The Saint George’s Middle School Difference
The middle school program at Saint George’s is designed to give your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade child the encouragement and support to develop themselves as scholars, athletes, and artists.
Our major goals are to build a foundation of skills, knowledge, and principles that foster success in the Upper School and beyond. Our program is a natural progression from the “Habits of Success” cultivated in the SGS Lower School.
While our accelerated math curriculum, developed in-house and unique to SGS, may be the most widely recognized, it is but one facet of a multi-layered program focusing on inquiry, problem solving, reflection, and integration. In short, we aspire for your child to be able to think and communicate ethically and effectively.
The structure of each grade level is designed to provide a natural and developmentally appropriate transition from the Lower School to the Middle School, and from the Middle School to the Upper School.
At the center of our program, our teachers and advisors guide, support, and encourage your child through each step. In 6th grade, your child will find a team of teachers working with them to master the novelties of their own lockers and switching classes each period. Continuing through the 7th and 8th grades, advisors introduce and reinforce organizational and study strategies to develop executive functioning skills for your child to hone throughout their lives.
Middle school is the right time for students to test out their own ideas and learn that challenges and set backs are part of the process of doing great things. Learning to re-evaluate, make a plan, and keep trying is the real goal.
Building healthy relationships with peers and adults is an important part of the journey of middle school. Our experienced teachers help students traverse the often rocky terrain of pre-adolescence. Our school counselor is another resource available to help students navigate this journey.
The middle school's challenging academic program lays a foundation for success in our International Baccalaureate program in 11th and 12th grades. The SGS middle school help students experience the excitement of discovery and the joy of service and leadership.
All of this is grounded in our Core Values of honesty, respect, generosity of spirit, and best efforts.
We would welcome the opportunity to work with you and your child at Saint George's Middle School.
Head of Middle School
Joelle's Latest Letter to Middle School Parents (PS Learning)
The 8th graders have a “Humanitarian Efforts” theme for the year. On Monday, June 7, their Theme Day included two different experiences. In the morning, students heard from speakers from the Union Gospel Mission share their stories and their goal of helping end homelessness in Spokane. Then they visited Transitions, a local non-profit organization that supports homeless and low-income women and children. The students worked on various projects to help clean up outbuildings and get the lawns and playground areas ready for summer. Thanks for helping make Spokane a better place for everyone!
Saint George's 8th graders were honored in the annual Stepping Up ceremony on June 9 in the Schmidt Center Gym. Parents, 6th graders, and 7th graders gathered to watch 8th graders win awards for their hard work in various subjects. The awards culminated with the Head of School Cup, which this year went to two 8th graders for their prowess in academics, athletics, and the arts – congratulations to Oliver and Elsa! The event included a slideshow of photos from the past year and wrapped up with individual student introductions and a reception with family and friends. See the full video of the Stepping Up Ceremony, the Slide Show of Middle School images, and a Photo Gallery of the event.
The Middle School students each completed a Genius Hour project this spring -- learning a new skill, working on a big project, or creating anything from video games to athletic shoes! They got to share, with students in-person and with family members via live stream, what they attempted, what worked, what didn't, and what they learned from it all. See a Photo Gallery of some of the presenters. And here are links to the presentations on May 24th, each about an hour long, from the 10 different groups of students:
Group 1, presented by Esther & Sarah, Colton, Kaden, Bryson, Regan & Jake, Bella, Sophie, and Andrew;
Group 2, presented by Ava, Robert, Britta, Berkley, Michael, Remmy, Natalie & Alessandra, and Joaquin;
Group 3, presented by Ian R., emily, Liam, Brady, Isa, Lindsey, Gannon, and Joe;
Group 4, presented by Simon, Braeden, Thomas, Bailey, Colin, Maya & Sarah, Ian Rizvi, and Gemma;
Group 5, presented by Kaylee, Megan, Bryson & Vihaan, Alisha, Maggie, Jillian, Audra, and Preston;
Group 6, presented by Savvy, Liam, Sam, Shawn & Mason, Max, Joey, and Josie;
Group 7, presented by Delaney & Hadley, Abi, Ellie, Iz, Sophia, Ashley, Grace, and Riley & Kylie;
Group 8, presented by Alex & Lillian, Everett, Hrair & Finn & Will, Thatcher, Oliver, Adrian, and Fallon;
Group 9, presented by Elsa, Janie, Dexter, Vivianne, Jordan, Julianne, Sophia, and Audrey;
Group 10, presented by Carsyn, Katie, Matt & Matt & Per, Edie, Xuxa, Dua, Bella, Gavin, and Ryan.
Helping students to develop a growth mindset is woven throughout the MS program. YOU will achieve your goals when you continually put forth your best effort towards them.
HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL