Spokane's First International Baccalaureate World School
Saint George’s School will prepare your student for college and for life. From Kindergarten through 12th Grade, we reinforce strong values and provide academic challenges.
On December 17, 2013, Saint George's was authorized as an official International Baccalaureate World School -- the first one in the Spokane area. We offer the IB Diploma Programme for 11th and 12th grade students, with the first students earning their IB Diploma in May 2016.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy -- a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Saint George's believes best prepares your student for success in college and careers. The IB also fits well with Saint George's mission of Inspiring scholars, athletes, and artists to serve and lead others!
Since coming to SGS, CAS has encouraged me to both seek out and create my own opportunities to better myself and my community. What I have learned through CAS has even translated into the classroom, making me a better student and person.
CLASS OF 2021
PBS Report on IB Curriculum 9-29-18
Newsweek Article on IB Education (2018)
YouTube Video on Education for a Better World (2016)
IB Program Benefits for Schools, Parents, Students, Etc.
News About the IB
CAS Project: Our full IB diploma students complete CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) projects that are part of an 18-month portfolio, including reflections on their experiences. Junior Chase Foster’s CAS Project is to collect donated items for students in the West African nation of Liberia. The items – warm weather clothing, new and used shoes, sports equipment, children’s book, and school supplies – will be sent to Liberia through the Lutheran Church this summer and distributed by Chase’s grandparents when they arrive in November to build schools in that country. See Chase’s Liberia Donation Flyer for more details on the items he’s collecting, which can be dropped off in the green bucket by the Upper School courtyard stairs through Friday, May 21.
CAS Experience Highlights: CAS experiences for all of our Upper School students (in the US and in China) include helping sick animals, making meals for grandparents, working in the yard, running, walking, and playing basketball.
CORE Update: The juniors are working on Extended Essay outlines and getting ready to do some writing of their EE before the end of the year. In Theory of Knowledge, the students are exploring theme of knowledge and politics to continue their quest for TOK in the real world around us. They are also preparing for their final exhibitions, which they will share with sophomores on May 20.
IB Question of the Week: Who is the new Director General of the IB? Olli-Pekka-Heinonen was just named the 8th Director General. You can see a video here: https://vimeo.com/543632524/10d9a0d5f3
IB Overview: The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum for grades 11-12 is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). Please refer to our IB webpage and to the IB Resources page in PowerSchool Learning for detailed IB information.