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
Students headed into the Upper School on Monday, Aug. 26 posed with "frames" to celebrate the first day of school. See a Photo Gallery of them beginning the 2019-20 school year!
See a variety of photos from the May 31 Graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019. See photo galleries of Candid Shots from before the ceremony, Photos by the Bridge with friends and families, the Start of the Ceremony, Kind Words for seniors with last names starting from A to J, Kind Words for those with last names starting K-Z, the Ceremony Closing, and the Reception in ESAC. Congratulations to all 37 members of the Class of 2019!
Thirty-seven members of the Class of 2019 crossed Graduation Bridge and received their diplomas from family and mentors on May 31. Watch a Video of the SGS faculty and Class of 2019 marching out following the Angus Scott Pipe Band after the Graduation Ceremony. Also see the Inlander Ad that highlighted each graduate and many of the colleges and universities that they were accepted to. And look for photo galleries of Graduation on the website in the next week or two...
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