Plenty of opportunities to get involved
Much of what students learn at Saint George’s happens outside the classroom. Lower School students gain new skills through Chess Club, join the Little Dragon Cheerleaders, and discover the fun of coding their own video games. They enjoy after-school sports camps and private music lessons on campus. Middle School students win statewide honors on Math Counts and Math Is Cool teams, learn about sustainability and community in the Green Club, and make tortillas from scratch in the International Club.
By the time students reach Upper School, they have an idea of what they like and can start specializing. Dragons measure up against the top engineering students in the world through FIRST Robotics tournaments. They compete in math and economics contests during lunch breaks. Both Knowledge Bowl and History Bowl teams have made their mark on the state and nationally. The Associated Student Body (ASB) helps keep the school running smoothly. In the Community
Service club, Dragons put our mission into action. Our Outdoor Club members hike, canoe, bike, and ski. Day trips often start right on our 120 acre campus. Longer trips afford students the chance to learn how to survive and thrive in nature.
Across the divisions, Dragon Clubs encourage students to hone old skills and practice new ones. Students often remember their coaches and leaders as important teachers, even though they never receive grades.
Four students from Saint George's School participated in the final local chess tournament for 2018-2019, the Last Chance. Eshan Reddy was the only player among the 32 participants who finished with a perfect 5.0; he took home the trophy for first place in the Bishop section. Adrian Rooney and Donovan Bradford both finished with 3.0 and each won their respective grade level trophy; Adrian was 1st in fourth grade, and Donovan was 1st in third grade. The team score, which included Noah Hochheimer, put SGS in a tie with Deer Park Home Link, both at 12. Team ties are resolved by going to the fifth player, leaving SGS in 2nd place. The season ends with the Washington State Elementary Chess Championship in Tacoma on April 27. Six SGS students are registered for State -- Adrian, Donovan, Eshan, Noah, Per Sande, and Preston Sevigny. Go Dragons!
During what many observers marked a “rebuilding season,” Saint George’s collection of young debaters placed 2nd in the GSL Tournament, and qualified two young policy teams to the State Tournament, held at University of Puget Sound over the weekend of March 23-24. As always, SGS contended against schools of all sizes. This year’s up-and-coming SGS State Tournament contenders included: Gabi Cunningham (10), Paul Darnall (10), and Tariq Ravasia (9). Senior Charlie Darnall also made his fourth consecutive appearance at the State Tournament. He had previously reached the State Final Four three times, one of the all-time great Saint George’s records. In Fall 2019, Saint George’s will return several of the youngest, most competitive debaters in the Pacific Northwest. Watch out!
Saint George's FIRST Robotics team #1595 reached the quarterfinals of the West Valley Regional competition on March 22-23 while earning both the Judges Award (for mentoring and STEM development) and the Pit Safety Award. Past Dragon robotics participants were there to cheer them on, and the team also gave a tour to the SGS 3rd grade Lego League Jr team. See photo galleries of the Robotics Team and Supporters as well as the 3rd Grade Team at the competition.