their students where they are and lead them where they want to go, without having to “teach to a test”. When those students get to college – including the most competitive schools in the nation – their professors routinely report that they are better prepared than their peers. And their rates of graduation from four-year institutions far exceed the national average.

If your aim is excellence, I hope you will come and visit the Upper School to see how we can help you reach your goals.

Russell Werkman

Assistant Head of School

for Secondary Education

 

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