Explore the great outdoors at Saint George’s
Saint George’s stunning campus is the perfect setting for teaching students life skills through our Outdoor Program. They learn to cooperate while paddling canoes down the Little Spokane River, hiking through the state park land that surrounds the school, or helping each other descend the 30-foot Dragon Crag in the woods above campus. Through it all they learn to cope with adversity, practice teamwork, and develop their leadership skills as they grow into responsible young adults.
But it’s not all serious business. Students can practice on the school's indoor climbing wall or take the Friday Night Ski Bus to Mt. Spokane. Beyond the campus they can pursue school-sponsored expeditions into all kinds of environments. Summiting glaciated Cascade volcanoes, rock climbing in rugged Eastern Oregon, backpacking into Idaho’s mountain wilderness – Saint George’s Outdoor Program offers some great adventures.
The outdoor program at Saint George's School has not only expanded my knowledge of what I am able to do outdoors and how to do it, but has also given me many favorite memories from the best experiences with the greatest friends that I could have ever asked for.
CLASS OF 2017
Join the Outdoor Program for an evening of cross country skiing up at the Mt. Spokane Nordic Center on Friday, Jan. 4. We will leave after school on Friday and return by 7pm. This is open to 8th through 12th graders. There is limited gear for students to borrow otherwise they need to provide their own gear -- see Mt. Spokane Nordic Ski Flyer for details. Students must sign up in their respective divisions and have the waiver filled out by their parents by Thursday, Jan. 3 to participate.
The 5th graders updated the Story Trail with a scientific book, "The Story of Snow", for the month of November. See a Photo Gallery of them updating the pages along the trail that begins by the school gates and winds along the hillside above campus to the Davenport House.
There's a constant presence of wildlife you can view along the Little Spokane River as it flows past Saint George's School. Here's a Photo Gallery of animals, birds and fish from just one day in early September.