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
Thursday, Sept. 16 is Parent Night at SGS for Middle and Upper School families. Parents are invited to meet their children’s teachers and learn about their classes. The evening begins at 6:00pm in Founder Theater for introductions and each family's schedule for the evening, which will run until after 8pm depending on the grade of your student. (An informational meeting will be held before Parent Night from 5:30-5:55pm in the Dragon Room for the optional Washington D.C. trip in June. This is open to students currently in grades 7-9.) See a Parent Night Schedule on the website and plan to meet other parents and teachers for this informative evening!
The Class of 2021 continued the Saint George's tradition, interrupted by COVID last year, of crossing Graduation Bridge on Friday, May 21 and receiving their diplomas on Graduation Lawn. Thirty-four seniors graduated in-person, while ten seniors watched the live-streamed ceremony from China. Watch highlights of the ceremony (John DeForest's Senior Address and the Chamber Choir's Song) and view the Full Graduation Ceremony (video begins at the 15-minute mark) that live streamed on YouTube. Maja Rodell '08 has posted a Gallery of Her Best Photos from the afternoon ceremony -- images can be downloaded or prints purchased through her site. More photos will be posted on the school's website later this week.