Welcome to Saint George’s Upper School
Saint George’s mission is to develop your students' intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential. We challenge and support our students in all facets of their lives, and they regularly achieve excellence.
See our Upper School Profile for more details about what makes our students, our faculty, and our curriculum unique in the Spokane area.
Saint George’s 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. Saint George’s has received the Scholastic Cup, a recognition that our students are among the highest academic and athletic achievers at any small school in the state. In addition, Saint George’s is the first 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, devoted teachers, and purpose-built facilities 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.
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 Asia and Europe. 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 seek opportunities to reach their full potential.
Being an independent school, our teachers have the freedom to meet their students where they are and lead them where they want to go, providing them with 21st century thinking skills, instead of simply “teaching to a test.” When Saint George’s students get to college – including the most competitive schools in the nation – their professors routinely report that they are better prepared than their peers. SGS student rates of graduation from four-year institutions far exceed the national average.
If the aim for your child is to strive for excellence in a caring and supportive environment, please visit the Upper School to see how we can help you reach your goals.
Francesca Mulazzi, Ed.D.
Head of Upper School
Francesca's Latest Letter to Upper School Parents (PS Learning)
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.
FRANCESCA MULAZZI, Ed.D.,
HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL
The Upper School's Spirit Week March 15-19 featured student competitions each day. Here are a bunch of photo galleries of the activities!
On Monday, students and staff shared their Favorite Background Images of where they'd like to be when they are distance learning. The gallery has their teachers' favorites. On Tuesday, it was Twin Day with all kinds of folks dressed alike. The lunchtime competition was Egg Roulette, where students plopped an egg onto their partner's head to see if it was boiled or raw! Wednesday was St. Patrick's Day with everyone in green. That day featured a Trivia Competition where everyone could text the answers to their class representatives. On Thursday, it was Jersey Day supporting a wide assortment of teams. The lunch competition was the classic Hungry Hippos Game, where students were rolled across the courtyard floor to gobble up as many balls as possible. And Friday was the day to wear pajamas and participate in the mid-day Lip Sync Competition. Thanks to the ASB for organizing the fun activities and the Bingo Night on Friday that finished off the week.
How much fun was the Upper School Spirit Week? Check out these YouTube videos:
Spirit Week's Egg Roulette competition had students plop an egg onto their partner's head. Three raw egg splatters and they're out! Here are the last two eggs... were they raw or boiled?
The Hungry Hungry Hippos competition featured each class sending students rolling across the courtyard floor to gobble up as many balls as possible in the time allowed. Go Hippos!
Spirit Week's Friday featured a lunchtime Lip Sync contest. Here are YouTube videos of:
"The Ketchup Song": James, Jack, Max, Maddy and Lydia perfected these dance moves in their Spanish Class. Here they move to The Ketchup Song from Just Dance.
"Holding Out for a Hero": Nico, Kyley and Aidan were "Holding Out for a Hero" in the Lip Sync contest.
"Since You've Been Gone": Good teachers have some acting ability, but few can match our new Bio teacher Ethan Kane, who knocks this lip sync out of the park!
"Never Gonna Give You Up": Max Rickard makes you believe him with this performance.
"Classic": The Upper School boys shared their energetic version of "Classic".
"Footloose": Saint George’s Upper School Principal Francesca Mulazzi and PE/Health Teacher Mark Rickard cut “Footloose”. Now that’s spirit!